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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

Words Without War July 29, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Communicating without attacking or defending is harder than you might think, but sometimes a single neutral, gentle, curious question can shift years of negative interactions. A lot of them could change the world.

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Enslaved in Kuwait August 5, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Believing recruiters' lies, "Karine," "Susan" and "Cynthia" flew to Kuwait for well-paying jobs, only to find themselves as housemaids forced to work 18 hours a day, locked in with no means of communication, beaten, hungry, sexually advanced on, robbed of their possessions, and sleeping on the floor. They tell how they got there and how they escaped.

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Brave Asian Women August 12, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Asia Calling is a weekly news program based in Indonesia. They have shared these stories by and about women with WINGS during today's program.

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Zimbabwe Election August 19, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Robert Mugabe, the only President Zimbabwe has had since independence, will be 94 before the 2018 elections. His party is divided, but the opposition is more so, with more than 50 parties registered - almost half of them since the start of 2017.

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Angela Davis on Freedom August 26, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Angela Davis's talk to the Birkbeck School of Law, University of London, on the erasure of women and collective action from the generally accepted history of the black liberation struggle.

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Angela Davis on Struggle (Part Two) September 2, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Part 2 includes insights about the Emancipation Proclamation, about the Black Panther movement, and about the role of terrorism in American history.

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Forest Women Reclaim Their Foods September 9, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Indigenous Dongria Khond people in Orissa state, India, are struggling against a forestry department decision to cut their food-bearing trees and take away their food-growing plots in favour of teak and eucalyptus plantations.

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Recent episodes

Domestic Violence and Disability July 22, 2017 | 2:30 pm

For women with disabilities, violence by caregivers is very serious, all too common, and still nearly invisible. Special barriers, both physical and attitudinal, can make it especially hard for them to exit the situation. Activists are determined to make shelters and services responsive.

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline – No! July 15, 2017 | 2:30 pm

APPPL, Alliance to Protect Our People and the Places We Live, is a grassroots organization formed in 2016 to protect North Carolina and her people. For two weeks in March 2017, they walked 200 miles along the route planned for a fracked gas pipeline to warn and unify against violations of native rights, forced land seizures and damage to farmland, health and environmental hazards, and the creation of "sacrifice zones" targeted on poor people and people of color.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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