WorldLink: The Personal Stories with Global Voices ~ Weekly from DW

Series produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

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In this age of information overload, personal stories are often sidelined by the roar of headlines. At WorldLink, we endeavor to redress that balance. Through exclusive interviews and reports from around the globe, our show offers a glimpse into how current affairs affect people's lives. We explore the German view of the world and vice versa, reflecting the questions that dominate people's lives around the globe.

WorldLink brings you 54 jammed-packed minutes of personal stories from around the globe. Listen in for exclusive interviews, sound-rich reports, profiles, opinion pieces and the occasional dash of humour.

The PRX Exchange version of WorldLink is a 53-minute version for NPR stations who wish to insert an NPR newscast, and also includes a 59-second billboard.

If you have any questions or feedback on the programme, please contact us at worldlink@dw.com or visit us on Facebook DW Global Society. You can also subscribe to our free WorldLink podcast on Itunes.


102 Pieces

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This week: Armed militants gain a foothold in the world's biggest refugee camp, in Bangladesh. We'll hear how displaced Rohingya Muslims are using ...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week’s WorldLink we’re marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. We’ll be hearing from the escapee who fled East Berlin ...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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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...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week’s program we hear from the Italian-born woman who’s lived in England since she was two but no longer feels welcome in Brexit Britain. ...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week’s program we meet the Northern Irish widow who after decades of campaigning may finally get some answers as to who killed her husband ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, we're looking at child subsidies in Poland, which critics fear will play a key role in clinching a win for the right-wing gove...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, fires are on the rise in Brazil as away to  clear prime real estate for farmers – and it’s not in the Amazon this time. Plus, ...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, minority groups in India are becoming increasingly worried by what they say are efforts by the government to strip them of the...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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WorldLink: Time to save the world - As people around the world come together for the largest mass climate protest in history, we introduce you to...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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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 wh...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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This week WorldLink takes a closer look at how the climate crisis is playing out in the US and Germany. We find out why the Swedish climate activis...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week's show, wWe hear from protesters in Brazil who say President Bolsonaro's government is killing the Amazon rainforest. And in London, w...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 54:01
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On this week's show, the widely revered civil society leader Sombath Somphone is believed to have been abducted in Laos in 2012. We'll hear from hi...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 54:01
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On this week's show,  This month marks the 50th anniversary The Troubles. We'll hear the story a boy from Northern Ireland who was shot and blinde...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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On this week's show, protests brought Hong Kong to a stand still this week. We'll hear about a new tactic protesters are using to outsmart the poli...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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This week: For Uighurs who have found refuge in Turkey after fleeing persecution in China, safety is tainted with fear for loved ones back home. Pl...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, we’ve got a true story that has all the trappings of a cracking good adventure novel: Emperors and wars, legends, greed, secre...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2019
  • Length: 54:01
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On this week’s show, we’re going to India to meet a group of comedians who are taking a no holds barred approach to satire. Also on the show, Russi...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, This month marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. We'll hear the story of how the iconic images on TV didn’t come f...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 54:01