Episode 2: What the closure of Radio24Syv tells us about Danish populism

A successful talk radio station is set to close after the government stipulated that 70 percent of the editorial staff has to relocate 110 kilometres from Copenhagen. The same government that has moved more than 4,000 state jobs out of the capital at a cost of 550 million kroner.

So are too many state jobs and cultural institutions concentrated in the capital? Or are the policies a classic example of populism – sowing divisions between an imagined urban elite, and authentic rural population.

We explore these questions with Tinne Hjersing Knudsen, a radio host at Radio24Syv, as well as writer and veteran radio producer Egon Clausen.

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