Life In Berlin

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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.

Beer Journal With Hana And Hugh Eckermann

Mar 17, 2017
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Hana Eckermann: We are in Berlin-Mariendorf witnessing the Stone IPA Madness.

Hugh Eckermann: This festival of German IPA's is presenting 25 beers from 17 breweries from all over Germany.

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."

Diethild Meier

There have been many blue books produced by the British Parliament since the 15th century. But one in particular is The Blue Book. It’s a 212-page document from 1918. It's actually titled  Report On the Natives of South-West Africa And Their Treatment By Germany. It’s a collection of 47 sworn testimonies and other reports, assembled to prove that Germany should cede control of its colonies to British South Africa.

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Recently, Germany’s Federal Statistics Office released a report on poverty in the country, and the numbers are concerning. The office estimates that 15.7% of the population live below the official poverty threshold, the largest percentage since reunification. This is despite record low unemployment.

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