19 - Merkel talks with Obama, the East cuts university jobs, Hartmut Mehdorn's big headache and Baden-Baden

Tune in to this week's podcast to hear about the press conference that German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave in Washington D.C. with President Barack Obama. Rough times ahead for universities in the eastern states as budget tightening forces over 1000 jobs to be cut. If you are looking for the ultimate relaxing getaway, make sure you don't miss this week's destination of the thermal spa city, Baden-Baden.

This week: 

  • Angela Merkel and Barack Obama discuss key issues shared between the two countries.
  • Jobs are being cut and entire departments are being shut down in many eastern state universities.
  • The hard job of Berlin's Airports chief executive officer, Hartmut Mehdorn.
  • Our German A-Z guide covers the letter "S" and enjoy hearing about a city that wants you to be healthy and relaxed.

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