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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

17.01.2018

1/17/2018
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- TXL negotiations continue - Homeless attacked in UBahn - Roman Reusch (AFD) potentially elected to intelligence committee - BVG sneakers in high demand ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:47


16.01.2018

1/15/2018
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- Elite police unit looking for junior staff in Berlin - 67 year old victim shot to death - Anti-Semitic graffiti found in Volkspark Friedrichshain - Air Berlin inventory auction ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:03:34


15.01.2018

1/15/2018
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- Privatclub fears closing by new owners - ew Berlin dog laws - Three illegal street races within a week - Mail bomb found in Steglitz - Fire in Rathenow was started to cover-up killing ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:50


12.01.2018

1/11/2018
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- Archaeologists discover GDR escape tunnel - Several cars set on fire, arson expected - Discussions on BER extension even before it is finished - Berlin is growing faster and getting younger - RBB is searching for contemporary witnesses on Berlin wall ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:36


11.01.2018

1/11/2018
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- Kreuzberg ready for eviction of Hauptmann School - BER needs One Billion Euro - Microcensus 2018 started - Bicycle club demands stricter consequences for parking violations and speeding drivers - "Klub der Polnischen Versager" wants to found political party ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:31


10.01.2018

1/10/2018
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- Railway passengers double between Berlin and Munich - Dispute over federal police bodycams intensifying - Lufthansa admits influence on higher air fares - Darknet drug dealers in court - Solidarity for fire-damaged music store ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:06:07


09.01.2018

1/9/2018
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- Elementary school teacher suspended after posting inciting videos - Expert investigating accusations against police academy - Alliance for video surveillance has collected over 17,000 signatures - Near-emergency landing in Tegel ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:12


08.01.2018

1/8/2018
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- Christmas Tree collection begins today - Experts demand parking fees in Berlin - Firework attacks add to stress for rescue forces - Refugee occupied school to be evicted ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:43


05.01.2018

1/5/2018
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- Natural Gas prices dropping - Data theft trial in the Federal Ministry of Health - Berlin AfD-politicians criticize racist tweet of party colleague - Bahnhof Zoo damage more severe than originally reported - Rescuer stops car with collapsed driver - Berlin remembers David Bowie ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:56


04.01.2018

1/4/2018
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- Prison Break sparks demand for resignation - The Economist on dysfunctional Berlin - Prison Break sparks demand for resignation - Thomas Cook on board with Air Berlin - Fatal road accidents in Berlin decreasing - BVG Updates ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:06:50


03.01.2018

1/3/2018
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- More people than previously known broke out from Berlin prisons - Tierpark polar bear cub dies - Three sexual harassment suspects identified in public search - State fire director worried about increased aggression against rescue forces - Apartment searched after kids shoot with blanket gun from balcony ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:35


02.01.2018

1/2/2018
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- New Year's Eve aftermath - City-wide strategy to fight homelessness - No stops at Bahnhof Zoo after neighborhood fire - Berlin is liberal on smoking in public locations - Second prison break within a week - Deadly incident on U5 - Berlin Briefing joins the bearradio.org podcast network ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:06:21


29.12.2017

12/29/2017
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- Plötzensee Prison Break - Berlin Neutrality law will be put to the test in 2018 - No Sunday opening allowed during Grüne Woche & Berlinale - Protective zone for women at NYE celebration - Mailboxes and ATMs need to be protected from fireworks vandalism ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:19


28.12.2017

12/28/2017
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- Illegal street race drivers appeal court decision - Car crash into SPD HQ was suicide attempt - Another break-in at Berlin Police - Only every fourth Berliner still member of church - Police warn of fake police call scams - S-Bahn controllers receive probation sentence ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:36


27.12.2017

12/27/2017
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- Authorities warn against using illegal pyrotechnics - Organised crime is changing - Drug induced deaths on the rise - Straße des 17. Juni closed down until January 3rd - Toddler dies after apartment fire - Water damage forces Deutsche Oper to close down - Potsdam Barberini Museum is a visitor magnet ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:44


22.12.2017

12/22/2017
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- Strike at Ryanair today - Anti-semitic rant video goes viral - Two people injured by collapsing scaffolding - Suspected killer arrested - Fake bomb on Prenzlauer Allee - 160 prisoners released early to celebrate Christmas ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:44


21.12.2017

12/21/2017
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- Dangerous Islamist released because of delays in judicial process - More money for Kitas - Berlin's selection of rental bikes grows - 19,90 € fine for parking violators ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:31


20.12.2017

12/20/2017
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- Berlin security authorities have learned from 2016 terror attack - BVG Supervisory Board approves funds for electric buses. - New traffic measures for cleaner air - Man pulls a blank pistol in Ubahn - Traditional Christmas feast for people in need ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:27


19.12.2017

12/19/2017
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- Left-wing radicals put photos of police officers on the Internet - Merkel receives victims of the Berlin terrorist attack - Berlin’s schools lacking specialized teachers - Polar bear baby has survived its first critical phase - Berliners donate eight tons of food to the needy ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:07:22


18.12.2017

12/18/2017
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- BER supposed to open October 2020 - Pankow museum shows exhibition on migration - More warm accommodations for the homeless than expected - Kulturbauerei Christmas market temporarily evacuated - 9-year old boy locked in safe ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:32

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