Life In Berlin

Monika Mueller-Kroll, Lily Kelting, and Susannah Edelbaum present these features during Morning Edition and All Things Considered at...

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Life In Berlin: The Vegan Debate

Jan 18, 2017
Courtesy of Lily Kelting

It’s from the German magazine Brigitte, but it sounds almost like a headline from the parody website, The Onion: "Minister of Agriculture wants to ban vegan currywurst." But it’s not that Minister Christian Schmidt of the CSU wants to ban vegan currywurst exactly; just using the names of meat products —like schnitzel or wurst— to describe their vegan and vegetarian replacements.

Courtesy of Sudha David-Wilp

The Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States is just around the corner. It’s no secret that a majority of Germans believe his presidency will worsen the transatlantic relationship, with me is Sudha David-Wilp, senior fellow with the German Marshall Fund in Berlin.

Life In Berlin: Beer Purity Law Revisited

Jan 12, 2017
Hugh and Hana Eckermann

Hugh Eckermann: 2016 brought many changes to Berlin craft beer community.

Hana Eckermann: New craft beer bars and breweries were opening faster than ever before; craft beer events witnessed thousands of new beer lovers, and hundreds of new beers.

Courtesy of Imran Ayata

“It’s the first time in my life where I am witnessing how a country, a society, step by step drifts into a kind of absurd disaster," says Berlin-based writer Imran Ayata.

Life In Berlin: 'The Parachute Paradox,' Part Two

Jan 5, 2017
Courtesy of Steve Sabella

We’re back with Steve Sabella, a visual artist based here in Berlin. His new memoir describes living and working as a Palestinian in exile — and details, as he says, the condition of mental exile. He joined us in the studio recently to read from his book, The Parachute Paradox. Here is the prologue, which gives the book its title: