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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

Green Counter-Revolution October 29, 2016 | 2:30 pm

The so-called Green Revolution in India increased one measure of "productivity" at the cost of much else, including nutrition, sustainability, loss of biodiversity, and local loss of control.

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Truth To Power November 5, 2016 | 2:30 pm

The most dangerous jobs in journalism involve reporting on wrongdoing of governments, corporations, and major criminals in one's own country. Forms of censorship can include imprisonment and death, even in alleged democracies. The women in this program spoke on a panel at a conference themed "Speaking Truth to Power" in Delhi in 2005.

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Black Women Labor Leaders November 12, 2016 | 2:30 pm

And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders' Voices/ Power/ Promise, published by the Institute for Policy Studies, examines the effectiveness of Black womens' contributions to the US labor movement and profiles 27 rising Black women leaders.

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Dark Age Ahead…Or Maybe Not November 19, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), authored 9 books including The Life and Death of Great American Cities, and Dark Age Ahead. She had a profound effect on urban planning, and a deep belief in the common sense of ordinary people. In this, one of her last talks, she tells about her fears for urban culture's future, and where her hope lies.

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Recent episodes

Suffragette Sash October 22, 2016 | 2:30 pm

In the British film Suffragette, a man pockets the Votes for Women sash that Emily Wilding Davison had been trying to put on the King's horse during the race. She was killed and became a martyr for the cause. A century later the sash turned up on public display at the British Parliament house, when Davison was finally honoured by the establishment. Here is that story.

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Community Radio October 15, 2016 | 2:30 pm

During an organic discussion with four members of Canada's National Campus and Community Radio Association, held at CHUO Radio Studios at the University of Ottawa ahead of the Association's annual conference, the Executive Director fielded questions on violence against indigenous women, how to include transgendered people in the conversation on women's rights, and how Canada can take a global lead on ending discrimination.

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Waiting for Hillary October 8, 2016 | 2:30 pm

This is a talk by then First Lady Hillary Clinton at the NGO Forum of the 4th UN World Conference on Women in 1995, at which she lauds the work of non-governmental organizations as being essential to making governments be accountable to their commitments to women and families.

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Saudi-US Ties October 1, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Saudi Arabia's government represses women, permits no civil society activity, and is bombing the hell out of Yemen, so why is the US government still defending them and selling them massive amounts of arms?

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Feminist Economics and Yellen September 24, 2016 | 2:30 pm

A leading feminist economist explains why she worked for Yellen's appointment, based on the values and areas of focus comprised by Feminist Economics.

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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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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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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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