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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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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: 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: Rage, riots and race

8/31/2018
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This week on the program: An in-depth look at the eruption of right-wing, 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:00:58:59

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

WorldLink: Pitching for change

7/19/2018
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On this week’s program: 50 years on we take stock of the momentous protest year of 1968. We'll be going to California which was one of the protest movement strongholds in the US to find out how events played out there and what legacy remains of 1968 today. We also have another installment of the Neil and Gabe podcast series, where they head out to explore American baseball.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: The women speaking out

7/13/2018
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On this week's show, we meet a woman in Japan who is speaking up against sexual violence in a male-dominated society, we learn about the history of the suffragette movement in Britain and an Indonesian woman talks about her fight to protect women's rights in conflict zones. Plus, we meet a model who won't let her handicap keep her from the catwalk — even if she's in a wheelchair.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Life on the edge

7/6/2018
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We look at Norway's transition from one of the most liberal countries on immigration to one of the strictest, and delve into Germany's history of transit camps. In Ecuador, we find out how the border town of San Lorenzo is coping with a spate of violence, and we meet prisoners taking to the stage in Colombia. Plus, Canada's top female sommelier.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: On the other side

6/30/2018
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This week's WorldLink follows DW reporters Sandra Petersmann and Birgitta Schülke as they travel to Iraq to visit Yazidi refugees, four years after the genocide campaign by the "Islamic State." We also visit the US-Mexico border, remember a wartime romance in Korea and check out a mourning trend in Los Angeles that includes sweat and laughter.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: A clash of identity in Germany

6/22/2018
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In this special edition DW's Neil King and Gabriel Borrud explore how migrants and refugees are integrating into German society. We visit Neil's old school in Germany, attend Friday prayers at a mosque, talk Islamophobia with the AfD, and get to jam with a unique German-Turkish rock band. This special edition has just won a Gold Radio Award at the prestigious New York Festivals!

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Truth and dare

6/15/2018
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On this week's show, we hear from a Dalit hip-hop artist highlighting India's caste system, a spreadsheet whiz whose data expertise has helped launched major investigations and hear about life as a black woman in France. All this and more.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Breaking free

6/8/2018
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This week on the show: We go to Chile where protests have broken out at universities across the country where female students and feminist movement are fighting against sexism within higher education. And we take a close look at student life in Heidelberg right here in Germany. All that and more on this week's WorldLink.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Enduring legacies

6/1/2018
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We examine China's rapid rise on the global stage — and why the West needs to pay more attention. Plus, from the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy which shook US politics, to bombs still buried under Berlin's streets, we look at how major events in history still echo through today's modern world.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Looking forward, looking back

5/25/2018
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We discover the enduring power of creative traditions passed down over generations, from native American cuisine to Australian arts and mythology. Plus, how refugees in Berlin are learning cutting edge coding skills, and how young Hungarians are questioning whether they have a future in their country — all this and much more.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Battling barriers

5/18/2018
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On this week’s show: Scores of Palestinians have been killed and injured on the Gaza border, but how do Israelis feel about the mounting tensions? Business owners give reformed gang members in El Salvador the chance to start over. And the transgender community in Chile fights for a new law on gender identity.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Recipe for freedom

5/11/2018
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On this week’s programme we’ll be introducing you to a cross-section of Cuban society. People from all walks of life but they have one thing in common. They all live, labour or languish in the vicinity of Havana’s most famous boulevard – The Malecon. We also take you to a rather unique and trendy restaurant inside a Colombian prison that's giving inmates a sense of purpose.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Back on track

5/4/2018
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On this week's show: a Syrian refugee builds a new life in Cologne, a German retiree proves it's never too late to learn how to read, and we discover what happens when you look a stranger in the eye. Plus, WorldLink hosts Neil and Gabe find out why Germany's iconic Nürburgring race track has earned the nickname "Green Hell."

Duration:00:58:51