Sylvia Cunningham is the deputy editor at KCRW Berlin and co-host of the weekly current affairs show, "Studio Berlin." She also contributes to weekday newscasts and produces the monthly storytelling show, "The Bear on KCRW Berlin." She first joined the team in October 2017 as a Fulbright grantee.
Before moving to Berlin, Sylvia worked in New York for "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt." She also contributed to NBCNews.com, covering topics such as 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.
This special edition is brought to you in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut in Washington, D.C. and the Bear Storytelling event. These true, personal stories were recorded live at “The Eve of the Champs” on June 19, 2020 at Pfefferberg Haus 13.
After a near decade-long delay and billions in cost overruns, the Berlin Brandenburg Airport is scheduled to open on Oct. 31. KCRW Berlin’s Sylvia Cunningham took part in a test run at the site to see if it’s ready.
The Social Democratic Party is ramping up pressure on its conservative partners in the country’s governing coalition to take in more refugees from Greece in the wake of a fire that destroyed the overcrowded Moria camp.