Israel's military operation against the Islamist terror organisation Hamas in the Gaza Strip, has cost hundreds of lives so far. Civilians are dying every day in Gaza, while Hamas continues to fire rockets into Israel. Do the international mediation efforts still have a chance of success? Or will it ultimately be only the extremists and hardliners on either side who benefit from the blood-letting?
Alexandra Kalle discovered her olfactory talent in her late twenties and gave up her career as a marketing expert. Today she works for a fragrance company that makes the world famous brand 4711 Original Eau de Cologne. On Talking Germany, Alexandra Kalle speaks about her sensory relationship to her work.
On this edition, we meet a paraplegic man who takes his wheelchair to skateboard parks. We visit the eastern German city of Schwedt, which is now regaining some of its lost population, take a ride on an 80-year-old locomotive and visit a "postcrosser" in Bonn.
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