Do you remember blue airmail paper? In today’s Wednesday 3 p.m. essay, “Letter,” KCRW Berlin’s Monika Müller-Kroll pays homage to a time when pencil and paper kept people in touch.
Two weeks after a fire destroyed the overcrowded refugee camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, asylum policy is high on the EU Commission’s agenda. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition agreed to take in 1,500 additional refugees from Greece. Host Sylvia Cunningham discusses the current situation on the Greek island of Lesbos and the German aid efforts.
On Oct. 3, 1990, less than a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, East and West Germany were reunited. For East Germans in particular, reunification meant access to new opportunity and freedoms, but the process of growing together brought trials and tribulations that sowed animosity between East and West Germans. Thirty years later, what does German unity look like?
In the hour-long premiere of “Common Ground”, host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is joined by a panel made up of Berlin politicians Sawsan Chebli and Christian Gräff, “Der Alte Ami” – DJ Rik de Lisle, and Maxim Gorki Theater Director Shermin Langhoff to discuss “who is a REAL Berliner?”