This special edition is brought to you in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut in Washington, D.C. and the Bear Storytelling event. These true, personal stories were recorded live at “The Eve of the Champs” on June 19, 2020 at Pfefferberg Haus 13.
After a near decade-long delay and billions in cost overruns, the Berlin Brandenburg Airport is scheduled to open on Oct. 31. KCRW Berlin’s Sylvia Cunningham took part in a test run at the site to see if it’s ready.
Two weeks after a fire destroyed the overcrowded refugee camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, asylum policy is high on the EU Commission’s agenda. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition agreed to take in 1,500 additional refugees from Greece. Host Sylvia Cunningham discusses the current situation on the Greek island of Lesbos and the German aid efforts.