Studio Berlin

Studio Berlin

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Studio Berlin is KCRW Berlin’s weekly show that brings together local journalists, lawmakers and experts to provide you with context and analysis around the issues shaping the news locally and nationally.   

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Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

With the COVID-19 health crisis still at the top of Germany’s agenda, have climate change policies fallen to the wayside? Or has the pandemic provided a test run in crisis management?

German authorities are investigating a series of death threats sent via email to politicians and other prominent figures.

Berlin lifted more pandemic restrictions this week, but the city’s clubs remain closed for the foreseeable future.

In the wake of nationwide and international protests against racism, Germany’s Green Party wants to change Article 3 of the nation’s Basic Law by removing “Rasse” – in English, “race”…

President Trump’s announcement of a drawdown of American forces from Germany caught German leaders, NATO, and the U.S. Congress by surprise.

More than 14 million people have downloaded Germany’s COVID-19 contact tracing app.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet today are discussing what to do when Germany takes the helm of the EU Council on July 1.

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