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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

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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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 – 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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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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Recent episodes

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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Is Free Trade Fair? June 18, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Did NAFTA cost US jobs or not? Is free trade good or bad for developing economies and is it possible to have a policy that works for workers in both rich and poor countries? How does trade policy affect women and gender inequality in developing and developed countries? All this and more.

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Demoting Venus June 11, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Millions of female figurines have been found by archaeologists, spanning some 40,000 years. Some say they are sex symbols, some say they are realistic portraits of ancient women. Dr. Annine van der Meer's views are more complex and incorporate cross-disciplinary research findings.

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Blue Texas June 4, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Ever since George W. Bush defeated Governor Ann Richards in her run for a second term, Republicans have dominated the government of Texas, and according to author Mary Beth Rogers, ordinary business-oriented conservatives have morphed into blustering buffoons.

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Water’s Poetics: The Hidden World of Water, With Poet Rita Wong May 28, 2016 | 2:30 pm

A reading of poems and essays on the subject of water - tamed and wild, on which our very lives depend, and which we abuse and ignore to our peril. Recorded at the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival in July 2014.

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Saving Islam, Part 2 May 21, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Personally and with Muslim feminists and feminists of other religions, Asra Nomani works to bring forward the woman-affirming and peace-affirming elements of Islam.

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Saving Islam, Part 1: Creeping Wahhabism May 14, 2016 | 2:30 pm

The influence of militant Wahhabism from Saudi Arabia sowed both violence in Pakistan and sexism in America. Asra Nomani experienced both and does what she can to roll back this trend.

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Tea Strike! May 7, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Smita Ramanathan traveled to Kerala and interviewed women tea workers about their strike that made an end run around the unions to negotiate for their own wages, hours, and amenities. She and her team in Bangalore discuss and translate the interview segments.

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Net Safety: Gender and the Internet April 30, 2016 | 2:30 pm

From a panel titled Gender and the Internet, held at the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil in November 2015, speakers describe harmful and helpful uses of the internet and a range of preferred lenses and remedies.

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Nanotechnology Law: What You Don’t know Is There Might Hurt You April 23, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Nanoparticles are so small that they slip through normal regulatory loopholes; they are already in our food packaging, clothing, and cosmetics. Little is yet known about their effects, but they can behave in strange and likely dangerous ways.

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