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Life In Berlin: Adrian Piper's "The Probable Trust Registry" Inspires Hard-Thinking And Conversation

Inside the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art, I’m standing at a desk with gold lettering above it that says, "I will always mean what I say."

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NPR Berlin Question Of The Week: What Makes Berlin So Attractive?

Mar 29, 2017
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Berlin remains one of Europe's top vacation spots. In 2016, the number of trips to Berlin increased by 2.7 percent. For the first time ever, the number of international visitors has surpassed five million people. We wanted to know, what draws people to the city? So we visited one of Berlin's popular spots, the East-Side Gallery.

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Inside the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum for Contemporary Art, I’m standing at a desk with gold lettering above it that says, "I will always mean what I say."

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NPR Specials: The Best Medicine For Breast Cancer

Mar 27, 2017
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This week on NPR Specials:

In The Best Medicine for Breast Cancer, doctors follow the stories of women whose lives changed after a mammogram or breast exam lead to the diagnosis of breast cancer. Breast cancer is a disease where women make choices regarding their care and we explore these options about mammography, surgery, and then chemotherapy, which is fortunately becoming more focused and targeted for individual women.

Kai Bienert

"If I sing (sings C major scale), you would probably be able to relate yourself to a scale that moves in a major scale of C major, or which ever scale that I am in."

This is Ramesh Vinakayam. He is in Berlin from Chennai, India to participate in the annual Maerzmusik festival.

Three Things To Do This Week

Mar 27, 2017
Bernd Uhlig

A few things to keep in mind this week:

If you look down your nose at Jägermeister, youll be in good company at the Destille Craft Sprits Festival this weekend at the Heeresbäckerei on Köpenicker Str. 16. It's two days devoted to tasting and talking about artisanal spirits - the first trade fair of this kind in Europe. The festival is April 1st through 2nd.

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"If there is not the signal that people will interfere, the same will happen again."

Benjamin Steinitz refers to anti-Semitic harassment. Steinitz is the coordinator of RIAS, the Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism.

Two men who were born in Germany but don't have German citizenship will be deported to countries in North Africa, where their parents immigrated from, over suspicions that they were planning a terrorist attack. German officials say it's the first time the government is making such a move.

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When Chancellor Merkel and President Trump met for the first time last week, the world was watching. Curious to find out how Berliner's responded, we went to Mitte to get some answers.

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A dilapidated, two-story clapboard house saved from demolition in Detroit might seem like an out-of-place addition to a backyard in Berlin-Wedding. But for American artist Ryan Mendoza, importing this little white house from the Midwest to his property in Germany was the only solution to save this piece of Civil Rights hero Rosa Parks' legacy.

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NPR Specials: The Best Medicine For Breast Cancer

This week on NPR Specials:

In The Best Medicine for Breast Cancer, doctors follow the stories of women whose lives changed after a mammogram or breast exam lead to the diagnosis of breast cancer. Breast cancer is a disease where women make choices regarding their care and we explore these options about mammography, surgery, and then chemotherapy, which is fortunately becoming more focused and targeted for individual women.

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Three Things To Do This Week

A few things to keep in mind this week:

If you look down your nose at Jägermeister, youll be in good company at the Destille Craft Sprits Festival this weekend at the Heeresbäckerei on Köpenicker Str. 16. It's two days devoted to tasting and talking about artisanal spirits - the first trade fair of this kind in Europe. The festival is April 1st through 2nd.

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