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Coronavirus - Impfungen für Kinder View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

The battle against coronavirus continues: Adults are now being vaccinated quickly in Germany, but vaccines are still being approved for teenagers and children. What are some of the key differences between adults and young people when it comes to corona and vaccines, and how are they being addressed?

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heute-show - Haben auch Wespen ein Lebensrecht, Frau Umweltministerin? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

Comedian Hazel Brugger sits down for a sassy and hard-hitting interview with Barbara Hendricks, German Minister for the Environment. The main question: Do we really need to save every animal?

heute-show - Hatespeech: Wer kümmert sich um den Hass im Netz? - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

When are abusive insults protected under free speech, and when do they constitute criminal behavior? Using satire, this episode of the heute-show examines the obstacles that arise when it comes to preventing hate speech online.

heute-show - Hatespeech: Wer kümmert sich um den Hass im Netz? - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

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The heute-show is Germany's answer to the The Daily Show in the US. German comedian and journalist Oliver Welke discusses the issue of hate speech and online harassment, and how it's not being handled adequately in Germany.

Yabla Nachrichten - Fußballer fordern Einhaltung der Menschenrechte

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

The German national soccer team is making a clear statement on human rights in anticipation of the 2022 World Cup. Additionally, BioNTech/Pfizer are now testing their vaccine on younger children.

Ein Herz für Tiere - Fußpflege im Zoo View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany

In order for zoo animals to stay healthy, their skin, hooves, and horns need regular upkeep. In this video we visit Safariland Stukenbrock, where zookeepers care for elephants, rhinos, and bison – and develop special bonds with them through the grooming rituals. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Extra 3 - TOYtschland: Waffen made in Germany View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany High German

This satirical commercial for the made-up company TOYtschland takes a critical look at Germany's arms exports to nations embroiled in conflicts outside of the EU.

Umwelt und Natur - Wo sind all die Bienen hin? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany High German

Bees are rapidly dying off – a major environmental problem – and there are numerous causes. The weekly political satire show “extra 3,” which is produced by Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Northern German Broadcasting), investigates colony collapse by sassily redubbing an old episode of “Maya the Honey Bee,” a 1970s Japanese TV series based on a German book.

DPA Deutsche Presse-Agentur - Immer mehr Wölfe: Diese Hunde passen auf View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

The return of large predators, such as wolves, to certain regions in Germany means that local herders need to take extra steps to predict their flocks. Here in the Eifel mountain range in western Germany, two “livestock guardian dogs” named Günther and Biene protect the sheep and goats of herder Heike Dahm-Rulf. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Angela Merkel - Solidarität der Generationen in Coronakrise View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

In an online dialogue, Chancellor Angela Merkel called for Germans to stick together and show solidarity in the midst of the corona crisis – which means avoiding unnecessary contact and adhering to other safety measures. The news about the development of a vaccine, however, is a reason to stay optimistic. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

heute-show - Wasserknappheit: Verkauft eure Aktien und investiert in Wasser! View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany High German

In this episode of the heute-show, a satirical late-night TV program, host Oliver Welke takes a deeper look at why Germany is suddenly dealing with a drought—and how that’s impacting everyday life for people in the country. Comedian Martin Klempnow also makes an appearance as a teacher tasked with explaining to children how to save water for the future.

Bundesregierung - Zusammen gegen Corona #besonderehelden View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Germany

Sixty or so years from now, how will today’s twentysomethings look back on the heroic sacrifices they made when they abstained from partying (and sat on their asses at home) during the coronavirus pandemic? Find out with the German government’s new gag PSA, which was released with the hashtag #specialheroes.

Coronavirus - Nikolaus mit Mundschutz View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany Bavarian

Brilliant — or tacky? A confectionery shop in Lower Franconia is tapping into the spirit of the times by offering a chocolate Saint Nicholas wearing a face mask. Proprietor Herbert Häcker has received orders from all over Germany for the novelty candy, and even had to bring on another employee to keep up with the demand. But on social media, not everyone is amused… Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Mallorca - Wirte haben kaum Interesse an Wiedereröffnung

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

More than four-and-a-half million Germans visit the Spanish island of Mallorca every year—so many that the destination actually been nicknamed “Germany’s 17th Federal State.” But since the coronavirus outbreaks in Spain led to the Mediterranean party hotspot being declared a risk territory, the once-packed bars, strips, and beaches are now totally deserted. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Coronavirus - Corona-Infektion an Sprache erkennen? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

It sounds like science fiction: Researchers at the University of Augsburg are developing an app that can recognize a coronavirus infection whenever a potential carrier speaks into the phone. So far, the app has a hit rate of over 80 percent. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

heute-show - Schule und Corona View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

In this episode of the satirical heute-show, host Oliver Welke pokes fun at how schools are handling education in the time of coronavirus. Many schools are not equipped for distance learning—and even when they are, teachers often don’t understand how to use the technology.

Tag der Deutschen Einheit - So denken Deutsche 30 Jahre nach der Wiedervereinigung

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany Bavarian High German South German

On October 3, 2020, Germany celebrated 30 years since the official reunification. The Wall itself may be long gone, but for many Germans, a “wall” still exists in their minds. How does the generation that grew up in a united Germany feel about it?

DPA Deutsche Presse-Agentur - Halloween-Frühstück für die Hamburger Zoo-Elefanten View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

It’s time to celebrate Halloween at Hamburg’s Tierpark Hagenbeck — and to get into the holiday spirit, the elephants were treated to special seasonal goodies: pumpkins, corn on the cob, and apples! Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Angela Merkel - Kanzlerin appelliert an die Bürgerinnen und Bürger View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

After a relatively relaxed summer, Germany once again finds itself in a critical phase of the corona pandemic. Here, in a recording released on October 17, 2020, Chancellor Angela Merkel makes an appeal to citizens to significantly reduce their social outings and to refrain from unnecessary travel and celebrations.

DPA Deutsche Presse-Agentur - Bahn sieht kein erhöhtes Infektionsrisiko in Zügen View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

Rail travel is down 50% in Germany — but Deutsche Bahn is relying on scientific studies to prove that traveling by train does does not pose an increased risk to travelers. The strict hygiene and protective measures implemented so far appear to be working. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

DPA Deutsche Presse-Agentur - Schüler sollen günstiges Internet bekommen View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

Faster Internet, more affordable Internet connections for pupils, and more devices for teachers: This is what the German ministers of education and Chancellor Angela Merkel have decided upon in order to facilitate distance learning during the corona crisis. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Die Corona-Krise - Schulstart mit Maskenpflicht View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany

School is back in session in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populated state. To protect against coronavirus infections, masks are mandatory in school buildings and classrooms. How are the students and teachers dealing with the new requirements? Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

Coronavirus - Fliegen in Corona-Zeiten View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

Flying during the coronavirus pandemic isn’t so straightforward. To minimize the risk of spreading the virus, Lufthansa is enforcing strict rules and regulations: These involve social distancing, reducing in-flight services to the essentials, and thoroughly disinfecting every seat and surface. Only a few scheduled flights are still on offer; here, we get to follow one from Frankfurt to Barcelona and back.

Nachrichten - Bundesregierung hebt Reisewarnungen auf View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Germany High German

The German government has decided to lift travel restrictions for most European countries beginning June 15. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced that the measure applies to the EU countries, the other countries of the Schengen area, and the United Kingdom. Copyright: Deutsche Presse Agentur [The German Press Agency]

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