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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

Butchness May 27, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Madelaine Imber and Tandiwe Aebi-Moyo, participants in edition 2 of the new Australian magazine Butch Is Not a Dirty Word, talk about their lives as butches in various communities and about being in the new magazine created by Melbourne-based Butch activist, Esther Godoy.

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Without Patriarchy June 3, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Third and final episode of the series Women, The Oppressed Majority, discusses prehistoric matriarchies and contemporary matrilineal societies where economic basis is satisfying needs; women's role in socialist revolutions; visions for life without patriarchy from perspectives of a trans woman, a dominatrix, and a Wiccan; and an idea of how to get beyond patriarchy with worldwide women's activism.

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Suppressed Histories June 10, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Women are almost entirely missing from the study of history and history is almost entirely omitted from women's studies, says independent scholar Max Dashu.

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Women Vs. Extremism June 17, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Several groups of women civil societies in five counties in Kenya have been learning ways to prevent and counter radicalization and violent extremism among youth.

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Winona LaDuke’s Indigenous Vision June 24, 2017 | 2:30 pm

In her 1998 Mario Savio Free Speech lecture, "Indigenous Vision for the New Millennium," Winona LaDuke explores the conflict between indigenous people who live on the land and urbanized industrial society.

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Winona LaDuke’s Indigenous Vision, Part 2 July 1, 2017 | 2:30 pm

The prescient close of La Duke's Maria Savio Free Speech lecture titled "Indigenous Vision for the New Millennium."

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NO PROFIT FROM RAPE! July 8, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Six years ago, the 50-year-old Sydney Rape Crisis Centre was given a government mandate to have its counselors answer national calls at 1800RESPECT, but no increase in funds to handle the tripling work load.

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Recent episodes

Endless Exploitation May 20, 2017 | 2:30 pm

In addition to providing unwaged work of birthing and care, women are the vast majority of trafficked persons in modern slavery and they are clustered in the lowest-waged employment on the planet. Five activists address these issues in international perspective.

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Unreasonable Woman May 13, 2017 | 2:30 pm

From the WINGS archive: An interview about fundamentalist faith, environmental and anti-war activism (including co-founding Code Pink), and tuning in to the energy of the world.

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History of Violence Against Women May 6, 2017 | 2:30 pm

International scholars and activists explain that for at least 600 years, patriarchal elites have been using militarism, colonization, domestic violence, rape, genocide and other methods to limit women's roles in society, take their stuff, and turn them into property. The struggle continues.

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Sister Marches – Europe April 29, 2017 | 2:30 pm

On January 21, 2017, while women held a vast resistance march in Washington, DC, 673 Sister Marches also took place over all 7 continents, an estimated total number of over 5 million people. It has been hailed as the largest global gathering for human rights and justice in history.

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Not Just Identity Politics April 22, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Fran Luck and Susan Cox discuss Cox's article "Women's Issues Aren't Just Identity Politics,'" followed by a speech on the origin of the women's liberation movement from the civil rights movement by Jenny Brown.

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Reparations in Kenya April 15, 2017 | 2:30 pm

After the 2007 / 2008 post election violence, the Kenyan government established a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) to help heal historical grievances; the international lobby group Human Rights Watch is calling on the Kenyan government to speed up the exercise of compensating victims.

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Wangari Maathai and the Greenbelt Movement April 8, 2017 | 2:30 pm

From the WINGS archives, the late Professor Wangari Maathai interviewed about the Green Belt Movement that she founded with the National Council of Women of Kenya, which addresses problems of streams drying up, food insecurity, and a dearth of firewood and fencing, by organizing the grassroots women to plant and care for millions and millions of trees.

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The Gentle Plaintiffs March 25, 2017 | 2:30 pm

A 2015 change to the courts in China has allowed more than 200,000 people to file complaints against former leader of China Jiang Zemin for the campaign he originated to persecute and eliminate Falun Gong practitioners. We present this documentary in which women who have suffered and others speak out.

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Life as Diversity March 18, 2017 | 2:30 pm

This week, we present the second and final part of a speech delivered in California by Dr. Vandana Shiva. This week, she speaks more to solutions, especially solutions based in human rights allied to rights of nature.

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Life as Property March 11, 2017 | 2:30 pm

With elegant oratory, Dr. Vandana Shiva dissects the methods, the motives, and the ecological and economic results of the corporate assault on the mutual relationship between human beings and plants within the web of life. Part 1 of a two-part speech delivered in 2014.

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