A new crisis team is working on containing the new coronavirus in Germany. In other news, Germany’s Constitutional Court has upheld a headscarf ban for legal trainees.
This week on Studio Berlin: What’s next for Germany’s troubled carmakers? Noah Barkin takes a closer look at the growing challenges for the German auto industry. There’s Brexit, renewed tariff threats from U.S. President Donald Trump, and Elon Musk’s announcement to build a Tesla factory just outside of Berlin.
Every month, Fredrika Brillembourg delves into the world of opera and classical music. In the latest segment of our series “Leitmotifs,” Fredrika talks with soprano Alma Sadé. Sadé has been with the Komische Oper ensemble since 2014 and is known for roles such as Maria in “West Side Story” and Hodel in “Anatevka,” among others.
It’s been almost a year since the German parliament voted to amend Paragraph 219a, regarding the advertisement of abortion services, in the country’s criminal code. Host Sylvia Cunningham takes a closer look at what abortion rights activists and opponents are calling for next in 2020.
Opera Lab Berlin is a free-form ensemble that breaks down traditional music theater. We caught up with artistic director Evan Gardner prior to the world premiere of their new show “ODYSSEY: Dead Men Die,” which promises to be “an apocalyptic journey” encompassing Homer, James Joyce and Hollywood.