Tricky just released his 14th studio album, “Fall To Pieces.” We caught up with the 52-year-old about his new release and to find out what keeps him going after three decades of making music.
The debate over unconditional basic income is not a new one, but it has gotten more attention in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis. A new long-term study on how society would change if people were to receive a basic income is underway in Germany. Host Sylvia Cunningham explores some of the arguments for and against.
This week we revisit a controversial discussion that started earlier in the summer. Amid nationwide and international protests against racism, Germany’s Green Party proposed to change Article 3 of the nation’s Basic Law by removing “Rasse” – in English, “race” – from the text. Proponents of removing the word say it’s linked to Nazi ideology and this change is long overdue. Others say this move is too hasty and would actually harm people of color.
(This show originally aired on July 15.)
Back in June, Berlin passed a hotly debated anti-discrimination law. It is the first of its kind in Germany and allows victims to pursue legal remedies against state officials — including police — for discrimination related to race, gender, disability, sexual orientation and more. But is the new law the panacea its proponents claim or is it villainizing the police as the law’s critics contend?