Berlin Stories: The Summer Episode

The Berlin story of the summer was supposed to be the opening of the city's glittering new airport, Berlin Brandenburg. Three weeks before take-off, all plans were grounded. i i

hide captionThe Berlin story of the summer was supposed to be the opening of the city's glittering new airport, Berlin Brandenburg. Three weeks before take-off, all plans were grounded.

Anna Winger
The Berlin story of the summer was supposed to be the opening of the city's glittering new airport, Berlin Brandenburg. Three weeks before take-off, all plans were grounded.

The Berlin story of the summer was supposed to be the opening of the city's glittering new airport, Berlin Brandenburg. Three weeks before take-off, all plans were grounded.

Anna Winger

The summer episode of Berlin Stories looks at the struggle to get Berlin's new airport, Berlin Brandenburg, off the ground.

Later in the show, host Anna Winger asks why, in 2012, German theaters are still casting white actors in blackface to play black roles.

In honor of Berlin's fashion week, co-host Gisela Williams visits the Mitte ateliers to find out why so many local designers come undone.

Former Culture Minister Michael Naumann talks about the fallout from the G√ľnter Grass poem debate. Finishing the hour, a restaurant review series, The Roundtable, is introduced with a visit to the nightclub of the moment, Kater Holzig.

Berlin Stories is a one hour exploration of local life and culture in Berlin. The summer episode was produced by Bilal Qureshi.

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