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.


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In this week's show, we'll be meeting the Uighur families who've left China for a safer life in Turkey. We'll also hear about the devastating confl...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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This week: How demands for political change from Hungary's fledgling opposition are gaining traction. The extraordinary story of the last survivor ...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we look into just how great the threat of civil war is in Venezuela, plus the Venezuelan refugees who are received in the Colombian borde...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's edition of WorldLink, we take you to San Francisco where homeless numbers are skyrocketing. DW business reporter Andreas Becker join...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, Turkish prisons are filling quickly amid a crackdown on dissidents. But it's not just adults who are going to jail. It's their...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we’ll be taking you to Baghdad’s Green Zone which has reopened to the public after 15 years. We also introduce you to the South African b...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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This week on the show: We meet a woman in war-torn northern Syria who has won a seat in her local council against all the odds. Plus, we speak with...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 54:01
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This week on the show: 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...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week’s show, the language believed to have been spoken by Christ is on the verge of extinction. We talk to the man who's trying to save it....

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's program, 30 years after the Lockerbie bombing, one father rejects the official story of what happened that day. And in Colombia, ten...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week’s WorldLink, we’ll be bringing you the harrowing story of a German family who’s trying to find out what happened to their two year old...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we continue our Salafism series with the story of a German mother who’s struggling to hold her family together after her daughter convert...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week’s show, we meet Mohamad Kayali, a refugee in Germany who is living his dream. Also, we meet the man known as Mr Climate Change, who go...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show: The fallout from Turkey's economic slowdown, the Salafi preacher who authorities believe helped radicalize hundreds of young G...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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In this WorldLink episode, 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 ma...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week’s show: A love story that started during the Korean War 65 years ago, and never really ended. Also what would you do if your friend di...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
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This week: The Salafist threat. We talk to a DW reporter who’s been delving into Germany's fast growing Salafist scene for a brand new mini-series,...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we’ll be dedicating a large chunk of the show to mark the one-year anniversary of the metoo movement - From its origins to its global imp...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week’s show: There’s good reason for writers around the world to be afraid. What with two journalists this week alone being murdered? One ...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
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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 men...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 54:00