Pulse

With sound-rich radio packages, interviews, and studio discussions, Pulse digs deep into the issues facing today's youth, from unemployment and career choice to social media and relationships. We top it off with a couple of fun hosts and plenty of music, including live bands in the studio and reviews of the German charts. The Generation Change podcast series, featuring young people making a difference all over the world, is a regular highlight on Pulse.

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      Pulse: Get on ya bike!


      This week on Pulse, we cycle around Soweto. Meet some Afro-Mexicans struggling for recognition. Look at how Africa fares in the global social media stakes. All that and more on this jam-packed edition of Pulse with host Jessie Wingard.


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      Pulse: Africa's next movers and shakers


      Care for a cup of spiced Cameroonian coffee? Pulse introduces you to the brains behind the discovery and young African diplomats meet in Germany to sharpen diplomacy skills. Plus, Kenyan author James Muhando opens up about his creative work and upcoming elections


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      Pulse: Integration and acceptance


      In this week's program, a choir in Cologne in the state of North Rhine Westphalia is bringing together people of different backgrounds, living in Germany. A young black model is fighting racism and challenging the idea of what it means to look Korean. Plus Africa and the upcoming G20 summit.


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      A multinational choir in Cologne


      A German-Nigerian lady has started a project aimed at bringing together people of different backgrounds, living in Germany. Yinka Kehinde’s plan is to encourage a culture of tolerance in Cologne in the state of North Rhine Westfalia, through song. Meet the choir 'Zusammen Singen'.


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      Pulse: Youth entrepreneurship and challenges


      In this week's program we meet two young entrepreneurs in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, who are out to save water and provide electricity to their villages. We also get to hear of the challenges of teenage pregnancies in Cameroon and across Africa.


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      Pulse: Clever with water and electricity


      This is the story of a brother and sister, in their twenties, who are determined to transform the way Burkina Faso consumes and saves water and electricity. They have set up a social enterprise called Farafina Eco-Engineering.


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      Pulse: Teenage pregnancies in Cameroon


      A study conducted by Cameroon Medical Council shows that 25 percent of pregnancies in the country occur in teenage school girls. It places the blame on parental irresponsibility and peer influence. Contraceptives are still taboo in most communities, and the poverty level is still very high forcing many girls into prostitution.


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      Pulse: Poverty and child mortality


      A mobile phone app for pregnant women in rural Ghana. Does Facebook have the capacity to fight online hate speech? Plus reverse discrimination in South Africa: the story of poor white people living in slums.


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      19m
       2017-05-23

      Pulse: wit, power, music and social media


      African satirists are using their wit to put truth to powerful political figures who seek to constrain their freedom of speech. We take a look at who really owns the photos you post on social media. And, we meet Ugandan singer and self-described 'musical chameleon'– Jaqee. All that and more on this jam-packed edition of Pulse with host Jessie Wingard.


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      19m
       2017-05-17

      Pulse: Tapping into Africa's future


      In Pulse this week, we'll find out the future of rural areas in Africa, hear how more and more Kenyans are turning to solar power to meet their energy needs, and we'll take look at the issue of skin lightening among school girls in Ghana. All that in this jam-packed edition of Pulse.


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       2017-05-09