Episode 24: A Shot In The Arm -- Should immigrants living in Germany fly home for their COVID-19 vaccine? Common Ground
Episode 23: Agree to disagree? The U.S. and German do-si-do on China Common Ground
Episode 22: Wir Schaffen Das -- Except in the Bundestag? Common Ground
Episode 21: Time to reboot - Germany’s rocky road to the digital age Common Ground
Episode 20: No roof over our heads -- A look at Germany’s growing housing shortage Common Ground
Episode 19: Climate Change -- A Reality Check Common Ground
Episode 18: Fighting Fake News - Is it censorship or necessary to preserve democracy? Common Ground
Episode 17: Rollout Roulette - When will we get our COVID-19 shots? Common Ground
Episode 16: “Lockdown Leiden” - Are Germany’s virtual schools during the pandemic failing? Common Ground
Episode 15: Can German automakers survive Tesla? Common Ground
Episode 10: Is Germany ready for the new, transatlantic realities? Common Ground
Podcast 9: Becoming German - Should religion count? Common Ground
Studio Berlin is KCRW Berlin’s weekly show that brings together local journalists, lawmakers and experts to provide you with context and analysis around the issues shaping the news locally and nationally. Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on 104.1 FM.
Each week we’ll take a closer look at the events shaping our lives here in Germany’s capital. You’ll hear from a diverse group of hosts as we tackle the issues moving Berlin, Germany, Europe — and YOU.
Two weeks after a fire destroyed the overcrowded refugee camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, asylum policy is high on the EU Commission’s agenda.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition agreed to take in 1,500 additional refugees from Greece — mostly families with children — a decision hotly debated by the opposition in the German Bundestag, as well as civil society. Some critics say the number’s not nearly enough, while others say it’s time for other EU member states to step up.
Host Sylvia Cunningham discusses the current situation on the Greek island of Lesbos and the German aid efforts with NPR correspondent Joanna Kakissis, and Florian Gathmann from the German magazine, Der Spiegel.
We also hear the perspective from politicians from three of Germany’s opposition parties: Gregor Gysi, foreign policy speaker for die Linke (Germany’s Left Party); Luise Amtsberg, deputy member of the Commission on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid from the Green Party; and Nicolaus Fest, a member of the European Parliament from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. And we talk with Miriam Tödter from the Brandenburg-based nonprofit “Wir packen’s an.”
This show was produced by Monika Müller-Kroll and Sylvia Cunningham. Voiceover by Caleb Larson.
Written by: monika.mueller.kroll