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Photos: Countering Violent Extremism Town Hall In Berlin

On May 21st, NPR Berlin 104,1 FM, in partnership with America Abroad Media, WHYY FM in Philadelphia, and The German Council on Foreign Relations, hosted "Countering Violent Extremism: An International Town Hall." Participants and panelists in Berlin and Philadelphia got to interactively discuss important issues like the threat of terrorist attacks and the isolation of Muslim communities through a live web-stream and questions on Twitter. Many thanks to Moderators Eleanor Beardsley (in Berlin)...
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3 Things To Do In Berlin This Weekend

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Life In Berlin: Being Vegan In Berlin

3 Things To Do In Berlin This Weekend

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Georg Kohlmaier/Elisabeth von Sartory/Berlinische Galerie, Repro: Markus Hawlik. Courtesy of Berlinische Galerie

A few things to keep in mind for the coming week:

This Wednesday, May 27, NPR Berlin is having its May Salon. This month, we hear the story of Daniel Mayer, Berlin's Hauptstadtwinzer, or Capital Vintner. He’s the official wine grower of Kreuzberg district, and we will be tasting some of his wines. Stefan Theil, NPR Berlin's reporter, who interviewed Daniel a few months ago, will moderate the conversation. 

NPR Specials: Berlin Journal Spring 2015

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Jeff Rosenberg

This week on NPR Specials, The American Academy In Berlin presents the Spring 2015 publication of The Berlin Journal. This episode will engage some writers and creators featured in the recently released magazine. Some of the featured content includes:

The work of Sanford Biggers, the multi-medium artist whose works range from quilts and photographs to sculptures and installations. His work has been displayed internationally.

Mary Jo Bang's poetry, and how she drew inspiration from the Bauhaus.

Photos: Countering Violent Extremism Town Hall In Berlin

May 21, 2015
NPR Berlin Staff

On May 21st, NPR Berlin 104,1 FM, in partnership with America Abroad Media, WHYY FM in Philadelphia, and The German Council on Foreign Relations, hosted "Countering Violent Extremism: An International Town Hall." Participants and panelists in Berlin and Philadelphia got to interactively discuss important issues like the threat of terrorist attacks and the isolation of Muslim communities through a live web-stream and questio

Life In Berlin: Being Vegan In Berlin

May 21, 2015
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Veganism is not a new lifestyle, but due to the recent popularity of animal-free products, Berlin is seen by some as a vegan paradise. Restaurants and bakeries that provide vegan alternatives to burgers, chicken nuggets, pizza, and cupcakes are easy to find.

But veganism is more than just about what one eats.

For Steffen Totz, one of the owners within the vegan collective Dr. Pogo, his choice stems from pacifism.

Cherry Bandora/Hadas Hinkis/Tabea Wachsmut

Berlin isn’t always all about techno. This weekend is actually the opposite, with a wide range of varied sounds hitting the streets as part of Karneval der Kulturen.

Cherry Bandora seems tailor-made for the festival. It’s an unexpected mix: An Israeli band, based in Berlin, playing underground hits from 60 years ago. Billed as oriental psychedelic surf, Cherry Bandora is just one of more than 100 bands and DJs playing the street festival around Blücherplatz between May 22 and 25.

3 Things To Do In Berlin This Weekend

May 18, 2015
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A few events to consider this weekend in Berlin:

Friday, May 22nd

Impressionism - Expressionism: Turning Point in Art

This comprehensive exhibition will trace the similarities and differences between the two movements and examine their enduring popularity.

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After a year that has seen some 1,800 migrants drown in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe— including more than one thousand over a few days last month— the European Commission unveiled Wednesday a European plan to deal with immigration, calling for a system of national quotas to resettle refugees that has won Germany’s support.

As things stand, refugees are the responsibility of the country in which they land, often Italy or Greece, which are straining under the burden of a migrant surge.

NPR Specials: Failing As Opportunity

May 18, 2015
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This week on NPR Specials: Last month, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the John F. Kennedy Atlantic Forum brought together an incredible group of political, business, and entrepreneurial minds to discuss the similarities and differences between the way American leaders and German leaders handle success and failure.

Monika Müller-Kroll

It's an unusual sight. A very petit, elderly woman shares the stage with two rappers. They perform a Jewish partisan song at the Peace Festival in Berlin.

Life In Berlin: Eurovision In Berlin, 2015

May 14, 2015
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The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most widely watched non-sporting events in the world. In fact, some call it the European World Cup for music. Berlin is the home of many fans and is filled with opportunities to watch the show with others.

“The idea is that each country can send an entry and song to this competition. This year, 40 countries participate and also as a guest Australia, because it’s the 60th Eurovision Song Contest.”

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NPR Specials: Berlin Journal Spring 2015

This week on NPR Specials, The American Academy In Berlin presents the Spring 2015 publication of The Berlin Journal. This episode will engage some writers and creators featured in the recently released magazine. Some of the featured content includes: The work of Sanford Biggers, the multi-medium artist whose works range from quilts and photographs to sculptures and installations. His work has been displayed internationally. Mary Jo Bang's poetry, and how she drew inspiration from the...
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