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.


65 Pieces

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This week on the show: After the Escape - Nicaraguans living in exile push for political change in their home country, refugees with disabi...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Changing the Game - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say. But according to South Korean beauty standards that us...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The dark side - South Africa has been hailed as the most liberal African country when it comes to gay rights, but ther...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Water can mean life or death for people across the world. In France, migrants are risking their lives crossing the English ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Making food safe for African consumers. Concerns over distribution of aid for Syrian civilians. Why Taiwan's kids need to ...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Survival and surveillance - We meet chicken farmers in Ghana who are fighting for their livelihoods, and scientists in...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Moving on - We look at some of the lesser-known realities of migration. Including Haitians being sent home from Chile ...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The world's largest airport, an gigantic bridge, an new canal: ambitous infrastructure projects are supposed to make Istanb...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Venezuela has been suffering from severe hyper-inflation, leading to food and medicine shortages. Millions of people have a...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Once they have completed their medical degree, many Ghanaian doctors prefer to move to Europe or North America instead of wo...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Oscar Romero, the saint from El Salvador - Many people in El Salvador were overjoyed when Oscar Romero, was canonized ...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Let's dive into the world of music. Did you know the Christmas song Silent Night originated in a small Austrian village 20...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Defending human rights - As the UN Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, we take a look at the state of human rights....

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Laws to save the Planet - Client Earth CEO James Thornton: how using the law creatively helps to save the planet. Marid...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The Florida Keys were devastated by Hurricane Irma over one year ago — we check in to see how residents are coping with de...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: we look at how lives can be improved across the world. In a remote village of Kyrgistan, we find out how the internet offer...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Alexandria - where the past and present collide - With more than five million inhabitants, Alexandria is Egypt's second l...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show : Ceuta, the Spanish enclave in Morocco, is a European town on African soil. It's often the frontline of clashes between Afr...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:55
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This week on the show: How three brothers are bringing the internet to rural Zimbabwe, the young entrepreneurs building a future for themselves in ...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Fighting fake news in Kenya. How Brazil's election has divided the country - Populism and the narrative behind it - we tal...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 30:00