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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

Mother’s Day Bail-Out July 28, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Lively and informative recording of a rally outside Connecticut's only women's prison in May 2018. Groups around the country have been holding Christmas bail-outs and Mother's Day Bail-Outs to free incarcerated women. most of whom are mothers, from pre-trial detention.

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Trans Inclusive Feminism August 4, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Rousing and reasoned plenary speech by Leslie Feinberg at the 1995 US National Women's Studies Association. Hir early callout for trans inclusion as a tenet of feminism was well received.

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Women of Faith Cry Out for Immigrant Children August 11, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Women religious leaders held a nonpartisan protest rally in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, June 19th, right in front of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). The next day, President Trump announced he had signed an executive order to end the family separations.

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Accented English August 18, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Everyone has an accent, but some people who think they speak "standard English" discriminate against those who don't sound like them. This is a major problem encountered by immigrants, as well as people of minority races.

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Not Prisons: Alternatives To Incarcerating Women August 25, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Twenty years after Australia opened its first private women's prison, activist and lawyer Amanda George told Women on the Line that women in prison are almost all locked up for drug-related crimes, and almost all have suffered traumatic abuse. Rachel Herzing discussed her work with projects training communities and individuals to take responsibility for stopping and preventing violence.

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Recent episodes

Patriarchy and Aid (Don’t Mix) July 21, 2018 | 2:30 pm

From the podcast series Gender at Work, feminists with experience in United Nations and aid organizations explain how policies to stop discrimination and abuse of privilege fail, and what might discourage the culture of impunity.

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Muslim Divorce Decision – India July 14, 2018 | 2:30 pm

An August 2017 decision found it unconstitutional for a man to divorce his wife just by saying - or texting - the word talaq three times. Women activists say this type of divorce is not in the Koran, which prescribes a slow process with mediation; but the patriarchal religious leadership that controls India's Muslim personal law insists that this tradition is part of religion and cannot be changed.

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What Is Fascism? July 7, 2018 | 2:30 pm

On the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Guernica by Spanish fascists, Bernadette Devlin McAliskey told an audience in Dublin that they are facing a rise in fascism worldwide and they need to know what it really is.

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Undervalued June 30, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Elyse Shaw from the Institute for Women's Policy Research talks with Joanne Powers of Workers Independent News about the report "Undervalued and Underpaid in America: Women in Low-Wage Female-Dominated Jobs," a project of IWPR and Oxfam America.

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Singing Birth June 23, 2018 | 2:30 pm

We present an interview with Elena Skoko, activist for rights and dignity of mothers and babies in birth. She talks about birthing practices based on science, dignity and choice.

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Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Part 2 June 16, 2018 | 2:30 pm

This program covers examples of SEWA's projects, ranging from challenging employers and government to include home-based workers in social protection schemes, to identifying cleaning the trash off the road as part of the care economy. They also start community radio stations!

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India’s Self-Employed Women’s Association June 9, 2018 | 2:30 pm

In Gandhi's birthplace, in 1972, a union organizer named Ela Bhatt gave birth to a union comprised of home-based workers, market vendors, cart-pullers and head-load carriers, agricultural and construction laborers, and other unrecognized forms of work done by women.

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RadiOrakel – Norway’s first women’s radio
June 2, 2018 | 2:30 pm

This hip community station is constantly renewed by being passed on to younger women through training and mentorship. Interviews from 2000 and Norwegian women's music from 1999 feature in this gem from the WINGS archive.

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May 26, 2018 | 2:30 pm

Young women in Mombasa formed an organization called Pwani Teknowgalz that teaches girls and ladies coding, website creation, and app development. So far, they worked with students in 180 secondary schools and 4 universities. Teachers and students talk about their projects and emphasize the importance of female mentors and role models.

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Feminist Electoral Politics
May 19, 2018 | 2:30 pm

We feature two talks from the first World Summit on Women and the Many Dimensions of Power, held June 1990 in Montreal. Icelandic women chose a leaderless model for a Women's Alliance that endorsed an all-woman slate; the US Women's Political Caucus also endorsed and supported candidates

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