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.


54 Pieces

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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
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This week we look into why the state visit to Germany by Turkish President Erdogan is so controversial and what it means for troubled bilateral rel...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week’s show, we travel to Mosul in Iraq to see how reconstruction efforts are coming along after ISIS. Also how are the people reconciling?...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
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On this week's show, 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...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 54:01
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This week, as Germany grapples with the fallout of events in Chemnitz and surging support for the AfD party, we look into the dynamics of hate spee...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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In this week's show: we’ll take you to Chemnitz, a city in eastern Germany where cultures seem to be clashing. This week, a murder allegedly commit...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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This week: The US scientist who’s considered the father of climate change awareness. We’ll also be finding out how the inhabitants of Rockport in T...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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On the program this week, we'll be hearing how Brazil’s poorest border state is dealing with the influx of tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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This week we go to Iran to meet a respected reformist Iranian cleric who’s hoping for peaceful change in his struggling country. We also introduce ...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week’s programme: the Bangladeshi unionist and activist who was sucked into her country's vast garment industry as a 12-year-old, a non-pro...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 53:59