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Studio Berlin, broadcast April 29, 2020: How much should Germany rely on contact tracing apps in the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic?

Developers worldwide are working on contact tracing apps that track the spread of the coronavirus through Bluetooth technology - that means, if you’ve come into contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, you’ll be notified. But how much do these apps actually help, and how much privacy do users have to give up?

todayApril 29, 2020

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Studio Berlin, broadcast April 22, 2020: This week Germany is trying to restart part of its economy and public life, but is loosening restrictions the right way out of the COVID-19 crisis?

This week Germany is trying to restart part of its economy and public life, but is loosening restrictions the right way out of the COVID-19 crisis? Studio Berlin host Sumi Somaskanda examines the plan for a gradual return to normality with guests Professor Ulrike Protzer, Erik Kirschbaum, Ayten Doğan and Ryan Plocher.

todayApril 22, 2020

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Studio Berlin, broadcast April 15, 2020: How are asylum-seekers in the EU faring during the coronavirus pandemic?

Few leaders in EU states agree on what should happen to people who flee to Europe to escape war and poverty. Studio Berlin host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explores this sensitive topic with journalists Joanna Kakissis and James Kanter. We also hear from Jane Wangare, a volunteer with "Women in Exile," and a female asylum-seeker whose refugee center was locked down because of a COVID-19 threat.

todayApril 15, 2020

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Studio Berlin, broadcast April 8, 2020: Faith leaders on celebrating a holy month during lockdown and the mental health ramifications of the pandemic

This April is a holy month for Christians, Jews and Muslims that would normally be one in which families and friends gather and people get together to pray. But how can the faithful observe their respective holidays given the COVID-19 pandemic? Also, what toll are the bans, closures and increasing isolation taking mentally on all of us?

todayApril 8, 2020

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