Women in Swedish Radio – historical materials online

Kristin Skoog highlights a number of great resources recently put online by Svergies Radio.  The clips are in Swedish – and interesting to hear how many issues seem to be the same the world over.

1) The first female news reader in 1938. In April 1938, Astrid Kindstrand was the first woman to read the news from TT (Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå a Swedish news agency). A woman reading the news caused a public outcry and here you can listen to both the broadcast by Kindstrand and complaints from listeners. Listen here: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=1602&artikel=2678358

2) Ingrid Samuelsson – Swedish radio woman pioneer. Listen here: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=1602&artikel=600271

3) Swedish housewives in the US interviewed on the radio in 1947. In 1947 Ingrid Samuelsson travelled across the US and met with Swedish housewives living in New York and California. The housewives talk about their domestic lives, comparing US and Swedish lifestyles. Listen here: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=1602&artikel=2972739

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