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WorldLink connects global voices: People around the world tell their own stories and help us understand what political, economic, cultural developments mean for their lives. Listen to emotional stories that show the human element behind the headlines.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 58m. Bisher sind 254 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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WorldLink: Targets


On this week’s programme: The widely revered civil society leader Sombath Somphone is believed to have been abducted in Laos in 2012. We'll hear from his wife, who is still haunted by her husband's disappearance. We'll also hear how tenants in Berlin are fighting back against rent hikes. And the heated debate in Italy over whether Roma people should be given public housing.


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WorldLink: A moment of peace


On this week's show: This month marks the 50th anniversary of The Troubles. We'll hear the story of a boy from Northern Ireland who was shot — and later befriended the soldier who pulled the trigger. And in New Delhi, people from Kashmir are growing increasingly worried about their families after India scrapped Kashmir's special status. Plus: making the outdoors accessible to minorities in the US.


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WorldLink: Navigating dangerous territory


This week: A new tactic Hong Kong protesters are using to outsmart the police, an exclusive look behind the walls of a Cambodian prison and catching up with a budding new industry in Canada. Plus: a closer look at homelessness in Manchester, and ecological farms in Haiti.


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WorldLink: Away from home


We hear about the plight of Uighurs who have found refuge in Turkey after fleeing persecution in China, and how their safety is tainted with fear for loved ones back home. Plus: We meet a British-Somali woman reconnecting with her roots through food, a DJ mixing classical music and clubbing, and the man with all the moves — the founder of dance fitness sensation Zumba.


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WorldLink: Away from home


We hear about the plight of Uighurs who have found refuge in Turkey after fleeing persecution in China and how their safety is tainted with fear for loved ones back home. Plus: We meet a British-Somali woman reconnecting with her roots through food, a DJ mixing classical music and clubbing, and the man with all the moves — the founder of dance fitness sensation Zumba.


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WorldLink: Myths and legends


On this week's show, the true story of the most famous diamond in the world: the Koh-i-Noor. The tale of this legendary stone has all the trappings of a cracking good adventure novel, complete with emperors and wars, greed, secrets and even a curse. Plus, we take a journey down the mighty River Nile, a life line for many countries in eastern Africa.


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WorldLink: Art smart


On this week’s show, we’re going to India to meet a group of comedians known as Aisi Taisi Democracy who are taking a no holds barred approach to satire. We'll also talk to Russian rap legend Ptakha about the political shakedown on the rap scene there.


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 2019-07-19  58m
 
 

WorldLink: A coincidence of history


Fifty years after the first moon landing, we'll hear how images of the historic feat were beamed to millions around the world thanks to a radio telescope in the Australian countryside. We'll also mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Valkyrie — the failed plot by Count von Stauffenberg to assassinate Adolf Hitler.


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 2019-07-11  59m
 
 

WorldLink: Risk nothing, gain nothing


As Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement gains momentum, we speak with Joseph Cheng of the pro-democracy coalition Alliance for True Democracy. Plus, we meet the Berlin renters fighting to save their communities from investors, discover an innovative approach to treating alcoholism in Canada and hear the sound of guitars made of wood salvaged from New York's torn-down buildings.


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 2019-07-06  58m
 
 

WorldLink: Present imperfect


We investigate the disappearance of activist Sombath Somphone in Laos, discover the growing world of satire in India and find out how people in the "new" Russia are faring 30 years on from the Soviet Union. Plus, we visit a community garden for refugees in the US state of Georgia, examine the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen and explore the link between art and science in Venice.


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 2019-06-28  58m