Apr 2, 2021
Berlin finally has an overnight curfew - but not really: we can go out alone from 9pm to 5am. We need a negative test to go shopping - but not really: grocery and household shopping is exempt. We ask - what's the point of making rules with so many holes? Matilde says Germany's leaders are like bad parents scared of disciplining their children.
Berlin vaccine centers are throwing away unused doses. People are being turned away due to paperwork. Hotlines are failing. Staff can be fired for being flexible. Joel asks - isn't it better to vaccinate the wrong people than nobody? Matilde found a doctor giving left-over vaccines to anyone who shows up. Why can't the rest of Germany be so practical and sensible?
A terrifying concrete building with a horrible history is
threatened with destruction: the Mäuserbunker in Lichterfelde. Two
architects want to save it. Turns out it's a fantastic example of
form and functionality. Berlin has several amazing examples of
Brutalism. Felix Torkar and Gunnar Klack tell us why we should love
Join their campaign here: www.mäusebunker.de
Get their Berlin Brutalist Map here: https://bit.ly/3sKas0P
People of colour are reporting violent and humiliating
experiences while having tickets checked on public transport.
Journalist Anne-Marie Harrison has been following the campaign
@BVGWeilWirUnsFürchten which details stories of abuse by ticket
controllers. Black Womxn Matter are petitioning the city government
to reform the BVG's handling reports of discrimination and
violence. The BVG responded, saying it checks all complaints and
deals with ticket controller issues through labour law.
Links: Stoppt Diskriminierung und Gewalt durch Kontrolleure Petition - https://bit.ly/3fvfGtA
Thanks to our co-host Matilde Keizer! You can hear her
German-language podcasts here:
MUGPU (matilde und georg Produzieren Unterhaltung) https://www.buzzsprout.com/854239
Radio Spaetkauf is produced by Joel Dullroy, Jöran Mandik, Daniel Stern and Maisie Hitchcock. This episode was made with support from RadioEins, Berlin’s public broadcaster.