This week on Studio Berlin: What’s next for Germany’s troubled carmakers? Noah Barkin takes a closer look at the growing challenges for the German auto industry. There’s Brexit, renewed tariff threats from U.S. President Donald Trump, and Elon Musk’s announcement to build a Tesla factory just outside of Berlin.
Every month, Fredrika Brillembourg delves into the world of opera and classical music. In the latest segment of our series “Leitmotifs,” Fredrika talks with soprano Alma Sadé. Sadé has been with the Komische Oper ensemble since 2014 and is known for roles such as Maria in “West Side Story” and Hodel in “Anatevka,” among others.
Just one day after FDP politician Thomas Kemmerich was elected as minister president of Thuringia, he announced he was stepping down, saying the AfD played a “perfidious trick” in the election that shocked the nation.
“All the probation officers [here in Berlin, Germany] are social workers to begin with,” said County of Los Angeles Deputy Chief Howard Wong. “In L.A., usually, that’s not the case. We’re part law enforcement, court officers, and part police. We go in, we arrest, we search…it’s more social working here. That’s the biggest difference.”
Bolstered by support from the Christian Democrats and far-right AfD party, FDP politician Thomas Kemmerich narrowly won the election for minister president with 45 votes, ousting incumbent from die Linke, Bodo Ramelow.
Starting in February 2020, we will be changing our Tuesday – Saturday morning schedule, airing “All Things Considered” from 5:00-9:00 a.m. and Marketplace at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Germany’s Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer highlighted the results of his directive to increase border security last year. He said border police had apprehended “several hundred people who were subject to entry bans” and twice as many people who were wanted with arrest warrants.
German Health Minister Jens Spahn told ARD-Morgenmagazin on Monday that the coronavirus is being researched as quickly as possible, and Germany is well-prepared with the necessary intensive care units, isolation wards and equipment.