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In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.

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In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.

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Made in Germany: Your Business Magazine

Latest release on Jan 21, 2020

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In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.

Rank #1: An eastern German woman on VW's board

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Women can still have a hard time rising through the corporate ranks. The same can hold true for people from the old East Germany. Hiltrud Werner has succeeded in both respects.

Nov 05 2019

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Rank #2: Soaring rents in Berlin

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Tenants, landlords and local politicians are confronted with a serious problem. Proposals for the compulsory purchase of apartment buildings by the city and stricter rent controls have triggered a sometimes heated debate.

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #3: The cruel rule of the clock

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For many people, racing against the clock has become a normal part of daily life. But it hasn't always been like this. What was life like before clocks were invented, and how did their arrival shape economic and social life?

Jan 03 2020

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Rank #4: Is veganism disrupting the food industry?

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In Germany – the land of currywurst – McDonald's is launching a vegan burger. Tofu producers are barely keeping up with demand. But things look different on a global scale. Meat consumption in China has quadrupled in recent decades.

Oct 09 2019

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Rank #5: Gentle manipulation -- nudge theory

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It can be easier to get people to do what you want not by threatening sanctions but through persuasion. Nudge theory is about influencing decision-making through positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions. It is popular in behavioral economics.

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #6: Starting over again - the auto industry in Zwickau

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Cars have been built in Zwickau since 1904. In the days of the old East Germany, it is where the Trabant was produced. Volkswagen took over the company in 1990 and modernized the plant; now it is re-engineering it again to make electric cars.

Nov 05 2019

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Rank #7: The EU and Cambodia -- free trade at risk

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The EU grants Least Developed Countries duty-free access to its market under the Everything But Arms scheme. Cambodia is among those nations. But the EU is concerned about human rights and democracy there and is reviewing its preferential trade status.

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #8: From huts to highrises

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Review the history of domestic architecture through the millenia. Our ancestors huddled in caves. Nowadays, many of us are tenants in large housing complexes. All too often, rents and property prices are out of control. How did it come to this?

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #9: Restoring the German forest

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German forests are under threat from a range of factors, including extreme weather. 10 percent of the country's woodland is parched. Reforestation schemes are helping to restore and diversify dying forests.

Sep 17 2019

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Rank #10: ANOMALIA: Casino capital Macau

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Once a half-forgotten Portuguese colony, Macau is now the second richest place on earth - and the biggest gambling hub in the world. But those riches come at a price.

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #11: The commercial potential of data

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Thais spend more time online than any other people in the world. While some entrepreneurs there are trying to make money exploiting personal data, others are setting up companies to protect privacy.

Oct 15 2019

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Rank #12: The rise of the wooden skyscraper

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As a building material, timber has a lot going for it. Wooden skyscrapers are shooting up all over the world, including in Germany. MADE visits a timber tower project underway in Berlin and Leipzig.

Sep 17 2019

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Rank #13: How different are eastern and western Germany?

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30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, 57% of people in eastern Germany say they feel like second-class citizens. We review some of the data on developments since reunification.

Nov 05 2019

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Rank #14: Bargain burials

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Having a dignified funeral in Europe can cost thousands – more than many people can afford. Now a young Berlin start-up called Mymoria is looking to undercut standard funeral companies by offering services online.

Dec 10 2019

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Rank #15: Crumbling Mumbai

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More than 14,000 buildings are believed to be at risk of collapse. While poor tenants are in danger, property companies look forward to redeveloping the sites.

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #16: Sanctions -- pro and contra

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We discuss global trade and sanctions with Frank Sportolari, head of UPS Germany and president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #17: What are sanctions?

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Parents withhold benefits from kids to teach them a lesson; states and international bodies do the same with other states. What do such sanctions amount to and do they work?

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #18: EU sanctions on Russia: Who gains, who loses?

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In 2014 Russia annexed Crimea. The European Union imposed trade and finance sanctions in response. They have not caused Vladimir Putin to change his ways; they have, however, hit the exports of German engineering companies and Russian farmers.

Aug 20 2019

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Rank #19: Degrowth - Moderation vs. consumerism

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Supporters of the "degrowth" movement call for people to cut down on consumption and share instead of buy - for the sake of the planet. Critics say this would increase unemployment. MADE looks at the movement’s objectives.

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #20: Krieger - Have you planted a tree today?

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As climate protestors take to the streets all over the globe, reporter Olaf Krieger has decided he can no longer sit by and watch. He's started planting trees, and also went to see teen activist Greta Thunberg leading a demonstration in Berlin.

Sep 17 2019

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Krieger: Time out, you guys!

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Our resident wise man Olaf Krieger says it is important to take a true break during the working day. He demonstrates the benefits by heading to a tranquil refuge, far from the office.

Jan 21 2020

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Electric cars -- the sound of silence

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EVs are so quiet they can be dangerous, so the EU is requiring an acoustic warning device. The buzzing noise they produce is less thrilling than the roar of a combustion engine sports car. Sound designers are working on fake authentic sounds.

Jan 21 2020

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Dynastic succession

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Wolfgang Grupp is a clothing manufacturer who wants to retire. He says only one of his two children will take over the firm. It's a real-life nail-biter, and the final chapter has yet to be written.

Jan 14 2020

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A shortage in the skilled trades

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The construction industry is booming in Germany right now. But many firms are having a hard time finding workers who are masters of their trade. What might persuade more young people to become craft workers?

Jan 14 2020

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Fearless young entrepreneurs

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Fresh out of high school, two teenagers developed an app to help others decide what to study at university. Their firm has moved into consultancy work and now has several employees.

Jan 14 2020

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Brains – help or hindrance?

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How do people considered highly intelligent fare in a world full of regular people? DW meets four smart youngsters and their families.

Jan 14 2020

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Mysuru aims high

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It is among the cleanest cities in India and wants to regain its title as the cleanest. Trash is sorted, and it's collected on a regular basis. The municipality operates a recycling facility. Ragpickers are recruited to join the sanitation workforce.

Jan 07 2020

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Plastics inside us

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Some of the plastic waste we produce ends up inside us in the form of microplastics. Because most plastic is not biodegradable, it hangs around a long time. It gets into the food we eat and the air we breathe.

Jan 07 2020

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The plastics industry

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Plastic is produced in vast amounts, is extremely useful and makes manufacturers a lot of money. Little thought was given to the fact that it doesn't go away once it is no longer needed. Alternatives need to be found if we are not to be overwhelmed.

Jan 07 2020

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The cruel rule of the clock

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For many people, racing against the clock has become a normal part of daily life. But it hasn't always been like this. What was life like before clocks were invented, and how did their arrival shape economic and social life?

Jan 03 2020

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Fair Fashion - Made in ... the EU!

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Your average T-shirt covers 20,000 kilometers before landing in a European wardrobe. 'Made in the EU' is still the exception. But as environmental awareness grows, so does local production.

Dec 31 2019

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Non-EU contract workers ease Hungary's labor shortage

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Hungarian workers are being drawn to neighboring Austria's higher wages, leaving the country's companies struggling with a labor shortage. So they're using agencies to recruit more people from non-EU countries like Serbia.

Dec 31 2019

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Explainer: The European narrative

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Free trade, no internal border controls, work anywhere you want. It's made the European economy powerful. But the EU single market generates its own special problems and the glue is starting to come unstuck. A look at why some want more, some less Europe.

Dec 31 2019

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Is a Europe without borders only for EU citizens?

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The freedom to move to another country and work or start up a company there is a given for most EU citizens. But not for non-EU citizens. For non-European startup founders, the bloc's external border is a huge obstacle. Portugal wants to change that.

Dec 31 2019

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Mariendonk Abbey: A shortage of nuns

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Mariendonk Abbey is home to 27 nuns. Most of them are old. There is only one novice. The community has to support itself, but without fresh blood things are getting difficult.

Dec 25 2019

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The importance of first impressions

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The job interview – a place where judgments are made in a matter of seconds. Friendly or unfriendly? Competent or incompetent? We form first impressions subconsciously, and rarely give people a second chance.

Dec 25 2019

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Face to face: 'There's no short-cut to success!'

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First-time employees often have too high expectations and misjudge themselves, says personnel consultant Gunnar Belden. Patience and commitment are part and parcel of the path to success.

Dec 25 2019

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Can your first job kill your career?

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If you take on a low-wage job right after graduating, you are unlikely to climb the career ladder, says a study in the US. Finding better-paying employment more matched to your qualifications is rare. So better start off with the right kind of job!

Dec 25 2019

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Competition - who is Germany's next top cleaner?

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In Germany, cleaning services employ the most people of any of the trade and craft professions. At the Kiel Opera House, a large building in the coastal city, twelve trainees are competing in a cleaning contest. Who will be Germany's best cleaner?

Dec 25 2019

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Bellfounding: A race against the clock

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For centuries, bells have marked the passing of time. As the Bachert company can attest, when it comes to casting, timing is everything.

Dec 17 2019

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