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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

Bring Back The Bison December 10, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Bringing back bison - like the ones seen at Standing Rock recently - and the prairie grasslands that sustain them - could sequester massive amounts of carbon and restore functional habitat for many other species, says Lierre Keith.

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Gift Mothering December 17, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Genevieve Vaughan states that the act of mothering is unilateral gift-giving, and that an infant's experience of being mothered (whether by biological mother or other) builds both the physical brain and the template of what it is to be human.

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The Hormone Scam December 24, 2016 | 2:30 pm

As of 2016, pharmaceutical companies are once more raising old complaints about the massive women's health study that showed almost all claims about hormone replacement therapy pushed on aging women were untrue.

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“Demographic Danger” December 31, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem was founded on a promise to serve all patients with the same, excellent care. But fear and prejudice affecting midwives and their patients put the ideal to the test.

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Child Sex Work: Kenya January 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm

At Gazi Bay, Kenya, poverty exacerbated by drought is leaving foreign fishermen and local motorcycle transport drivers as the richest men around, able to pay young girls in food or in-kind to have sex with them. Thousands of under-age children are said to be in this trade, mostly with the knowledge of their parents, to feed their families.

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Recent episodes

Scots and the UK December 3, 2016 | 2:30 pm

In 2014, the Scots voted 55% to stay in the UK; but in 2016, they voted 62% to stay in the European Union. Another referendum on independence has been tabled for discussion in Scotland's semi-autonomous Parliament, and the pro-independence forces already have groundwork laid.

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Dark Age Ahead…Or Maybe Not November 26, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), authored 9 books including The Life and Death of Great American Cities, and Dark Age Ahead. She had a profound effect on urban planning, and a deep belief in the common sense of ordinary people. In this, one of her last talks, she tells about her fears for urban culture's future, and where her hope lies.

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Thunderclaps November 19, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Thunderclaps are next up on the Band Auction. (WINGS will return next week)

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Black Women Labor Leaders November 12, 2016 | 2:30 pm

And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders' Voices/ Power/ Promise, published by the Institute for Policy Studies, examines the effectiveness of Black womens' contributions to the US labor movement and profiles 27 rising Black women leaders.

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Truth To Power November 5, 2016 | 2:30 pm

The most dangerous jobs in journalism involve reporting on wrongdoing of governments, corporations, and major criminals in one's own country. Forms of censorship can include imprisonment and death, even in alleged democracies. The women in this program spoke on a panel at a conference themed "Speaking Truth to Power" in Delhi in 2005.

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Green Counter-Revolution October 29, 2016 | 2:30 pm

The so-called Green Revolution in India increased one measure of "productivity" at the cost of much else, including nutrition, sustainability, loss of biodiversity, and local loss of control.

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Suffragette Sash October 22, 2016 | 2:30 pm

In the British film Suffragette, a man pockets the Votes for Women sash that Emily Wilding Davison had been trying to put on the King's horse during the race. She was killed and became a martyr for the cause. A century later the sash turned up on public display at the British Parliament house, when Davison was finally honoured by the establishment. Here is that story.

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Community Radio October 15, 2016 | 2:30 pm

During an organic discussion with four members of Canada's National Campus and Community Radio Association, held at CHUO Radio Studios at the University of Ottawa ahead of the Association's annual conference, the Executive Director fielded questions on violence against indigenous women, how to include transgendered people in the conversation on women's rights, and how Canada can take a global lead on ending discrimination.

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Waiting for Hillary October 8, 2016 | 2:30 pm

This is a talk by then First Lady Hillary Clinton at the NGO Forum of the 4th UN World Conference on Women in 1995, at which she lauds the work of non-governmental organizations as being essential to making governments be accountable to their commitments to women and families.

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Saudi-US Ties October 1, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Saudi Arabia's government represses women, permits no civil society activity, and is bombing the hell out of Yemen, so why is the US government still defending them and selling them massive amounts of arms?

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