KCRW Berlin Awarded License To Operate 104,1 Frequency

Today, the Media Authority of Berlin-Brandenburg (MABB) announced that KCRW Berlin has been awarded the license for the FM frequency at 104,1 MHz, currently known as NPR Berlin. We anticipate KCRW Berlin will begin operating this fall. After the transition, all future decisions regarding on air and online programming will be determined by KCRW Berlin. As previously announced , NPR is concluding its role as operator of the station and is transitioning to being a content provider. We are...

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KCRW Berlin Awarded License To Operate 104,1 Frequency

Sep 14, 2017

Today, the Media Authority of Berlin-Brandenburg (MABB) announced that KCRW Berlin has been awarded the license for the FM frequency at 104,1 MHz, currently known as NPR Berlin. We anticipate KCRW Berlin will begin operating this fall. After the transition, all future decisions regarding on air and online programming will be determined by KCRW Berlin.

Funky Berlin: The Young African Art Market Serves As A Gathering Place For World Musicians

May 12, 2017
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An orange crochet bucket hat bobs through the crowd. Calls of “Hey Jimmy!” follow him. He pauses to bump fists and shake hands. A drum is slung over his shoulder as he strolls through across the sandy beach at the Young African Art Market. His easy smile and demeanor are as cool as the March evening air.

Elisabeth Waller

"So I haven't seen her since the hospital, because I was away. So now I am back and I am very excited to see the baby today."

Elisabeth Waller volunteers with the Auntie Teams for Pregnant Refugee Women; an American initiative in cooperation with the Malteser Hilfsdienst. We are on our way to visit Maryam, her husband Javad and their newborn baby Elena.

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Khatol Sediq from the NGO Malteser Hilfsdienst sees integration as a two-way street.

She believes that people from different cultures can understand each other and also respect their differences. She says it's great to get to know other cultures and to share your own culture and values.

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39 year-old Emmanuel Macron will be the next French president. Independent Centrist Macron won the election with almost 66 percent of the vote over far-right, nationalist Marine Le Pen. In Kreuzberg, French café Le Canapé Rouge hosted a viewing party for the election and we asked some of the attendees, "How do you feel about the outcome of the French election?"

Molly Brown for NPR Berlin

Dr. Bettina Gaber is pretty busy this Monday afternoon. Every chair in the waiting room of her practice for gynecology and obstetrics is taken. Still, Dr. Gaber takes her time with a young woman from Afghanistan. She wants to remain anonymous - we'll call her Malia. Malia is expecting her third child.

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Today on NPR Specials:

On this edition of America Abroad, we see how Paris leads to new investments, laws, and efforts to combat climate change.

Courtesy of FrauenLoop

Whether you want to call it "Berlin Valley" or "Silicon Allee" Berlin is a hotspot for startups.

While the city tries to emulate Silicon Valley, some people worry about it copying one of the Valley's most objectionable characteristics — a lack of gender diversity.

Three Things To Do This Week

May 8, 2017
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A few things to keep in mind this week:

Re:publica is a juggernaut; one of the largest conferences about digital culture in the world. Seriously - everyone from hacktivists to Garry Kasparov will be there. This year's Love Out Loud iteration, at the STATION Berlin in Kreuzberg, runs through May 10th.

Life In Berlin: Warpigs Tap Takeover At Lager Lager

May 5, 2017
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Hugh Eckermann: Lager Lager, a unique combination growler station, bottle shop and tasting room in Berlin-Neukölln is frequently hosting amazing tap takeovers.

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Molly Brown for NPR Berlin

Life In Berlin: "Auntie" Teams for Pregnant Refugee Women, Part 1

Dr. Bettina Gaber is pretty busy this Monday afternoon. Every chair in the waiting room of her practice for gynecology and obstetrics is taken. Still, Dr. Gaber takes her time with a young woman from Afghanistan. She wants to remain anonymous - we'll call her Malia. Malia is expecting her third child.

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Monika Müller-Kroll for NPR Berlin

Life In Berlin: "Auntie" Teams for Pregnant Refugee Women, Part 2

Khatol Sediq from the NGO Malteser Hilfsdienst sees integration as a two-way street. She believes that people from different cultures can understand each other and also respect their differences. She says it's great to get to know other cultures and to share your own culture and values.

Read More
Elisabeth Waller

Life In Berlin: "Auntie" Teams for Pregnant Refugee Women, Part 3

"So I haven't seen her since the hospital, because I was away. So now I am back and I am very excited to see the baby today." Elisabeth Waller volunteers with the Auntie Teams for Pregnant Refugee Women; an American initiative in cooperation with the Malteser Hilfsdienst. We are on our way to visit Maryam, her husband Javad and their newborn baby Elena.

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