Life In Berlin

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Juergen Schadeberg

Photographer Jürgen Schadeberg has lived all over the world: France, Spain, England, the United States, and he's spent over three decades in South Africa.

Recently, the 81 year-old has moved back to his birthplace, Berlin.

"I wanted to come back to Europe. I see myself first and foremost as a European, so now I am living in Berlin. It really has to do with my work, with my photography. Sometimes photographers have to keep on moving to keep a fresh eye and fresh perceptions of their environment.

Behind The Scenes Look At NPR's Election Coverage

Nov 1, 2012

With only 5 days until the US Presidential Election, we have a behind the scenes look at the NPR studio that’s hosting 7 hours of live coverage on November 6th. The host of our video is Arnie Seipel, perhaps a familiar voice to 104,1 listeners; Arnie delivers the daily weather forecasts on NPR Berlin.

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"Halloween is the perfect opportunity to put on a costume and be the person that you either think you are supposed to be, or the person you want people to see you as. That's what Americans do."

Elle Johnson is visiting Berlin from Los Angeles. It's the end of October, and she loves Halloween.

I grew up in Europe, so I have to ask.

"What's the big deal with Halloween?"

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Anouschka Pearlman / NPR Berlin

Memphis, Tennesssee, the city known as the home of the blues and birthplace of Rock ‘n' Roll, has found its way to Berlin.

Guitars, films, and memorabilia tell the story of Beale Street, Sun Records, and Stax Records at the “Memphis Exhibition Berlin,” housed at the Gibson Showroom in Spittelmarkt. 

Berliners Clemens Gubernath and Jacqueline Mende organized the exhibition.

"I was interested in showing how this music was connected to social life and civil rights and influenced generations all over the world," Gubernath says.

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Berlin has a new playground for people who get their thrills from heights and climbing.

BergWerk, which translates loosely to "mining pit," offers the biggest indoor high ropes course in Europe, located in parts of a multiplex theater in Berlin-Hellersdorf.