Studio Berlin, broadcast April 22, 2020: This week Germany is trying to restart part of its economy and public life, but is loosening restrictions the right way out of the COVID-19 crisis?

This week Germany is trying to restart part of its economy and public life, but is loosening restrictions the right way out of the COVID-19 crisis? Studio Berlin host Sumi Somaskanda examines the plan for a gradual return to normality with guests Professor Ulrike Protzer, Erik Kirschbaum, Ayten Doğan and Ryan Plocher.

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The Coronavirus Chronicle #11: ‘WE DON’T NEED APPLAUSE — WE NEED MORE SUPPORT’

“Sophie,” 24, is an intensive care nurse in a large Berlin hospital. She is using her middle name because she doesn’t want to draw attention to her hospital or her colleagues, who worry about being overrun by COVID-19. Sophie also has a serious message for her generation. This piece originally aired on April 1 and was replayed on April 16. 

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Studio Berlin, broadcast April 15, 2020: How are asylum-seekers in the EU faring during the coronavirus pandemic?

Few leaders in EU states agree on what should happen to people who flee to Europe to escape war and poverty.
Studio Berlin host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explores this sensitive topic with journalists Joanna Kakissis and James Kanter. We also hear from Jane Wangare, a volunteer with “Women in Exile,” and a female asylum-seeker whose refugee center was locked down because of a COVID-19 threat.

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