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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

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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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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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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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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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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Wangari Maathai and the Greenbelt Movement April 1, 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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Recent episodes

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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Child Sex Work: Kenya January 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm

At Gazi Bay, Kenya, poverty exacerbated by drought is leaving foreign fishermen and local motorcycle transport drivers as the richest men around, able to pay young girls in food or in-kind to have sex with them. Thousands of under-age children are said to be in this trade, mostly with the knowledge of their parents, to feed their families.

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“Demographic Danger” December 31, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem was founded on a promise to serve all patients with the same, excellent care. But fear and prejudice affecting midwives and their patients put the ideal to the test.

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The Hormone Scam December 24, 2016 | 2:30 pm

As of 2016, pharmaceutical companies are once more raising old complaints about the massive women's health study that showed almost all claims about hormone replacement therapy pushed on aging women were untrue.

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Gift Mothering December 17, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Genevieve Vaughan states that the act of mothering is unilateral gift-giving, and that an infant's experience of being mothered (whether by biological mother or other) builds both the physical brain and the template of what it is to be human.

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Bring Back The Bison December 10, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Bringing back bison - like the ones seen at Standing Rock recently - and the prairie grasslands that sustain them - could sequester massive amounts of carbon and restore functional habitat for many other species, says Lierre Keith.

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