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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

Who Talks, Who Listens? September 3, 2016 | 2:30 pm

From the WINGS archives, excerpts from an often hilarious 1989 talk at New College in San Francisco by feminist linguist Dr. Dale Spender, based on her research in the UK and Australia into the conversational differences between women and men, and the hostile reactions of men and boys when attention is focused on women and girls rather than on themselves.

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Money Flows September 10, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Remittances back home from primarily low-wage immigrants sustain families, communities, and countries. A talk by Maria Jimenez at the International Conference on the Gift Economy in 2004 is even more current in the anti-immigrant climate of today.

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Recent episodes

Colombia Peace Women August 27, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Women have been working towards peace for decades, and have achieved a quota of 30% for public offices - elected and appointed. Women are sidelined in official peace negotiations, but they are negotiating separately and trying to influence the outcome.

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Honduras Recalled August 20, 2016 | 2:30 pm

In 2009, the President of Honduras was whisked out of the country "in his pajamas" by members of the military. While President Obama at first called it a coup, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sidestepped the rule that would have required cutoff of all US aid, by supporting quick new elections. In this program, you get to hear her perspective, but also hear from people who were outraged and who suffered harm politically and personally.

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Sharing and the Law August 13, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Janelle Orsi is Executive Director of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), which facilitates the growth of more sustainable and localized economies. She talks to Kellia Ramares-Watson about her creation of the Sharing Law category and the uses, growth, and importance of the field.

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Brexit and Cox August 6, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Liberal Democrat Baroness Susan Kramer and Guardian newspaper political editor Anushka Asthana speak of the tributes to the slain Jo Cox and the hashtag she inspired #MoreInCommon, which might be having an effect on the culture of Parliament.

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The Web Manosphere…and the revolt of the Beta-men July 30, 2016 | 2:30 pm

The Red Pill, Pick-up Artists, the Beta Uprising and MGTOW [Men Going Their Own Way] - these are some of rallying loci of anti-feminist online subcultures, where lonely social misfits cheer for murderers and fans abound for Donald Trump. Angela Nagle has spent years analyzing what she sees as the geeky new sexism espoused by a gender-fluid generation.

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Guerrilla Girls at 31 July 23, 2016 | 2:30 pm

During a one-year "Feminist Art Takeover" of Minneapolis (ended March 5, 2016), producer Dixie Treichel from community radio KFAI interviewed two founding members of the Guerrilla Girls about the history and present of this mischievous feminist art movement. They were joined by Joan Vorderbruggen, a leading local organizer of the takeover.

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The Second Coming of Joan of Arc – Finale July 16, 2016 | 2:30 pm

When English torturers force her to conform to their idea of femininity, Joan defies them, regaining her identity and dignity, but losing her life. This is the third part of 3.

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Second Coming of Joan of Arc, Part 2 July 9, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Shortly before her death at the hands of the English, Joan of Arc analyzes her successes and also her naivete in trusting a patriarchy that took what she gave them and threw her to the wolves. This is part 2 of 3, featuring Carolyn Gage, playing the role of Joan of Arc.

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The Second Coming of Joan of Arc (Part 1) July 2, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Shortly before her death at the hands of the English, Joan of Arc analyzes her successes and also her naivete in trusting a patriarchy that took what she gave them and threw her to the wolves. This is part 1 of 3.

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Love Your Fat! It’s A Radical Act. June 25, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Plum Kettle is about to have drastic weight-loss surgery when she falls into the company of radical feminists whose examples include to eat unapologetically and to get revenge on patriarchy. Author Sarai Walker talks about the book, a possible TV series, and her own advantures as a woman espousing loving her own fat body in a fat-shaming world.

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