The Social Democratic Party is ramping up pressure on its conservative partners in the country’s governing coalition to take in more refugees from Greece in the wake of a fire that destroyed the overcrowded Moria camp.
Should Berlin embrace its potential as a tech hub? Or will the German capital turn into a European version of San Francisco and Seattle? Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and panelists see if they can find consensus on the issue of giant tech’s impact on cities.
Opera singer Fredrika Brillembourg is back with another episode of Leitmotifs, this time with Michael Naumann. He served as commissioner for cultural affairs in the German federal government from 1998 to 2001 and since 2012, Naumann has been the director of the Barenboim-Said Academy.
The virus poses no danger to humans, but it is almost always fatal in pigs. Germany is one of the world’s largest pork producers, with 55 million pigs slaughtered in 2019, according to the German meat industry.
In the hour-long premiere of “Common Ground”, host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is joined by a panel made up of Berlin politicians Sawsan Chebli and Christian Gräff, “Der Alte Ami” – DJ Rik de Lisle, and Maxim Gorki Theater Director Shermin Langhoff to discuss “who is a REAL Berliner?”
Cases of COVID-19 are rising and despite warnings from Berlin to remain alert, a growing number of Germans are pushing back against hygiene and social distancing rules even as their neighbors — the French — embrace those measures to try and avoid another lockdown. Host Sumi Somaskanda explores the subject.