Monika Müller-Kroll

Reporter, Life in Berlin

Monika Müller-Kroll is a freelance radio producer and author who has lived in Amsterdam, London, and Los Angeles. She has been a reporter for the "Life in Berlin" series on NPR Berlin since 2007. 

Monika has filed radio reports for German Public Radio, such as Deutschlandradio Kultur, Bayerischer Rundfunk, and Radio Bremen, as well as BBC World-Service and NPR's Day to Day. In 2005, she won the RIAS Berlin Kommission radio award for her essays "Berlin Impressions." 

Apart from radio, Monika's passion is drawing cats. In 2003, her work formed part of the group exhibition “The Cat Show” at Acme Gallery in Los Angeles.  Three years ago, the Parisian publisher Ialou released the first edition of Mittens & Gloves, a collection of Monika's cat drawings. She is originally from Kulmbach, Germany.

Courtesy of Benjamin Steinitz

"If there is not the signal that people will interfere, the same will happen again."

Benjamin Steinitz refers to anti-Semitic harassment. Steinitz is the coordinator of RIAS, the Department for Research and Information on Anti-Semitism.

Courtesy of Martin Klingst

Last Friday, Chancellor Merkel and President Trump had their first face-to-face meeting at the White House in Washington D.C. I talked with Martin Klingst, Senior Political Correspondent for Die Zeit about their meeting and current German U.S. relations.

Monika Müller-Kroll for NPR Berlin

What is a teenager's take on migration and displacement? How do they view newcomers? What is their definition of home?

"I think in my school, a lot of people have different homes, and maybe some people don’t even feel at home where they live, like in Berlin here."

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German journalist Holger Stark spent almost 4 years in Washington D.C. as a correspondent for the news magazine Der Spiegel. During this time, he reported on a Tea Party summit in Des Moines, Iowa. The year was 2015 and Donald Trump was a guest speaker. Stark was among a small group of journalists who met Trump after his speech.

Polizei Berlin

A couple of weeks ago American student Parker Spall was coming home from a club in Mitte. He tried to catch a train at Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Park. Spall and his friend were walking along the platform of the U-Bahn station and then:

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