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.

Culinary Cinema/Chefs of the Culinary Cinema 2017

The smell of chili cheese nachos and Allgäuer Kässpätzle linger in the cold air at Joseph-von-Eichendorff-Gasse, close to the Berlinale Palast. The alley is lined with food trucks that offer quality international street food. The collaboration between the Culinary Cinema, Berlin’s Markthalle Neun, and Slow Food has become a fixture in recent years at the International Film Festival. 

M. Rentsch/UNHCR

“Germany provided very strong leadership and took principled and very practical measures and was very coherent in its approach to asylum seekers and refugees arriving in Europe in 2015 and 2016.”

Katharina Lumpp has been assisting and protecting refugees for more than 20 years. Since December 2015, she is the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Germany. Apart from showing leadership, says Lumpp, Germany is also...

Annette Hornischer/American Academy in Berlin

23 years after the founding of the American Academy in Berlin, author and journalist, Kati Marton, believes its existence is more important than ever.

Courtesy of Anthea Kreston

Violinist Anthea Kreston is not a person to sit back and observe life.

“I like to dig in and feel all the excitement, the danger and the love. Every part of life I enjoy."

Alex Curley for NPR Berlin

The Women’s March on Washington, a protest against Donald Trump’s presidency, triggered hundreds of sister marches, Berlin among them. I talked with Elle Johnson, a TV writer and executive producer, who traveled from Los Angeles to Washington to participate in the Women’s March. In one of her recent Tweets she writes:

“I will attend as an act of protest because I am an educated black female liberal Hollywood elite feminist activist atheist."

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