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WINGS is at different times horrifying, exciting, funny, eye-opening and definitely inspirational. — Nikki Reece, program producer, Plains FM, Christchurch, New Zealand

WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. WINGS programs are used by non-commercial radio stations, women’s studies, and individuals. Programs can be heard on local radio stations, on shortwave, on the internet, and on cassettes. The WINGS Mailing List provides updates on stories and new information about women’s media. “Though I have been involved in women’s issues for years, I was still struck by the contrast of your broadcast to the news we are usually hearing — news reflecting male interests in a basically male world. Women’s affairs are a hidden current in the flow of world events.”– Kristin Reilly, listener, Buffalo, New YorkWINGS Mailing List:E-mail [email protected] to receive periodic e-mail updates about WINGS programs and women’s media issues.

Upcoming episodes

Net Safety: Gender and the Internet April 30, 2016 | 2:30 pm

From a panel titled Gender and the Internet, held at the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil in November 2015, speakers describe harmful and helpful uses of the internet and a range of preferred lenses and remedies.

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Tea Strike! May 7, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Smita Ramanathan traveled to Kerala and interviewed women tea workers about their strike that made an end run around the unions to negotiate for their own wages, hours, and amenities. She and her team in Bangalore discuss and translate the interview segments.

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Saving Islam, Part 1: Creeping Wahhabism May 14, 2016 | 2:30 pm

The influence of militant Wahhabism from Saudi Arabia sowed both violence in Pakistan and sexism in America. Asra Nomani experienced both and does what she can to roll back this trend.

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Recent episodes

Nanotechnology Law: What You Don’t know Is There Might Hurt You April 23, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Nanoparticles are so small that they slip through normal regulatory loopholes; they are already in our food packaging, clothing, and cosmetics. Little is yet known about their effects, but they can behave in strange and likely dangerous ways.

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Tribal Courts: A fight for rural South African women’s rights April 16, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Starting in 2008, the South African government tried to pass a law that would formalize traditional courts. Opponents said it would change the nature of the courts, while locking in violations of women's constitutional rights, and perpetuating apartheid-caused jurisdiction problems. The opponents won.

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Ovalizing Power April 9, 2016 | 2:30 pm

In this keynote address to the US National Women's Studies Association, Lani Guinier states that the ultimate goal of feminism is not to place a few women at the top of a patriarchal hierarchy, but to change the contexts of life so that people collaborate for mutual success without exclusion.

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Timbers! April 2, 2016 | 2:30 pm

WINGS takes the week off so that we may auction off that band Timbers to support the work off KKFI.

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Solar Nuns: Making Photovoltaic Electricity In Pakistan March 26, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Sisters Samina Iqbal and Maria Daniel are Pakistanis who chose to join the US-based Sisters of Loretto. Now trained to install and trouble-shoot solar electric equipment, they run a mission in Faisalabad, west of Lahore, and help people overcome the unreliability of the local electric grid to run lights, electric fans, and more.

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Greeks Bearing Gifts: Impoverished By Austerity Yet Generous To Refugees March 19, 2016 | 2:30 pm

A Greek Parliamentarian tells international women journalists of the ravages of austerity on her country; a resident of the Greek island of Kos describes the generosity of islanders towards the many thousands of refugees that appear on their shores.

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Anita Hill March 12, 2016 | 2:30 pm

By testifying at the confirmation hearing of now-Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas that he had sexually harassed her when she worked for him, Anita Hill put sexual harassment on the national agenda - and lost much of her way of life forever.

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Who Rules the Internet? March 5, 2016 | 2:30 pm

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is a crucial part of internet governance, currently under the US Department of Commerce. Now under discussion is the US giving up its leading role, subject to certain guarantees.

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Women’s Disaster Radio In Haiti February 27, 2016 | 2:30 pm

After the devastating earthquake that destroyed its headquarters, REFRAKA (Women's Community Radio Network of Haiti) recovered - again training and empowering women broadcasters and distributing programs with music, news, and life-saving information through community radios across the country.

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Games Nations Play: Part 2 February 20, 2016 | 2:30 pm

In this second part of her talk at the internatonal conference on Gross National Happiness, Marilyn Waring includes games non-governmental organizations play, and brain drain tactics rich countries use to siphon off trained medical professionals.

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