Sylvia Cunningham is an Associate Editor and Reporter at KCRW Berlin. She first joined the team in October 2017 as a grantee from the Fulbright Young Professional Journalist Program.
Before moving to Berlin, Sylvia worked in New York for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. She also contributed to NBCNews.com, her stories ranging from the impact of Muhammad Ali’s death on the Louisville community, Michelle Obama’s final commencement speech as First Lady, and blood donation regulations in the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida.
On Monday, the German government will hold a hearing regarding a proposed bill to revise paragraph 219a, the country’s law on advertising abortion. We break down some of the essential questions around this discussion.
It started with Greta Thunberg in Sweden and has spread worldwide. Fridays for Future, the climate change protests led by students, has drawn thousands since beginning in Germany. We asked Tagesspiegel’s Susanne Ehlerding to tell us more.
After WWII, Germany’s Basic Law was adopted to allow displaced German Jews & their descendants restored citizenship. We speak to Donna Swarthout, editor of the book “A Place They Called Home,” about her experience reconnecting with her German heritage.
On Jan. 28, Chancellor Merkel received the prestigious Fulbright Prize for furthering international understanding, She took the opportunity to address the importance of opposing populism and nationalism.