World in Progress: Global Development Issues ~ from DW

Series produced by DW - Deutsche Welle

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World in Progress: Stories that matter from around the world

World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.

As our world continues to grow, it changes. Often in ways that are neither immediately perceptible nor logical.

At World in Progress, we offer insights and context. Through in-depth interviews and features, our team explores the far-reaching and interconnected consequences of a globalized economy.

From human rights to freedom of speech, movements that swim against the tide to the myriad interpretations of sustainable development, World in Progress shines a light on uncomfortable and often underreported issues that the global community cannot afford to ignore.


41 Pieces

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This week on the show: we'll take a closer look at poverty and how it affects people in different ways around the world. We'll hear about Finland'...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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World in Progress: Picking up the pieces - In this week's show: As more than one million people are leaving their homes in the US to escape Hurr...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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In this week's show : Ongoing legal battle over Oil contamination in Ecuador. Migrants exploited on Italian farms . Western Union CEO on Migrants ...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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In this week’s show: Alexandria – where the past and present collide - With more than five million inhabitants, Alexandria is Egypt's second lar...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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On this week's show: Avocados are hailed as healthy superfood, but the craze is wrecking havoc in many communities. For instance in Chile where ...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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World in Progress: Changing Aid - Humanitarian aid: What needs to change? Helping to prevent forced marriages in the UK . And, Tahiti: revigour...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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On this week's show: Find out why it's so hard to get adequate treatment for mental health patients in Togo, where the mentally sick are often beat...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
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“The Niles – Myths and Challenges” : The Nile River has been the life line for East Africa for thousands of years. Countless myths are connected ...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
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On this week's show: Bracing ourselves for heat waves, earthquakes and poor infrastructure: We'll hear how cities are vulnerable to heat and how ...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
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On this week's show: Disability and Disaster - making emergency plans inclusive. When disasters strike, people with disabilities are even more ...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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World in Progress: Mines, Migrants and Resistance - In this 'week's edition: Secret resistance in Cambodia; Mining in Brazil - does it reall...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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World in Progress: Ghana's missing Doctors - Once they have completed their medical degree, many Ghanaian doctors prefer to move to Europe or ...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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World in Progress: Coffeee and Accordions - On the show this week: Coffee farming in Kenya, a taste for homegrown coffee in Guatemala, and Bra...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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World in Progress: Battling inequalities - On this week’s show: Cape Town's building boom pushes people out of their homes in the city center...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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On this week's show: breaking the silence The #MeToo movement has caused shockwaves in the USA and Europe, but in many countries, the discussion ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Working against the odds - South Korea's automation craze is taking a toll on employees. Former gang members in El Sal...

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: China's claim to global power - China's president Xi Jinping dreams of a strong China elevated to a world power. The gi...

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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On this week's show, it's all about education. We hear from a former inmate in Kenya who studied law while in prison and now helps others getting ...

  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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World in Progress: To the rescue! --- This week, we'll talk about culture: In India, a group of people have come together to compile a dictio...

  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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World in Progress: A lab for the future – Smart Cities in Finland - The "Smart cities" of the future will be digital and connected, using smar...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 30:00