On September 1, Brandenburg & Saxony go to the polls in state elections that could be a litmus test for Merkel’s government. Host Sumi Somaskanda looks into the possible implications of the upcoming vote with Berlin Policy Journal’s editor, Henning Hoff, the DW’s political correspondent Thomas Sparrow, and Krautreporter journalist Josa Mania-Schlegel.
Berlin’s new international airport is scheduled to open in October 2020. What can we expect and are the past problems history? Erik Kirschbaum is joined by Martin Delius, who was the head of the Berlin state parliamentary inquiry into the airport delays and freelance journalist Grace Dobush.
2019 marks more than 70 years since the Berlin Airlift, one of the world’s greatest humanitarian efforts. To commemorate this anniversary, KCRW Berlin spoke with veterans who took part in the mission, including the famous American pilot Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen, also known as the “Candy Bomber.”
Producer trio Monika Müller-Kroll, Sylvia Cunningham, and Nikki Motson dedicate a day to riding the Ringbahn around the city. During their trip, they interview an array of Berliners entering and exiting at the train’s 27 stops, each station an entry into one of Berlin’s distinct districts.