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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Angela Merkel is the second-longest serving chancellor in modern German history.

Mismanagement, corruption charges, dubious design plans and a series of technical mishaps led to delay after delay since the first scheduled opening of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport…

As novel coronavirus cases skyrocket across Germany and Europe, we talk about what we’ve learned since the start of the pandemic.

This week, we measure the political climate in the U.S. in the lead up to the presidential election. With less than three weeks to go, what’s going on in the nation’s capital?

Do children in Germany deserve more of a say? Should the voting age here be dropped to 14?

This week we revisit our discussion on universal basic income. The debate over UBI is not a new one, but it has gotten more attention in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis.

Two weeks after a fire destroyed the overcrowded refugee camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, asylum policy is high on the EU Commission’s agenda.

On Oct. 3, 1990, less than a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, East and West Germany were reunited.

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