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As DnA heads to Berlin, Cameron Silver sings songs of longing for the Weimar era; and we visit the Culver City bunker that will house the Wende Museum. Plus, Caroline Chamberlain "plays" the California Water Crisis.

Photo: Sebastian Rittau

Hello to Berlin 20 MIN, 58 SEC

Los Angeles is officially a sister city with Berlin. Unofficially, it's a city that shares tight bonds with LA; for starters both are highly attractive to designers, artists and musicians.

DnA is going to Berlin with KCRW's Madeleine Brand and Jason Bentley. Before heading there we heard about Berlin from LA's vantage point.

Decades founder Cameron Silver revisits his album of torch songs celebrating Weimar era Berlin; Justin Jampol toured us around the 1949 Culver City bunker that will be the new home of the Wende Museum, an archive of Cold War era artifacts.

And, Germany's Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann shares just what makes LA and Berlin natural “sisters.”

Also featuring: Pae White, Jennifer Marmon.

Guests:
Cameron Silver, Decades
Justinian Jampol, Founder of the Wende Museum
Stefan Biedermann, German Consulate General in Los Angeles
Pae White, artist
Jennifer Marmon, Platform for Architecture + Research

California Water Crisis 6 MIN, 25 SEC

What would you do about the drought if you were Jerry Brown?

You can test options in a new two- to three-player board game by Bay Area-based graphic designer Alfred Twu that allows you to play the politics of water in California.

Caroline Chamberlain reports on her experience playing California Water Crisis and talks to Twu about what drives him to make games about complex issues (next up for Twu: San Francisco's housing crisis!), and why CWC is quite unlike Monopoly.

Guests:
Alfred Twu, graphic designer

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