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NPR Berlin Question Of The Week: What Party Will You Vote For?

On September 18th, Berliners go to the Polls to elect state and district representatives. These elections are held every five years and also mark the end of the legislative period, so the term of Berlin's Govering Mayor, Social Democrat Michael Müller, comes to an end as well. Just a few weeks before Berlin's state elections, we've asked residents of Friedrichshain: What party will you vote for?
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On September 18th, Berliners go to the Polls to elect state and district representatives. These elections are held every five years and also mark the end of the legislative period, so the term of Berlin's Govering Mayor, Social Democrat Michael Müller, comes to an end as well.

Just a few weeks before Berlin's state elections, we've asked residents of Friedrichshain: What party will you vote for?

Life In Berlin: The British Are Coming

Aug 25, 2016
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Initially there was shock when the world found out that Britain would leave the EU in a "Brexit."

That soon turned into panic in Berlin. In the first two weeks after the referendum, more British people applied for German citizenship than in the last four years combined.

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“Well, I don’t think there is a common fear," says Dr. Mazda Adli, an expert on stress and mood disorders.

"Fears and anxieties are something...very, very individual.”

NPR Specials: Breaking Fashion

Aug 23, 2016
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On Wednesday, June 15th, NPR Berlin hosted a panel discussing fashion, collaboration, and disruption called Breaking Fashion at ESMOD. Sven Helbig and Esther Perbandt discussed what it's like to work as a composer-designer duo, while Cameron Silver represented Los Angeles, Berlin's sister city.

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Rigaer Strasse 94, one of Friedrichshain’s last alternative housing projects, has made headlines since the beginning of the year. Police raids, demonstrations, and car burnings have polarized the city. After judge Nicola Herbst ruled a June 22nd raid unlawful, peace has been restored to the street.

Life In Berlin: The City Of Spies Never Dies

Aug 22, 2016
Tony Andrews

"Berlin has a long history of being at the epicenter of espionage. And not only during the Cold War: Just this year construction on the new BND (Bundesnachrichten Dienst) spy headquarters was completed in the city. But what is less well-known is that Berlin also has the highest number of private detectives of any German city.

"I’ve always been a great fan of Sherlock Holmes, cliché I know."

Three Things To Do This Week

Aug 22, 2016
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A few things to keep in mind this week:

Saturday, August 27th is the Long Night of Museums, a celebration of museums designed for night owls. Ever wanted to take a tour of the Jewish museum at midnight, or test drive a video game soundtrack trivia quiz at the Computer Game Museum? This is your night.

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Summer, a time for sunshine and vacation. Great for Berliners, not so great for pets.

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There are 28 sports in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. This year, golf and rugby are new additions to the program.

With the Olympics wrapping up this weekend, we asked Berlin residents at Arkonaplatz in Prenzlauer Berg: What's your favorite Olympic sport?

Monika Müller-Kroll

Christa and Fritz Dorgerloh have been married for 55 years. They celebrated with a nice dinner, a glass of wine and went on a walk through the beautiful Brandenburg countryside.

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NPR Specials: Breaking Fashion

On Wednesday, June 15th, NPR Berlin hosted a panel discussing fashion, collaboration, and disruption called Breaking Fashion at ESMOD. Sven Helbig and Esther Perbandt discussed what it's like to work as a composer-designer duo, while Cameron Silver represented Los Angeles, Berlin's sister city. This NPR Special will re-air on NPR Berlin on Saturday, September 27th at 19:00 and Monday,September 29th at 8:00.
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Three Things To Do This Week

A few things to keep in mind this week: Saturday, August 27th is the Long Night of Museums, a celebration of museums designed for night owls. Ever wanted to take a tour of the Jewish museum at midnight, or test drive a video game soundtrack trivia quiz at the Computer Game Museum? This is your night. It’s not just museums opening their doors: the German government is hosting open houses in most ministries this weekend, including the Federal Chancellery. The window into German political life...
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