A report from the Statistical Office for Berlin-Brandenburg found an increase in the number of Berlin apartments in 2018, and an SPD politician was appointed as the new justice minister. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
Over the next six weeks, a robot will answer simple travel questions at Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof. The hope is this kind of AI technology will free up customer service employees for more complex inquiries. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
The Volksbühne finds their new artistic director, the opening of the Humboldt Forum will be delayed until 2020, and Späti owners will take to the streets on Sunday to protest against rules limiting their business hours on Sundays.
Next Tuesday’s Senate meeting to decide whether or not Berlin rent prices should be frozen for five years has propelled the owner’s association Haus und Grund to publish a countdown clock on their website, alerting members that this week could be their last to increase rent prices.
We spoke with Daniel Wiesenfeld, B-LA CONNECT director, and Carl Baratta, director of the LA art space Tiger Strikes Asteroid, about the B-LA CONNECT program and the relationship between the sister cities of LA and Berlin.
ALDI’s move to start charging one cent for customers to bag their produce in plastic has been called “insufficient” by the Deutsche Umwelthilfe (Environmental Action Germany). Also, Federal Health Minister says gay ‘conversion therapy’ makes people sick and is not healthy.
We’re pleased to announce our upcoming cooperation with Torstrassen Festival, for the one-off special edition of its annual fest on September 7, 2019. The day will comprise of 28 concerts and DJ sets alongside an Independent Label Market. Join us for advanced coverage of the event, artist interviews, a ticket giveaway and more!
Running from November 1-10. Berlin Science Week brings together people from innovative scientific institutions to celebrate science, while connecting and engaging with the local and international science community and the public.