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

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

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing our lives.

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

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

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…

Following the appointment of new leadership, will 2020 be the start of a new era for Berlin’s International Film Festival?

This week on Studio Berlin: What’s next for Germany’s troubled carmakers? Noah Barkin takes a closer look at the growing challenges for the German auto industry.

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