This week DW reporters Neil King and Gabriel Borrud teamed 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. This episode explores the personal challenges blind people face on a daily basis and tries to shed some light on the blind spots that sighted people may still have on the topic.
WorldLink: In search of answers
This week we discover a love story that began during the Korean War, and never really ended. We speak with a friend of a man who disappeared while hiking back in 2004 — and could have been kidnapped by North Korea. Plus, we learn more about the power of running to cope with grief, overcoming illiteracy, a unique clothes shop which caters to transgender people and reviving traditions in Tahiti.
WorldLink: Understanding extremism and pushing our limits
In part one of this week's show, we explore Salafism in Germany and speak with a mother who lost her son to extremism in Syria. In part two, we examine the rise of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and meet two people who are choosing to live their life to the fullest by testing their physical endurance, regardless of disability or age.
WorldLink: Year 1 of #MeToo
This week we're marking the first anniversary of the #MeToo movement that originated in the US and has since spread across the globe. A year after media mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault and the hashtag went viral, what's changed? We also walk with migrants in Venezuela, meet a blind balloon artist and look back at the 1968 hit musical Oliver! with star Mark Lester.
WorldLink: The pen and the sword
On this week's show, we meet a German writer who speaks of the fear of being attacked for her ideas. Also, we talk with a Senegalese migrant in Spain who's been waiting 18 years for a new life to begin. Plus, we look at a local paper in Kentucky and its fight to survive, and find out why the Japanese go BONKERS for high school baseball.