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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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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: Looking for answers

12/8/2018
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This week: the harrowing story of a German family trying to find out what really happened to their 2-year-old son, who was declared dead 40 years ago under suspicious circumstances in a hospital in the former East Germany. And we take a closer look at Ceuta, a frontier town on the front line of migrant clashes in North Africa.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: The difficulties of integrating

11/30/2018
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This week, we find out how food is helping refugees integrate in Germany, how sex workers in Colombia are making their voices heard through journalism, and how a transgender man is dealing with parenting after his transition. Continuing our Salafism series, we hear from a German mother who’s struggling with her daughter’s new religious beliefs. And we also visit a so-called Death Café in Berlin.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: The sex workers running a community newspaper

11/29/2018
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A group of sex workers in Colombia has turned to journalism in a bid to tackle negative attitudes towards prostitution. Last summer, the team set up their own newspaper in downtown Bogota: It’s called La Esquina, or ‘the corner’. They’re now onto their third printed edition and it’s flying off the shelves.

Duration:00:07:46

WorldLink: On target

11/23/2018
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On this week's show we meet a Syrian refugee in Cologne who has landed his dream job. We meet Mr. Climate Change, the professor who got the ball rolling three decades ago. And we what it's like to mediate between rival gangs in South Africa.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: After the fall

11/16/2018
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This week on the show: In the wake of Turkey's currency collapse, Istanbul's residents are struggling to make ends meet as prices continue to rise. Plus, a prominent Salafi preacher who's alleged to have helped radicalize hundreds of young Germans, and the world's youngest face transplant recipient talks about starting over.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Shedding light on blindness

11/9/2018
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This week DW reporters Neil King and Gabriel Borrud teamed 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. This episode explores the personal challenges blind people face on a daily basis and tries to shed some light on the blind spots that sighted people may still have on the topic.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: In search of answers

11/2/2018
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This week we discover a love story that began during the Korean War, and never really ended. We speak with a friend of a man who disappeared while hiking back in 2004 — and could have been kidnapped by North Korea. Plus, we learn more about the power of running to cope with grief, overcoming illiteracy, a unique clothes shop which caters to transgender people and reviving traditions in Tahiti.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Understanding extremism and pushing our limits

10/26/2018
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In part one of this week's show, we explore Salafism in Germany and speak with a mother who lost her son to extremism in Syria. In part two, we examine the rise of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and meet two people who are choosing to live their life to the fullest by testing their physical endurance, regardless of disability or age.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Year 1 of #MeToo

10/20/2018
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This week we're marking the first anniversary of the #MeToo movement that originated in the US and has since spread across the globe. A year after media mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault and the hashtag went viral, what's changed? We also walk with migrants in Venezuela, meet a blind balloon artist and look back at the 1968 hit musical Oliver! with star Mark Lester.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: The pen and the sword

10/13/2018
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On this week's show, we meet a German writer who speaks of the fear of being attacked for her ideas. Also, we talk with a Senegalese migrant in Spain who's been waiting 18 years for a new life to begin. Plus, we look at a local paper in Kentucky and its fight to survive, and find out why the Japanese go BONKERS for high school baseball.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Changing minds and perceptions

10/5/2018
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This week, we take a closer look at the idea of national unity in Germany, 28 years on from reunification. We discover how sound can impact our mental well being and participate in a 'happiness' class at a primary school in New Dehli. Plus, we check out Berlin's own version of Oktoberfest and meet a father and son tracing the steps of US military history across Europe.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: In the shadows

9/28/2018
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On this week’s show we meet children on Chicago's West Side who only know a short life in the fast lane defined by drugs, gangs and prison. We hear from Syrian women who are trying to find their loved ones after they went missing. And we visit a new monastery on the German-Polish border. Plus: why is the state visit by Turkish President Erdogan so controversial in Germany?

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Freedom and belonging

9/21/2018
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This week, we visit the Iraqi city of Mosul to find out how residents are rebuilding their lives after their liberation from the so-called Islamic State. We meet a group of people grappling with digital privacy at a 'crypto-party' in Berlin and discover what it means to feel at home in an adopted country. Plus, we journey back to California's 1968 protest movement.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: War, tradition and memory lane

9/14/2018
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This week, we meet a Yazidi mother whose family was torn apart by the so-called Islamic State, we pay a visit to Russia's cheese man and discover an unusual childhood tradition in Berlin. Plus, we take a trip down the real-life Penny Lane in Liverpool — the home of The Beatles.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: In times of hate

9/7/2018
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As Germany grapples with the fallout from far-right protests that saw thousands take to the streets in Chemnitz, we examine the dynamics of hate speech, censorship and excessive political correctness.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Rage, riots and race

8/31/2018
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This week on the program: An in-depth look at the eruption of far-right, anti-immigrant protests in the German city of Chemnitz, a largely forgotten US scheme to deport Mexicans during the depression, and how the inhabitants of Easter Island are keeping their Polynesian culture alive.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Change and opportunity

8/24/2018
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On this week's show, we take a look at the impacts of climate change and what it could mean for those most at risk of natural disasters and heatwaves. Plus, we meet people who are working to improve their communities, be it through gang mediation, a new fitness craze or even cheesemaking!

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Faith, doubt and control

8/10/2018
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On this week's show, we meet a respected reformist Iranian cleric who’s hoping for peaceful change in his struggling country. We also introduce you to Father Nikodemus – a charismatic German Benedictine monk who says religion has a “hooligan problem” and we find out how IS victims and perpetrators are trying to rebuild their home town of Mosul.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Making connections

8/3/2018
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On this week's show, we meet a Bangladeshi activist who is fighting for workers' rights in the garment industry, we learn more about a startup in Berlin teaching refugees how to code and we discover the struggles of late-life loneliness. Plus, we journey down the River Nile which continues to touch and influence lives.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Life in aftermath

7/27/2018
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Two cities piece humanity back together in the wake of IS occupation, Tahiti reclaims its Polynesian identity from French colonialism, and growing up as the first IVF baby. Plus a student's take on the ongoing conflict in Nicaragua.

Duration:00:58:51