Stanley Nelson is recognized as one of the foremost chroniclers of the African-American experience in film. We caught up with the award-winning director while he’s in town for Dokuarts and the screening of his latest film, “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.”
Studio Berlin host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson discusses the importance of the Polish election and its impact on Europe with Wojciech Szymanski, correspondent for the Polish service of the Deutsche Welle network and Lucasz Pawlowski, managing editor of Kultura Liberalna.
Each month, in our segment Leitmotifs, opera singer Fredrika Brillembourg talks to creatives in the world of opera and classical music. In this edition, Fredrika speaks with Adrian Jones, the orchestra director of the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB).
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls for solidarity in society against anti-Semitism. In other news, average incomes are up across Germany, prompting increases in social security contributions for higher earners. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants more EU countries to agree to a distribution plan for migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, but efforts to seal a new deal in Luxembourg have failed.
Several streets in Berlin remain blocked by Extinction Rebellion climate activists. In other news, officials praised police cadets who captured and held a man who rammed a truck into motorists in the town of Limburg. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
Tune into our half-hour special on Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin #AboutSex. We talk about robot sex, how to write a good sex scene, coming of age stories, and more with Sophie Wennerscheid, John Danaher, Katy Derbyshire, Florian Duijsens, Eileen Myles, and Saskia Vogel.