What are the big challenges facing Germany in 2020? This week on Studio Berlin, host Sumi Somaskanda discusses the crucial questions of German domestic and foreign policy with Siobhán Dowling, editor at the Berlin Policy Journal, and Andreas Kluth, writer and editor at Bloomberg Opinion.
The holiday season can evoke so many childhood memories and in today’s “Wednesday 3 p.m.” micro story Monika Müller-Kroll is taken back to 7th grade. “Mister Mister” is about a special classroom moment. Stay tuned for more Wednesday 3 p.m. stories in 2020 and Happy Holidays!
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with ministers and top representatives from industry and trade unions to discuss the need for more skilled workers in Germany. Officials signed off on a new plan to streamline the hiring process and attract non-EU workers in various sectors, including healthcare and IT.
Hertha BSC has had a tough Bundesliga season so far, but there’s hope on the horizon. German soccer legend Jürgen Klinsmann took over as head coach in late November. Can he save Hertha? Studio Berlin host Erik Kirschbaum talks to Claus Vetter, Dirk Walsdorff and Kres Harrington.
Each month, in our segment Leitmotifs, opera singer Fredrika Brillembourg talks to creatives in the world of opera and classical music. In this edition, Fredrika talks with award winning opera director Nicola Raab. Her productions have been in opera houses all over the world, including Copenhagen, Valencia, Los Angeles, and Strasbourg.
As 2019 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the important news stories that we’ve covered on Studio Berlin. Our weekly current affairs show launched in June 2019 and since then we’ve produced over 20 shows. So, this Saturday our main Studio Berlin hosts Sumi Somaskanda, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and Erik Kirschbaum discuss some of the big news stories of 2019 that left a mark on Berlin.
It is Christmas market season in Berlin, a favorite of residents and tourists alike. How safe are these markets three years after the attack at the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market? Studio Berlin host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson discusses the issue with Deborah Cole, correspondent for the news agency AFP, and city parliament member Marcel Luthe from the Free Democratic Party (FDP). We also hear from the Berlin Police Union spokesman, Benjamin Jendro.
Germany’s homeless population has increased by more than 4% over the previous year. What’s the reason behind it and what can authorities do to address the issue?
Studio Berlin host Sumi Somaskanda takes a closer look at homelessness and poverty in Germany and Berlin. She is joined by Jutta Allmedinger, president of the WZB Berlin Social Science center and Wilhelm Nadolny from the Berliner Stadtmission, or Berlin City Mission.