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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

20.11.2017

11/20/2017
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- Berlin's homeless in need of warm sleeping spaces - Technical risks at BER massively reduced - Pedestrian Killed on Stadtautobahn - Police report ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:53


17.11.2017

11/17/2017
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- Corruption: Doctors take commission from funeral services - Siemens cuts 3500 jobs in Germany, 900 of them in Berlin - Parliament votes against special investigation of police school - Broken pipe floods Lichtenberg - Berlin Police searching for U-Bahn hitters ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:03:45


16.11.2017

11/16/2017
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- Construction problems prevent the relocation of refugees - Vacation home landlords win at court - Serious injuries after collision of BVG bus with ambulance - Circus Roncalli will stop animal shows ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:23


15.11.2017

11/15/2017
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- Senate thanks police officers, firefighters and teachers - Police breakdown after gold coin theft - Street construction puts strains on local businesses - Cash register thief stopped by customers - One woman dead after apartment fire ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:04


14.11.2017

11/14/2017
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- Berlin kindergartens urgently need more educators - CDU demands special investigation on Spandau police academy - Berlin MPs abuse funding for constituency offices - 220 Ledvance workers lose their job - Police confiscate fake police car - ICE train to Berlin rushes past Wolfsburg - again ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:27


13.11.2017

11/13/2017
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- Structural issues at Berlin police academy - Asian rental bikes are coming to the captial - Police ask for help with Stolpersteine thefts ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:49


10.11.2017

11/9/2017
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- Phoenix Spree included in ‘Paradise Papers’ - Contaminated drinking water at the Berlin police building - Fewer foreign tourists in Berlin - Zero drug tolerance policy abandoned in Görlitzer Park - Tax surplus for Berlin ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:58


09.11.2017

11/9/2017
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- More Stolpersteine gone missing - Lufthansa takes over direct flights from Berlin to New York - Corrupt policeman sentenced to prison on probation - Bus sculpture is coming to Brandenburger Tor ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:12


08.11.2017

11/8/2017
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- Berliner charged with recruiting young girls on Darknet - Berlin plans green bicycle lanes - Bomb to be diffused in Potsdam - Political motive behind Stolpersteine theft - Union Christmas Singing sold out after one day ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:57


07.11.2017

11/7/2017
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- 21-year-old found dead in the Bundesallee - 2600 cannabis plants found - Two “Stolpersteine” stolen in Neukölln - Agressive driver might lose license - Volksbühne occupation caused 10.000 Euro in damages - Communist activists pull Russian tank through Berlin ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:03:55


06.11.2017

11/6/2017
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- Berlin and Brandenburg discuss the future of Tegel - Police warn of K.O. joint scam popular with pickpockets - Changes in Berlin AfD leadership - Colder temperatures expected this week - Police report ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:38


03.11.2017

11/3/2017
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- Artemis brothel raided - Berlin’s unemployment numbers fell in October - Spying Berlin policewoman is not an isolated case - Motorist stopped in mitte ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:23


02.11.2017

11/2/2017
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- Court process restarts in case of corpse in freezer - No operating company - container village in Tempelhof empty - Very last Air Berlin plane released from Iceland lockdown - Tram and Taxi collide at Alexanderplatz - 4 week construction on S2 and S8 - Old ammunition removed from Weißensee ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:03:55


01.11.2017

11/1/2017
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- Housing company fights rent index - Homless camp in Tiergarten evicted - 20-year-old stabbed at U-Bahnhof Hermannplatz - Cars set on fire - Police boats fail on average 111 days a year ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:03:39


30.10.2017

10/30/2017
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- Laced marijuana on Warschauer Straße - Autumn storm "Herwart" hits Berlin - Police woman spied on neighbors - Homeless protest against eviction from Tiergarten ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:25


27.10.2017

10/27/2017
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- Human rights activist Steudtner back in Berlin - Tegel closure becoming more and more likely - Court decision unlocks nomination for new General Attorney - Hertha fans display distasteful banner in DFB Pokal loss - Canadian company plans to industrialize cannabis production ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:31


26.10.2017

10/25/2017
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- Tiergarten homeless camps to be evicted this week - Facial recognition program running without interference - Reported Islamist arrested in Kreuzberg - Vegan Chef summoned to police ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:45


25.10.2017

10/25/2017
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- Poverty risk for children in Berlin continues to rise - Berlin sues against census - Hotel at Oranienplatz vandalized - Schöneberg man attacked in his apartment ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:04:05


24.10.2017

10/24/2017
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- Berlin needs a joint concept for the homeless - Teacher with headscarf is suing state of Berlin - Highly allergenic Ambrosia spreads - Suspected rapist arrested - Berlin panda lady under distress ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:03:41


23.10.2017

10/23/2017
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- Thousands gather against racism - Xavier cleanup work continues until March 2018 - 20.000 new apartments created this year - Police report ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.

Duration: 00:05:12

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