Top Stories

Maren Demant

Life In Berlin: Maren Demant

On Oranienstrasse, in the heart of Kreuzberg, photographer Maren Demant waits, ready, camera in hand to capture the faces of pedestrians who pass by. When an individual catches the young photographer’s attention, she asks to take their photo. This is part of one of her ongoing projects: Oranienstrasse. It’s a body of work that depicts the cultural diversity of Berlin on one of the city’s more well known streets. "When I felt attracted to someone, I was asking if I could take their picture....
Read More
Dmitri Haller

When a friend of his suggested volunteering at the NPR Berlin Easter Egg Hunt, Theo Sands happily agreed - little knowing what he was getting in to! Upon arriving at the appointed meeting point, Theo was recruited on the spot as the Easter Bunny…and not just that, but as event Emcee, Greeter, Games Master and a sought-after Photo Opportunity for fans both young and old. Needless to say, Theo demonstrated the qualities NPR Berlin has come to cherish in all its volunteers - enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility and versatility - and the list certainly doesn’t stop there!

Life In Berlin: Maren Demant

Apr 23, 2015
Maren Demant

  

On Oranienstrasse, in the heart of Kreuzberg, photographer Maren Demant waits, ready, camera in hand to capture the faces of pedestrians who pass by. When an individual catches the young photographer’s attention, she asks to take their photo. This is part of one of her ongoing projects: Oranienstrasse. It’s a body of work that depicts the cultural diversity of Berlin on one of the city’s more well known streets.

Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest bank, has been fined $2.5 billion by U.S. and U.K. regulators for trying to manipulate the so-called LIBOR rate, a benchmark for interbank loans, which in turn is used to set interest rates on everything from credit card debt to mortgages.

The German bank is one of eight financial institutions, including Swiss-based UBS and the Royal Bank of Scotland, that were caught up in the scandal, which involved dozens of traders and managers and spanned a four-year period from 2005-2009.

3 Things To Do In Berlin This Weekend

Apr 20, 2015
DRAGAN SIMICEVIC / ENGLISH THEATRE BERLIN

A few things to keep in mind for the coming week: 

Wednesday April 22 - Friday April 24 at Urban Spree.

 

A MAZE. / Berlin Independent Video Game Festival

 

A MAZE. / Berlin Independent Video Game Festival brings together international independent game developers, digital creators and game enthusiast in Berlin. A MAZE. / Berlin is also a public festival with a musical lineup, an exhibition of experimental independent video games, virtual reality experiences and interactive installations.

AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images

This week on NPR Specials, America Abroad travels to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Pakistan to talk to individuals and organizations working to change laws and change minds about child marriage. Every year, 15 million girls are forced into marriage, many of them before they turn 15. It's a practice that happens across cultures and across religions, resulting in poverty, health issues, and a lack of education for girls worldwide. These issues, and related consequences, are taken up in this week's NPR Special. 

Dirk Bleicker

Authors from Israel and Germany write about each others countries in a new book. Wir Vergessen Nicht, Wir Gehen Tanzen , or "We don't forget, we go dancing," is an anthology by writers mainly in their 30s and 40s.

The idea for this book came to author Norbert Kron in 2008, when German and Israeli writers played a soccer match in Tel Aviv:

Saying that Google has abused its dominant position in the search market "by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping product," the European Commission has sent a list of antitrust charges to the search giant. The European Union has also opened a new inquiry into the Android mobile system.

"I am concerned that the company has given an unfair advantage to its own comparison shopping service" and broken European law, says the EU commissioner in charge of competition policy, Margrethe Vestager.

courtesy of Intelligence Squared UK

This week on NPR Specials: Four heavyweight international political figures, including Pakistan’s ex-President Musharraf, have a fierce debate  on Intelligence Squared UK over the motion “the war on terror was the right response to 9/11.”

Novelist Günter Grass, the Nobel laureate who is perhaps best known for his novel The Tin Drum and who shocked his country when he revealed in 2006 that he had been a member of the Waffen SS in the last months of World War II, has died. Grass was 87.

The news was announced by his publisher, Steidl Verlag, in a statement on its website. The publisher said Grass died at a clinic in the town of Lübeck, Germany. It did not provide a cause of death.

NPR Berlin - Your Key Local Voice

Apr 10, 2015

Against the backdrop of Berlin’s vibrant and multicultural landscape, NPR Berlin 104,1 FM serves as the nucleus of an English-speaking community that is both passionate about life in Berlin and hungry to connect to the wider world.

NPR Berlin 104,1 FM relies solely on private funding to finance both our station and cultural programming. Your financial support enables us to expand our media offerings to engage you, to stimulate unexpected conversation, and to provide a forum for new and existing voices to be heard in Berlin and beyond.

Pages

NPR Specials

AMOS GUMULIRA/AFP/Getty Images

NPR Specials: America Abroad - Saving Innocence: The Global Fight to End Child Marriage

This week on NPR Specials, America Abroad travels to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nepal, and Pakistan to talk to individuals and organizations working to change laws and change minds about child marriage. Every year, 15 million girls are forced into marriage, many of them before they turn 15. It's a practice that happens across cultures and across religions, resulting in poverty, health issues, and a lack of education for girls worldwide. These issues, and related consequences, are taken up in this...
Read More

Podcasts & RSS Feeds

Get NPR Berlin content