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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

Pat Bond’s “Murder in the WAC” March 3, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Lesbian raconteur Pat Bond tells her own story and others' about being lesbian in the Women's Army Corps during and after WWII. She warns about how freedom and acceptance can suddenly be reversed.

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Women’s March Revisited March 10, 2018 | 2:30 pm

One year later, WINGS re-captures the spirit of the 2017 Women's March, in the voices of participants from Washington DC; New York, Texas, Arizona, and Nairobi; Bogota, Colombia; and Vancouver BC Canada.

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Guatemalan Weaving Revival March 17, 2018 | 2:30 pm

In Santiago Sacatepequez, a local weaving school has given over 1,500 women the chance to learn what their mothers could not teach them and recover their history, identity, and cultural pride.

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Transnational Feminism March 24, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Ninotchka Rosca, best-selling novelist and intersectional transnational feminist organizer, talks about feminist concepts of intersectionality and transnationalism, and what they mean in terms of reality on the ground, where class, race, and patriarchy are analyzed and confronted by the women of the organization AF3IRM.

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Invasion Day, Australia: Aboriginal Women Lead March To Abolish Australia Day March 31, 2018 | 2:30 pm

On January 26, 2018, an official Australian holiday, some 60,000 people marched in Melbourne protesting the celebration of a day that began the genocidal assaults on the aboriginal people of the continent, who are still suffering racist official policies today.

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Intersectionality In Action April 7, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Ivy Quicho, National Chair of AF3IRM, gave a speech at the #METOO Survivors' March in Hollywood on Sunday, November 12, 2017. We'll feature that, plus Part 2 of last week's interview with Ninotchka Rosca, AF3IRM founder, which give insights into the passionate organizing, studying, and negotiating among stakeholders carried out by the US-based transnational feminist organization AF3IRM.

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And Still They Rise April 14, 2018 | 2:30 pm

The revitalization of the labor movement under the influence of the Fight for $15 and Black Lives Matter is discussed.

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Recent episodes

After Disaster February 24, 2018 | 2:30 pm

At a panel on Women and Climate Change at the American Public Health Association's 2017 conference, women professionals with disaster experience gave strong advice for improving disaster response, including childcare, elder care, protections against violence, and more.

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Miraculous Conceptions February 17, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Jesus was not the only person whose genealogy includes a god, or at least no human male father. Frieda Werden interviews Marguerite Rigoglioso, Ph.D, about her research into stories of miraculously-conceived persons, and her speculations about the ways in which highly trained women might really have been able to conceive through parthenogenesis (virgin birth).

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Nalini Malani: Transgressions February 10, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Nalini Malani talks about the epidemic of greed and violence against women and the lower castes that is sweeping India, and its origins in India's relationship to the West.

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Indigenous Climate Action February 3, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Starting with tar sands development opposition, Tchekwie Deranger has become an international spokesperson for indigenous people opposing corporate pollution and demanding formal representation at climate talks.

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Porn as Hate Speech January 27, 2018 | 2:30 pm

In a 1993 address to a law conference, attorney Catharine Mackinnon stated that aggressive and violent porn harm not only the subjects abused to make it but also porn consumers, who experience "primitive conditioning" and "unconscious mental intrusion and physical manipulation" to objectify women and sex.

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Days Against Violence Against Women January 20, 2018 | 2:30 pm

November 25-December 10 is recognized worldwide as the 16 Days Against Violence Against Women. But dedicated women work all year long behind the scenes for societal change and accountability.

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Reforming Welfare Reform January 13, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Nixon called it Workfare - a change to public assistance, signed into law by Bill Clinton, which imposed work requirements for public assistance, set time limits, cut benefits and increased penalties for non-compliance. Welfare activists say it is extremely punitive, drives poor mothers to break the law, and must be changed.

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Superheroines and Our Psyches January 6, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Batgirl and Wonder Woman have changed over time, but psychoanalyst Hilda Fernandez and interviewer Frieda Werden cling to favorite earlier versions that formed their identities. They discuss how superheroines and heroes shape the world.

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Women’s Agenda 21 – Conclusion (Part 2) December 30, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Former US Congresswoman Bella Abzug, founder of the Women's Environment and Development Organization, convened the World Women's Congress for a Healthy Planet to bring women's united voices to the UN's Rio Earth Summit in 1992

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Women’s Agenda 21 – Part 1 December 23, 2017 | 2:30 pm

The World Women's Congress for a Healthy Planet (1991) brought together women environmental activists from around the world to collaborate on a Women's Agenda 21 for saving the planet.

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