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Life In Berlin: Hans Bilger On Donau115

Tucked away in Neukölln, Donau115 is as unassuming as it is charming. Within 30 square meters, you’ll find both a bar and a performance space. Donau115 is always packed in the evenings with a quiet and dedicated crowd anticipating a night of musical experimentation. Hans Bilger, an American jazz bassist, considers the venue a favorite spot in Berlin for jazz. "It’s on Donaustrasse and it’s great because it’s this old insurance brokerage that they took this small front room, gutted it, didn’t...
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Prosecutors in Duesseldorf, Germany, say Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight FU 9525, who appears to have deliberately crashed the plane carrying 150 people into the French Alps, concealed a medical condition from his employers.

Life In Berlin: Hans Bilger On Donau115

Mar 26, 2015
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Tucked away in Neukölln, Donau115 is as unassuming as it is charming.  Within 30 square meters, you’ll find both a bar and a performance space.  Donau115 is always packed in the evenings with a quiet and dedicated crowd anticipating a night of musical experimentation. Hans Bilger, an American jazz bassist, considers the venue a favorite spot in Berlin for jazz.

Updated at 3:15 p.m. ET

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 appears to have deliberately crashed the plane carrying 150 people into the French Alps after the pilot had left the cockpit, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said at a news conference Thursday.

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Watch out Bordeaux, here come the wines of Berlin!

Daniel Mayer is taking his pruning shears to a thick tangle of vines. “We are here in the middle of Berlin in the vineyard and we’re just pruning at this time so we get a good wine in the harvest,” he says.

3 Things To Do In Berlin This Weekend

Mar 25, 2015

A few things to keep in mind for this weekend:

Friday, March 27 -  Monday, April 6

Festtage 2015 

International opera stars and the state orchestra "Staatskapelle Berlin" come together to turn the Schiller Theater into a special venue for classical music. The opera productions this year focus on Richard Wagner. 

Saturday, March 28

Neu West Berlin Closing Party

We're learning more this morning about some of those people onboard Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 that crashed Tuesday with 150 people onboard. The passengers were from at least 15 countries, including the U.S.

Here is some of what we know about them.

An American And Her Daughter

The Americans on the flight were identified as Yvonne Selke and her daughter, Emily Selke, of Nokesville, Va.

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An Airbus A320 aircraft operated by Germanwings, Lufthansa's low-cost subsidiary, crashed in the French Alps today, likely killing all 150 people on board, French officials said. Germanwings said Flight 4U 9525 was traveling from Barcelona, Spain, to Duesseldorf, Germany.

As night fell on the area, French authorities called off the search operations.

Anne Frank Zentrum / Swen Rudolph

"Can you imagine Berlin without Turks, without Arabs? What a sad place it would be. What would we eat?"

Esra Özyürek is a political anthropologist. She is in Berlin to talk about her book Being German, Becoming Muslim, a topic she got interested in when she was a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin 9 years ago.

NPR Specials: Climate One - Settled Science

Mar 23, 2015
Ellen Cohan

This week on NPR Specials: Many people in the scientific community believe that if they explain their work more clearly, such as with better graphs, then people would understand and environmental issues could be more readily resolved. But realities about carbon pollution are clouded with information, misinformation, and doubt. How do scientists effectively fight back?

Lamya Kaddor, a German-Syrian religious studies teacher and expert on Islam, was horrified to learn in 2013 that five of her former students had departed Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria.

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NPR Specials: Climate One - Settled Science

This week on NPR Specials: Many people in the scientific community believe that if they explain their work more clearly, such as with better graphs, then people would understand and environmental issues could be more readily resolved. But realities about carbon pollution are clouded with information, misinformation, and doubt. How do scientists effectively fight back? This episode of Climate One tackles the facts and fantasies of clean energy, covering such subject matter as using satellites...
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