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Common Ground Berlin

Common Ground was launched in September 2020 as the flagship talk show of KCRW Berlin 104.1 FM. Every week, host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson brings together prominent guests from all walks of life to tackle questions on everything from local to transatlantic topics. Look for us every Monday wherever you get your podcasts.

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  • 17.01.2022
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    Transatlantic Takeaway #2: Europe on the brink of war?

    Russia appears ready to invade Ukraine, with the recent deployment of roughly 100,000 Russian troops along their mutual border. In this episode of Transatlantic Takeaway -- a monthly collaboration between Common Ground and the German Marshall Fund of the United States -- Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and her guests discuss the ongoing crisis and its impact on the EU, the United States and Moscow. Our experts: Rachel Tausendfreund, GMF editorial director in Berlin and host of “Out of Order” podcast; Liana Fix, GMF Resident Fellow and program director for International Affairs at the Körber-Stiftung; Michael Kimmage, GMF Non-Resident Fellow and Catholic University history professor who was part of the U.S. Secretary of State’s planning staff from 2014-2016 advising on Russia and Ukraine. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 20.12.2021
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    Humor – Do Germans have any?

    Our collaboration with the Goethe Institute that shatters the stereotype of the unfunny German – Or does it? Laugh at and learn about German humor with host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and her guest comedians Carmen Chraim, Christian Schulte-Loh and Daniel Stern as well as German Institute for Humor founder Eva Ullmann and Nicola McLelland, a German professor and linguistics expert at the University of Nottingham in the U.K. The music was Latin by Crowander and Lemoncholy by Tea K Pea. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 13.12.2021
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    A new German Chancellor and French EU presidency -- Are the changes a recipe for more gridlock in 2022?

    On the inaugural episode of Transatlantic Takeaway -- a monthly collaboration between Common Ground and the German Marshall Fund of the United States -- Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explores what German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the French taking over the EU presidency will mean for the European bloc and the United States. Her guests: Rachel Tausendfreund, GMF editorial director in Berlin and host of “Out of Order” podcast; Sudha David-Wilp, GMF deputy director in Berlin and Senior Transatlantic Fellow; Michal Baranowski, GMF director in Warsaw; Martin Quencez, deputy director of the GMF Paris office and a research fellow in its Security & Defense program. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 29.11.2021
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    Waiting for the Punchline? Stay tuned to Common Ground for an episode on German humor

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  • 01.11.2021
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    Common Ground’s First-Ever Stammtisch: A Scintillating Look at the News

    How will Germans respond to beer getting more expensive? What will the outcome of the ongoing coalition talks mean for younger Germans? How do Americans perceive the legacy of Angela Merkel? And is Joe Biden a hit or a miss in Germany? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and her guests delve into these issues and more on this special episode of Common Ground, which was the opening event of Podfest Berlin 2021 . Joining her are guests: Agence France-Presse Correspondent Deborah Cole ( @deborah ); Comedian Georg Kammerer ( @GeorgFKa ); and Podfest Berlin Founder and Performer Daniel Stern (@ DanielandStern ). This show was recorded live at Comedy Café Berlin and produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 04.10.2021
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    Happy Fall! Common Ground will be back later in October

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  • 27.09.2021
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    Being Jewish in Germany -- What does that look like as the country marks 1,700 years of Jewish life?

    In A.D. 321, an edict drawn up by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great appointed Jewish people to the Cologne town council . This decree is the oldest known document showing Jewish life thriving north of the Alps. But what does it mean to be Jewish in Germany today? In this episode, guest host Stephanie Wolf speaks with Anti-Defamation League’s Assistant Director for European Affairs, Dalia Grinfeld, and visual and performance artist Rachel Libeskind. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed and Stephanie Wolf.

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  • 15.09.2021
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    Mildred Harnack: Resistance leader or obedient wife?

    Today marks the birthday of Mildred Harnack, an American academic and spy who was murdered by the Nazis in Berlin and who is the subject of Rebecca Donner ’s New York Times bestseller “All The Frequent Troubles Of Our Days.” In this episode, Common Ground host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks to Donner about her great-great-aunt's life, the state of women in the Third Reich, and how sexism distorted her legacy. Plus, Donner reads a few of her favorite passages. We also hear from German historian Arnd Bauerkaemper and president of the American Women’s Club in Berlin Shweta Gupta. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 13.09.2021
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    Coming up on Common Ground: A conversation with Rebecca Donner, author of the New York Times best seller: "All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days."

    Tune in to a special episode of Common Ground on Sept. 15th, which is the birthday of the protagonist of Donner's new book about an American heroine in Nazi-era Berlin.

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  • 06.09.2021
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    “None of the Above?” It’s a horse race to determine who will succeed Angela Merkel

    In this joint episode by the Common Ground and Out of Order podcasts, host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and GMF Senior Transatlantic Fellow Sudha David-Wilp examine the struggle to elect the first new chancellor in 16 years and what Germany’s top three political parties in opinion surveys are doing about it. Featuring: Tobias Hans of the CDU, minister president of Saarland; Katarina Barley, SPD European Parliament Member; Katharina Schulze , parliamentary leader of the Greens in the Bavarian state parliament. This show is produced by Corinna Blutguth, Dina Elsayed and Stephanie Wolf.

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  • 30.08.2021
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    Vexed Over Vaccinations

    The pandemic has dramatically changed our lives for nearly 18 months now. The learning curve of how to deal with COVID-19 has been steep and definitive answers remain elusive. So were the experts right about the vaccines? What about booster shots? And should children be inoculated against the coronavirus? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson speaks with German Ethics Council Chair Alena Buyx; Korinna Hennig, science editor and co-host of public broadcaster NDR’s weekly podcast: “The Coronavirus Update;” and New York Times health and science writer Apoorva Mandavilli . This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 23.08.2021
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    Is the Party Over? How COVID-19 has changed Berlin’s iconic nightlife

    If you like music and dancing, Berlin has a club for you. At least it used to until the pandemic struck. But now that there’s light at the end of that tunnel, will the German capital’s culture of clubs return? Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson hosted an on-air special on Aug. 13 at Germany’s top electronic music radio station, sunshine live , and spoke with DJs, club scene leaders and more. We bring you the highlights in this Common Ground episode. Featuring guests: Georg Kössler , Berlin MP and Club Culture spokesman for the Green Party; Robin Schellenberg, United We Stream co-founder, and manager of the Berlin club Klunkerkranich ; Marc Wohlrabe, Livekomm Board Member, Director of the ‘ Stadt nach Acht ’ Nightlife Policy Conference; Katharin Ahrend, head of the Berlin Club Commission Awareness and Diversity Department. And featuring DJs: Wannadosomething? , Nikola and Sagan We also hear from Remi Letournelle of Fitzroy and Marie Anoinette , and Tino Zaddach of Nuke Club . This show is produced by Dina Elsayed and Stephanie Wolf.

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  • 09.08.2021
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    Preview: The Fate of Berlin's Famous Club Scene -- LIVE on sunshine live!

    Coming up on Aug. 13, Common Ground and Germany's top electronic music radio team up on air to bring you the latest on nightlife in the German capital, which continues to grapple with COVID-19. Tune in from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. CET Guests and DJs include United We Stream’s Robin Schellenberg, Berlin's Club Commission’s Lutz Leichsenring and Georg Kössler of the Green Party. (Find your local FM station and streaming links at sunshine-live.de ).

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  • 26.07.2021
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    #Sommerloch 2021

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  • 19.07.2021
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    Cycling in Berlin -- A bonanza or a bust?

    This episode of Common Ground -- the last before our summer hiatus -- was recorded outdoors in the Berlin neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg, where host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explores the mounting challenges facing cyclists with Andrew Bulkeley, who writes for Berliner Zeitung English Edition ; Dirk von Schneidemesser of Changing Cities , an initiative specializing in democratic sustainability transformation and award-winning journalist and author Matthew Schofield. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 05.07.2021
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    Federalism Fail? How COVID-19 exposed “German inefficiency.”

    Germany’s handling of the pandemic has sparked a debate about whether the country’s form of government still makes sense. Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson untangles the complex federal and state relationship with Bloomberg Opinion Columnist Andreas Kluth and Wolfgang Renzsch, professor emeritus at the University of Magdeburg, who has written extensively about German federalism. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 28.06.2021
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    Best Friends again? A transatlantic update

    It’s been nearly six months since U.S. President Joe Biden took office, but has he repaired the frayed U.S. relations with Germany? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson brings you an update from both sides of the pond with Bloomberg Opinion columnist Andreas Kluth; Sudha David-Wilp, senior transatlantic fellow and deputy director of the German Marshall Fund’s Berlin office and Brett Samuels, White House reporter for The Hill. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 21.06.2021
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    Summer’s here! But are travel and tourism?

    It’s the first day of summer and #berlinreopens is trending, but are tourists coming back? And what about international travel? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explores how the pandemic has changed the way we vacation and the kinds of summer travel we can expect. Her guests are: Christian Tänzler, spokesman for visitBerlin, the city’s official tourism service; Volker Adams, head of government affairs at the German Travel Association; and Nicky Gardner, travel writer and editor of Hidden Europe magazine and co-author of “Europe by Rail.” This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 14.06.2021
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    Afghanistan 2.0: What happens to Civil Society and Afghan women after NATO forces leave? (Part Two)

    As NATO leaders meet in Brussels, our episode features the second part of a special town hall Common Ground co-hosted with the German Marshall Fund of the United States about the future of Afghanistan once the alliance’s troops leave in the coming months. Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks with: Atia Abawi, award-winning foreign correspondent and children’s author. Kathy Gannon, award-winning News Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Associated Press and author. Marina Kielpinski LeGree, founder and head of "Ascend," an NGO that trains Afghan girls and women to be leaders through mountain climbing and community service. Metra Mehran, Fulbright Scholar who co-founded the Feminine Perspectives Movement, which provides a platform for women across Afghanistan to raise their voices and ensure their views are heard at the peace talks. Almut Wieland-Karimi, executive director of the Center for International Peace Operations. Ellinor Zeino, Afghanistan Country Director for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Also featuring Pen Farthing, founder of the Nowzad Veterinary Clinic in Afghanistan, Veterinarian Zahra Nasiri and Renja Farein Ahmadi of the Enabled Children Initiative (ECI).

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  • 07.06.2021
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    Afghanistan 2.0: What happens to Civil Society and Afghan women after NATO forces leave? (Part One)

    On May 27th, Common Ground and The German Marshall Fund of the United States co-hosted a special town hall with Afghan women, aid workers and analysts on three continents to talk about the future of the Central Asian Country after two decades of military and humanitarian intervention. This episode includes excerpts and interviews from that event. Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks with: Atia Abawi, Award-winning foreign correspondent and children’s author. Kathy Gannon, Award-winning News Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Associated Press and author. Marina Kielpinski LeGree, Founder and CEO of "Ascend," an NGO that trains Afghan girls and women to be leaders through community service and mountain climbing. Metra Mehran, Fulbright Scholar who co-founded the Feminine Perspectives Movement, which provides a platform for women across Afghanistan to raise their voices and ensure their perspectives are reflected in the peace talks. Almut Wieland-Karimi, Executive Director of the Center for International Peace Operations. Ellinor Zeino, Afghanistan Country Director of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Also featuring GMF Editorial Director Rachel Tausendfreund and Ascend Program Assistant Shogufa Bayat.

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  • 24.05.2021
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    Voting while young

    What role will Germans between the ages of 18 and 35 play in choosing the next chancellor? Germany is often called a “pensioner democracy,” which has made it hard for young people to make a difference. That could change this year following a rare court victory and the surge of the Green Party and Annalena Baerbock, who could become the youngest chancellor in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks with Green Party national deputy chairwoman Ricarda Lang; climate activist and Fridays for Future co-founder Carla Reemtsma, and GMF Europe program associate Anne Flotho-Liersch, who also coordinates the Berlin chapter of the Young Transatlantic Network. We also hear from Andrea Ugrinoska, who chairs the Advisory Council on Youth, which is the voice of young people in the Council of Europe. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 17.05.2021
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    Coming up on Common Ground: Young German voters and a live episode!

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  • 10.05.2021
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    Why don’t women feel safe? Outrage in Europe and beyond after the murder of Sarah Everard in London

    Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson delves into why women struggle with fear despite wielding more political and economic power than ever before, with guests Anne Ruetten, social media manager of Plan International; Conny Vogt of Heimwegtelefon, a private initiative in Germany and Austria helping women feel safer when they walk home at night; and Sarah Riese, a researcher on violence prevention at the independent institute, Camino. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 03.05.2021
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    No Roof over our Heads, Part II: The Mietendeckel is no more, so what happens to affordable housing in Germany?

    Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explores what the end of the Berlin rent cap means for renters, landlords and the upcoming German federal elections with guests Wenke Christoph, state secretary in the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing; Economist Konstantin Kholodolin of the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin; and Kalle Kunkel, a Berlin activist with the Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen and Company initiative. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 26.04.2021
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    Old But Not Broke -- Can we afford to retire?

    Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explores the impact of changing attitudes, governments and the pandemic on people’s plans to retire, with guests llka Houben, head of pensions policy at the German Insurance Association; Michael Heuser, research director of the German Institute for Wealth Creation and Retirement Insurance and Megan Leonhardt, senior money reporter with U.S. broadcaster CNBC. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 19.04.2021
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    Catching up with Common Ground

    Tune in on Mondays for interesting insights about Berlin and beyond. Our next episode is coming up Apr. 26, 2021.

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  • 12.04.2021
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    A Shot In The Arm -- Should immigrants living in Germany fly home for their COVID-19 vaccine?

    Common Ground’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks to Korinna Hennig, co-host of a top German coronavirus podcast and Stefan Gosepath, a German philosopher and professor at the Freie Universitat Berlin, about the growing exodus in search of inoculations. We also hear from an American in Berlin who returned to the United States to get vaccinated and two others who are thinking of doing so. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 05.04.2021
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    Coming up on Common Ground

    Teaser: A Shot In The Arm -- A growing number of expats living in Germany are headed home for the COVID-19 vaccine, but is it ethical or safe for them to do so?

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  • 29.03.2021
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    Agree to disagree? The U.S. and German do-si-do on China

    The Western allies’ coordinated sanctions on China this month for human rights abuses in Xinjiang are the first of their kind since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. But do they signal a new, unified approach by Washington and Berlin toward China? Or will the transatlantic unison be short-lived? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks with Noah Barkin, a senior visiting fellow with the German Marshall Fund’s Asia program and managing editor of Rhodium Group’s China practice; and Glacier Kwong, a political and digital rights activist from Hong Kong who is a columnist and also a doctoral student at the University of Hamburg. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 22.03.2021
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    Wir Schaffen Das -- Except in the Bundestag?

    Immigrants and their descendants account for a quarter of Germany’s population, but still have a hard time breaking into the political arena. Will any of that change this election year? Is the first-ever Syrian refugee candidate a good start? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks with MP Aydan Özoğuz, a Social Democrat who was previously the federal commissioner for migration, refugees and integration and Andreas Wüst, a professor of political science and government at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed. Update 30.3.2021: The Green Party says the first refugee to run for the Bundestag -- Syrian Tareq Alaows, who we report on in this episode -- has since withdrawn his candidacy because of threats against him and his family.

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  • 15.03.2021
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    Time to reboot -- Germany’s rocky road to the digital age

    What accounts for the slow digitalization of Europe’s economic powerhouse? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explores Germany’s digital reality with Social Democratic MP Daniela Kolbe, who serves on the Artificial Intelligence Study Commission; MP Anke Domscheit-Berg, The Left party’s spokeswoman on the Digital Agenda parliamentary committee; and Philip Meissner, founder and head of the European Center for Digital Competitiveness at the ESCP Business School Berlin. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 08.03.2021
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    No roof over our heads -- A look at Germany’s growing housing shortage

    Affordable housing in German cities is increasingly hard to find. What went wrong and can it be fixed? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks with Berlin housing activist Thomas McGath of Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen und Co; Barbara Steenberger, head of the EU Liaison Office of the International Union of Tenants and Konstantin Kholodilin, senior economist at the German Institute for Economic Research. Also featuring commentary by Berlin MP Iris Spranger (SPD). This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 01.03.2021
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    Climate Change -- A Reality Check

    Where are we in the fight to curb climate change? And will having Joe Biden as the U.S. president help? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks to Douglas Hengel, senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund who writes about global energy, climate and resource challenges; Tim Gore, head of the Low Carbon and Circular Economy Program at The Institute for European Environmental Policy in Brussels, and co-founder of @fridaysforfuture.de Carla Reemtsma. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 22.02.2021
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  • 15.02.2021
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    Fighting Fake News - Is it censorship or necessary to preserve democracy?

    Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks to Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, founder of the news literacy project Lie Detectors in Brussels; Lisa Dittmer, Reporters without Borders’ advocacy officer in Berlin for internet freedom; Damaso Reyes, multimedia journalist and founder of Clarify Media; and Jacob Mchangama, founder of the Copenhagen-based think tank Justitia. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 08.02.2021
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    Rollout Roulette - When will we get our COVID-19 shots?

    The coronavirus vaccination efforts in Germany and the EU are a mess. Why are some countries so much better at getting people inoculated? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is joined by Die Welt Middle East Correspondent and author Christine Kensche in Tel Aviv; Wall Street Journal Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov in Dubai and ARD Radio Correspondent Helga Schmidt in Brussels. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed

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  • 01.02.2021
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    “Lockdown Leiden” -- Are Germany’s virtual schools during the pandemic failing?

    E-learning isn’t working the way many students, teachers and parents would like. Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson explores the ramifications with psychologist Dr. Ilka Wolter, diversity consultant and parent Annette von Wedel and Berlin teachers Ryan Plocher and Adrianne Oldham. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 25.01.2021
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    Can German automakers survive Tesla?

    The California company's new facility in Brandenburg is set to open this summer, leaving Germany’s auto giants scrambling to retain their dominance in the global luxury car market. Common Ground host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks to Jens Hanefeld, who is in charge International and European Policy at Volkswagen, and Bloomberg Correspondent Stefan Nicola about the future of German electric cars. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed

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  • 21.01.2021
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    Silencing Donald Trump – Is it justified?

    Unprecedented bans by the U.S.-based tech giants are sparking debate in Germany over who should control social media. Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is joined by German MP (Greens) Renate Künast, Bloomberg Opinion’s Andreas Kluth, digital rights blogger and lawyer Joachim Steinhöfel and Jillian York of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. This show is produced by Dina Elsayed

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  • 21.01.2021
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  • 21.01.2021
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    An American ‘Botschaft’

    On the last episode of Common Ground in 2020, host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks to a man who has profoundly influenced Berlin and transatlantic relations for many decades: Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, John Kornblum. Tune in to hear about key moments in Berlin and the Cold War, the public radio station in the German capital he helped create, and the future of transatlantic relations. This show was produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 21.01.2021
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    Looking back on KCRW Berlin — Part 2

    During KCRW Berlin’s last week on air, we're sharing the story behind the story. Listen to the second of a special, two-part episode in collaboration with Studio Berlin, where we reflect on our favorite on air moments from the past year and look ahead to 2021. This show was produced by Monika Müller-Kroll.

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  • 21.01.2021
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    Looking back on KCRW Berlin — Part 1

    Tune into the first part of a special, two-part episode with Studio Berlin. This show was produced by Monika Müller-Kroll.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Germany’s Christmas season without Christmas markets

    Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is joined by Christian Gräff, CDU member of the Berlin House of Representatives; Christian Stender, culture manager at Ketering GmbH that organizes the Lucia Christmas Market at Berlin’s Kulturbrauerei, and our Studio Berlin co-host Sylvia Cunningham. This show was produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    The Future of the Workplace: Where and how will we work after the pandemic?

    Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks to Helen Arvanitakis, director of London's new Design District ; James Andrade, senior vice President and Head of Learning and Innovation at CapitaLand in Singapore and in Düsseldorf, Hans-Hermann Aldenhoff, country head and law partner at Simmons and Simmons. Also featuring Die Linke Berlin ’s Tobias Schulze . This show was produced by Dina Elsayed.

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Is Germany ready for the new, transatlantic realities?

    Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is joined by Bundestag member Daniela De Ridder (SPD), who is vice-chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Bloomberg Opinion columnist Andreas Kluth; Stormy-Annika Mildner, who heads the external economic policy department at the Federation of German Industries e. V. and Jana Puglierin, who heads the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations. This show was produced by Dina Elsayed

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Becoming German - Should religion count?

    Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is joined by Said Ahmad Arif, Imam at the Khadija mosque in Berlin; David Wengenroth, editor at the Lutheran news outlet, Idea; Sadiqu Al-Mousllie, Central Council of Muslims in Germany board member; and Ernesto Grueneberg, immigration lawyer in Berlin. This show was produced by Dina Elsayed

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  • 04.12.2020
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    The upcoming U.S. presidential election and fraying U.S.-German relations (Originally aired on Oct. 5)

    Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is joined by John Emerson, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany; Kathryn Watts, Pendleton Miller Chair in Law at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle; Peter Beyer, Germany’s Transatlantic Coordinator; and Ralph Freund, Vice President of U.S. Republicans Abroad in Germany. This show was produced by Dina Elsayed

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  • 04.12.2020
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    Airbnb and vacation rental portals - A blessing or a curse for Berlin?

    Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks to Wenke Christoph, state secretary in the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing , Christian Eckart, an attorney and partner at Redeker Sellner Dahs and Daniel Hofmann, housing market researcher at the Hamburg-based institute for urban, regional and housing research ( GEWOS ). This show was produced by Dina Elsayed

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  • 04.12.2020
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    The EU’s Digital Services Act - What does it mean for Big Tech and for YOU?

    The EU’s Digital Services Act - What does it mean for Big Tech and for YOU? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is joined by Alexandra Geese , Member of the European Parliament with the German Greens; Travis Todd, co-founder of Berlin’s startup community Silicon Allee ; Mackenzie Nelson, researcher and project manager at AlgorithmWatch , and Lina Rusch , a journalist with Der Tagesspiegel who writes about digital politics and artificial intelligence. This show was produced by Dina Elsayed and Monika Müller-Kroll.

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