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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: Life turned upside down

On this week's show, we visit a women's soccer club in Berlin that has become a home away from home for refugee women. We'll also hear the story of how a DNA test became a life-changing gift for a woman who had just turned 60.


 2019-05-29  58m

WorldLink: EU elections

As Europeans head to the polls, Politico Europe's Ryan Heath explains what's at stake in this year's vote. We'll also meet two hopeful candidates who will set precedents if they win seats in the European Parliament. Plus, the family torn apart by Argentina's deportations and how a tech startup in Mexico City is helping Mexican returnees find their feet.


 2019-05-24  58m

WorldLink: Last orders

Against the backdrop of seemingly stymied talks in Brexit Britain, DW takes you to Northern Ireland to find out just how worried the locals of Derry are about a possible return of the Troubles in the event of a hard border. We also meet the English Shop owner in Berlin who is closing down because of Brexit after years of good business.


 2019-05-17  58m

WorldLink: Reclaiming the last word

This week: We go underground to meet Thai dissidents in hiding, speak with a rape survivor in India and visit a street art festival in the war-scarred Bosnian city of Mostar. Plus: Venezuelans struggle to survive the collapsing oil industry, Moroccan teen refugees in Ceuta, culinary graffiti in Verona and $1-dollar eyeglasses in Bolivia.


 2019-05-10  58m

WorldLink: Disaster deja vu

Five years on from the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, WorldLink visits a survivor in Liberia who says his village blames him for the local death toll. We also speak to Katrina Roper, an epidemiologist or "disease detective," from Australia who was deployed to Sierra Leone to figure out how the virus was spreading. Plus, Brazil's indigenous groups are fighting to save their land from development.


 2019-05-03  58m

WorldLink: Doing Time

On this week's show DW visited Turkish children who are living in jail. Because their moms were imprisoned for opposing President Erdogan’s government. And, DW visits one of Australia’s oldest slammers, the Fremantle Prison, which housed some of the most violent criminals down under for 130 years.


 2019-04-26  58m

WorldLink: Changing places

On this week's show, we take a closer look at why homeless numbers are skyrocketing in San Francisco, one of the US's most important tech hubs. We'll also be taking you inside Soweto’s first adult shop, find out why making eye contact with strangers in Berlin is so tricky and why Easter Island's Moai statues are at the center of a fundamentally human tragedy.


 2019-04-18  59m

WorldLink: Stories of survival

Ahead of the 20 year anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre, we speak to one of the survivors. We meet Italy's 'ghost' politician Piera Aiello who was forced to run for parliamentary office anonymously due to mafia threats. Plus we head to Indonesia where intolerance seems to be growing ahead of this month's election. Could the era of moderate Muslim leaders be over?


 2019-04-12  59m

WorldLink: Rwanda and other tales of survival

Twenty-five years after the Rwandan genocide, one man tells us how he survived. And artist Jacques Nkinzingabo talks about his unique connection to the event. Also: Abortion rights in Northern Ireland, the EU's migration challenges in Italy and Ceuta, plastic surgery resistance in South Korea and how one Munich bakery is trying to tackle the problem of old age financial security.


 2019-04-06  59m

WorldLink: Veronique de Viguerie on Yemen, Kurds sound alarm on Turkish elections

We talk to one of the few photographers who has covered the Yemen war about her experiences and we hear from Kurds in Turkey who are worried they are being barred from voting in this weekend's possibly historic elections — for a pretty strange reason. Plus in Berlin, Tamsin Walker prepares to say farewell to daylight savings time for good.


 2019-03-29  58m