“The House of Red Doors” party sold out online when COVID-19 abruptly halted Berlin’s nightlife. In today’s The Coronavirus Chronicle, we hear from promoter Alex Eccleston, whose once-thriving business may now disappear.
Closed shops, deserted streets and subways, most public life has disappeared amid the coronavirus pandemic. This Wednesday, KCRW Berlin’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson mulls over the empty city in “Silence,” our latest Wednesday 3 p.m. story.
Like most artists in Berlin, DJ Brendan Gregoriy, 38, is watching his income shrink as the coronavirus pandemic shuts down the economy. Even so, he considers himself one of the lucky ones. Find out more in today’s edition of The Coronavirus Chronicle.
When Sophie Reddington found out her physical therapist had tested positive for the coronavirus, the Berlin International School volunteer worried she might have started an outbreak of her own. Find out more in today’s edition of The Coronavirus Chronicle.
Jimbino Vegan has spent half his life traveling Europe playing music, but the pandemic has killed his gigs and forced him to make a difficult choice. We find out more in today’s The Coronavirus Chronicle.
“The only part that is really making me nervous is my travel back to the States. At this point ‘I’m a leaf on the wind.’” In the second part of The Coronavirus Chronicle, American tourist Brian Morton shares his fears of leaving Berlin and heading home to the United States.