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.


80 Pieces

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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
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On this week's show, we talk to Veronique de Viguerie, one of the few war photographers who's made into Yemen. Plus, we go to Turkey where Kurds sa...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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New Zealand is reeling from an unprecedented terrorist attack. But where does the country go from here? We’ll talk to our reporter on the ground. P...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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Following one of the most momentous and at the same time inconclusive Brexit weeks since the 2016 referendum, we take you to Northern Ireland to fi...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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This week, we bring you the story of a French couple who lost their convert daughter to IS and are now campaigning for custody of their grandchildr...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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On this week’s WorldLink we’re looking at what’s going on Latin America. We’ll take you to Mexico, where civilian groups are leading the search for...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2019
  • Length: 54:01
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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 also talk to the photogr...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
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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