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Life In Berlin: Charlottenburg Couple Celebrates 400 Years of Shakespeare

2016 is Shakespeare 400: April marks the 400 year anniversary of the Bard’s death, and major cultural institutions are marking the occasion from Warsaw to Dubai. The Folger Shakespeare Library is sending the First Folio out on an American tour, and King’s College is planning Shakespearean events all over the UK. From plays to lectures, it’s a worldwide, year-long party for lovers of William Shakespeare. In Berlin, no one fits that label like Heather Betts and Brett Dean. These two high...
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2016 is Shakespeare 400: April marks the 400 year anniversary of the Bard’s death, and major cultural institutions are marking the occasion from Warsaw to Dubai.

Susan Woosley

On March 27, 2016, NPR Berlin celebrated Easter Sunday by hosting its Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Tiergarten Park, Berlin. Susan Woosley, the Marketing & Operations Manager of Friends of NPR Berlin, recollects what happened:  

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Cultural institutions have a moral responsibility, believes Leon Botstein, President of Bard College. The prominent conductor and scholar has been leading the American liberal arts college for more than forty years. 

“Given the migration crisis, the question becomes that among the displaced populations, are people at an age where education makes a huge difference?" asks Botstein. 

Botstein himself has experienced displacement as the son of Jewish immigrants from Europe. 

NPR Specials: American RadioWorks – King’s Last March

Apr 25, 2016
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"And somebody's got to have the nerve, however difficult it is, to say, 'America, I love you so much that I'm going to tell you when you're wrong.'"

 

This week on NPR Specials:

American RadioWorks host Stephen Smith explores the timeline that led to Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. Although King remains as one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America, he wasn't viewed as such in the last year of his life. 

Three Things To Do This Week

Apr 25, 2016
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A few things to keep in mind this week: 

Tuesday nights belong to WE ARE NOT GEMÜSED, Neukölln’s finest vegetable-themed open stage comedy! This English comedy performs every Tuesday night at Sameheads Bar, Richardstraße 10.

NPR Berlin Contest Winners

Apr 21, 2016
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Congratulations to our three grand prize contest winners during NPR Berlin's April 2016 10th Anniversary celebration:

A New Season Of Berlin Stories

Apr 19, 2016
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As of Monday, April 18th, NPR 104,1 FM's Berlin Stories began a new season of short stories and essays about the ever-changing city, read aloud by the writers who wrote them.

Anna Winger, an American novelist who resides in Berlin, created Berlin Stories back in 2009. She yearned to give less well-known artists a platform to share their appreciation and experiences of the city. Since then, over 100 Berlin Stories have been produced on-air and online. 

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This week on NPR Specials:

Three Things To Do This Week

Apr 18, 2016
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A few things to keep in mind this week: 

Check out Berlin’s International Games Week, hosting events like "Gamefest" at the Computer Games Museum; "Womanize!," an action day for young women in the tech business; and "A Maze," an exhibit about the artistic side of games. International Games Week Berlin takes place in 16 different locations throughout Berlin and runs until Sunday, April 24th.

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Marcel Fratzscher sees Germany drifting apart. The image of a Germany, where economic growth trickles down to everybody, no longer exists, says Fratzscher, head of the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin. 

“Social mobility [and] equality of opportunity today is in Germany, as low as it is in the United States,” Fratzscher comments. 

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NPR Specials: American RadioWorks – King’s Last March

"And somebody's got to have the nerve, however difficult it is, to say, 'America, I love you so much that I'm going to tell you when you're wrong.'" This week on NPR Specials: American RadioWorks host Stephen Smith explores the timeline that led to Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. Although King remains as one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America, he wasn't viewed as such in the last year of his life. Exactly a year before King was assassinated, he gave a speech in New...
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Three Things To Do This Week

A few things to keep in mind this week: Tuesday nights belong to WE ARE NOT GEMÜSED, Neukölln’s finest vegetable-themed open stage comedy! This English comedy performs every Tuesday night at Sameheads Bar, Richardstraße 10. The 12th edition of Gallery Weekend Berlin is coming up. It’s one of the city's highlights when it comes to contemporary art. 20,000 art lovers from around the world are expected to visit Berlin this weekend! Opening exhibitions will be happening in over 50 galleries...
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