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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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WorldLink: Contamination & Endangerment

Have you heard about DW’s new environment podcast? This week, we feature two episodes of On The Green Fence. The podcast's presenters — Neil King and Gabriel Borrud — travel to a small town in Southern Germany, where water contamination is plaguing residents and they visit a farm outside Berlin to hear how the expansion of agriculture and the use of pesticides is endangering insects.


 2019-12-28  58m

WorldLink: Jingle Jangles

Just in time for the holidays, we're bringing you stories from across the world about some unique Christmas traditions. From a town called Santa Claus in the US to festive frolics on hot-hot Hawaii, this program features narratives of Noel.


 2019-12-20  58m

WorldLink: Children & Conservation

On the Green Fence is a new podcast from DW - dedicated to all things environment. On this week's WorldLink, we feature two episodes from the podcast, presented by Neil King and Gabriel Borrud. We hear from a woman who believes that the best solution to combating climate change is to stop having children and we learn about how conservation efforts have led to the return of wild wolves in Germany.


 2019-12-11  58m

WorldLink: Past, present, future

On this week's show, we'll go behind the scenes of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, we'll find out why people are fighting to speak French in Louisiana, we meet a Down's syndrome drag troupe that's changing perceptions and visit a safe space for the LGBT+ community in Seoul. Plus, we find out how Kurdish music is used as a form of protest and how an ancient Greek instrument is having a revival.


 2019-11-29  58m

WorldLink: Music to my ears

This week on WorldLink, we meet rising pop star Lipa Schmeltzer who's been called the Jewish Lady Gaga, and hear the story of how an Uzbek cleaner found her passion DJing in night clubs in Moscow. We also speak to the Turkish jazz musician credited with creating fusion jazz, and travel to New Zealand, where a 2500 year old tree survives in one of the last remaining patches of native forest.


 2019-11-22  58m

WorldLink: Music and belonging

We hear from Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, where armed militants have gained a foothold in the world's largest refugee camp. And we discover how Rohingya are using songs and stories to preserve their culture. Plus, we meet the Colombian musician turning guns into guitars, and the South Korean activist making her country more inclusive for people with disabilities.


 2019-11-15  58m

WorldLink: Freedom and remembrance

This week on WorldLink, we meet a man who crawled to freedom through a tunnel under the Berlin Wall, and hear from someone who was there the night the divide finally fell. We speak to a woman piecing together her grandfather's experience of WWII, and visit the most famous military cemetery in the US.


 2019-11-08  58m

WorldLink: Faultlines

On this week’s program we take stock of the situation in Chile where President Pinera has been making some concessions in a bid to stem the country’s fledgling protest movement. And amid claims that US sanctions on Venezuela have resulted in the death of at least 40,000 people we’ll also be taking a closer at just how the international sanctions are impacting on Venezuelans.


 2019-10-31  58m

WorldLink: Home and Away

On this week's show, we hear from an Italian-born woman who's lived in England since she was two but no longer feels welcome in Brexit Britain, from Moroccans who would love to swap their home country for Europe, from the fight for LGBTQ rights in India, Chile's first transgender school and we attend the second largest Oktoberfest in the world, which is celebrated in Brazil.


 2019-10-25  58m

WorldLink: Still fighting

On this week's show: Canada's liberals brace for an election battle, Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria puts US-Turkish relations on edge, and the widow fighting to uncover the truth about her husband's murder during Northern Ireland's Troubles. Plus, the environmentalists striving to protect Australia from the damage caused by gold mining.


 2019-10-18  58m