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Life In Berlin: The Face Of Beer

Hana and Hugh Eckermann recently visited IPA Bar in Berlin Neukölln to check out a show, ‘The Face of Beer,’ where a photographer is using beer in a very unique way.
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Life In Berlin: The Face Of Beer

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Hana and Hugh Eckermann.

Hana and Hugh Eckermann recently visited IPA Bar in Berlin Neukölln to check out a show, ‘The Face of Beer,’ where a photographer is using beer in a very unique way.

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Bavarian Governor Horst Seehofer has asked the government to address public concern about security and immigration after four attacks in Southern Germany. Three of the attacks were carried out by recent immigrants. We asked people at Pariser Platz: Should Germany change its immigration policy?

"They did not exactly know what awaits them, but meanwhile they decided to do what they do best: Song, dance, humor. And it turned out to be this all gave so much strength and survival will to their fellow inmates,” says Russian Jewish composer Sergei Dreznin about Theresienstadt.  This former ghetto, 30 miles north of Prague, was considered a “model” camp during World War II, where Nazis imprisoned some of the most talented Jewish artists.

Mujahid Kazmi

“The most important thing I have to say, in our culture, you must follow your elder, mostly your parents,” says Mujahid Kazmi who left his home in Parachinar, Pakistan near the Afghan border when he was sixteen and arrived in Berlin in the summer of 2015. “After five-year war in the city, the two Shia and Sunni and then Taliban get a part, and then the war become bigger in this.”

Three Things To Do This Week

Jul 25, 2016
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A few things to keep in mind this week:

Berlin Beer Week has arrived: Head to their website for the full range of happenings from tap takeovers to workshops to food pairings. There’s pretty much any beer-related event you can imagine - including a tasting in a pitch black room. The festival runs until July 30th.

A Syrian man whose asylum request had been denied by German officials used an explosives-laden backpack to kill himself and wound 12 other people near a concert in southern Germany. Police are still trying to unravel the motives for the 27-year-old's action.

From Berlin, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports:

Life In Berlin: Mom, Dad, I'm Asexual

Jul 22, 2016
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Berlin is a city where all forms of sexual expression are well represented, that much is obvious. But what is perhaps less known is that the city is also a haven for people who don’t want to have any sex, at all. 

A shooting at a shopping mall in Munich has left at least 10 people dead, including the alleged attacker, and at least 27 people injured, the Munich police say.

Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said at a press conference Saturday that the suspect was an 18-year-old German-Iranian man born and raised in Munich, armed with a handgun.

A search of the suspect's home turned up "no evidence" of links to the Islamic State group.

The suspect had no criminal record and his motive is unknown, Andrae said in an earlier press conference.

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“I would not vote for Donald Trump, and furthermore, I am not worried about him actually being elected President of the United States,” says Cieran Rockwell, an American expat and former politics student who lives in Berlin, where he owns a small specialty food business with his partner.

Mujahid Kazmi

Mujahid Kazmi is from Parachinar, Pakistan and was among the thousands of refugees who arrived in Berlin last summer. Since then, he’s found a new life.

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This week on NPR Specials: In a replay of "Democracy's Failure to Perform," according to political scientist Francis Fukuyama, American Academy's Spring 2016 Bierich Distinguished Visitor, democracy has been doing poorly around the world in recent years: The political breakdown occurring in many regions across the globe, the failure of governments to provide citizens with basic services, and the consequences of widespread political corruption. Fukuyama argues that in order for democracies to...
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A few things to keep in mind this week: Berlin Beer Week has arrived: Head to their website for the full range of happenings from tap takeovers to workshops to food pairings. There’s pretty much any beer-related event you can imagine - including a tasting in a pitch black room. The festival runs until July 30th.
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