World in Progress: Global Development Issues ~ from DW

Series produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

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World in Progress: Stories that matter from around the world

World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.

As our world continues to grow, it changes. Often in ways that are neither immediately perceptible nor logical.

At World in Progress, we offer insights and context. Through in-depth interviews and features, our team explores the far-reaching and interconnected consequences of a globalized economy.

From human rights to freedom of speech, movements that swim against the tide to the myriad interpretations of sustainable development, World in Progress shines a light on uncomfortable and often underreported issues that the global community cannot afford to ignore.


207 Pieces

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This week on the show: The textile patterns designes by indigenous weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico are hip with fashion companies who don't always compe...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Despite all odds - We take you along to listen to a musical genre called AmaPiano that emerged in South Africa's towns...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Innovative perspectives and ancient forests - An illegal bus ride with Palestinians to the beach. Cameroonian Baka indig...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Climate Talks and Lesotho Water challenges - Poor countries in the global South demand 'loss and damage' compensation for...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The Gap in the Panamerican Highway - The Panamerica is one of the longest roads in the world - it runs some 48,000 km th...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Hunger crisis in Madagascar. Unmarried mothers in Morocco. USA Lynching. Nyatiti music in Kenya. And, Quechua revival Peru

  • Added: Oct 29, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Inside the US Opioid Crisis - Huntigton in West Virgina holds the sad record of most deaths from opioids in the USA. The ...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: How Niger is fighting radicalization with education - The West African nation of Niger has been grappling with Islamist e...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: What just happened? We travel to the Cambodian city Sihanoukville, which is reeling from the sudden withdrawal of Chinese ...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: The power of music - We'll hear about how music is playing an important role in the conflict plaguing Ethiopia, where it...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Daring to speak up - We look at tough topics and what happens when people are brave enough to talk about them. We meet on...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Fighting hunger - How multinational companies take over the global food agenda - On out of ten people globally suffer fr...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Change sweeps the East - From the Middle East to Central Asia, new societal trends are emerging that are challenging lon...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: “What's the Alternative?” African Women leaders - Women across Africa shape protest movements and stand up for their righ...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Kenya's mysterious rising lakes - Rising lakes in the East African Rift Valley have swallowed houses, churches, hotels an...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Changing laws and lives in limbo - Thousands of women and children of former ISIS fighters are stuck in camps in Syria...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: How Afghan refugees abroad see the worsening situation back home. UNICEF tries to help Afghan children and women harmed by...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Reviving Cyprus' tourism industry - We take an in-depth look at the tourism industry in Cyprus, which has been hit hard ...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Identities and Survival - Who defines who's Japanese? Identity and the Hafu people in Japan. Hardly seen: The plight of ...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Louisiana's dwindling deltas - In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2021
  • Length: 29:59