Episode 38: Mildred Harnack: Resistance leader or obedient wife? Common Ground
Episode 37: “None of the Above?” It’s a horse race to determine who will succeed Angela Merkel Common Ground
Episode 35: Is the Party Over? How COVID-19 has changed Berlin’s iconic nightlife Common Ground
Episode 33: Federalism Fail? How COVID-19 exposed “German inefficiency.” Common Ground
Episode 32: Best Friends again? A transatlantic update Common Ground
Episode 31: Summer’s here! But are travel and tourism? Common Ground
Episode 29: Afghanistan 2.0: What happens to Civil Society and Afghan women after NATO forces leave? (Part One) Common Ground
Episode 28: Voting while young -- What role will Germans between the ages of 18 and 35 play in choosing the next chancellor? Common Ground
Episode 27: Why don’t women feel safe? Outrage in Europe and beyond after the murder of Sarah Everard in London Common Ground
Episode 26: No Roof over our Heads, Part II: The Mietendeckel is no more, so what happens to affordable housing in Germany? Common Ground
Episode 39: Being Jewish in Germany -- What does that look like as the country marks 1,700 years of Jewish life? Common Ground
Episode 36: Vexed Over Vaccinations -- Who should be getting inoculated against COVID-19 and how often? Common Ground
Soraya is a veteran American journalist who was the program director at KCRW Berlin and spent most of her 13 years at NPR as an international correspondent running the U.S. public radio network’s bureau in Kabul, Cairo and Berlin.
She’s won numerous awards for her radio work, including a Peabody, Overseas Press Club Award and a Gracie. She also received the ICFJ 2017 Excellence in International Reporting Award for her coverage of Central and Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan.Prior to her radio career, Nelson spent 20 years as a newspaper reporter and was part of the Newsday team that won the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the crash of TWA Flight 800.