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This week: the harrowing story of a German family trying to find out what really happened to their 2-year-old son, who was declared dead 40 years ago under suspicious circumstances in a hospital in the former East Germany. And we take a closer look at Ceuta, a frontier town on the front line of migrant clashes in North Africa.
This week, we find out how food is helping refugees integrate in Germany, how sex workers in Colombia are making their voices heard through journalism, and how a transgender man is dealing with parenting after his transition. Continuing our Salafism series, we hear from a German mother who’s struggling with her daughter’s new religious beliefs. And we also visit a so-called Death Café in Berlin.
A group of sex workers in Colombia has turned to journalism in a bid to tackle negative attitudes towards prostitution. Last summer, the team set up their own newspaper in downtown Bogota: It’s called La Esquina, or ‘the corner’. They’re now onto their third printed edition and it’s flying off the shelves.
This week on the show: In the wake of Turkey's currency collapse, Istanbul's residents are struggling to make ends meet as prices continue to rise. Plus, a prominent Salafi preacher who's alleged to have helped radicalize hundreds of young Germans, and the world's youngest face transplant recipient talks about starting over.
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.
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.
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 Bolsonar 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.
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.
On this week's show, we meet a German writer who speaks of the fear of being attacked for her ideas. Also, the Senegalese migrant in Spain who's been waiting for 18 years for a new life to begin. Plus, the fight to survive of a local paper in Kentucky. And why the Japanese go BONKERS for high school baseball.
This week, we take a closer look at the idea of national unity in Germany, 28 years on from reunification. We discover how sound can impact our mental well being and participate in a 'happiness' class at a primary school in New Dehli. Plus, we check out Berlin's own version of Oktoberfest and meet a father and son tracing the steps of US military history across Europe.
On this week’s show we meet children on Chicago's West Side who only know a short life in the fast lane defined by drugs, gangs and prison. We hear from Syrian women who are trying to find their loved ones after they went missing. And we visit a new monastery on the German-Polish border. Plus: why is the state visit by Turkish President Erdogan is so controversial in Germany?
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