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Photos: Countering Violent Extremism Town Hall In Berlin

On May 21st, NPR Berlin 104,1 FM, in partnership with America Abroad Media, WHYY FM in Philadelphia, and The German Council on Foreign Relations, hosted "Countering Violent Extremism: An International Town Hall." Participants and panelists in Berlin and Philadelphia got to interactively discuss important issues like the threat of terrorist attacks and the isolation of Muslim communities through a live web-stream and questions on Twitter. Many thanks to Moderators Eleanor Beardsley (in Berlin)...
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Photos: Countering Violent Extremism Town Hall In Berlin

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NPR Berlin Staff

On May 21st, NPR Berlin 104,1 FM, in partnership with America Abroad Media, WHYY FM in Philadelphia, and The German Council on Foreign Relations, hosted "Countering Violent Extremism: An International Town Hall." Participants and panelists in Berlin and Philadelphia got to interactively discuss important issues like the threat of terrorist attacks and the isolation of Muslim communities through a live web-stream and questio

Life In Berlin: Being Vegan In Berlin

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Veganism is not a new lifestyle, but due to the recent popularity of animal-free products, Berlin is seen by some as a vegan paradise. Restaurants and bakeries that provide vegan alternatives to burgers, chicken nuggets, pizza, and cupcakes are easy to find.

But veganism is more than just about what one eats.

For Steffen Totz, one of the owners within the vegan collective Dr. Pogo, his choice stems from pacifism.

Cherry Bandora/Hadas Hinkis/Tabea Wachsmut

Berlin isn’t always all about techno. This weekend is actually the opposite, with a wide range of varied sounds hitting the streets as part of Karneval der Kulturen.

Cherry Bandora seems tailor-made for the festival. It’s an unexpected mix: An Israeli band, based in Berlin, playing underground hits from 60 years ago. Billed as oriental psychedelic surf, Cherry Bandora is just one of more than 100 bands and DJs playing the street festival around Blücherplatz between May 22 and 25.

3 Things To Do In Berlin This Weekend

May 18, 2015
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A few events to consider this weekend in Berlin:

Friday, May 22nd

Impressionism - Expressionism: Turning Point in Art

This comprehensive exhibition will trace the similarities and differences between the two movements and examine their enduring popularity.

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After a year that has seen some 1,800 migrants drown in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe— including more than one thousand over a few days last month— the European Commission unveiled Wednesday a European plan to deal with immigration, calling for a system of national quotas to resettle refugees that has won Germany’s support.

As things stand, refugees are the responsibility of the country in which they land, often Italy or Greece, which are straining under the burden of a migrant surge.

NPR Specials: Failing As Opportunity

May 18, 2015
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This week on NPR Specials: Last month, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the John F. Kennedy Atlantic Forum brought together an incredible group of political, business, and entrepreneurial minds to discuss the similarities and differences between the way American leaders and German leaders handle success and failure.

Monika Müller-Kroll

It's an unusual sight. A very petit, elderly woman shares the stage with two rappers. They perform a Jewish partisan song at the Peace Festival in Berlin.

Life In Berlin: Eurovision In Berlin, 2015

May 14, 2015
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The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most widely watched non-sporting events in the world. In fact, some call it the European World Cup for music. Berlin is the home of many fans and is filled with opportunities to watch the show with others.

“The idea is that each country can send an entry and song to this competition. This year, 40 countries participate and also as a guest Australia, because it’s the 60th Eurovision Song Contest.”

Life In Berlin: Cassegrain In Depth

May 11, 2015
Alex Curley

This is the deep organic sound of Berlin based techno duo Cassegrain.

"Hi, we're Cassegrain. I'm Alex..."

"...and I'm Hüseyin."

The two musicians, Alex Tsiridis and Hüseyin Evirgen, met in 2008 at the Red Bull Academy in Barcelona and began collaborating remotely. After a while of sending files back and forth and producing during short term studio visits, they went in on a studio in Berlin. This really solidified the Cassegrain sound.

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This week on NPR Specials: Intelligence Squared UK brings together four political heavyweights to discuss the recent elections in the United Kingdom before the dust settles: Members of Parliament Margaret Hodge and Jessee Norman, constitutional expert Vernon Bogdanor, and The Times columnist Alice Thompson. 

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NPR Specials: Failing As Opportunity

This week on NPR Specials: Last month, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft and the John F. Kennedy Atlantic Forum brought together an incredible group of political, business, and entrepreneurial minds to discuss the similarities and differences between the way American leaders and German leaders handle success and failure. Moderated by former CNN Chief Anchor Jim Clancy and featuring panelists such as Demandware Founder Stephan Schambach and Chattanooga, Tennessee Mayor Andrew Berke, the panel...
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