Studio Berlin


The week’s headlines and YOU

Berlin journalists, lawmakers and experts provide you with context on the week’s most pivotal news and analysis on how these issues play out in your own backyard. Starting June 8, tune in to Studio Berlin every Saturday morning from 10:00-10:30 a.m. on 104.1 FM for a breakdown of the week’s regional, national and international headlines.

Each week we’ll take a closer look at the events shaping our lives here in Germany’s capital. You’ll hear from hosts Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, Erik Kirschbaum and Sumi Somaskanda as we tackle the issues moving Berlin, Germany, Europe — and YOU.

Coming up: Saturday June 22

In the next Studio Berlin, we’ll be examining the recent rise of Germany’s Green Party. With three important state elections on the horizon, what could the Greens’ growing popularity mean for Angela Merkel’s grand coalition?

Host Erik Kirschbaum will be joined by Özcan Mutlu, a Green Party politician in Berlin and former member of the German parliament, and Andreas Kluth, a Berlin-based journalist who was previously the bureau chief of the Economist and editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt Today.

Show broadcast June 15, 2019: “Brexit”



Seven candidates are in the running to be the next prime minister of the U.K. Who will succeed Theresa May and how will the key players deal with Brexit? What can we expect to see next – new elections, a second referendum?

Our second episode of “Studio Berlin” is all about Brexit, a three year divorce in the making, and how it affects the rest of Europe and Berlin. Host Maisie Hitchcock is joined by Jon Worth, communications consultant for European politicians, and Jan Techau, Senior Fellow and Director of the Europe Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin.

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