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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: 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

WorldLink: Division and unity

2/10/2018
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On this week's WorldLink: a look back at the deadly 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, a violinist dreaming of unifying North and South Korea with music, a Zimbabwean migrant worker in South Africa pining for change at home and retracing the route of the Berlin Wall.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Explosive legacy

2/2/2018
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As Turkey pushes deeper into Syria to seize Kurdish-held territory we find out how Kurds and Turks in Germany are dealing with the rising tensions. We also look into the deadly legacy terror organization 'Islamic State' is leaving behind in Syria. Journalist Fil Warwick who's just returned from the former IS capital of Raqqa will share his experience with us.

Duration:00:58:50

WorldLink: Power and prejudice

1/26/2018
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This week on the show, we rub shoulders with billionaires at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and learn about America's "other" anthem — a hymn that became a symbol of the African-American struggle for civil rights. Plus, the South African soccer coach who's battled prejudice and gender stereotypes to show that women can succeed in a men's game.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: War and order

1/19/2018
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On this week's show, a look inside the war-torn Central African Republic, the repatriation of Nigerian migrants enslaved in Libya and the healing power of song in Indonesia. Plus how chess has replaced alcohol addiction in an Indian village, and the anarchy of Germany's tipping culture.

Duration:00:59:00

WorldLink: Blast from the past

1/12/2018
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That history is all around us, is… well, old news. As old as history itself, in fact. Arguably there are few places where that is closer to the truth than in contemporary Germany. But even here, there are some occasions when the past raises its head with an unexpected jolt, as columnist Tamsin Walker found out in the wilds of the countryside outside Berlin.

Duration:00:05:14

WorldLink: the good, the bad and the comic

1/4/2018
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In this week's show, we meet the French firefighters who have more to contend with than flames, Christian migrants in Israel and the Colombian midwives working in difficult social conditions to deliver babies safely. Plus the growing gulf between Cuba and Florida and the booming Japanese comic industry.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Retrospective 2017

12/22/2017
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A look back at the stories that moved us in 2017, including the #metoo movement that brought sexism to light, Germany’s historic general election, Brexit, North Korean cartoons and many others.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Christmas spirit

12/22/2017
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On this special Christmas edition of the show: We'll meet the volunteer elves bringing Christmas cheer to thousands of disadvantaged children across the United States. Plus, an Australian train announcer with a passion for performance. And Christmas traditions in Barbados and Berlin.

Duration:00:58:52

WorldLink: Pushing the boundaries

12/15/2017
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On this week's show, we take a look at the contested status of Jerusalem. Against the backdrop of anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli street protests in Berlin, we also look into a disturbing long-term study on anti-semitism in Germany. Plus we introduce you to a Siemens worker in Berlin who will be forced to make some radical cuts for himself and his family after the company announced major job cuts.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Preparing for the worst

12/8/2017
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On this week's show we examine the situation in war-torn Yemen following the murder of former president Abdullah Ali Saleh — we'll hear from a Yemini journalist, as well as an 82-year-old German aid worker. Plus, we meet a South Korean man prepping for another Korean War.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: The blood never stops flowin'

12/1/2017
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On this week's show, we hear about the horrific normalcy of violence on the Sinai Peninsula. How much religion is good for the soul? We'll hear from Berlin.And Detroit versus everybody? How do you re-fill a vacated city? And why are farmers in France killing themselves?

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Home and away

11/24/2017
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We interview homeless people, usually ignored by society, on the streets of Bonn in Germany. Plus, six months after the Islamist terrorist attack on Manchester Arena, we hear from some survivors who are struggling to rebuild their lives.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Integration and deportation

11/17/2017
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As the United States ramps up efforts to deport irregular migrants, we hear from those doing their best to stay under radar, and take you to El Salvador where countless deportees are already planning their journey back north. Plus, refugee women take on the German job market.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Russia's historic experiment

11/10/2017
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DW takes an in-depth look at the ambiguous legacy of Russia's 1917 revolution that toppled the monarchy and paved the way for the rise of the Soviet Union. We'll be hearing why the Russian authorities are not celebrating the centenary of this seismic event, and why a new cinema film on Tsar Nicolas the second is rubbing some Russians the wrong way.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: Arts around the globe

11/3/2017
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From the visual arts scene in Bangladesh, to aborigine musicians in Canada, this week's show explores how art weaves into the personal stories around our globe. What kind of music emanates from the darkness of one of Venezuela's most dangerous prisons? How can music help the dying? How do Syrians cook in exile? And what kind of pressure does a professional classical musician feel? Find out.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: A taste of the past

10/27/2017
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On this week's show, we meet members of the persecuted Rohingya community who fled Myanmar in the 1960s, the marathon team throwing the spotlight on the plight of African asylum seekers in Israel, and a Polish journalist uncovering uncomfortable truths about the wartime Nazi occupation. We'll also visit a restaurant run by Syrian refugees in Oslo, and a South Korean nun turned world famous chef.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: The gray zones of sexism

10/21/2017
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On this week's show: In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, we're taking an in-depth look at the dynamics of everyday sexism fueling harassment and assaults against women around the world. Also, a Hollywood actor and filmmaker on the sexism that pervades the film industry.

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: An Egyptian witch hunt

10/13/2017
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On this week's show: An in-depth look at the vicious crackdown on Egypt's LGBTQ community, Israeli and Palestinian women march for peace, why farmers in India are being driven to suicide, and the US immigration lawyer standing up for refugee rights. Plus, we meet South Africa's surrogacy pioneer and a doctor who's been dubbed "Chile's Patch Adams."

Duration:00:58:51

WorldLink: The personal stories behind the headlines

10/6/2017
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WorldLink brings you 60 minutes of personal insight from those whose lives are impacted by global events.

Duration:00:58:51

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