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The local news channel Alsace 20 covers everything going on in the Alsace region of France, from weather reports to restaurant tours to Christmas markets.

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Alsace 20 - Rammstein à Strasbourg

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

German metal band Rammstein has no shortage of fans. Listen to devotees describe just what it is that makes the band compelling enough to sell out ten thousand tickets in just two days.

Alsace 20 - Arlette Grosskost et la burqa

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Arlette Grosskost, UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) representative and member of the Parliamentary task force on the burqa in France, advocates a law aiming to ban the wearing of the full-body veil in public. What’s your take on this controversial issue? Is it a question of women’s rights? Of religious freedom? Are arguments against the burqa perhaps another type of veil—to cover up underlying racism?

Alsace 20 - Mangez bien, mangez alsacien!

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Armande has turned an old farm near Strasbourg into a mouth-watering country store complete with live rabbits and ducks. According to Armande, it’s also one of the few places to get food in her village, so chances are business is booming!

Alsace 20 - Pourquoi le bio est-il plus cher?

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

As in the United States, the price of organic products is relatively high in France. But hopefully this will not be the case for too much longer, as the French Minister of Agriculture has just pledged an investment of six million euros in the organic sector. Learn more about the state of organic farming in France in this video.

Alsace 20 - Météo du 2 juillet 2010

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Say you’re writing a poem in French, and you need to know how to compare your love to a beautiful sunny summer day. Unsure of the vocab? Listen to this weather report from local station Alsace 20 (covering the Alsace region of France) to pick up some useful weather lingo.

Alsace 20 - Météo des Maquilleurs

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Who doesn’t like a little fun makeup artistry with their morning weather report? Adèle lets us know what to expect weather-wise on Halloween, and gives us some costume inspiration too!

Alsace 20 - Grain de Sel: le Lycée hôtelier Alexandre Dumas

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Nicolas introduces some specialties of the Alsace region at the Alexandre Dumas Catering, Hospitality, and Tourism College. In this episode, pastry chefs bake some delicious cookies called "manele" and "bredele." It's never too early to start planning your next New Year's fête!

Alsace 20 - Grain de Sel: à l'Anatable à Dinsheim

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

A menu for 8 euros... in a Zen decor! Not only has Joan Schmitt turned an old Alsatian bistro into a chic restaurant with a modern, minimalist style, but he also cooks for his clientele with local and worldwide produce, which he describes here with great gusto.

Alsace 20 - Femmes d'exception: Christine Ott

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Discover a unique instrument called the ondes Martenot, a precursor to the synthesizer named after its inventor, Maurice Martenot. This electronic piano-like instrument, once a musical sensation in the 1930's, quickly fell into disuse, but is experiencing a revival thanks to Christine Ott, a talented pianist who adopted this unusual instrument and has worked alongside such musical greats as Radiohead and Yann Tiersen.

Alsace 20 - Rencontre avec les membres d'IAM

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Meet the members of IAM, a very popular French rap group originating from Marseille. They discuss their successful career and their latest album, "Arts Martiens" (Martian Arts).

Alsace 20 - Colonel Reyel en session live acoustique!

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Colonel Reyel professes his love for his "one and only" in a lovely song, his single "Toi et Moi" (You and Me) from his album "Soldat de l'Amour," (Love Soldier). Enjoy this live acoustic session!

Alsace 20 - Alsace: les plus belles déco de Noël!

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Some Alsace residents take Christmas decorating very seriously. From two men who go all out with phantasmagoric light displays to a woman who opts for a subtler, 1940s décor, you'll find some different takes on what it means to be in the "Christmas spirit" in this video.

Alsace 20 - Grand sapin de Strasbourg: tout un art pour le décorer!

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

It takes a lot to decorate the 31-meter high Christmas tree on Strasbourg's Place Kléber: ten technicians, two bucket lifts, 75 thousand lights. Luckily, the operation is being managed by Antoinette Pfimlin, who has 20 years of experience decorating giant trees in a hard hat.

Alsace 20 - Ouverture du marché de Noël de Colmar

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Despite the cold weather, people are flocking to the opening of the Colmar Christmas market in Alsace. In this video, tourists talk shopping and vendors explain why they like to work at the Christmas market.

Alsace 20 - Laurent Chandemerle, l'homme aux 100 voix

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

The Drôles de Zèbres (Funny Zebras) humor festival in Strasbourg has been hosting top French artists, comedians, and a few newcomers for the past twelve years. Among the acts at this year's festival is Laurent Chandemerle, the man with a thousand voices, who can impersonate celebrities to perfection. This video will give you a taste of French humor and, no doubt, a few chuckles!

Alsace 20 - 100 recettes pour 100 vins

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

This video will make your mouth water! In this interview, Lionel Augier talks to Maurice Roeckel about his new book, "One Hundred Recipes for One Hundred Alsace Wines." Not only will you discover the originality of some chefs who combine amazing wines with amazing food, but you will also learn a few words in the Alsatian dialect.

Alsace 20 - Grain de Sel: Au Caveau de l'étable à Niederbronn-les-Bains

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Where can you get a gourmet meal for eight euros seventy? Hélène Ober is the proud owner of the restaurant "Au Caveau de l'Étable." She will show you around the kitchen and share some of her secrets on how to prepare a fantastic meal without breaking the bank. If cooking risotto is not your thing, you will at least be able to speak like a pro in a French kitchen.

Alsace 20 - Grain de Sel: le titre de Maître Restaurateur, c'est quoi?

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

"Maître Restaurateur" (Master Restaurant Owner) is a title bestowed upon a select number of restaurants in France. What does it mean and how does a restaurant achieve this honor? Find out in this episode of "Grain de Sel" (Grain of Salt).

Alsace 20 - La chronique Mode de Caroline: mode éthique

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

In this Alsace Vingt episode, Caroline interviews eco-friendly clothes designer Louise Geber, who owns a store in Strasbourg. There, you will be able to shop for fashionable garments and help the environment at the same time. To find out more, visit the store's website, www.vetementbio.com.

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