How have East and West Germany grown together 30 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall? This week on Studio Berlin, host Erik Kirschbaum remembers the Fall of the Wall and discusses the making of a new Germany after 1989.
“Today my fellow Americans and I rejoice with the German people. The wall is no more, but let us not take lightly to the threats to our freedoms, the challenges that we all face,” said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Berlin on Friday.
For the final part of our series in honor of Berlin Science Week, we paired two finalists from the international forum “Falling Walls Engage,” to talk about what they’re working on. Rackeb Tesfaye lives in Montreal, Canada and is the executive director and founder of Broad Science, Edward Kang lives in Chicago and is the co-founder of The Laboratory Collective.
What do Berlin Science Week participants from different fields who’ve never met before have in common? As part of our ongoing coverage, we paired Fridays for Future activist Lucia Parbel with Luiza Bengtsson, a biochemist turned science communicator at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine.
When the Berlin Wall unexpectedly fell in 1989, it triggered a time of massive flux for the newly reunited capital of Germany. Subcultures and international trends combined with other creative forces to establish Berlin as a mecca for artists. For The Big Pond, KCRW Berlin speaks to Berliners who helped build the city’s lasting legacy.