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The Week in Iceland

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The Week in Iceland

The Week in Iceland

RÚV

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43
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The weekly news programme from RÚV English: an entertaining look at what's been going on in Iceland this past week by Alex Elliott.

Latest Episodes

The Week in Iceland, 19 October 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by Dr. Már Kristjánsson, senior physician in the infectious diseases department at Landspítali national university hospital, and by Katrín Oddsdóttir, lawyer and chair of the national constitutional society which is fighting for a new constitution (more information on nystjornarskra.is). The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir.

--3 d ago
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The Week in Iceland, 19 October 2020

The Week in Iceland, 12 October 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by Randi Stebbins, the director of the University of Iceland Centre for Writing and a founding member of Ós Pressan. Randi is also one of the researchers involved in a project on violence against immigrant women. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: possibly starting to turn the corner in the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, possibly over-reacting to recent news on asylum application processing, and possibly underwhelming results from the first-time buyers' help loans.

--1 w ago
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The Week in Iceland, 12 October 2020

The Week in Iceland, 05 October 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by Jewells Chambers, the creator and host of All Things Iceland, an award-winning podcast and YouTube channel that talks about Icelandic nature, culture, history and language. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: the return of strict COVID-19 controls in Iceland, the fight for a new constitution, and how both are closely connected to employment and the economy.

--2 w ago
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The Week in Iceland, 05 October 2020

The Week in Iceland, 28 September 2020

A healthy-feeling Alex Elliott is at his kitchen table this week, in quarantine and prohibited by law from having any guests. The programme was produced from afar by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: treacherous tourists, sickly seamen, refugees' relief, September shivers, and more.

--2 w ago
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The Week in Iceland, 28 September 2020

The Week in Iceland, 21 September 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by Nichole Leigh Mosty, project manager for community development working with social cohesion projects for the City of Reykjavík, chairperson of W.O.M.E.N in Iceland, a prominent equality and democracy activist, who was also the first person of foreign origin directly elected to Alþingi. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: the coronavirus third wave, the surge in support for Icelandair, and the ebb and flow of political support for immigration law reform.

--SEP 22
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The Week in Iceland, 21 September 2020

The Week in Iceland, 14 September 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by Michael Nevin, the United Kingdom's ambassador to Iceland, and by the lawyer and project manager Hildur Hallgrímsdóttir, who is working as a consultant for the Eurobrits Iceland project The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: life for Brits in Iceland after Brexit, helping people far from Reykjavík use the capital's important services, and what to do about all that plastic we're throwing away. (Please note: the email address for the Eurobrits Iceland project is eurobrits@airecentre.org, and not ".org.uk" as stated in the programme.)

--SEP 15
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The Week in Iceland, 14 September 2020

The Week in Iceland, 07 September 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by the translator, student, activist, and self-proclaimed jack of all trades Derek T. Allen. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: allowing more people to spend time closer together again, spending public money to help the economy and first-time home buyers, guaranteeing Icelandair, the definition of enough money to live in, and more.

--SEP 8
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The Week in Iceland, 07 September 2020

The Week in Iceland, 31 August 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by Jóhanna Vigdís Guðmundsdóttir, the executive director of Almannarómur (The voice of the people), which is the centre for language technology in Icelandic, and by David Erik Mollberg, language and voice lab research student at Reykjavík University. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: saving the Icelandic language by community effort, saving Icelandair with public money, saving the economy with innovation, and saving the climate with rocks.

--SEP 1
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The Week in Iceland, 31 August 2020

The Week in Iceland, 24 August 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by writer, translator, teacher, and podcaster Jonas Moody. This week's highlights include: harder border controls, a government in quarantine, back to school blues, and much more.

--AUG 25
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The Week in Iceland, 24 August 2020

The Week in Iceland, 10 August 2020

This week, Alex Elliott reviews some highlights of the week's news without any studio guests. This week's highlights include: the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and what's being done about it, a better-than-expected set of numbers from the tourism and unemployment offices, a colder than usual July, swearing in the president, and more.

--AUG 11
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The Week in Iceland, 10 August 2020

Latest Episodes

The Week in Iceland, 19 October 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by Dr. Már Kristjánsson, senior physician in the infectious diseases department at Landspítali national university hospital, and by Katrín Oddsdóttir, lawyer and chair of the national constitutional society which is fighting for a new constitution (more information on nystjornarskra.is). The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir.

--3 d ago
Comments
The Week in Iceland, 19 October 2020

The Week in Iceland, 12 October 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by Randi Stebbins, the director of the University of Iceland Centre for Writing and a founding member of Ós Pressan. Randi is also one of the researchers involved in a project on violence against immigrant women. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: possibly starting to turn the corner in the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, possibly over-reacting to recent news on asylum application processing, and possibly underwhelming results from the first-time buyers' help loans.

--1 w ago
Comments
The Week in Iceland, 12 October 2020

The Week in Iceland, 05 October 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by Jewells Chambers, the creator and host of All Things Iceland, an award-winning podcast and YouTube channel that talks about Icelandic nature, culture, history and language. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: the return of strict COVID-19 controls in Iceland, the fight for a new constitution, and how both are closely connected to employment and the economy.

--2 w ago
Comments
The Week in Iceland, 05 October 2020

The Week in Iceland, 28 September 2020

A healthy-feeling Alex Elliott is at his kitchen table this week, in quarantine and prohibited by law from having any guests. The programme was produced from afar by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: treacherous tourists, sickly seamen, refugees' relief, September shivers, and more.

--2 w ago
Comments
The Week in Iceland, 28 September 2020

The Week in Iceland, 21 September 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by Nichole Leigh Mosty, project manager for community development working with social cohesion projects for the City of Reykjavík, chairperson of W.O.M.E.N in Iceland, a prominent equality and democracy activist, who was also the first person of foreign origin directly elected to Alþingi. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: the coronavirus third wave, the surge in support for Icelandair, and the ebb and flow of political support for immigration law reform.

--SEP 22
Comments
The Week in Iceland, 21 September 2020

The Week in Iceland, 14 September 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by Michael Nevin, the United Kingdom's ambassador to Iceland, and by the lawyer and project manager Hildur Hallgrímsdóttir, who is working as a consultant for the Eurobrits Iceland project The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: life for Brits in Iceland after Brexit, helping people far from Reykjavík use the capital's important services, and what to do about all that plastic we're throwing away. (Please note: the email address for the Eurobrits Iceland project is eurobrits@airecentre.org, and not ".org.uk" as stated in the programme.)

--SEP 15
Comments
The Week in Iceland, 14 September 2020

The Week in Iceland, 07 September 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by the translator, student, activist, and self-proclaimed jack of all trades Derek T. Allen. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: allowing more people to spend time closer together again, spending public money to help the economy and first-time home buyers, guaranteeing Icelandair, the definition of enough money to live in, and more.

--SEP 8
Comments
The Week in Iceland, 07 September 2020

The Week in Iceland, 31 August 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by Jóhanna Vigdís Guðmundsdóttir, the executive director of Almannarómur (The voice of the people), which is the centre for language technology in Icelandic, and by David Erik Mollberg, language and voice lab research student at Reykjavík University. The programme was produced by Lydía Grétarsdóttir. This week's highlights include: saving the Icelandic language by community effort, saving Icelandair with public money, saving the economy with innovation, and saving the climate with rocks.

--SEP 1
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The Week in Iceland, 31 August 2020

The Week in Iceland, 24 August 2020

Alex Elliott is joined this week by writer, translator, teacher, and podcaster Jonas Moody. This week's highlights include: harder border controls, a government in quarantine, back to school blues, and much more.

--AUG 25
Comments
The Week in Iceland, 24 August 2020

The Week in Iceland, 10 August 2020

This week, Alex Elliott reviews some highlights of the week's news without any studio guests. This week's highlights include: the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and what's being done about it, a better-than-expected set of numbers from the tourism and unemployment offices, a colder than usual July, swearing in the president, and more.

--AUG 11
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The Week in Iceland, 10 August 2020
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