Studio Berlin, broadcast June 17, 2020: Debating Berlin’s new anti-discrimination law

Berlin passed a hotly debated anti-discrimination law this month, the first of its kind in Germany, that 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 will it lead to a villainization of the police as the law’s critics contend?

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Studio Berlin, broadcast June 10, 2020: Will the worldwide, ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests open a new dialogue on racism in Germany and Europe?

Host Sumi Somaskanda delves into modern-day discrimination in Germany and its history of racial injustice with Malcolm Ohanwe, journalist for German public broadcaster BR; Larry Olomofe, executive director of PADLINK; Joshua Kwesi Aikins, a political scientist with Afrozensus, and Peggy Piesche, a literary and cultural studies scholar.

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The Coronavirus Chronicle #38: READY FOR ACTION

Since the health crisis began, we’ve brought you dozens of stories of hope and resilience on “The Coronavirus Chronicle.” As we enter this next phase in the pandemic, this will be the last episode in the series for now. We hear from Joanna Satanowska who lives in Warsaw. The 31-year-old film director started to shoot her debut feature when the pandemic shut down public life in Poland.

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