Monika Müller-Kroll has lived in Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, and Berlin, filing radio reports for German Public Radio, including MDR, BR and Deutschlandradio Kultur.
She has worked for the BBC World Service and contributed to American radio programs, producing reports for "Studio 360" and NPR's former midday program "Day to Day."
In 2005, she won the RIAS Berlin Kommission Radio Award for her essays "Berlin Impressions."
Between 2007 - 2017 Monika Mueller-Kroll produced short features for NPR Berlin's "Life in Berlin" series. She is currently an editor and reporter for KCRW Berlin.
Apart from radio, Monika's passion is drawing cats. In 2003, her work formed part of the group exhibition "The Cat Show" at Acme Gallery in Los Angeles. In 2009 Parisian publisher Ialou released the first edition of Mittens&Gloves, a collection of Monika's cat drawings.
We spoke with Daniel Wiesenfeld, B-LA CONNECT director, and Carl Baratta, director of the LA art space Tiger Strikes Asteroid, about the B-LA CONNECT program and the relationship between the sister cities of LA and Berlin.
Berlin-based artist Ashkan Sahihi recreated Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” but with community members from his Weserstraße Kiez. His piece, “The Last Supper Weserstr.” is on display at Weserhalle in Neukölln until June 7.
Looking for live music recommendations in June? Our friends at Schmutz break down the city’s best gigs happening this month, including Berlin stalwart Lydia Lunch and the B-52s’ European farewell tour.
Tired of catching jazz shows in stodgy concert halls? XJAZZ Berlin, which starts today, wants to shake up the paradigm of a typical European jazz festival. Co-founder Daniel Best and musician J.Lamotta joined us in the studio to talk about what’s on this year at the festival.
The Berlin-based violinist Daniel Weltlinger recorded his latest album, “Szolnok,” to tell the history of his grandfather’s violin. We caught up with him in the studio to hear more about the story — plus a performance on the same violin.
Since 2013, the Expo festival has featured a curated selection of performances by international artists from the theater community. We spoke with festival creator Daniel Brunet from English Theatre Berlin to learn more about this year’s lineup.