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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

Girls of Togo December 15, 2018 | 2:30 pm

We present voices with translation from a series called Radio Success that aired in French on local radio in Togo. The girls and women featured speak frankly and movingly about their situation and their ambitions and advice for girls.

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She for He: Ideas of a Men’s Rights Woman December 22, 2018 | 2:30 pm

The focus is on Lara Whyte's long interview with Karen Straughan. Straughan's thesis is that women are more privileged than men, and she points out that under none of the major world economic systems of recent times have men been respected if they reveal their pain.

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Nutrition for Health in India January 5, 2019 | 2:30 pm

A project in the state of Karnataka has women manufacturing nutritional supplements for their community and educating women, youth, and sometimes men on how to live healthier lives.

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AIDS in Africa Now January 12, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Sub-Saharan Africa has the lion's share of HIV infections and related deaths. These countries are turning greater attention on issues of youth - those born with the infection, and those who may be acquiring it through sex. Kenya is working on youth education and also becoming a leader in the prophylactic use of anti-retroviral drugs for those most at risk.

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Women, War, and Wikileaks January 19, 2019 | 2:30 pm

What do you learn when you pay attention to the women embroiled with the action around torture, imperialism and war?

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Recent episodes

The Global Gag Rule December 8, 2018 | 2:30 pm

On his first day in office, Trump reinstated and expanded the Global Gag Rule against recipients of US healthcare aid from performing or speaking about abortions. Where did this rule come from, and what does it do?

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River Walkers December 1, 2018 | 2:30 pm

River Walkers follows a sacred river walk along the dangerously polluted Housatonic River in western Massachusetts. The purpose of the walk was ceremonial, but also to bring people together and raise awareness of rivers as the bloodstream of the earth and of water as a living thing to which humans belong.

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Reproductive Justice, Part 2 November 24, 2018 | 2:30 pm

In this second part of her 2005 interview, Loretta Ross focuses on how the Reproductive Justice movement has been built up as a collaboration between reproductive rights and racial justice activism.

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Reproductive Justice, Part 1 November 17, 2018 | 2:30 pm

In this interview, Loretta Ross begins with her personal story of needing reproductive justice, and goes on to tell stories of pioneering organizing for real reproductive choice and the sexist, racist and classist moves by US politicians to control the bodies of women and of all people of color.

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Canada’s Sexual Assault Centres November 10, 2018 | 2:30 pm

The book Canada's Promises to Keep: The Charter and Violence Against Women, tells the gripping history of Canadian feminists' work to carve out legal and economic space for fighting violence against women, in a country undergoing neoliberal structural adjustment.

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Women’s Work, Part 2 November 3, 2018 | 2:30 pm

This is the conclusion of a 2-part interview with biologist Karen Messing about gendered research on gendered work and its effects on health and stress.

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Women’s Work, Part 1 October 27, 2018 | 2:30 pm

This is the first of two half-hours of an extensive interview with Professor Karen Messing about how gendered the most common professions are, what generally-ignored factors cause physical and mental health problems for women at work in various professions, and what can and cannot be changed about this in the contemporary milieu.

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Asylum Seekers October 20, 2018 | 2:30 pm

The inclusion of life-threatening domestic and gang violence as reasons for seeking asylum abroad is being weakened and effectively deleted by the current US Attorney General. This documentary covers women who have fled Guatemala to try to access asylum in the USA.

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Rural Women’s Movement vs Rape Culture October 13, 2018 | 2:30 pm

We present an interview with Sizani Ngubane, co-founder of the Rural Women's Movement based in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, about the origins of rape culture in her region, its confusion with the traditional cultural practice of ukuthwala, and the delicate process of bringing communities to reject, prosecute and defend against all forms of rape and abduction.

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Conflict Is Not Abuse October 6, 2018 | 2:30 pm

This week, we present excerpts from a talk in Vancouver by Sarah Schulman, author of the book Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair.

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