To mark Deutschlandjahr, Goethe-Institut Washington has partnered with KCRW Berlin, among other radio producers and broadcasters from the US and Germany, to bring you “The Big Pond.”
“The Big Pond” is a series of podcasts spanning topics such as music, sports, history, and more – bridging the gap across the Atlantic and underscoring what the two countries share. We are highlighting selected episodes of “The Big Pond,” airing one every Tuesday at 21:00, through November.
Produced by KCRW Berlin
On June 24, 1948, the Soviet military officially cut off roads and rails into West Berlin in the Berlin Blockade, isolating it from the rest of West Germany. In this episode of The Big Pond, KCRW Berlin reflects on the Berlin Airlift, a massive multinational effort to bring vital supplies to West Berliners via plane during the blockade. To tell this story, producers Monika Müller-Kroll, Sylvia Cunningham, and Nikki Motson interview some of those who experienced it firsthand.
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