The week’s headlines and YOU
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. Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on 104.1 FM.
Each week we’ll take a closer look at the events shaping our lives here in Germany’s capital. You’ll hear from a diverse group of hosts as we tackle the issues moving Berlin, Germany, Europe — and YOU.
Studio Berlin, broadcast July 8, 2020: What would Donald Trump’s withdrawal of 9,500 U.S. troops do to NATO and Europe?
President Trump’s announcement of a drawdown of American forces from Germany caught German leaders, NATO, and the U.S. Congress by surprise. There’s a bipartisan effort to prevent the White House from following through. What are the chances the U.S. troops will be moved and what’s at stake for American ties with Germany?
Host Sumi Somaskanda talks with retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the former commander of the U.S. Army in Europe; German Coordinator for Transatlantic Affairs Peter Beyer; Deutsche Welle and NPR contributor Teri Schultz in Brussels and Berlin-based journalist Erik Kirschbaum.
This show was produced by Monika Müller-Kroll and Sumi Somaskanda.