German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls for solidarity in society against anti-Semitism. In other news, average incomes are up across Germany, prompting increases in social security contributions for higher earners. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer wants more EU countries to agree to a distribution plan for migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, but efforts to seal a new deal in Luxembourg have failed.
Several streets in Berlin remain blocked by Extinction Rebellion climate activists. In other news, officials praised police cadets who captured and held a man who rammed a truck into motorists in the town of Limburg. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
Tune into our half-hour special on Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin #AboutSex. We talk about robot sex, how to write a good sex scene, coming of age stories, and more with Sophie Wennerscheid, John Danaher, Katy Derbyshire, Florian Duijsens, Eileen Myles, and Saskia Vogel.
We have a pair of tickets up for grabs to see Chinese electro-indie band Stolen, whose latest album “Fragment” was produced by the legendary Mark Reeder. Stolen will headline a show at Maze on October 8, fresh on the heels of their stint supporting New Order on tour. The packed lineup for the night also includes Ryskinder, Zachery Allan Starkey, Valerie Renay and more. Go to our website to find out more. Competition ends at midday on October 7.