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Demographics: Germany is going grey

Monday, August 24, 2015

Germany's population is ageing rapidly, making it harder for employers to find enough workers and threatening its position as Europe's largest economy. Angela Merkel's policies are not helping, Stefan Wagstyl reports

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The Takeaway

Germany Struggles With Onslaught of Asylum-Seekers

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Germany takes in more asylum seekers than any other nation in Europe—an estimated 750,000 this year alone—but a recent spurt of attacks against refugees have ignited a national debate.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

This is the Truth! (Episode 4)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

WNYC
This is Our Enemy, a WWII era radio show about Axis activities, was less true than it claimed to be... but that doesn't make it less interesting.
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Operavore

Bayreuth's Wagner Festival Kicks off with 150th Anniversary 'Tristan'

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bayreuth's annual opera festival is kicking off with a new production of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde by the composer's great-granddaughter, festival director Katharina Wagner.
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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Nazi Not-Exactly Summer Camp

Thursday, July 02, 2015

A WWII era radio play about the conditions in German POW camps, produced by the American Office of War Information (OWI)
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BackStory

Live And Let Spy

Friday, June 26, 2015

Former Soviet spymaster Oleg Kalugin reminisces about his time recruiting Americans to spy for the USSR-- and how the U.S. eventually became his home.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Lies and Reality TV as the Berlin Wall Falls

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Rebecca Makkai discusses her new book of short stories, Music for Wartime. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

After Surviving Concentration Camps, One Man Fought to Reunite France and Germany

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In Cost of Courage, Charles Kaiser tells the story of André Boulloches, de Gaulle’s military delegate in Paris, who was betrayed and survived three concentration camps.

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Radiolab

Nazi Summer Camp

Friday, May 22, 2015

The incredible, little-known story of the Nazi prisoners of war kept on American soil during World War II.
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The Takeaway

Lessons from Forgotten Bavarian Fairy Tales

Friday, March 13, 2015

A retired teacher in the city of Regensburg, Germany found more than 500 fairytales that had been forgotten for over a century and a half in the city's municipal archive.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Are Europe's politicians ready to contemplate Grexit?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gideon Rachman is joined by Ferdinando Giugliano and Stefan Wagstyl to discuss the growing stand-off between Greece and its eurozone creditors as the language becomes more uncompromising on both sides. What would happen if Greece left the eurozone and are politicians prepared to contemplate such an outcome?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Nineteenth Century Berlin, Where Gay Identity Emerged And Sexual Orientation Was Redefined

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Robert Beachy talks about how the urban sexuality, experimentation, and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin influenced our understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From Ossi Scientist to Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel: The Most Powerful Woman In the World

Monday, December 08, 2014

Angela Merkel is one of the most powerful women in the world, and her rise to Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany is extraordinary, given her biography. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Unplanned Fall of the Berlin Wall

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Historian Mary Elise Sarotte explains that the opening of the gates on the night of November 9, 1989, was an accident, and looks at the factors that contributed to it.

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99% Invisible

134- The Straight Line Is A Godless Line

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Straight lines form the core of our built environment. Building in straight lines makes predicting costs and calculating structural loads easier, since building materials come in linear units. Straight lines might be logical, predictable, and efficient, but they are also … Continue reading

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PRI's The World

A mixed-race German confronts white supremacists face-to-face, including the Klan

Monday, September 15, 2014

As one of the first black women to ever appear on German television, Mo Asumang has faced her share of hate — mainly from the neo-Nazis of Germany. And she decided to confront the haters, including American KKK members, in a documentary exploring how the Nazi's appropriated the Aryan identity from Iran.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How Art Can Reveal Dark Impulses Under the Veneer of Civilized Behavior

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Artists such as Max Beckmann, George Grosz, and Yokoo Tadanori, and filmmakers Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kurosawa Kiyoshi were affected by fascism and its consequences.

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PRI's The World

They'll never admit it, but many countries pay ransoms to get their hostages back

Thursday, August 21, 2014

If you're being held hostage by terrorists overseas and you're French or Spanish, there's a good chance your government will find a way to free you — by paying a ransom through indirect means. If you're American or British, your best bet is to try and escape — or hope for a daring military raid.

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PRI's The World

The pact between Hitler and Stalin that paved the way for World War II was signed 75 years ago

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seventy-five years ago this week, the world was turned upside down when Hitler and Stalin signed a pact of alliance. Within days Hitler invaded Poland, starting World War II. Roger Moorhouse, a historian, has a new book out on the momentous but often-forgotten "Devils' Alliance."

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PRI's The World

A veteran conflict reporter had to go to Ferguson to get arrested for the first time

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ansgar Graw, a reporter with the German newspaper Die Welt, has years of experience in places like the Gaza Strip, China, Vietnam, Iraq and Cuba. But Graw had never been arrested for reporting — until he went to Ferguson, Missouri.

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