Sidsel Overgaard http://wrvo.org en Years After Tragedy, Norwegian Pop Star Returns To World Stage http://wrvo.org/post/years-after-tragedy-norwegian-pop-star-returns-world-stage <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7eEzlQ1AD4</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:52:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 51608 at http://wrvo.org Years After Tragedy, Norwegian Pop Star Returns To World Stage Danish TV Drama Sparks Discussions On Wills http://wrvo.org/post/danish-tv-drama-sparks-discussions-wills Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Wow. For all we know this could be the next European TV program to become a hit in the United States. You've heard of "Downton Abbey," this program goes a little more continental. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:11:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 50272 at http://wrvo.org New Nordic Food Gods Loosen Up On Strictly Local Cuisine http://wrvo.org/post/new-nordic-food-gods-loosen-strictly-local-cuisine This story begins with a lemon. It appeared not long ago on a houseboat-cum-food lab docked outside Scandinavia's temple of local food, the restaurant noma, in Copenhagen.<p>"Isn't that, like, the forbidden fruit?," I ask. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 49948 at http://wrvo.org New Nordic Food Gods Loosen Up On Strictly Local Cuisine When Is Cinnamon Spice Not So Nice? The Great Danish Debate http://wrvo.org/post/when-cinnamon-spice-not-so-nice-great-danish-debate Who doesn't love a Danish pastry?<br /> <br />And in Denmark, they like their pastries sprinkled with plenty of cinnamon.<br /> <br />But now, Denmark's bakers are being told that their time-honored recipe for the beloved <em>kanelsnegle</em> — or cinnamon swirl — may be unhealthy and against the law. Recent testing by the Danish government found that a large number of the rolls had too much cinnamon — more than the recommended limits set by the European Union.<br /> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 49070 at http://wrvo.org When Is Cinnamon Spice Not So Nice? The Great Danish Debate Denmark's 'Fix Rooms' Give Drug Users A Safe Haven http://wrvo.org/post/denmarks-fix-rooms-give-drug-users-safe-haven Martin Jensen smokes heroin.<p>In the past, when this gaunt-faced Dane had to hide in elevators and stairwells to feed his addiction, he probably wouldn't have been so willing to advertise that fact. Back then, his days were spent scouring Copenhagen — mostly the notorious Vesterbro neighborhood — for places to smoke, out of sight of the police and children. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:02:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 48654 at http://wrvo.org Denmark's 'Fix Rooms' Give Drug Users A Safe Haven Too Cool For (Bike) Helmet Head? Here's One Swedish Solution http://wrvo.org/post/too-cool-bike-helmet-head-heres-one-swedish-solution Hey there, hipster. No bike helmet, huh? Well, we all have our excuses. There are the vanity-driven ones that — let's be honest — explain why the majority of our brain cages sit collecting dust in the dark corners of the garage. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:36:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 47330 at http://wrvo.org Too Cool For (Bike) Helmet Head? Here's One Swedish Solution As Greenland Seeks Economic Development, Is Uranium The Way? http://wrvo.org/post/greenland-seeks-economic-development-uranium-way Karen Hanghoj, a scientist with Denmark's Geological Survey, points to the southern tip of Greenland on a colorful map hanging in her office.<p>"What you can see here in the southern region here is you have a big pink region," she says. "And then within the pink region, you see you have all these little purple dots.<p>"And what the purple dots are is a later period of rifting. These complexes have these weird chemistries and have these very, very strange minerals in them," she adds.<p>Those minerals include rare earth elements. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:51:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 45727 at http://wrvo.org As Greenland Seeks Economic Development, Is Uranium The Way? Pork Politics: Why Some Danes Want Pig Meat Required On Menus http://wrvo.org/post/pork-politics-why-some-danes-want-pig-meat-required-menus In Denmark, pigs outnumber people 2 to 1. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:32:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 44710 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: an old economic engine is new again http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-old-economic-engine-new-again <p></p><p>Back in the 1930s, when Finger Lakes resident Carl Mortensen was a kid, agriculture was his small town’s link to the rest of the state.</p><p>“New York City was full of horses,” Mortensen said. “They used horses for everything. And our big thing then was to put up oats, straw and hay and like that and ship it to New York City.”</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 42904 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: an old economic engine is new again New York in the World: the home of Kodak tries to reinvent itself http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-home-kodak-tries-reinvent-itself <p></p><p>As more and more young people flock to the world’s largest cities, smaller cities have had to struggle to keep up. Perhaps nowhere has this played out more dramatically than New York, a state housing one of the world’s most tempting urban centers.&nbsp; But there are young people who do move to New York City, only to discover - sometimes to their own surprise - that success can be found back home.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard & Garrick Utley 42905 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: the home of Kodak tries to reinvent itself New York in the World: How one New York City industry refashioned itself http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-how-one-new-york-city-industry-refashioned-itself <p></p><p>In 1950, New York City’s garment industry employed 300,000 workers. During the last several decades, those production jobs have all but disappeared. But the story of what happened next in this industry is dramatically different from others in cities elsewhere in the state.</p><p>Today, <a href="http://www.mbfashionweek.com/">Fashion Week in New York City</a> attracts nearly 250,000 visitors from around the world and has an economic impact on the city of of more than $750 million.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard & Garrick Utley 42885 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: How one New York City industry refashioned itself New York in the World: How one manufacturing plant survived http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-how-one-manufacturing-plant-survived <p></p><p>In 1975, the workforce in several major cities in upstate New York had more than 40 percent of their jobs in manufacturing. Today, that number hovers around 10 percent. There are examples of manufacturers and workers in New York state who have found a place in our new global economy, but not without sacrifice.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 42857 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: How one manufacturing plant survived New York in the World: The history behind the state's economy http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-history-behind-states-economy <p><em>All this week, we’ll be bringing you&nbsp; a series of stories from the documentary about the state of the economy in New York state. "New York in the World" with Garrick Utley will air on WRVO Public Media&nbsp; Sunday, August 25 at 7 p.m. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:52:06 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard & Garrick Utley 42821 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: The history behind the state's economy Pondering the value of landfills in the Finger Lakes http://wrvo.org/post/pondering-value-landfills-finger-lakes <p>Hundreds of Finger Lakes residents gathered in Geneva recently for what’s expected to be the first of several conversations about the region’s landfills. Wed, 01 May 2013 10:27:08 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 37058 at http://wrvo.org Pondering the value of landfills in the Finger Lakes Fight to stop proposed gas storage facility continues with activists' release from jail http://wrvo.org/post/fight-stop-proposed-gas-storage-facility-continues-activists-release-jail <p>Three opponents of a proposed gas storage facility near Seneca Lake were released from jail early Thursday. The activists were sentenced to fifteen days after trespassing on property owned by Inergy Corporation, but were released after about a week. Inergy is seeking approval to store millions of barrels of butane and propane in an old salt cavern near Watkins Glen. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:58:01 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 36855 at http://wrvo.org Fight to stop proposed gas storage facility continues with activists' release from jail Congressional race underway in one district http://wrvo.org/post/congressional-race-underway-one-district <p>It may seem like the 2012 elections are barely behind us, but in New York’s 23rd congressional district the race for 2014 is on.&nbsp; Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:22:34 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 36238 at http://wrvo.org Area wines fare well at Finger Lakes Wine Competition http://wrvo.org/post/area-wines-fare-well-finger-lakes-wine-competition <p>The results are in from this weekend’s Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Rochester, and it’s good news for the region. A dozen wines from the Finger Lakes came away with coveted double-gold medals -- twice as many as last year.&nbsp; Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:11:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 35395 at http://wrvo.org Area wines fare well at Finger Lakes Wine Competition New York's forests in need of healthier regeneration http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-forests-need-healthier-regeneration <p>Imagine a New York autumn with almost no red or orange -- just brown, brown, brown. Experts say that could be the scene 50 years from now if people don’t start paying more attention to what’s going on with the shrubs, bushes and saplings in the forest.&nbsp; Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:28:48 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 34951 at http://wrvo.org New York's forests in need of healthier regeneration 2013 looking like a better year for maple producers http://wrvo.org/post/2013-looking-better-year-maple-producers <p>Maple producers across New York will throw open their doors to visitors this weekend and next for the state’s 18th annual Maple Weekend.&nbsp; Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:47:49 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 34761 at http://wrvo.org 2013 looking like a better year for maple producers Residents prepare for legal fight over proposed gas storage facility http://wrvo.org/post/residents-prepare-legal-fight-over-proposed-gas-storage-facility <p>Opponents of a proposed underground gas storage facility near Seneca Lake are ramping up for a legal fight as a decision on the project nears. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:06:22 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 33767 at http://wrvo.org Residents prepare for legal fight over proposed gas storage facility Village of Dresden without a candidate for mayor for March election http://wrvo.org/post/village-dresden-without-candidate-mayor-march-election <p>In March, many places in central and northern New York will hold local elections. Among them is the village of Dresden on Seneca Lake, where residents will vote in a new mayor.&nbsp; But, there’s just one problem: no one’s running. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:06:02 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 33735 at http://wrvo.org Village of Dresden without a candidate for mayor for March election Finger Lakes wines faring well in competitions http://wrvo.org/post/finger-lakes-wines-faring-well-competitions <p>It’s wine competition season, a time of year when judges offer their opinions at dozens of events around the world. New York Wine and Grape Foundation’s Jim Trezise was at an event in Sonoma to see how Finger Lakes wines have been faring. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:16:35 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 33352 at http://wrvo.org Finger Lakes wines faring well in competitions Penn Yan downtown sees resurgence http://wrvo.org/post/penn-yan-downtown-sees-resurgence <p>Despite the sluggish economy, at least one small town in the Finger Lakes has been seeing some promising signs of life in its downtown corridor. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 32648 at http://wrvo.org Penn Yan downtown sees resurgence In Eye Control, A Promise To Let Your Tablet Go Hands-Free http://wrvo.org/post/eye-control-promise-let-your-tablet-go-hands-free <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef0qLb8-4k8</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 08:24:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 29960 at http://wrvo.org In Eye Control, A Promise To Let Your Tablet Go Hands-Free Danes May Bring Back Butter As Government Rolls Back Fat Tax http://wrvo.org/post/danes-may-bring-back-butter-government-rolls-back-fat-tax <strong>Toothbutter</strong>: <em>noun. </em>Butter spread so thickly as to reveal teeth marks upon biting.<p>The fact that this word exists in the Danish language should help to explain what politicians were up against when they <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2011/10/03/141014592/denmark-taxes-butter-and-fat-but-will-it-work">introduced</a> the "fat tax" just over a year ago. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:46:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 29028 at http://wrvo.org Danes May Bring Back Butter As Government Rolls Back Fat Tax Christmas Comes Early For Denmark's Beer Drinkers http://wrvo.org/post/christmas-comes-early-denmarks-beer-drinkers <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4wGb0PRnE8</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 18:29:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 28518 at http://wrvo.org Christmas Comes Early For Denmark's Beer Drinkers As U.S. States Look To Add Food Labels, Denmark Looks To Subtract Some http://wrvo.org/post/us-states-look-add-food-labels-denmark-looks-subtract-some Wherever you look these days, it seems labels that strive to send a message about our food are on the table. In California, there's <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/10/26/163700238/as-california-vote-looms-scientists-say-no-to-genetically-modified-food-labels">a vote</a> coming up on whether genetically modified foods should be labeled. A few weeks ago, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission updated its <a href="http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/10/greenguides.shtm">guidelines</a> for "green" labeling. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:27:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 28276 at http://wrvo.org As U.S. States Look To Add Food Labels, Denmark Looks To Subtract Some