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Radio Spaetkauf Berlin

May 11, 2014

Radio Spaetkauf is Berlin’s English-langauge news show. On this episode: Should you buy a stolen bike? Maisie enters the murky world of second-hand bicycles. Have you ever seen a swarm of cyclists riding on around Berlin on a Friday night? You’ve probably just witnessed a Critical Mass procession. Our new correspondent David Ravensbergen joined a recent Critical Mass to find out what relevance the cyclist demonstration has in Berlin. With the EU election and Tempelhof referendum weeks away, we analyze the election posters. The Green party is targetting English speakers with translated placards; they’ve also got a fantastic one criticizing mayor Klaus Wowereit with the slogan - “Would you trust this man with an airport?”. The CDU is being disingenuous by displaying images of Angela Merkel, even though she is not a candidate in the current election. And we ask why the city libraries are campaigning on behalf of the city government in the referendum, using their meager budgets on political advertising instead of books. Music from Komischer Läufer, the so-called “music of the East German Olympic Program 1972-83”: Photo courtesy of