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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

Wangari Maathai and the Greenbelt Movement April 8, 2017 | 2:30 pm

From the WINGS archives, the late Professor Wangari Maathai interviewed about the Green Belt Movement that she founded with the National Council of Women of Kenya, which addresses problems of streams drying up, food insecurity, and a dearth of firewood and fencing, by organizing the grassroots women to plant and care for millions and millions of trees.

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Reparations in Kenya April 15, 2017 | 2:30 pm

After the 2007 / 2008 post election violence, the Kenyan government established a Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) to help heal historical grievances; the international lobby group Human Rights Watch is calling on the Kenyan government to speed up the exercise of compensating victims.

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Not Just Identity Politics April 22, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Fran Luck and Susan Cox discuss Cox's article "Women's Issues Aren't Just Identity Politics,'" followed by a speech on the origin of the women's liberation movement from the civil rights movement by Jenny Brown.

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Sister Marches – Europe April 29, 2017 | 2:30 pm

On January 21, 2017, while women held a vast resistance march in Washington, DC, 673 Sister Marches also took place over all 7 continents, an estimated total number of over 5 million people. It has been hailed as the largest global gathering for human rights and justice in history.

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History of Violence Against Women May 6, 2017 | 2:30 pm

International scholars and activists explain that for at least 600 years, patriarchal elites have been using militarism, colonization, domestic violence, rape, genocide and other methods to limit women's roles in society, take their stuff, and turn them into property. The struggle continues.

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Unreasonable Woman May 13, 2017 | 2:30 pm

From the WINGS archive: An interview about fundamentalist faith, environmental and anti-war activism (including co-founding Code Pink), and tuning in to the energy of the world.

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Recent episodes

The Gentle Plaintiffs March 25, 2017 | 2:30 pm

A 2015 change to the courts in China has allowed more than 200,000 people to file complaints against former leader of China Jiang Zemin for the campaign he originated to persecute and eliminate Falun Gong practitioners. We present this documentary in which women who have suffered and others speak out.

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Life as Diversity March 18, 2017 | 2:30 pm

This week, we present the second and final part of a speech delivered in California by Dr. Vandana Shiva. This week, she speaks more to solutions, especially solutions based in human rights allied to rights of nature.

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Life as Property March 11, 2017 | 2:30 pm

With elegant oratory, Dr. Vandana Shiva dissects the methods, the motives, and the ecological and economic results of the corporate assault on the mutual relationship between human beings and plants within the web of life. Part 1 of a two-part speech delivered in 2014.

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RESISTANCE March 4, 2017 | 2:30 pm

From the series The Joy of Resistance on WBAI community radio, New York City, many voices say (and sing) why and how they have resisted and plan to resist. Original show aired January 8, 2017.

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Energy Innovation February 25, 2017 | 2:30 pm

The US military is the world's biggest consumer of energy, and Katherine Hammack has spent 6 years working to make it more energy-efficient. In another part of the US government, Ellen Williams is building bridges between energy ideas and their manifestation on the market. She tells about that and offers advice for women on moving up in the energy field.

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Memee (Dr. Dawn Memee Lavelle-Harvard) February 18, 2017 | 2:30 pm

In 1971, Janette Lavelle filed suit against a 19th century law that violated native women's human rights in Canada. Her daughter continues the story in a 2016 speech to the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement.

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Patriarchal Gods in the Middle East February 11, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Dr. Nawal El Saadawi calls for complete separation of religion and state around the world; Alice Shalvi speaks of struggles women in Israel have against the influence of orthodox patriarchal religious parties. Both struggles are ongoing to this day.

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When Abortion Was Illegal February 4, 2017 | 2:30 pm

We present a documentary based on an Academy Award-nominated film by Dorothy Fadiman, "When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories", adapted for radio by Fadiman and Frieda Werden.

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Children in Kenya’s Courts January 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm

This week, we feature a documentary about the second ever time that Kenya's courts have spent a week to focusing on backlogged cases involving children.

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Elouise Cobell, Blackfeet Banker January 14, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Elouise Cobell was a cofounder of the Blackfeet National Bank and lead plaintiff in Cobell v. Salazar (aka v. Norton and v. Jewell), a lawsuit against the US government to get proper accounting for individual Indian trusts and the return of stolen assets.

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