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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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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.

    The Angst about Denglisch

    The Angst about Denglisch

    Handy. Public Viewing. Home Office. Boostern – It’s hard sometimes to tell German from English. But is the incorporation of English into German a bad thing? Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson discusses the impact of the resulting hybrid called Denglish with Anatol Stefanowitsch, an English linguistics professor at the Free University of Berlin and Oliver Baer of the Verein Deutsche Sprache or German Language Society.

    This show was produced by Dina Elsayed.

    • 36 Min.
    Why Germany loves Winnetou -- An Obsession with Indigenous peoples in the United States

    Why Germany loves Winnetou -- An Obsession with Indigenous peoples in the United States

    In this special episode, guest host Abigail Megginson examines the widespread use of American Indian imagery in German culture since the 18th century. But is it flattery or racism? Her guests are Renae Watchman, co-author of “Indianthusiasm,” which examines indigenous people’s responses to the German obsession with American Indians, and Florian Schleburg, chair of the Karl May Gesellschaft, a group dedicated to the prolific German author who fueled that obsession.

    This show was produced by Abigail Meginnson and Dina Elsayed.

    • 33 Min.
    To Weed or not to Weed – Germany’s plan to legalize cannabis

    To Weed or not to Weed – Germany’s plan to legalize cannabis

    On April 20 – a date associated with marijuana – we hosted a spirited debate on Twitter Space about Germany’s controversial proposal to make personal cannabis use legal for adults.

    Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson moderated the talk with Steffen Geyer, legalization activist and longtime head of the annual “Hanfparade” or hemp parade in Berlin; Joa Helms, CEO of Green House Amsterdam coffee shops and Kevin Sabet, former White House Office of National Drug Control Policy advisor and founder of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM.)

    This show was produced by Dina Elsayed.

    • 45 Min.
    The Digital Markets and Digital Services Acts: What do they mean for Big Tech and you?

    The Digital Markets and Digital Services Acts: What do they mean for Big Tech and you?

    In this “Transatlantic Takeaway” episode, hosts Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson and Rachel Tausendfreund dissect sweeping new EU digital laws and their impact on large tech companies, start-ups and users with guests: Constance Chucholowski, founder and managing director at Candid Public Affairs; Travis Todd, co-founder of Silicon Allee; and Julia Trehu, program manager and Fellow with the German Marshall Fund’s Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative.

    This show was produced by Dina Elsayed.

    • 32 Min.
    Make your mark on Common Ground Berlin -- We'd love to hear from you!

    Make your mark on Common Ground Berlin -- We'd love to hear from you!

    • 1 Min.
    The new surge: How Ukrainian and other refugees are faring in Germany and the EU

    The new surge: How Ukrainian and other refugees are faring in Germany and the EU

    The Russian war in Ukraine has led to millions of Ukrainians fleeing, many of them to the West. How are Germany and its neighbors handling the new refugee surge? And what does it mean for others escaping war, terrorism and persecution who come to the EU?

    Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson discusses the crisis with Wiebke Judith, legal policy advisor for the refugee group, Pro-Asyl; Julia Chenusha, deputy chairwoman of the Blue-Yellow Cross German-Ukrainian Association; and Sami Sharifi, an Afghan lawyer and volunteer with the Kabul Luftbruecke.

    This show was produced by Dina Elsayed and Abigail Megginson.

    • 38 Min.

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KurtBLN ,

Not only for English speakers

I am not a native English speaker but I live in Berlin and like to hear some different perspectives on everything that is happening here in the city. Common Ground has a great way of approaching topics, very professional open minded!

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