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EP 3: Who Can Vote & Why Does It Matter?

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EP 5: Let's Get Local
This year’s ‘Superwahltag’ or super election day will mark the exit of Angela Merkel as chancellor but that’s not all that is happening in Berlin. On September 26th, eligible voters in the German capital will also be asked to decide on two regional elections, and a much anticipated referendum! James Jackson, a freelance journalist, joins us in the final episode of the batch to take a look at how Berliner’s usually vote, what issues they care about and how the city state does or doesn’t influence national politics. We explore local candidates, their policies and their strongholds. How have they been received so far, and how have the various scandals affected their standing? James also sheds light on the housing referendum, it’s similarity to the Brexit referendum, and what the potential outcomes could mean for citizens. Thank you James for chatting with us, Pirate Studios for making our recordings possible, and Epidemic Sound for the theme song. If you enjoyed this episode and would like to hear more, help us make that happen by donating to our PayPal. The linked account is info@bearradio.org - all donors will receive a virtual hug and a loving shoutout in the next episode. Our theme song is City Phases by John Abbot, also featuring audio from Deutsche Welle, Deutsche Welle (2), Deutsche Welle (3) and TLDR News EU. More information on each episode (descriptions, titles) and transcripts available at bearradio.org/september-26
29:01
September 7, 2021
EP 4: The Key Players
In three weeks time, Germans will vote to elect a new Bundestag or federal parliament. The country’s biggest parties and their top players are currently vying for your attention and your vote. But who are these key players and what exactly are their policies? In this episode we are joined by journalist Kate Brady to get a better understanding of the chancellor candidates and the parties themselves. How do parties choose a chancellor candidate? Does Annalena Baerbock have a chance of coming in ahead? How could Armin Laschet maintain the stability some Germans are looking for from the CDU? How has Olaf Scholz become the frontrunner? What will happen to the grand coalition come September 26? How do smaller parties like the FDP, AFD, and Die Linke impact the coalition-building process? Thank you Kate for chatting with us, Pirate Studios for making our recordings possible, and Epidemic Sound for the theme song. If you enjoyed this episode and would like to hear more, help us make that happen by donating to our PayPal. The linked account is info@bearradio.org - all donors will receive a virtual hug and a loving shoutout in the next episode. Our theme song is City Phases by John Abbot, also featuring audio from Deutsche Welle, Deutsche Welle (2), Deutsche Welle (3) and TLDR News EU. More information on each episode (descriptions, titles) and transcripts available at bearradio.org/september-26
34:43
September 7, 2021
EP 3: Who Can Vote & Why Does It Matter?
We’ve seen a clear and often founded rise in the level of disenchantment and apathy among voters. Just taking a look at recent election outcomes across various world powers, it’s no surprise that people feel like their votes hold no significance. Especially when they are living in Germany, paying taxes and building the economy, but hold no legal right to vote. Why does it even matter? Well, it matters for a number of reasons. In this episode we are joined by William Noah Glucroft, a reporter who has been living in Berlin for 12 years and works covering Germany and transatlantic relations. William highlights the importance of knowing what's going on in your city, your state and your country. Particularly a country like Germany, the 4th largest economy in the world, with huge economic impact and political influence on the European Union and the world. As we look to a new chancellor and the possibility of change, we explore what your vote could mean for the future of climate policy, Germany’s actions with the situation in Afghanistan, trade, transport, housing, healthcare and much more. Thank you William for chatting with us, Pirate Studios for making our recordings possible, and Epidemic Sound for the theme song. If you enjoyed this episode and would like to hear more, help us make that happen by donating to our PayPal. The linked account is info@bearradio.org - all donors will receive a virtual hug and a loving shoutout in the next episode. Our theme song is City Phases by John Abbot, also featuring audio from Deutsche Welle, Deutsche Welle (2), Deutsche Welle (3) and TLDR News EU. More information on each episode (descriptions, titles) and transcripts available at bearradio.org/september-26
34:50
September 7, 2021
EP 2: What Are We Voting For?
We’re a month away from Germany’s big day and eligible voters have begun to receive their election notifications. Understanding the basics of how an election works is obviously helpful, but it is vital that you know who, or what, you’re voting for. Are you voting for a party? A person? What about bills? In this episode, Kai Wegrich, a professor for Public Administration & Public Policy at The Hertie School in Berlin, joins Jill and Julia to explore the history of voting in Germany, the difference between elections to the Bundestag (Germany's federal parliament), the Landtags (states), and local elections, and the role that mayors play in the country. We also get into what to do when you receive your Wahlbenachrichtigung (election notification), how to fill out a ballot, how postal voting works and much more. Thank you Kai for chatting with us, Pirate Studios for making our recordings possible, and Epidemic Sound for the theme song. If you enjoyed this episode and would like to hear more, help us make that happen by donating to our PayPal. The linked account is info@bearradio.org - all donors will receive a virtual hug and a loving shoutout in the next episode. Our theme song is City Phases by John Abbot, also featuring audio from Deutsche Welle, Deutsche Welle (2), Deutsche Welle (3) and TLDR News EU. More information on each episode (descriptions, titles) and transcripts available at bearradio.org/september-26
31:06
September 7, 2021
EP 1: How Does a German Election Work?
The 2021 German elections are said to be a super election, potentially the biggest since reunification. After 16 years, September 26 marks the end of the ‘Merkel Era’ and Germans will head to the polls to decide the next leaders of Europe’s largest economy...  But how does it work? And who leads? Is it one party or many? And what exactly is the Bundestag? In the inaugural episode of this series we start at the very beginning. Jill and Julia are joined by Clare Richardson, a journalist and news anchor, currently reporting on her second round of German elections. We learn the structure of the German parliamentary system, the difference between the president and the chancellor, and how local, state and federal elections function. We also explore the rules of campaigning, how parties get one of the 709 seats available in parliament, why Germany operates under a coalition government, and much more. Thank you Clare for chatting with us, Pirate Studios for making our recordings possible, and Epidemic Sound for the theme song. If you enjoyed this episode and would like to hear more, help us make that happen by donating to our PayPal. The linked account is info@bearradio.org - all donors will receive a virtual hug and a loving shoutout in the next episode. Our theme song is City Phases by John Abbot, also featuring audio from Deutsche Welle, Deutsche Welle (2), Deutsche Welle (3) and TLDR News EU. More information on each episode (descriptions, titles) and transcripts available at bearradio.org/september-26
29:02
September 7, 2021
September 26 Trailer
On September 26th, Germany will see one of its most significant elections since reunification, as the countable era of Angela Merkel comes to an end. This could signal big change for Germans and internationals alike, making understanding the process and voting when you can, absolutely critical. Elections, voting and German bureaucracy can be intimidating and overwhelming but we’re here to guide you through it. Joined by journalists on the forefront of German election coverage, we will be leaning on their expert knowledge to answer some of our most pressing questions like “How do I vote”, “Why should I care”, “Who will replace Merkel”, and “What is a coalition government”? No matter your political leanings, or if you can vote or not, this is the time to pay attention, because change is coming. More information on each episode (descriptions, titles) and transcripts available at bearradio.org/september-26
01:38
September 7, 2021
Ep. 5 Identity and Reconciliation in Libya | Interview with Reem Furjani
A conversation with Reem Furjani, a critical heritage studies researcher with an applied architectural background. We discuss reconciliation, the development of a national Libyan identity, and the social fabric of the country.
29:47
June 5, 2021
Ep. 4 Forecasting Libya in 2030: Reasons for Hope | Interview with Talis Aghil
The fourth podcast in our Next Generation series features Talis Aghil, a humanitarian catalyst with broad experience working with many different actors and institutions in Libya. (Music produced by Levi)
19:12
June 2, 2021
Ep. 3 Legal Dynamics in Libya | Interview with Fatma Hashad
This third session in our “Next Generation: Emergent Leaders in Libya” podcast series features international legal professional Fatma Hashad. The conversation discusses legal dynamics at play in reconciliation and justice, the role of the diaspora, and the representation of women in politics in Libya. (Music produced by Levi)
21:24
May 12, 2021
Ep. 2 Reforms and Diversification of the Libyan Economy | Interview with Sharif El-Bigou الحلقة 2 إصلاحات وتنويع الاقتصاد الليبي | مقابلة مع شريف البيجو
This second episode in our "Next Generation: Emergent Leaders in Libya" podcast series features banking and finance professional Sharif El-Bigou. The conversation ranges from current events in Libya, December 24 elections, economic diversification, and innovation. تقدم الحلقة الثانية من سلسلة بودكاست "الجيل القادم: القادة الناشئون في ليبيا" المختص المصرفي والمالي شريف البيجو. تطرقتالمحادثة لبعض الأحداث الجارية في ليبيا وانتخابات 24 ديسمبر والتنويع الاقتصادي والابتكار. (Music produced by Levi)
16:30
April 26, 2021
Ep. 1 The end of autocracy? How Libyans can support then nation-building process | Interview with Ghaith Alsanusi الحلقة 1 نهاية الاستبداد؟ كيف يمكن لليبيين أن يدعموا عملية بناء الدولة | مقابلة مع غيث
Welcome everyone to our first episode of the Next Generation: Emergent Leaders in Libya podcast series.  For the first episode, we will be joined by Ghaith Alsanusi.  The conversation touches on topics such as safe guarding reforms, the media, and the military.  Thank you to all of our listeners.  We hope you enjoy our first episode. مرحبًا بكم في الحلقة الأولى من "الجيل القادم: سلسلة بودكاست القادة الناشئون في ليبيا". في الحلقة الأولى ينضم إلينا غيث السنوسي. يتطرق الحديث إلى مواضيع مثل الإصلاحات، والإعلام، والجيش. (Music produced by Levi)
16:13
April 23, 2021