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We browse local news stories from Berlin every weekday morning and report them back in a succinct five-minute audio summary. In English.

We browse local news stories from Berlin every weekday morning and report them back in a succinct five-minute audio summary. In English.
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Germany

Description:

We browse local news stories from Berlin every weekday morning and report them back in a succinct five-minute audio summary. In English.

Language:

English

Contact:

+4915155005560


Episodes

25.05.2018 - Demonstration Weekend, GDPR, Flixbus Trains, Open Gardens

5/24/2018
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- Weekend full of demonstrations - GDPR becomes operative today - Flixbus expands railway business - Open Gardens weekend ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:06:23

24.05.2018 - Senate disputes Occupations, Vacancy Estimations, Fhain Fires, Cat Reunited

5/24/2018
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- Senate disputes on house occupations - Only estimations on vacant apartments in Berlin - More Fhain fires - Missing Cat reunited with owner after 18 years ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:06:13

23.05.2018 - AFD Counter Protests, Dry Weather, Retirement Home Killing

5/23/2018
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- Counter protests to AFD demo - Dry weather = forest fires - Retirement home resident kills roommate ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:05:14

22.05.2018 - House Occupations, Attempted Robbery, Dry May

5/22/2018
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- Activists occupy empty houses, get evicted by police - Attempted robbery at Karneval der Kulturen - Dry May is threatening Berlin’s flora ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:06:30

18.05.2018 - Kita Krise, Speed Cameras, Weekend Events, Meth Discovery

5/18/2018
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- KITA KRISE demo rescheduled - New speed cameras - Big weekend events - Human smuggling raid leads to Crystal Meth discovery ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:05:57

17.05.2018 - Homeless Housing, Construction App, Ride of Silence, Drug Deaths

5/17/2018
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- Offers for homeless are failing - Construction app - Ride of Silence - Drug related death statistics ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:06:18

16.05.2018 - Human Smugglers, Suspected Arsonists injured, Hartz IV Minors, Ramadan

5/16/2018
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- Human smuggling raid - Burn victim suspected arsonist - 1 in 3 Berlin minors receive social benefits - Ramadan begins ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:05:52

15.05.2018 - Kadterschmiede, Car Arson, Unlicensed Taxi Driver, Ledvance

5/15/2018
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- Kadterschmiede remains - Cars burned in Prenzlauer Berg - Unlicensed taxi driver - Ledvance will remain open ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:05:45

14.05.2018 - Walk of Care, Eating Disorder Numbers, Chefs and Waiters Agreement, Xenophobic Incidents

5/14/2018
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- Walk of Care - High Eating Disorder numbers in Berlin and Brandenburg - Labor agreement for chefs and waiters - Racist and Anti-Semitic incidents ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:05:49

11.05.2018 - Bike Race, Book Burning Commemoration, Knife Argument 1, Knife Argument 2

5/11/2018
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- Bike race will cause traffic obstructions - Artists commemorate Nazi book burnings - 2 men inured in violent argument - Chef and waiter attack each other with knives ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:04:36

10.05.2018 - Rigaer Chaostage, Left-Scene Searches, Headscarf Decision, Rathaus Clock

5/10/2018
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- Left wing resistance ‘chaostage’ - Searches in left scene - Headscarf decision - Rotes Rathaus clock repaired ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:05:25

09.05.2018 - East Side Gallery, BER 2020?, Award for Peng!

5/9/2018
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- Future of East Side Gallery - BER 2020? - Peng! Collective receives peace award ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:05:05

08.05.2018 - Karneval der Kulturen, Right-Wing Crimes, Teacher fired, Rents skyrocketing

5/8/2018
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- Karneval der Kulturen more expensive - Number of right-wing crimes at record high - Right wing radical teacher dismissed - Berlin rents continue to skyrocket ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:05:38

07.05.2018 - Dropped Investigations, Crayfish Hunt, Ex-Airberliner Jobs, Rental Bike Flood

5/7/2018
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- Many investigations dropped - Local fishing company on the hunt for Crayfish - Thousands of Ex-Air Berliner have new jobs - District mayor wants to charge fee for free-floating rental bicycles ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:08:57

04.05.2018 - Kotti Trial, SPD Dissonances, Bike stops S-Bahn

5/4/2018
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- Trial on Kotti gunshot killing starts - Dissonances in Berlin SPD - Bike stops S-Bahn ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:04:16

03.05.2018 - Mosque vs Constition Protection Office, Ai Weiwei, University Strikes, Witnesses wanted

5/3/2018
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- Mosque association fights Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution - Ai Weiwei to leave Berlin - University Strikes tomorrow - Police looking for witnesses in S-Bahn arson attack ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:05:27

02.05.2018 - May 1st, re:publica, Prison Workers, Fire Brigade Agreement, Canal Car

5/2/2018
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- Revolutionary May 1st demo stays mostly quiet - re:publica starts today - 20 new prison workers - New fire brigade working agreement met with protests - Car chase ends in canal ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:05:10

01.05.2018 - May 1st Special

5/1/2018
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- Demos & celebrations - Traffic & travel disruptions ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:03:56

30.04.2018 - New Fire Chief, Refugee Classes, Mosque vandalized, Illegal Race

4/29/2018
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- New Fire Chief faces massive challenges - Refugee only classes at former school continue - Mosque window smashed - Illegal car race in Gesundbrunnen ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:05:06

27.04.2018 - Cancelled Lessons, May 1st Public Transportation, Girl Missing, Vandalized Cars

4/27/2018
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. 2% of Elementary school lessons cancelled - Public transportation affected by May 1st celebrations - 16 year old girl missing - 10+ cars vandalized in Köpenick ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration:00:05:11

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