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WorldLink is a one-hour weekly program presenting personal stories from behind the headlines.

WorldLink is a one-hour weekly program presenting personal stories from behind the headlines.
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Germany

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World Talk

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DW Germany

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WorldLink is a one-hour weekly program presenting personal stories from behind the headlines.

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English


Episodes

WorldLink: Music and belonging

11/15/2019
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We hear from Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where armed militants have gained a foothold in the world's largest refugee camp. And we discover how Rohingya are using songs and stories to preserve their culture. Plus, we meet the Colombian musician turning guns into guitars, and the South Korean activist making her country more inclusive for people with disabilities.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Freedom and remembrance

11/8/2019
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This week on WorldLink, we meet a man who crawled to freedom through a tunnel under the Berlin Wall, and hear from someone who was there the night the divide finally fell. We speak to a woman piecing together her grandfather's experience of WWII, and visit the most famous military cemetery in the US.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Faultlines

10/31/2019
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On this week’s program we take stock of the situation in Chile where President Pinera has been making some concessions in a bid to stem the country’s fledgling protest movement. And amid claims that US sanctions on Venezuela have resulted in the death of at least 40,000 people we’ll also be taking a closer at just how the international sanctions are impacting on Venezuelans.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Home and Away

10/25/2019
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On this week's show, we hear from an Italian-born woman who's lived in England since she was two but no longer feels welcome in Brexit Britain, from Moroccans who long to experience another country outside their own, from the fight for LGBTQ rights in India, Chile's first transgender school and we attend the second largest Oktoberfest in the world, which is celebrated in Brazil.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Still fighting

10/18/2019
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On this week's show: Canada's liberals brace for an election battle, Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria puts US-Turkish relations on edge, and the widow fighting to uncover the truth about her husband's murder during Northern Ireland's Troubles. Plus, the environmentalists striving to protect Australia from the damage caused by gold mining.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Power move

10/11/2019
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On this week's show: We look at how Poland's ruling party is targeting young voters, and follow student protesters in Brazil. We hear the difficult story of Nigerian migrant women who have returned home, and how Brexit is inspiring new music in Northern Ireland. And DW's Southeast Asia correspondent Charlotte Chelsom-Pill catches us up on protests in Hong Kong.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Trees, tear gas and home videos

10/4/2019
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This week on the show, a look at the escalation of violence on the streets of Hong Kong, and the Brazilians who are planting trees in defiance of arsonists seeking to destroy valuable forests. Plus, how a newly unveiled trove of home videos is shedding light on life in former East Germany, the plight of mothers in German prisons, and South Africa's township wine.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Home, sort of

9/27/2019
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This week, we meet villagers in India who fear the government is trying to strip them of their citizenship, and Iraqis who are at the forefront of a cultural renaissance in Anbar province. Plus, a Cambodian refugee returns home 40 years after fleeing the Khmer Rouge, and the Spanish maestro who created the remarkable Concierto de Aranjuez.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Time to save the world

9/20/2019
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As people around the world come together for the largest mass climate protest in history, we introduce you to DW's brand new environment podcast, On the Green Fence, examining issues of climate change, pollution and conservation. Hosts Neil and Gabe visit a Bavarian town where the water has been tainted by a dangerous chemical and head to the Black Forest where the legendary wolf has returned.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: What's it like to be blind in Germany?

9/13/2019
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Join DW reporters Neil King and Gabriel Borrud as they team up to find out what it's like to be blind in Germany. They spent some time with a man who gradually turned blind and a teenage girl who was born blind. They also visited Germany's most prestigious high school for the visually impaired.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: The 'Greta effect'

9/6/2019
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As the climate crisis heats up across the globe, we focus on the people determined to fight for the future of the planet. Young students in the US have finally joined the Friday's For Future Movement inspired by Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg, while in Germany, the Parents for Future Movement is just getting started. We also ask why not everyone feels the urgency of climate change.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Brazil's Amazon fires and other fishy stories

9/1/2019
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On this week’s show, we’re looking at the impact of the Amazon fires on Brazilian politics. Then it’s off to the UK for the story of the woman who shaped London’s sushi scene and found a surprising source of fish along the way. We’ll also take you to Ethiopia to visit a somewhat unusual community. Plus, a sound essay from co-producer Evelyn McClafferty about the hardest part of living in Berlin.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Targets

8/23/2019
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On this week’s programme: The widely revered civil society leader Sombath Somphone is believed to have been abducted in Laos in 2012. We'll hear from his wife, who is still haunted by her husband's disappearance. We'll also hear how tenants in Berlin are fighting back against rent hikes. And the heated debate in Italy over whether Roma people should be given public housing.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: A moment of peace

8/16/2019
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On this week's show: This month marks the 50th anniversary of The Troubles. We'll hear the story of a boy from Northern Ireland who was shot — and later befriended the soldier who pulled the trigger. And in New Delhi, people from Kashmir are growing increasingly worried about their families after India scrapped Kashmir's special status. Plus: making the outdoors accessible to minorities in the US.

Duration:00:58:52

WorldLink: Navigating dangerous territory

8/9/2019
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This week: A new tactic Hong Kong protesters are using to outsmart the police, an exclusive look behind the walls of a Cambodian prison and catching up with a budding new industry in Canada. Plus: a closer look at homelessness in Manchester, and ecological farms in Haiti.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Away from home

8/2/2019
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We hear about the plight of Uighurs who have found refuge in Turkey after fleeing persecution in China, and how their safety is tainted with fear for loved ones back home. Plus: We meet a British-Somali woman reconnecting with her roots through food, a DJ mixing classical music and clubbing, and the man with all the moves — the founder of dance fitness sensation Zumba.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Away from home

8/2/2019
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We hear about the plight of Uighurs who have found refuge in Turkey after fleeing persecution in China and how their safety is tainted with fear for loved ones back home. Plus: We meet a British-Somali woman reconnecting with her roots through food, a DJ mixing classical music and clubbing, and the man with all the moves — the founder of dance fitness sensation Zumba.

Duration:00:52:52

WorldLink: Myths and legends

7/25/2019
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On this week's show, the true story of the most famous diamond in the world: the Koh-i-Noor. The tale of this legendary stone has all the trappings of a cracking good adventure novel, complete with emperors and wars, greed, secrets and even a curse. Plus, we take a journey down the mighty River Nile, a life line for many countries in eastern Africa.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Art smart

7/19/2019
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On this week’s show, we’re going to India to meet a group of comedians known as Aisi Taisi Democracy who are taking a no holds barred approach to satire. We'll also talk to Russian rap legend Ptakha about the political shakedown on the rap scene there.

Duration:00:58:49

WorldLink: A coincidence of history

7/11/2019
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Fifty years after the first moon landing, we'll hear how images of the historic feat were beamed to millions around the world thanks to a radio telescope in the Australian countryside. We'll also mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Valkyrie — the failed plot by Count von Stauffenberg to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

Duration:00:59:50