https://vimeo.com/285109509 Oslo is banning cars from the central part of the city in 2019 as part of its effort to reduce pollution. Oslo is the Green Capital of Europe for 2019. Story produced by Jessie Shiflett of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
The long road to my Norwegian family
By Jessie Shiflett It was noon as the car pulled into a gravel drive in Sveio, Norway. The GPS had led us to a house atop a small hill overlooking a sheep farm in the Norwegian countryside. Not one of us in the rental car knew what the people we sought look like, nor did … Continue reading The long road to my Norwegian family
Video: Torun Eriksen at the Nesodden Jazz Festival
By Jessie Shiflett Torun Eriksen headlined the Nesodden Jazz Festival on June 9. The festival is just across the bay from downtown Oslo, Norway.
Fish soup: my experience with Norwegian cuisine
By Jessie Shiflett I was getting ready to leave my Norwegian cousins’ house after a day of exploring the country of my ancestors when they stopped me and said I couldn’t leave without first having dinner. I graciously accepted their offer and made my way to the dining-room where I saw an empty bowl on … Continue reading Fish soup: my experience with Norwegian cuisine
Explaining the cost of Oslo through beer
By Jessie Shiflett Anyone deciding to visit Oslo, Norway, will quickly realize one thing — nothing in this city is cheap, especially the beer. If you were to convert $10 US to NOK (Norwegian Krone) you would currently get 81.02 NOK. While that may sound great, you would be hard-pressed to find a price for … Continue reading Explaining the cost of Oslo through beer