International

Italy is still facing a dire situation: More than 8,200 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded. In Italy’s northern region, sirens are now a constant presence.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about the challenges other nations have struggled with during the pandemic.

from KCRW Features

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics have been postponed until next year.

For one basketball player, postponing Tokyo Olympics is ‘best decision for the world,’ but a disappointment personally

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics have been postponed until next year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Chancellor Angela Merkel's handling of the COVID-19 crisis is being praised around the world.

Studio Berlin Broadcast March 24, 2020: Does Germany deserve the acolytes it's receiving for its handling of COVID-19?

Chancellor Angela Merkel's handling of the COVID-19 crisis is being praised around the world.

from Studio Berlin

In this episode of Studio Berlin, we take a closer look at the city’s cycling infrastructure and Berlin’s mobility law.

Pedaling towards a paradigm shift?

In this episode of Studio Berlin, we take a closer look at the city’s cycling infrastructure and Berlin’s mobility law.

from Studio Berlin

Israel hasn’t been hit as hard by the COVID-19 outbreak as countries like China, Italy, or even neighboring Iran.

Privacy concerns of Israel using cell phone data to track people with coronavirus

Israel hasn’t been hit as hard by the COVID-19 outbreak as countries like China, Italy, or even neighboring Iran.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s been eight days since 60 million people in Italy have been quarantined in their homes. The streets are largely deserted.

Maurizio Marchini sings from balcony to lift neighbors’ spirits during Italy’s lockdown

It’s been eight days since 60 million people in Italy have been quarantined in their homes. The streets are largely deserted.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing our lives.

Lockdowns, travel bans, cancellations - what's being done to contain COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing our lives.

from Studio Berlin

On Wednesday night, President Trump announced that the U.S.

Trump bans travel from Europe to US for 30 days. How are Europeans reacting?

On Wednesday night, President Trump announced that the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Samuel Fink, an internal medicine doctor in Tarzana, says he’s worried about coronavirus because he’s seeing young healthy people being hospitalized.

LA doctor treating coronavirus patients: Close schools, go to work, don’t panic

Samuel Fink, an internal medicine doctor in Tarzana, says he’s worried about coronavirus because he’s seeing young healthy people being hospitalized.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Women in Mexico staged huge protests this week. They rallied for more rights on International Women’s Day, and they mounted a nationwide strike the day after.

Las adelitas: Women who fought in the Mexican Revolution

Women in Mexico staged huge protests this week. They rallied for more rights on International Women’s Day, and they mounted a nationwide strike the day after.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Thousands of women in Mexico are striking today. They’re not going to work or school. They’re participating in the economy at all.

What ‘A Day Without Women’ in Mexico looks like

Thousands of women in Mexico are striking today. They’re not going to work or school. They’re participating in the economy at all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Today, Italy expanded this weekend’s lockdown across the entire country. Sixty million people are now included in the quarantine.

Coronavirus: Italy turns to mass quarantine. Could we see this in US?

Today, Italy expanded this weekend’s lockdown across the entire country. Sixty million people are now included in the quarantine.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Despite laws to close the gender pay gap, Germany’s gap remains one of the largest among all EU countries.

Facing the gender pay gap in Germany

Despite laws to close the gender pay gap, Germany’s gap remains one of the largest among all EU countries.

from Studio Berlin

From the early morning hiss of the espresso machine to  classic apéritifs, David Lebovitz shares all that he has learned about French drinking while living overseas for two decades.

French coffee and cocktails

From the early morning hiss of the espresso machine to  classic apéritifs, David Lebovitz shares all that he has learned about French drinking while living overseas for two decades.

from Good Food

The airline industry is reeling from coronavirus. It’s cutting routes and waiving certain fees, hoping it can ward off plummeting ticket sales.

Airlines and festivals hit hard by coronavirus

The airline industry is reeling from coronavirus. It’s cutting routes and waiving certain fees, hoping it can ward off plummeting ticket sales.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Bangtan Boys reportedly brought in $4.6 billion to the South Korean economy last year.

South Korea’s BTS dominates world music industry: millions of fans, billions of dollars

The Bangtan Boys reportedly brought in $4.6 billion to the South Korean economy last year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week on Studio Berlin, we talk about Berlin’s five-year rent freeze, which came into effect last Sunday.

How will the "Mietendeckel" affect Berlin renters and landlords?

This week on Studio Berlin, we talk about Berlin’s five-year rent freeze, which came into effect last Sunday.

from Studio Berlin

The CDC is warning Americans to prepare for the coronavirus. They say it’s not a question of “if,” but “when” the virus spreads to communities here.

CDC: Coronavirus will spread to US. How worried should we be?

The CDC is warning Americans to prepare for the coronavirus. They say it’s not a question of “if,” but “when” the virus spreads to communities here.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Studio Berlin host Sumi Somaskanda takes a closer look at Germany’s Skilled Immigration Act with her guests, Michaelle Nintcheu, researcher for the German government’s portal “Make it…

The Skilled Immigration Act

Studio Berlin host Sumi Somaskanda takes a closer look at Germany’s Skilled Immigration Act with her guests, Michaelle Nintcheu, researcher for the German government’s portal “Make it…

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