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.


20 Pieces

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The terrible violence on the Sinai Peninsula: We'll hear from somebody who thinks it's the most beautiful place in the world, how much religion is ...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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We take a closer look at the contested status of Jerusalem. And against the backdrop of anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli street protests in Berlin. we ...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Christmas Spirit: On this special Christmas edition of the show: We'll meet the volunteer elves bringing Christmas cheer to thousands of disadvant...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Retrospective 2017... The #metoo movement that brought sexism to light / Germany’s historic general election / Brexit / North Korean cartoons / Pre...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Why attacks on the police and firefighters are rising in France, Israel’s new Christian migrant communities, Colombian midwives struggling to save ...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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Has Iran’s crackdown finished off the country’s protest movement or is the tide of change unstoppable? We talk to a German-Iranian journalist about...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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We take an in-depth look at one of Africa's forgotten conflicts: the civil war in the Central African Republic. We also hear from the Nigerian migr...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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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 song ...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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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...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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A look back at the Spanish flu pandemic that shook the world a century ago, killing more than 50 million people - The violinist who dreams of unify...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week's show, we head to Puerto Rico to see how the island inhabitants are faring after the devastating hurricane. Also, the African refugee...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, we take a look at stories of social injustice in the United States and United Kingdom. Also, the danger of speaking out agains...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
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On this week's WorldLink hosts Neil King and Gabriel Borrud will take you on an epic hike through the Rhine valley - an area that is steeped in Wor...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, we’re bringing you a one-hour special on women. We’ll hear from the inspiring women of war-ravaged Kobane in Syria, we also talk to the ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, all about the slain Slovakian journalist Jan Kuciak, and how his death has just about brought down his government. Also, as th...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week’s programme we meet a mother in the US, whose cry for help sparked a national anti-drugs campaign. We also meet the American army phot...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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This week we have the Colombian woman and former refugee who’s now helping Venezuelans who are fleeing the dire conditions in their home country. W...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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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 h...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's WorldLink we interview the Jewish Israeli author David Ranan who's been delving into Muslim anti-Semitism in Germany - with some sur...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:59