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Life In Berlin: International Women's Day In Berlin

Mar 10, 2017
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International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women across the world; but some also use the day to agitate for change. There were protests globally and I caught up with some demonstrators at a march in Berlin.

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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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Cem Ödzemir, co-leader of Germany's Green Party is addressing hundreds of protesters in front of the Turkish embassy in Berlin. The case of Deniz Yücel, who was detained by Turkish authorities on February 14th, has outraged many politicians and journalists.

NPR Specials: Hamilton - A Story of US

Feb 27, 2017
Joan Marcus

This week on NPR Specials:

A Rerun of Hamilton: A Story of US, is a one hour special that features the voices of students, the Hamilton cast members, biographer Ron Chernow, the irresistible super hit Hamilton score, and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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The Vagina Monologues by playwright and activist Eve Ensler were first performed in 1994 in New York. Four years later, Ensler established V-Day to end violence against women and girls and to raise awareness and funds through benefit productions worldwide. The American Women's Club of Berlin will stage benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues this February. I talked with director Molly Moylan Brown.

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