Studio Berlin, broadcast August 26, 2020: Should the word ‘Rasse’ (or ‘race’) be removed from Germany’s constitution? (Rebroadcast)

This week we revisit a controversial discussion that started earlier in the summer. Amid nationwide and international protests against racism, Germany’s Green Party proposed to change Article 3 of the nation’s Basic Law by removing “Rasse” – in English, “race” – from the text. Proponents of removing the word say it’s linked to Nazi ideology and this change is long overdue. Others say this move is too hasty and would actually harm people of color.
(This show originally aired on July 15.)

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Studio Berlin, broadcast August 19, 2020: Debating Berlin’s new anti-discrimination law (Rebroadcast)

Back in June, Berlin passed a hotly debated anti-discrimination law. It is the first of its kind in Germany and allows victims to pursue legal remedies against state officials — including police — for discrimination related to race, gender, disability, sexual orientation and more. But is the new law the panacea its proponents claim or is it villainizing the police as the law’s critics contend?

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Studio Berlin, broadcast August 12, 2020: Back to school amid the pandemic – how is Berlin keeping students and teachers safe?

Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom. What measures are in place to minimize the risk of coronavirus outbreaks, and how are students, teachers and parents adapting to the “new normal”?

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