Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The 2014 World Cup was memorable in more ways than one. Now that it's all over, it's time to take a breath and take stock of the tournament. Here to discuss the 2014 World Cup and its legacy is George Vecsey, contributing sports columnist at our partner The New York Times.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
More commentary from host John Schaefer, as he takes the week off to watch the World Cup.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
In the months since Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Crimea, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has found herself between a rock and a hard place. And now the Russia-China gas deal could affect Europe's energy equation.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The life's work of an artist who once invited all of Germany's unemployed people to swim in a lake in Austria, where the chancellor was vacationing, is now on display at MoMA PS1.
The late Christoph Schlingensief dabbled in almost everything, from film and television shows to opera and ...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
After German Chancellor Angela Merkel received intelligence from her government that her phone was under surveillance, President Obama called Chancellor Merkel and reassured her that her phone was not being tapped. That conversation came just a few days after he had to offer similar reassurances to French President François Hollande. David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for our partner The New York Times, joins the Takeaway to discuss this latest diplomatic riff.
Friday, October 04, 2013
In the US the media have almost universally glommed on to the “blame game” narrative of the government shutdown. Reaction from around the world has been most diverse. Aviva Shen of the progressive website ThinkProgress speaks with Bob about reactions from around the globe.
John Zorn - The Dream Machine
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Timothy Garton Ash discusses the new German question: Can Europe’s most powerful country lead the way in building both a sustainable, internationally competitive Eurozone and a strong, internationally credible European Union? He explores the question and looks for answers in his article “The New German Question” in August 15 issue of the New York Review of Books.
Friday, January 11, 2013
By Fred Plotkin
A new museum dedicated to Richard Wagner opens this weekend near Dresden. Located in a former hunting lodge, it opens as the world gets ready to mark his 200th anniversary, reports Fred Plotkin.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Though it is already two decades after the start of World War II, the shadow of Nazi Germany still looms large over this 1960 talk given by journalist and historian William L. Shirer at a Books and Authors Luncheon.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Sönke Neitzel, Professor of International History, London School of Economics, discusses his investigations into the mind-set of the German fighting man during World War II. Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying, written with social psychologist Harald Welzer, is based on declassified transcripts of covert recordings taken within the confines of the holding cells, bedrooms, and camps that housed the German POWs, providing a view of the mentality of the soldiers in the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the German navy.
Friday, October 05, 2012
In May 1965, the Overseas Press Club hosted the German novelist Günter Grass, who had arrived in New York to teach a seminar at Columbia University.
Friday, June 22, 2012
In the Euro Cup soccer tournament today, Greece plays Germany in a big quarterfinal matchup. The game takes place in the context of tensions between the two countries over the European debt crisis. Martin Rauchbauer, Director of Deutsches Haus at NYU and Dimitris Filippidis, program director at Hellas FM discuss what's at stake in the game, what's at stake in their economies, and the ties between the two countries.
Greek-Americans, German-Americans -- are you watching today's match? What do you make of the state of relations between the two countries, and will the game help or hurt? The phones are open! 212-433-9692 or comment below.