Do you believe in karma? For this week’s edition of Wednesday 3 p.m., writer Jess Sweetman poses the question: “Are your unruly offspring really just your penance for every annoying thing you’ve ever done?”
How many homeless people live in Berlin? Current estimates range greatly – from 6,000 to 10,000 people. That’s one reason why Senator for Integration, Labor and Social Services Elke Breitenbach is looking for volunteers to come together on the night of January 29, 2020. Breitenbach said participants will go around the city and learn more about the homeless in Berlin, in part so the Senate can better provide them with the resources they need.
Ambient-jazz-electronica outfit Ishmael Ensemble is Pete Cunningham’s brainchild. We sat down with him and bassist Jake Spurgeon to talk about what inspires them musically, why they love playing in Berlin, and why they don’t consider themselves a typical jazz outfit.
We asked some of the directors whose films are being screened at this year’s Dokuarts festival, to record audio postcards for us, detailing a bit more information about their films. We’ll be releasing them during the duration of the festival.
On Wednesday, Berlin’s hospital association demonstrated outside of the Rotes Rathaus to demand greater investment in hospital infrastructure. The managing director of the organization said that funds are needed for technical upgrades, more digitalization and increased staff, particularly nurses in Berlin hospitals.