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Life In Berlin: How To Make Beer Like A Parasite

Hana Eckermann: Bierlieb in Berlin - Friedrichshain announced a Parasite Produktions beer tasting and we are eager to find out what is the story behind this unusual project. Richie Hodges: We're also in a scene in Berlin right now that although is growing and budding and doing wonderful craft beer, has maybe become a little bit stagnant in the last six months to a year. We thought, "and let's just shake it up a little bit and try something new." It's Berlin, be creative, push the edge a...

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Life In Berlin: Turning Machine Learning Into Art

Life In Berlin: How To Make Beer Like A Parasite

Apr 28, 2017
Hugh & Hana Eckermann

Hana Eckermann: Bierlieb in Berlin - Friedrichshain announced a Parasite Produktions beer tasting and we are eager to find out what is the story behind this unusual project.

Richie Hodges: We're also in a scene in Berlin right now that although is growing and budding and doing wonderful craft beer, has maybe become a little bit stagnant in the last six months to a year. We thought, "and let's just shake it up a little bit and try something new." It's Berlin, be creative, push the edge a little bit.

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In Turkey’s recent referendum, 51% of voters were in favor of expanding Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s presidential powers. The narrow margin of victory, combined with repressive tactics by Turkey’s ruling AK party prior to the election, led to two broad implications. First, Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party, has called for the referendum to be voided, citing voting irregularities. Second, that is was Turkish expats that swung the vote in Erdogan’s favor.

Life In Berlin: Turning Machine Learning Into Art

Apr 26, 2017
Photo by Gianmarco Bresaola / Courtesy of James Bridle and NOME

British artist and writer James Bridle is — like many of us — trying to make sense of the overlap between digital technology and lived experience. His previous projects have tackled drones and their hidden targets and clouds and the weather. His latest show at Berlin’s NOME Gallery handles the phenomenon of self-driving cars.

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Centrist Emmanuel Macron won France's first-round presidential election, with far right-candidate Marine Le Pen in close second, leaving behind the mainstream candidates. Macron and Le Pen will face each other in the run-off election on May 7. We wanted to know what Berliners think about the outcome of the first round vote?

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Cities are leading the way in the greening of America’s economy. From urban parks and farms to microgrids and living buildings, dynamic urban planning can adapt to changing coastlines and severe weather delivered by a volatile climate. But there’s a risk that green-living innovations become solely the domain of a privileged urban elite.

Three Things To Do This Week

Apr 24, 2017
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A few things to keep in mind this week:

It's Gallery Weekend! From the 28th through 30th there will be more vernissages and well-dressed art world visitors in Berlin than you ever thought possible. See the website or grab a map to make a plan...or just saunter along Potsdamer Straße and see what you see.

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Turkish President Erdogan has narrowly won a historic referendum that greatly expands his powers. Some support came from Germany, where a majority of German Turks voted yes for the new presidential system. Turkey's main opposition party questions the validity of Erdogan's small victory. We wanted to know how Berliners view the results of the Turkish Referendum.

Life In Berlin: Pulse of Europe

Apr 18, 2017
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A couple thousand pro-European Union demonstrators peacefully gathered at Gendarmenmarkt on Sunday afternoon for speeches, music, and in this instance, rallying around the general theme of France, ahead of that country's election. Various speakers, from Hungary, France, Britain, Germany, and more, took the mic to expound on the importance of unity for Europe. Attendees at the Pulse of Europe demo, Berlin's ninth, gave various reasons for waving the EU flag at this non-partisan, citizens' initiative.

Three Things To Do This Week

Apr 17, 2017
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A few things to keep in mind this week:

April 22nd is World Record Store Day! Time to show your local indie record shop some love before it disappears forever. Participating shops will host in store concerts and celebrate new releases. 

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‘America first!’ Donald Trump hammered out this message over and again in his inauguration speech a week ago today. He promised tariffs, a crackdown on immigration, and a restoration of American military might. He entered the White House as the least popular incoming president in 40 years.

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A Note From NPR Berlin 104,1 FM

Today we’re sharing the news that NPR is shifting its role with NPR Berlin. At NPR Berlin, NPR is currently both the content provider and the station operator. This is the only station NPR operates anywhere in the world and going forward NPR would like to focus its efforts in Berlin solely as a content provider. We anticipate this change will go into effect on July 31.

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NPR Specials: Does Greening The Economy Leave Some People Behind?

This week on NPR Specials: Cities are leading the way in the greening of America’s economy. From urban parks and farms to microgrids and living buildings, dynamic urban planning can adapt to changing coastlines and severe weather delivered by a volatile climate. But there’s a risk that green-living innovations become solely the domain of a privileged urban elite.

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Three Things To Do This Week

A few things to keep in mind this week: It's Gallery Weekend ! From the 28th through 30th there will be more vernissages and well-dressed art world visitors in Berlin than you ever thought possible. See the website or grab a map to make a plan...or just saunter along Potsdamer Straße and see what you see.

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