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2 um 8: Der radioeins und Freitag Salon
Jakob Augstein im Gespräch mit Marcel Fratzscher
28.10.

Discourse
In German

“Aufschwung Ost” ReloadedHow Can the East Finally Get Back on Its Feet?

Jakob Augstein and Marcel Fratzscher will discuss living conditions in East and West, ways and means for a possible trend reversal, and the possibility of a new revitalization of the former East Germany.

On November 9, Germany will celebrate 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall—but German unity seems further away than ever. Many East Germans feel like second-class citizens, while the AfD is celebrating one election success after another in the East. For Marcel Fratzscher, President of the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin (DIW), reunification was an economic success - it is exceptionally rare for an economy to experience and master change as dramatic as that faced by the economy of the former East Germany in the 1990s, he argues. But this process of catch-up with the West has been in reversal for a number of years. There is a lack of investment, modernizations are not being pursued, the wage gap between East and West Germany persists, and there is a higher risk of poverty in the East - all factors contributing to continued social and political polarization in Germany. Fratzscher argues for a second set of post-reunification economic policy measures, saying: “It is no longer enough to view the East of Germany merely as an extended workbench for West German companies. Such a strategy is doomed to failure.”

Once a month on radioeins and the Freitag Salon at Grüner Salon, the journalist and publisher Jakob Augstein sits down with a different guest to discuss politics in culture, society and its constraints, the mechanisms of publicity and lies, and the disappearance of democracy in capitalist societies. radioeins broadcasts the conversations live.

In this setting the stimulation machine of the internet is muted; the Freitag Salon is ‘unplugged,’ as one used to say. Real people talk about real issues, and endangered practice skills are practiced such as taking time, listening, understanding and learning.

The unrivaled model of this topical political discussion format is the legendary interviews by journalist Günter Gaus, which broadcasted back when television was still in black and white.


28.10.19, 20:00
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Past Activities

2 um 8: Der radioeins und Freitag Salon Jakob Augstein im Gespräch mit Friederike Otto

Ignorant climate—is there still hope for us?

Jakob Augstein discusses climate politics, attainable utopias, protest culture, and, of course, the weather with Friederike Otto

The weather is becoming more and more extreme: heat waves, droughts, storms, and floods accompany the summer months in particular. Are these only weather phenomena, or are they signs of climate change? And who are the real culprits? Countries and governments, economics and capitalism, or humanity in itself? Physicist and philosopher Friederike Otto attempts to answer these questions in her latest book Wütendes Wetter (Furious Weather). She is the acting director of the Environmental Change Institute in Oxford and investigates weather phenomena. Five years ago, she co-founded the new scientific discipline of attribution science. Its methodology is based on comparing the real world with an ideal parallel world that has no greenhouse effect, thus enabling the identification of the causes of individual weather phenomena. “The figures prove that, due to climate change, a heat wave such as the one in Germany in 2018 has become at least twice as likely as it was previously,” says the scientist. Her goal: politicians should no longer be able to invoke a universal climate change to cover up mismanagement and their own failures.

Once a month on radioeins and the Freitag Salon at Grüner Salon, the journalist and publisher Jakob Augstein sits down with a different guest to discuss politics in culture, society and its constraints, the mechanisms of publicity and lies, and the disappearance of democracy in capitalist societies. radioeins broadcasts the conversations live.

In this setting the stimulation machine of the internet is muted; the Freitag Salon is ‘unplugged,’ as one used to say. Real people talk about real issues, and endangered practice skills are practiced such as taking time, listening, understanding and learning.

The unrivaled model of this topical political discussion format is the legendary interviews by journalist Günter Gaus, which broadcasted back when television was still in black and white.

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2 um 8: Der radioeins und Freitag Salon Jakob Augstein im Gespräch mit Sophie Passmann

Jakob Augstein discusses the current debate culture, left-wing utopias, Europe, and old white men with Sophie Passmann

Much ado about nothing, or not enough? Is debate culture dying?

What is the matter with journalism and public discourse? Has talking and writing about things more or less come to an end? Facts and fiction, right and left, freedom and limits—topics that demand a respectful debate. Sometimes, however, it seems to be no longer about the matter at all, but rather about who is even allowed to discuss it. The fundamental question: Should one talk to everyone? Even right-wingers and discriminators, old white men? Absolutely! Friday publisher Jakob Augstein and author Sophie Passmann are already agreed on this, though it will emerge in the course of the evening that this is certainly not true for all topics.

Sophie Passmann is a presenter and author. Her book Old White Men was a bestseller, she is an ensemble member of Neo Magazin Royale with Jan Böhmermann and a presenter at 1LIVE. She writes the monthly column Alles or Nichts for ZEIT magazin and also presents the TV podcast Die Schaulustigen. In her remaining free time she discusses politics on Instagram and starts arguments with old white men on Twitter.

Once a month on radioeins and the Freitag Salon at Grüner Salon, the journalist and publisher Jakob Augstein sits down with a different guest to discuss politics in culture, society and its constraints, the mechanisms of publicity and lies, and the disappearance of democracy in capitalist societies. radioeins broadcasts the conversations live.

In this setting the stimulation machine of the internet is muted; the Freitag Salon is ‘unplugged,’ as one used to say. Real people talk about real issues, and endangered practice skills are practiced such as taking time, listening, understanding and learning.

The unrivaled model of this topical political discussion format is the legendary interviews by journalist Günter Gaus, which broadcasted back when television was still in black and white.

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2 um 8: Der radioeins und Freitag Salon Jakob Augstein im Gespräch mit Sawsan Chebli

Jakob Augstein discusses the challenges of democracy and society in times of populism and online hate speech with Sawsan Chebli.

Attacks on Democracy—What can be done about right-wing hate speech online?

Today, those in the public eye are frequently becoming involuntary targets. Trolls on the internet, racists on the street, populists in society—right-wing attacks target migrants, women, and the socially disadvantaged in particular. Even Sawsan Chebli (State of Berlin Delegate to the Federation and Permanent Secretary for Active Citizenship and International Relations) is confronted with this daily, receiving hate mail, discriminatory comments on Twitter, and verbal threats. She deactivated her Facebook account in October 2018 due to the amount of hate messages. Nevertheless, Chebli does not hold back: “The attacks on our democracy by perfectly organized right-wing movements and parties—especially on social media—are becoming increasingly brutal. And us? We are either silent or in reaction mode. It’s time for us to set the tone ourselves.” But how can this be done?

Once a month on radioeins and the Freitag Salon at Grüner Salon, the journalist and publisher Jakob Augstein sits down with a different guest to discuss politics in culture, society and its constraints, the mechanisms of publicity and lies, and the disappearance of democracy in capitalist societies. radioeins broadcasts the conversations live.

In this setting the stimulation machine of the internet is muted; the Freitag Salon is ‘unplugged,’ as one used to say. Real people talk about real issues, and endangered practice skills are practiced such as taking time, listening, understanding and learning.

The unrivaled model of this topical political discussion format is the legendary interviews by journalist Günter Gaus, which broadcasted back when television was still in black and white.

2 um 8: Der radioeins und Freitag Salon Jakob Augstein im Gespräch mit Talal Derki

The Legacy of Violence: IS, Syria, and the Children of War

How does a child become a jihadist? And how much time is enough to really get to know people and their motives? As far as Syrian documentary director Talal Derki is concerned, days and weeks are not enough. In order to understand how and why children in Syria are becoming radicalized and joining IS, Derki filmed Abu Osama’s family for 330 days spread over a period of over two and a half years. The co-founder of Al-Nusra—the Syrian offshoot of al-Qaeda—dreams of establishing an Islamic caliphate and is raising his two eldest sons according to sharia law. “The children’s perspective reveals not only the whole madness of war but also their own childlike way of not losing hope,” says Talal Derki. With his Oscar-nominated documentary Of Fathers and Sons, he gives insights into a war-torn country and its divided society in search of a better future.

Jakob Augstein has a discussion with Talal Derki about Syria, the psychology of war, and his work. To accompany the discussion Babylon cinema will show Talal Derkis' current film Of Fathers and Sons on the 29.04.19 at 5:30pm. Information and tickets are available on the cinema website.

Once a month on radioeins and the Freitag Salon at Grüner Salon, the journalist and publisher Jakob Augstein sits down with a different guest to discuss politics in culture, society and its constraints, the mechanisms of publicity and lies, and the disappearance of democracy in capitalist societies. radioeins broadcasts the conversations live.

In this setting the stimulation machine of the internet is muted; the Freitag Salon is ‘unplugged,’ as one used to say. Real people talk about real issues, and endangered practice skills are practiced such as taking time, listening, understanding and learning.

The unrivaled model of this topical political discussion format is the legendary interviews by journalist Günter Gaus, which broadcasted back when television was still in black and white.

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2 at 8: radioeins and Freitag Salon Jakob Augstein in conversation with Martin Schulz

Once a month on radioeins and the Freitag Salon at Grüner Salon, the journalist and publisher Jakob Augstein sits down with a different guest to discuss politics in culture, society and its constraints, the mechanisms of publicity and lies, and the disappearance of democracy in capitalist societies. radioeins broadcasts the conversations live.

In this setting the stimulation machine of the internet is muted; the Freitag Salon is ‘unplugged,’ as one used to say. Real people talk about real issues, and endangered practice skills are practiced such as taking time, listening, understanding and learning.

The unrivaled model of this topical political discussion format is the legendary interviews by journalist Günter Gaus, which broadcasted back when television was still in black and white.

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