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Studio Berlin, broadcast June 10, 2020: Will the worldwide, ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests open a new dialogue on racism in Germany and Europe?

Host Sumi Somaskanda delves into modern-day discrimination in Germany and its history of racial injustice with Malcolm Ohanwe, journalist for German public broadcaster BR; Larry Olomofe, executive director of PADLINK; Joshua Kwesi Aikins, a political scientist with Afrozensus, and Peggy Piesche, a literary and cultural studies scholar.

todayJune 10, 2020

The Coronavirus Chronicle

The Coronavirus Chronicle #38: READY FOR ACTION

Since the health crisis began, we’ve brought you dozens of stories of hope and resilience on “The Coronavirus Chronicle.” As we enter this next phase in the pandemic, this will be the last episode in the series for now. We hear from Joanna Satanowska who lives in Warsaw. The 31-year-old film director started to shoot her debut feature when the pandemic shut down public life in Poland.

todayMay 22, 2020

The Coronavirus Chronicle

The Coronavirus Chronicle #36: HOPE AND CHANGES

Anja Medved lives in a small town in Slovenia on the Italian border. The 50-year-old documentary filmmaker knows a lot about a good glass of wine, as her partner has a small vineyard where they sell bottles of red and white. The pandemic hasn’t affected Anja as much as some, and she feels positive changes are on the horizon.

todayMay 20, 2020

The Coronavirus Chronicle

The Coronavirus Chronicle #32: ‘A BREATH OF FRESH AIR’

Guillermo Donato lives in Manerbio, a small town in the northern Lombardy region of Italy, which was the hardest hit by the coronavirus in the country. For months, it kept him from doing little other than enjoying his outdoor garden. But with some Italian restrictions now being lifted, the 48-year-old floral designer is slowly getting back to work. How does he think Italy will bear up after the first wave […]

todayMay 14, 2020

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