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Published: Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The Berlin Journal on NPR (Fall 2013)

The fall 2013 edition of the Berlin Journal features interviews with fellows James Brophy and Tara Zahra about their respective projects in Berlin; foreign-policy expert Andrew Nathan speaks with producer Jeff Rosenberg about the United States spying on German leaders and other allies; architectural historian Dietrich Neumann is interviewed by Robin Schuldenfrei of Humboldt Universität about the legendary Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; historian of science Wolf Schäfer explains the German-American race to the nuclear bomb during WWII; and the American Academy's executive chef, Reinold Kegel, talks about Thanksgiving.The show aired on NPR Berlin (104.1FM) on November 30 and December 2, 2013.

Published: Monday, June 10, 2013

The Berlin Journal on NPR (Spring 2013)

The spring 2013 edition of the Berlin Journal features interviews with fellow Susie Linfield, professor of journalism at New York University; Pamela Rosenberg interviewing composer-in-residence Gene Coleman; and Tara Bray Smith interviewing writer and Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow in Fiction Lance Olsen, of the University of Utah. The show aired on NPR Berlin, 104.1FM, on June 8 and 10.

Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Musical Portrait of Gene Coleman

Following a short introduction in German, an interview in English by music writer Lydia Rilling with spring 2013 Fellow in Music Composition Gene Coleman preceding the premiere of of his works Spiral Network and A Page of Madness. 


Published: Monday, November 26, 2012

The Berlin Journal on NPR (Fall 2012)

On this episode of the Berlin Journal, host R. Jay Magill speaks with New Yorker staff writer Joan Acocella, who spent the fall at the American Academy working on a collection of essays tentatively titled "Crime and Punishment," which includes pieces on, among others, the Grimm Brothers, Dracula, Agatha Christie, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and The Sopranos. Then, Spiegel Online editor Charles Hawley joins Jonathan Laurence, Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, to talk about Muslim integration in Germany and the cultural tensions it has created. Finishing out the hour, literary translator Peter Constantine discusses his work on Russian writer Anton Chekhov's work and reads a short piece entitled "From the Notebook of A Country Squire," one of Chekhov's many humorous shorts.

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Published: Friday, April 27, 2012

The Berlin Journal on NPR Berlin (Spring 2012)

On this episode of the Berlin Journal, Brittani Sonnenberg speaks with prize-winning author and American Academy fellow Karen Russell (Swamplandia!) about her new book of short stories, tentatively titled Vampires in the Lemon Grove. Author Tara Bray Smith speaks with poet and philosopher Richard Deming, a lecturer in English at Yale University. And finishing out the hour, Berlin Stories creator Anna Winger takes humorist and food writer Calvin Trillin on a food tour of Berlin, introducing him to some of the German capital's most defining foods: crusty German bread, currywurst, Turkish döner, and, for dessert, baklava. The show is hosted by R.Jay Magill.