Daily Topics - Monday January 9th, 2012

Daily Topics - Monday January 9th, 2012

Thom is live from Reykjavik, Iceland

Hour One: Thom talks progressive politics with Lilja Mósesdóttir-Economist & Member of Parliament / Plus, Brynja Halldórsdóttir-Former Chairperson, Young-Leftist Greens

Hour Two: Thom speaks with Iceland's conservatives...Gunnlaugur Snær Ólafsson-Chairman of The Conservative Society of Iceland / Plus, Stefnir Húni Kristjánsson-Libertarian & Chairman of Ísafold (youth against EU membership)

Hour Three: Thom talks economics with Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson, Social Democrat & Journalist-RÚV (state broadcasting service) / Plus, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, member of parliament-"The Movement" party on the state of Icelandic democracy / And, journalist Egill Helgason-host, "Silfur Egils" public affairs television program

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mathboy 3 years 2 weeks ago
#1

Didn't Iceland revise its constitution recently? I remember they were taking ideas from the public through a website, and I wished I'd been able to read Icelandic in order to contribute.

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