Made in Germany: Your Business Magazine

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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Japan: Tepco and the return to nuclear power


Eight years after the reactor disaster in Fukushima, operator Tepco is preparing to restart the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. Residents are nervous, but the power plant will create jobs and boost the local economy.


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The search for nuclear waste storage solutions


Although Germany is phasing out atomic energy by 2022, it still has several operating nuclear power plants. A storage facility for low-level waste is in the works – but a site for final repository for spent fuel rods still needs to be found.


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Recycling nuclear waste – a lucrative business


Reprocessing spent nuclear fuel is a huge challenge for nuclear plant operators - it contains highly toxic radioactive material. The La Hague nuclear reprocessing facility in France is built to recycle spent fuel. Our reporter paid a visit there.


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The nuclear reboot


While Germany is turning away from atomic energy, startups, engineers and investors around the world believe nuclear power can play an important role in the future of energy. Is their vision a realistic option - or are they ignoring the risks?


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Explainer: Nuclear power to the rescue (of the climate)?


Could nuclear power save the global climate? If so, at what cost? Its supporters say nuclear power plants generate power with zero CO2 emissions. But what about nuclear waste, the expense of building new plants and the high electricity prices?


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Agribusinesses are gaining ground


In eastern Germany, about a quarter of farmland belongs to agribusinesses and investment funds. Land prices are soaring. Many farmers feel besieged.


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Farming and climate Change


Erosion, drought, storms, floods and insects are among the problems facing farmers. In parts of Germany, the water table is falling and harvests are declining. Adapting to changing conditions means exploring new methods and trying out new crops.


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AI and bees


BeeHero has developed a monitoring system to help maintain bee colony health; another start-up, BEEsharing, runs a pollination service, matching up bee keepers and farmers. Such innovative ventures are needed in the face of mass bee death worldwide.


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Women on top in Sumatra


Among Sumatra's Minangkabau ethnic group, it is the women who own and inherit property. Theirs is the largest matrilineal society in the world.


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Women helping women make money


MADE reporter Daniela Späth is keen to get a grip on her finances. She gets advice from 'Madame Moneypenny', who runs a mentoring programme to teach women about managing their finances and building up some capital.


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