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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

REPRODUCTIVE SOVEREIGNTY November 25, 2017 | 2:30 pm

US-based nurse practitioner, midwife, and reproductive sovereignty activist Mary Lou Singleton discusses how women can gain power over their reproductive health and decision-making despite living in late-stage patriarchy.


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Myanmar Rohingya – Military Land Grab December 2, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Two media women who work with Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Malaysia talk in depth about the attacks and the refugee issues.


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Moving The Goalposts December 9, 2017 | 2:30 pm

More than 9,000 girls and young women from two disadvantaged counties in coastal Kenya are now learning and playing the beautiful game under the auspices of local society Moving The Goalposts.


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Mama FM December 16, 2017 | 2:30 pm

The Uganda Media Women's Association decided to address the lack of women's issues and voices on the air by creating their own radio station. 60% of positions at the station are filled by women and girls.


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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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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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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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Recent episodes

Sex Worker Rights In Kenya November 18, 2017 | 2:30 pm

A loud but peaceful demonstration demanding justice for Martha, the slain 32-year-old mother of one whose murder by a client is unsolved, also provides an occasion for discussing the general abuse of rights of women who support themselves and their families by selling sexual services.


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Tar Sands Devastation November 11, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Even with the price of crude oil low, there are still companies investing in and working the vast bitumen mines in Alberta, and building pipelines to refining and shipping points. The local devastation is massive and the effects on local and global environment worse.


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Tipping Point November 4, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Professor Mary Wood warns that global warming is the most important issue on earth and needs all our efforts to bring us back from the point of no return.


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Benazir Bhutto Remembered October 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm

WINGS looks back at how Benazir Bhutto entered politics and what she did and did not achieve for women.


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Climate Radio on Women – Community media coverage from the Marrakech Climate Summit October 21, 2017 | 2:30 pm

November 7, 2016, the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change began. By day 2 it was clear that the US would not try to lead in climate mitigation and adaptation - that it was up to grassroots people and their allies. This program features the reporting of Laila Ndagire from community radio Mama FM in Uganda, who presented live and pre-produced content for the conference's Climate Radio station.


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Women’s Equality USA October 14, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Audio documentary about the successful fight for a Constitutional Amendment enshrining US women's right to vote and the still-pending struggle for an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution.


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“Raging Granny” Update October 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm

In 1987, the Raging Granny movement was born in Victoria, BC. Thirty years later in 2017, they were honoured with an exhibit at the Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.


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Media Women in Cameroon September 30, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Eight journalists from Cameroon at various stages in their careers describe the hard work, challenges, and personal conflicts they have dealt with to be women in media and freely offer advice to the next generation.


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Labor Power in South Korea September 23, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Korea's first woman President, Park Geon-Hye, was very harsh on labour; workers resisted fiercely. After her impeachment for corruption, a special election installed a more liberal President who made promises to labour.


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Another World Is Impossible September 16, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Professor Claudia von Werlhof states that capitalism is just the latest phase of a patriarchal dream that would replace the dependency on women and nature with an artificial world.


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