Yousef Abuzeed always dreamed of becoming a doctor, which means doing well on his “Abitur” exams is crucial for the 18-year-old. But what are the challenges of studying while in lockdown, when the times ahead are so uncertain?
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.
For 13 years, Matthias Liber’s French cafe has offered its Berlin community a taste of the old country. But the pandemic has meant he can now only offer takeout service and he fears for his future. This post originally aired on April 7 and replayed on April 17.
“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.
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.
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. This piece originally aired on March 20 and was replayed on April 15.