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Life In Berlin: 'Meet The Brewer' In Mariendorf

Hana and Hugh Eckermann went to the "Meet the Brewer" event in Berlin-Mariendorf. They talked to three American craft brewing icons: Greg Koch, Sam Calagione and Bill Covaleski, who are presenting their special collaboration brew Saison du Buff.
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Life In Berlin: 'Meet The Brewer' In Mariendorf

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Hana & Hugh Eckermann

Hana and Hugh Eckermann went to the "Meet the Brewer" event in Berlin-Mariendorf. They talked to three American craft brewing icons: Greg Koch, Sam Calagione and Bill Covaleski, who are presenting their special collaboration brew Saison du Buff. 

Life In Berlin: Raw Wine in Kreuzberg

Nov 30, 2016
Susannah Edelbaum

At the Raw Wine Fair at Kreuzberg’s historic Markthalle Neun, hundreds of wine aficionados are tasting natural wines from dozens of vineyards. The winemakers have come in from France, Italy, Turkey, Austria, Eastern Europe, and of course all around Germany. According to Athénaïs de Béru of Château de Béru in Burgundy, France: 

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'Tis the season for festive Christmas markets and joyful holiday tunes! To get into the holiday spirit, we went to Weihnachtszauber at Gendarmenmarkt and asked Berliners: What is your favorite Christmas song?

CHRIS HORNBECKER

This week on NPR Specials:

Pink Martini's Joy To The World – A Holiday Spectacular

The internationally acclaimed “little orchestra" Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, hear a multi-denominational, multi-cultural jubilee, overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family. Hosted by All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro, and co-produced by OPB and Murray Street Productions.

Three Things To Do This Week

Nov 28, 2016
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Chernobyl: turning point or catalyst? Think through the role of nuclear energy since the reactor's meltdown in 1986 at the Heinrich Böll Stiftung's conference on Chernobyl Friday, December 2nd, at Schumannstraße 8. With live English translation. Tickets required. 

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Next January will mark two years since the minimum wage was introduced in Germany. Some economists feared that setting it at 8.50 euros an hour would lead to two main problems. I talked to Carsten Bronstrüp, spokesperson for the UVB (Unternehmensverbänder Berlin-Brandenburg), an employers’ association in the capital region.

"We saw the risk of job cuts, especially for the low skilled workers, and for price increases for consumers."

Susan Woosley

 

I met with Stevie Bloomquist, a loyal listener to NPR Berlin, in our NPR Berlin studios in Kreuzberg. 

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I met with Lorianna Paradise, artist, environmental activist, and NPR Berlin listener. 

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We asked out listeners to share their thoughts on Thanksgiving. I talked with Marc Jungnickel, a fellow journalist and NPR Berlin listener.

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. And this year, I am spending it away from home, in Berlin. I asked fellow students at CIEE's study abroad campus in Kreuzberg: What are your plans for Thanksgiving?

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NPR Special: Pink Martini's Joy To The World – A Holiday Spectacular

This week on NPR Specials: Pink Martini's Joy To The World – A Holiday Spectacular The internationally acclaimed “little orchestra" Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, hear a multi-denominational, multi-cultural jubilee, overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm your entire family. Hosted by All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro, and co-produced by OPB and Murray Street Productions. NPR Special:...
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Three Things To Do This Week

Chernobyl: turning point or catalyst? Think through the role of nuclear energy since the reactor's meltdown in 1986 at the Heinrich Böll Stiftung's conference on Chernobyl Friday, December 2nd, at Schumannstraße 8. With live English translation. Tickets required. Deutsche Bank's Mitte Kunsthalle at Unter den Linden 13 and London's Tate Modern team up to present the work of Indian artist Bhupen Khakhar. Khakhar is a key figure in modern Indian art, his figurative paintings layered with social...
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