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.


89 Pieces

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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
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On this week's show, we take a look at the political crisis unfolding between Hong Kong and the Chinese government. Dr Joseph Cheng of Hong Kong's ...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, the widely revered civil society leader Sombath Somphone is believed to have been forcibly disappeared in 2012in Laos. We retu...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, Russia's rap scene has been forced to shut down concerts. We'll take you to Moscow to meet a big name in Russian rap to get hi...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, we'll be meeting the Uighur families who've left China for a safer life in Turkey. Plus: the British-Somali woman changing per...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on WorldLink: We hear from former activists 30 years after the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing, how a sleepy village in the German c...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week's show, we visit a women's soccer club in Berlin that has become a home away from home for refugee women. We'll also hear the story of...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, Europeans are going to the polls for EU elections. We’ll talk to Politico Europe editor Ryan Heath about why this year’s elect...

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on the show: against the backdrop of seemingly stymied talks in Brexit Britain, DW takes you to Northern Ireland to find out just how w...

  • Added: May 17, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, we're going underground to meet up with some dissidents from Thailand who are in hiding after insulting the king. We'll also s...

  • Added: May 10, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, it's been five years since the deadly Ebola virus swept across West Africa in the worst outbreak to date. We'll hear about one...

  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week's show, you’ll learn about the Turkish children who are living in jail. Because their moms were imprisoned for opposing President Erdo...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • Length: 54:01
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On this week's show, we take a closer look at why homeless numbers are skyrocketing in San Francisco, one of the US's most important tech hubs. We'...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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April 20th marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine Shooting in Colarado, when 13 people were killed in the 1999 massacre. At the time, it was t...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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April 7th marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. We'll take you to the place where one eyewitness tells us about how a childhood hobby...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 54:01