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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: Power move

On this week's show: We look at how Poland's ruling party is targeting young voters, and follow student protesters in Brazil. We hear the difficult story of Nigerian migrant women who have returned home, and how Brexit is inspiring new music in Northern Ireland. And DW's Southeast Asia correspondent Charlotte Chelsom-Pill catches us up on protests in Hong Kong.


 2019-10-11  58m

WorldLink: Trees, tear gas and home videos

This week on the show, a look at the escalation of violence on the streets of Hong Kong, and the Brazilians who are planting trees in defiance of arsonists seeking to destroy valuable forests. Plus, how a newly unveiled trove of home videos is shedding light on life in former East Germany, the plight of mothers in German prisons, and South Africa's township wine.


 2019-10-04  58m

WorldLink: Home, sort of

This week, we meet villagers in India who fear the government is trying to strip them of their citizenship, and Iraqis who are at the forefront of a cultural renaissance in Anbar province. Plus, a Cambodian refugee returns home 40 years after fleeing the Khmer Rouge, and the Spanish maestro who created the remarkable Concierto de Aranjuez.


 2019-09-27  58m

WorldLink: Time to save the world

As people around the world come together for the largest mass climate protest in history, we introduce you to DW's brand new environment podcast, On the Green Fence, examining issues of climate change, pollution and conservation. Hosts Neil and Gabe visit a Bavarian town where the water has been tainted by a dangerous chemical and head to the Black Forest where the legendary wolf has returned.


 2019-09-20  58m

WorldLink: What's it like to be blind in Germany?

Join DW reporters Neil King and Gabriel Borrud as they team up to find out what it's like to be blind in Germany. They spent some time with a man who gradually turned blind and a teenage girl who was born blind. They also visited Germany's most prestigious high school for the visually impaired.


 2019-09-13  58m

WorldLink: The 'Greta effect'

As the climate crisis heats up across the globe, we focus on the people determined to fight for the future of the planet. Young students in the US have finally joined the Friday's For Future Movement inspired by Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg, while in Germany, the Parents for Future Movement is just getting started. We also ask why not everyone feels the urgency of climate change.


 2019-09-06  58m

WorldLink: Brazil's Amazon fires and other fishy stories

On this week’s show, we’re looking at the impact of the Amazon fires on Brazilian politics. Then it’s off to the UK for the story of the woman who shaped London’s sushi scene and found a surprising source of fish along the way. We’ll also take you to Ethiopia to visit a somewhat unusual community. Plus, a sound essay from co-producer Evelyn McClafferty about the hardest part of living in Berlin.


 2019-09-01  59m

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.


 2019-08-23  58m

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.


 2019-08-16  59m

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.


 2019-08-09  58m