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Podcast: Radio Spätkauf
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In Berlin leben viele Menschen, für die Deutsch eine Fremdsprache ist. Trotzdem wollen auch sie mit aktuellen Informationen über die Hauptstadt versorgt werden. Für diese Berliner gibt es den Podcast "Radio Spätkauf", der aktuelle News aus der Hauptstadt zusammenfasst – auf Englisch und alle 14 Tage freitags neu...

19.04.2019

#46 Swap your apartments for an airport?

Joel Dullroy und Daniel Stern © radioeins
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New f#€k ups have been discovered at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Builders used plastic Dübel, or wall anchors, to screw the fire safety system in place. Plastic anchors can melt and shouldn't have been used. The planned opening date of October 2020 is again in doubt. Hear more about BER on our spin-off series: www.radiospaetkauf.com/ber. The campaign to trigger a referendum on property ownership in Berlin only began a few weeks ago. Organizers say they have already collected almost enough signatures to go to the next round. The campaign - Deutsche Wohnen & Co Enteignen - aims to forcibly ...

22.03.2019

#45 BVG Hearts Graffiti

Jöran Mandik und Daniel Stern
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Berlin is a noisy city, and it's getting louder. Stats show police cars activated their lights and sirens 158,000 times last year - or more than 400 times a day. That's a 5% increase on the previous year. The famous open-air karaoke sessions in Mauerpark can go ahead again after the Pankow authorities reversed their plan to close the event down. Authorities were refusing to issue the regular permits due to nearby construction work. After a public outcry, the authorities backed down. Apparently it wasn’t so hard to move a few fences around after all. Expect the singing to resume sometime ...

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08.03.2019

#44 No More Ausländerbehörde

Joel Dullroy und Daniel Stern © radioeins
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The Ausländerbehörde will soon no longer exist - in name only. The much feared foreigner's office will be rebranded as the Landesamt für Einwanderung (Regional Department for Immigration). Snappy, right? More than 13.5 million tourists visited Berlin last year, a new record The city is this year trying to discourage visitors from coming to party in Kreuzberg on May 1. The formerly revolutionary event is going to be scaled down. Residents want the event to continue, but more quietly please. BVG workers could go on strike again in the coming weeks. They're still negotiating a pay increase ...

11.01.2019

#43 Five out of Six Dogs

Maisie Hitchcock und Joel Dullroy
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Berlin police are deploying decoy bicycles with GPS trackers to catch bike thieves. It's already worked several times. Soon you'll be able to register your own bike GPS details. It might help reduce the 30,000 bike thefts reported annually. In more bike news, little green arrows will be installed on several Berlin traffic signals. They permit right-turning bicycles to go through a red light. Starting this month, dogs have to be on a leash in public. But there's a huge list of exceptions - if you have a dog license, if you had your dog before 2016, or if you're walking on a ...

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21.12.2018

#42 Get Used to the U-Bahn Squeeze

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The U-Bahn announcement about "trains running at irregular intervals" is becoming quite regular. Passenger numbers are up by 20% in the past decade, while carriage numbers are falling. Replacement trains won't be ready until 2021. How safe is your restaurant? Berlin health authorities handed out warnings to 26% of the eateries it inspected last year. In Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, the failure rate was 50%. But most passed after a second inspection. Low-grade cannabis is on sale in Berlin spaetkaufs. It's not real weed, but rather the leaves from hemp plants grown for producing textiles, ...

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30.11.2018

#41 Keep Berlin Colourful

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Billboards have gone up encouraging people to voluntarily leave Germany. The Interior Ministry - run by the CSU's Horst Seehofer - is offering to pay up to twelve months living expenses back where you came from. The multi-lingual ads have been attacked with paintballs and 'refugees welcome' tags. Dan's take: freedom of movement is good, especially if paid for by the German state, but only if it goes in both directions. It's Christmas market season. Festive lights have gone up along Unter den Linden, paid for by Lidl. But the city's heritage protection department says they are too ...

26.10.2018

#40 Google F#€ks Off

Radio Spätkauf: Joel Dullroy and Daniel Stern
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Google has abandoned plans to open its so-called Campus in Kreuzberg. This follows a long campaign by anti-gentrification activists. Stickers and squatting still work. Armed robbers held up a cash delivery van near Alexanderplatz, but fled empty-handed after their getaway car got a flat tire. Police suspect an eastern European gang as they used AK47 guns. Are you one of the 60,000 Berliners without health insurance? The city is opening a center to help provide emergency care and get you signed up. It's at the Stadtmission am Hauptbahnhof. More info here: https://bit.ly/2Przf9i This ...

24.08.2018

#39 Free Haircuts for Tall Men

Maisie & Joel von Radio Spätkauf
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TV series Babylon Berlin is searching for 3000 extras, but bearded men need not apply. You must be over 1.86 meters tall and be prepared to get a 1920s haircut. Maisie is thrilled about the mass make-over of Berlin blokes. Sign up at Agentur Filmgesichter. The Berlin Wall is being rebuilt to create a totalitarian theme park in Mitte. The art project Dau will submit visitors to mild oppression and screen lengthy films. It will run from from October 12 til November 9, when the "Wall" will be demolished. Couldn't they use it to patch up the East Side Gallery? Algae is blooming in ...

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03.08.2018

#38 Squealing Trains, Smelly Drains

Radio Spätkauf: Joel und Konrad
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Berlin’s scorching summer is breaking records. Earlier this week the city experienced its hottest night ever, with a minimum of 25°C. The city’s trees are suffering, and residents are being asked to go out and water them. U-Bahns are getting noisier, as there's no moisture to lubricate between the metal wheels and tracks. The drains are stinking, so the water authority is putting “drain deodorant” down the pipes. The pools are all at capacity. But Berlin has only 48 public drinking fountains to help citizens rehydrate. A Berlin man who tried to become a police officer had his application ...

14.07.2018

#37 Ring Bahn Station Roulette

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The S-Bahn wants to improve punctuality by introducing express trains that skip a couple of stops on the Ring. A trial could start later this month. And a ticket checker has to pay €900 to a passenger in compensation for ripping up his partially invalid ticket. A Berlin man who has been in a coma for four months has been identified because someone recognized a photograph of his house keys. The 74-year was found unconscious in a Wilmersdorf park after apparently having an accident while jogging in March, carrying only his keys. A police operation to test all the locks in the area failed. ...

03.06.2018

#36 Don't Delete That Video

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A video of black people being kicked out of KFC at Alexanderplatz raises question. Is it illegal to call police racist? Can police delete videos from your phone? We've got answers. Support group Reachout says the incident was clearly racist. The police say they were following KFC's request. KFC is standing by their actions. Want to get fit while cleaning the city? Try plogging, a Swedish sport that combines jogging with trash collection. A meetup group is plogging through the Grunewald forest on June 9. Why are so many kids using the latest shared bike company Ofo? Is it because their ...