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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: 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

WorldLink: Muscle and might

4/26/2018
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This week on WorldLink: Polish women who are protesting government plans to further restrict the right to abortion, learning how to respond to racist comments in Germany and a journey along the mighty River Nile to meet those who live with and from its waters.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Standing up

4/21/2018
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This week on WorldLink: Weapons smugglers in Syria talk about the future, the widows of Budhpura fight for their rights, dealing with witchcraft in Togo and an interview with Kalpona Akter, a well-known trade unionist and activist in Bangladesh. Plus, Tamsin Walker has a cautionary tale about Germany's increasing birthrate.

Duration:00:58:43

WorldLink: Mightier than the sword

4/13/2018
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On this week’s show: Jewish Israeli author David Ranan talks about his book on Muslim anti-Semitism in Germany and the surprising findings within. We meet the German bookstore owner who, with a little help from his customers, has successfully stopped far-right marches through Berlin’s Jewish quarter. Plus, how the Chinese authorities are tightening their grip on Hong Kong and its booksellers.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Mightier than the sword

4/13/2018
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On this week’s show: Jewish Israeli author David Ranan talks about his book on Muslim anti-Semitism in Germany and the surprising findings within. We meet the German bookstore owner who, with a little help from his customers, has successfully stopped far-right marches through Berlin’s Jewish quarter. Plus, how the Chinese authorities are tightening their grip on Hong Kong and its booksellers.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: The anti-Semitism threat

4/13/2018
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Anti-Semitism among Muslims – it’s a topic that’s prompted debate in Germany particularly with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East. But are Muslims really more prone to anti-Semitism than the rest of the population? Israeli author David Ranan talks about his book “Muslim Anti-Semitism: A Threat to Societal Peace in Germany?” and his surprising findings

Duration:00:04:47

WorldLink: Challenges

4/6/2018
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On this week's show: We'll find out first-hand about the challenges and potential rewards facing female refugees on the German job market. What's happening with Detroit's abandoned homes now that the city has lost half its population? And finally we'll pay a visit to the biggest beach clean-up on Mother Earth.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Helping hands

3/29/2018
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On this week's show: Meet the Colombian woman and former refugee who's now helping Venezuelans who are fleeing the dire conditions in their country. We also find out how a unique food project in Beirut is using cuisine to bring rival factions together to let off steam in what is the pressure cooker of Lebanese politics and religion.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Fighting the mob

3/16/2018
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On this week's show: The Slovakian journalist who, by being murdered, has just about brought down his government. We'll hear from his colleagues what he was working on. In South Korea, as the Paralympics wind down, we look at how attitudes have changed with regard to the disabled. We also have an in-depth feature on the 'Ndrangheta, one of the world's most dangerous crime networks.

Duration:00:58:51

Women of the world

3/9/2018
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On this week's show, women in Kobane talk about life in the city they helped to liberate from IS in 2015, the role of women in conflict prevention, and a member of Australia's "stolen generations" reflects. Plus #metoo in Germany and suffragettes in the UK.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Bridgeheads and Barriers

3/2/2018
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On this week's show, we take you on an epic hike through a very historic part of Germany, investigate the national debate surrounding a German food bank's decision to stop accepting foreigners and we delve into the Afrofuturistic world of Marvel's latest superhero film, Black Panther, which is putting a spotlight on a part of culture often ignored by Hollywood.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Stories of social justice

2/23/2018
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On this week's show, meet a homeless man in California fighting for his way of life, hear an astounding story of poverty from the United Kingdom and find out how hard it is to find genuine acts of kindness in Berlin. Plus, hear a story of hope from the Zaatari refugee camp, meet two al-Shabaab defectors who are speaking out and learn how Honduran women are joining the #MeToo movement.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Rebuilding lives

2/16/2018
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We head to Puerto Rico to hear how inhabitants are faring five months after hurricane Maria. We'll also head north to Miami to meet a Puerto Rican singer who is pushing for independence for the US territory. We'll also meet African refugees in Israel who are being given the option of cash or custody and take a personal look back at the life of Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s champion of human rights.

Duration:00:58:51