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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

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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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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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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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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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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Recent episodes

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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Scots and the UK December 3, 2016 | 2:30 pm

In 2014, the Scots voted 55% to stay in the UK; but in 2016, they voted 62% to stay in the European Union. Another referendum on independence has been tabled for discussion in Scotland's semi-autonomous Parliament, and the pro-independence forces already have groundwork laid.

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Dark Age Ahead…Or Maybe Not November 26, 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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Thunderclaps November 19, 2016 | 2:30 pm

Thunderclaps are next up on the Band Auction. (WINGS will return next week)

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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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