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"World in Progress" takes a fresh look at development issues around the globe. Projects, policies and individuals committed to making a difference.

"World in Progress" takes a fresh look at development issues around the globe. Projects, policies and individuals committed to making a difference.
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Bonn, Germany

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DW Germany

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"World in Progress" takes a fresh look at development issues around the globe. Projects, policies and individuals committed to making a difference.

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@dw_english

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English

Contact:

Deutsche Welle D-53110 Bonn Germany +49.228-429.0


Episodes

World in Progress: Trailblazers

10/17/2018
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An isolated village in South Africa launches its own internet service provider to give young people better opportunities, how resourceful students in Greece are creating their own jobs, and why some Indian schools have started happiness classes.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Global Solutions

10/11/2018
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Topics: Training to fight youth uneployment in Kenya / Solving global Problems: Interview with Prof.Dirk Messner / Bringing WiFi to Georgia's remote mountains

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Stories that matter from around the world

10/10/2018
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World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Chicago's lost children

10/4/2018
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The reality for many children in Chicago’s notorious West Side is a short life in the fast lane. Gangs, drugs and crime are always present and so is the possibility to end up in prison or dead. Vera Bünten got to know some of these kids – and people trying to help them change their lives around.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Surveillance and new hopes

9/26/2018
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TOPICS: Inside a re-education camp for Chinese Muslims -- Human Rights Watch's Sophie Richardson on surveillance of Uighurs -- How South Africans defy the country's high unemployement rates

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Poverty and protection

9/20/2018
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This week on the show: Why Finland's efforts to eradicate homelessness are working, poor neighborhoods in northern Brazil fear for their survival, India makes massive progress in lifting people out of poverty, and how fair is "Fairtrade"?

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Picking up the pieces

9/12/2018
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As more than one million people are leaving their homes in the US to escape Hurricane Florence, we take a look at disasters and disaster preparedness around the globe. What can you do to prepare yourself? What should you have at hand in case there is an earthquake or hurricane? We also hear how people are coping a few years after forces of nature wreaked havoc in their home towns.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Waiting for the Cleanup

9/5/2018
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Fossil funding: Public investments in Africa favour fossil fuels over green energy -- Waiting for the cleanup: Legal battle over toxic Oil contamination in Ecuador continues -- Harsh lives: Migrants exploited on Italian farms -- Successful Migrant: Western Union CEO on Migration and Money Transfers

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Avocados... the good, the bad & the ugly

8/22/2018
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Avocados are hailed as healthy superfood, but the craze is wreaking havoc in many communities. For instance in Chile where it's led to water shortages. What can we consumers do? Should we do away with avocados altogether? Join us for a special episode on the avocado fruit.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Changing Aid

8/15/2018
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Humanitarian aid - what needs to change? // Helping to prevent forced marriages in the UK // Tahiti: Revigourating traditional culture to go into the future.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Unchaining Minds - Mental health in Bhutan and Togo

8/9/2018
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On this week's show: Find out why it's so hard to get adequate treatment for mental health patients in Togo, where the mentally sick are often beaten and chained for weeks or months, and how Bhutan, the country that wants to increase its official policy of "Gross National Happiness" is dealing with an increase in depression in society.

Duration:00:29:54

World in Progress: The Nile — Myths and Challenges

8/1/2018
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The Nile River has been the life line for East Africa for thousands of years. A mythical river, drinking water, irrigation, hydropower — the Nile feeds many needs in the countries it traverses. But now tensions increase over the water usage. Anna Osius and Linda Staude met people who depend on the river's water, from its southernmost source in Burundi down to the Nile delta in Egypt.

Duration:00:29:54

World in Progress: Are we prepared?

7/25/2018
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Bracing ourselves for heat waves, earthquakes and poor infrastructure: We'll hear how cities are vulnerable to heat and how the Italian city of L'Aquila is rebuilding itself after it was hit by a devastating earthquake almost a decade ago. We also meet people who are filling up dangerous potholes in Rome's streets. And how urban farming changes the lives of young people in Kenya's capital Nairobi.

Duration:00:29:54

World in Progress: Mines, Migrants and Resistance

7/11/2018
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Secret resistance in Cambodia --- Mining in Brazil - does it really boost development? --- A new global compact for Migration - the UN’s special representative for migration, Louise Arbour, explains why its important

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Ghana's Missing Doctors

7/4/2018
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Once they have completed their medical degree, many Ghanaian doctors prefer to move to Europe or North America instead of working in a hospital back home. The problem is even worse in the countryside. And the health professionals, politicians and NGOs who are trying to counter the problems caused by the missing doctors face huge challenges.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Coffee and accordions

6/27/2018
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Coffee farming in Kenya, a taste for homegrown coffee in Guatemala, and Brazil's accordion revival.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Harsh but Fair? Norway's restrictive refugee policy

6/20/2018
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Topics this week: Norway has the toughest immigration laws in Europe. We find out how that affects refugees and those who work with them. And: a refugee fact check - what's going on in Europe?

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Battling inequalities

6/13/2018
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Cape Town's building boom pushes people out of their homes in the city center to shacks in so-called resettlement camps. We'll also hear how old cars from Europe are polluting roads in Africa and how Egypt's new capital is shaping up.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Breaking the silence about rape in Japan and Africa

6/6/2018
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The #MeToo movement has caused shockwaves in the USA and Europe, but in many countries, the discussion about the taboo topic of sexual violence has met much more resistance. In Japan, one woman changed the debate when she wrote a book about being raped by a high-ranking journalist. And in Africa, female filmmakers are setting out to change things through film.

Duration:00:29:55

World in Progress: Working against the odds

5/30/2018
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This week on the show: South Korea's automation craze is taking a toll on employees. Former gang members in El Salvador are struggling to reintegrate into the workforce because their tattoos mark them for life. And how are Haitians in Miami's Little Haiti coping after US President Donald Trump ended their temporary protected status that allowed them to legally live and work in the United States?

Duration:00:29:55