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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      Go with your gut: Healthy food craze hits Cape Town, South Africa


      There’s almost no corner you can turn in South Africa's most famous city, Cape Town, without bumping into beautiful people with toned bodies. Our reporter, Kerstin Welter, met a passionate entrepreneur, who not only owes his life to fermented foods but dedicated it to spreading the knowledge as far as he can. In a, let’s say, very 'sexy' way.


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      India: Girls in one of the world’s biggest slums code and build smartphone apps


      In India, relatively few women work in the sciences or engineering. And there certainly aren’t many who have grown up in the slums who get into those fields. But, one man in Mumbai is trying to change that.


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      Pulse: Follow your gut, you never know where it might take you


      This week on Pulse, we follow our gut in South Africa and get cravings for fermented foods. Girls in one of the world’s biggest slums are coding and building smartphone apps. We meet a German rapper who’s just returned from Africa, plus lots, lots more with host Jessie Wingard.


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      Pulse: Will the next Albert Einstein come from Africa?


      This week on the show, could Africa be harboring the next Albert Einstein? Lesbians in Pakistan are being silenced, often with tragic results. And, did Kenya's youth vote swing the election? All that and more coming up on this jam-packed edition of Pulse with host Jessie Wingard.


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      Pulse: Taking the pulse of youth culture


      Twenty jam-packed minutes of fun, mind-stimulating information and music. Listen to Pulse every Wednesday as audio on demand.


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      Pulse:Pain of children born of rape in Rwanda


      This week on Pulse, we hear the stories of women who were raped during the 1994 genocide. The show doesn't stop there, in South Africa dreadlock thieves are on the loose. And on our trending topics, we focus on how social media has got more young people engaged in politics. All that and more with host Jane Nyingi.


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      Pulse: Born of rape,Rwanda’s forgotten victims


      It's estimated between 250,000 to 500,000 women were brutally raped during the 1994 Rwandan genocide leading to the birth of thousands of children. Two decades later they are still struggling to take care of children fathered by their tormentors and the same men who killed their entire families. Eva de Vries went to Rwanda to meet some of those women and their children.


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      Pulse: Youth and social media in Africa politics


      How many times in a day do you visit Facebook, twitter, Instagram or any other social media network? In fact, social media platforms are said to have taken over our lives. And this has caught the attention of politicians who are searching for votes especially from young people who constitute a large number of social media users. DW's Isaac Mugabi speaks to Jane Nyingi.


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      Pulse: Youth Aspirations


      In this week's Pulse, we hear from two young African scientists on the road back home. The issue of youth unemployment is addressed at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit in Kigali. And we also hear from feminist blogger and founder of MsAfropolitan, Minna Salami.


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      Pulse: Feminist blogger Minna Salami


      Minna Salami is a Nigerian, Finnish and Swedish writer. She is also the founder of the pan African feminist blog MsAfropolitan, through which she is frequently sought after for ideas as a journalist, keynote speaker, gender specialist, lecturer and consultant. She tells us why she chose to blog about feminism in an African content.


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