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Life In Berlin: A Magazine Makes Syrian Women's Voices Heard

Yasmine Merei was about to start her master's degree in linguistics in Syria when the revolution began. The ongoing bombing destroyed her hometown Homs and forced her to move to safer areas inside Syria.
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Yasmine Merei was about to start her master's degree in linguistics in Syria when the revolution began. The ongoing bombing destroyed her hometown Homs and forced her to move to safer areas inside Syria.

NPR Specials: Hamilton - A Story of US

Jun 28, 2016
Joan Marcus

This week on NPR Specials: Hamilton: A Story of US is a one hour Fourth of July holiday special that features the voices of students, the Hamilton cast members, biographer Ron Chernow, the irresistible super hit Hamilton score, and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Life In Berlin: The Future Of Funerals

Jun 27, 2016
Andreas Bargel

This is what most people probably imagine a funeral sounds like: Melancholic organ music reverberating through a cavernous church. But given that 62 percent of Berliners do not officially belong to a church anymore, death and funerals are starting to change.

Three Things To Do This Week

Jun 27, 2016
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A few things to keep in mind this week:

Lily Kelting

The latest action from the controversial group, the Center for Political Beauty, is pure agitprop. It’s not only provocative - it’s also complicated.

Monika Müller-Kroll

So far, the European Championships have been okay for German football fans. Two wins, one draw - and after beating Northern Ireland one to zero, Jogi Löw’s team has met their first challenge: To win their group.

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NPR Berlin Question of the Week: This Thursday, the voters of Great Britain will decide to stay in the European Union or to leave, commonly referred to as “Brexit.” Will Britain actually leave the EU? We asked Berliners on Bergmannstrasse in Kreuzberg what they think:

Two NPR Specials: Climate One And Breaking Fashion

Jun 20, 2016
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This week on NPR Specials:

In this episode of Climate One’s National Magazine, we are going to extreme ends of the climate change debate…and action. While most of us are still comfortable sitting in the center - perhaps accepting the science, but not doing much about it – there are some organizations and individuals who are willing to jump off a bridge to convince us of the peril we face. And there are others who are using misinformation and deception to try to sow doubt in our minds about whether there is any problem at all. 

NPR Berlin Question Of The Week: Who Will Be The Next American President?

Jun 17, 2016
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NPR Berlin Question of the Week: The presumptive nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are marching toward their party conventions in July. Americans and Berliners are keeping a close eye on this presidential campaign, and here’s what Berliners have to say about who they believe will be elected in November:

Gayla Feierman

The 9th Berlin Biennale, curated by New York based media collective DIS, can feel a bit self-congratulatory. So it’s fitting that the refrain of the first musical number of the Biennale performance, “How to DISappear in America,” is just:

“DIS DIS DIS, DIS DIS DIS , DIS DIS DIS .”

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NPR Specials: Hamilton - A Story of US

This week on NPR Specials: Hamilton: A Story of US is a one hour Fourth of July holiday special that features the voices of students, the Hamilton cast members, biographer Ron Chernow, the irresistible super hit Hamilton score, and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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