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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

Nanotechnology and Health April 20, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Nanoparticles are so small that they slip through normal regulatory loopholes; they are already in the receipts we handle, our food packaging, clothing, and cosmetics. Little is yet known about their effects, but they can behave in strange and likely dangerous ways. Ilise Feitshans calls for international harmonization of regulation and for the public to inform itself about what is in our midst.

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Forest Genius April 27, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Lisa Curran was professor of tropical ecology and director of the Tropical Resources Institute at Yales School of Forestry & Environmental Studies when she won a 5-year "Genius Grant". Part of her genius was in studying forests intensely on the ground and also from satellites; part was in developing women scientists for a field dominated by men.

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Choice, Church and State: Poland, Ireland, the USA: Women Rising 37 May 4, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Abortion and women's reproductive rights are hot button issues around the world. Women have a long way to go to obtain control over our own bodies, our family planning, our reproductive health. There are influential well-funded efforts to keep that control out of women's hands.

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International Working Women’s Day 1909-2019 May 11, 2019 | 2:30 pm

A lively history of International Working Women's Day's origin, its eclipse in the US, and its revival in the 1960's. The day is now better known as International Women's Day - or IWD, for short. Program ends with a collage of voices of women (and some men) marking International Women's Day and the week leading up to it, in Cameroon.

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Women and Social Protection May 18, 2019 | 2:30 pm

This week, we hear women economists and activists speaking to civil society delegates in New York during the UN Commission on the Status of Women session in March 2019.

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Recent episodes

Two-Spirited Women 1994 April 13, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Two-spirited (lesbian) women presented at the 1994 Indigenous Women's Network conference on sustainable communities, held at White Earth. They talked about prejudice and acceptance, leadership, AIDS, and tradition. Conference co-organizer, (the late) Marsha Gomez, gave an interview afterwards.

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Venezuela Inside-Out April 6, 2019 | 2:30 pm

CODE PINK is a women-led grassroots organization founded to stop U.S. wars and militarism and support peace and human rights initiatives.

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Cameroon Crisis March 30, 2019 | 2:30 pm

A long-growing struggle between Anglophone and Francophone areas of Cameroon became violent since 2016. Villages have been destroyed, schools burned, parties that should dialogue have become intransigent and are using force. Women are seeking to make peace.

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Intersex Issues in Kenya March 23, 2019 | 2:30 pm

In the Luo culture, intersex babies were traditionally killed. Marashan Rayah tried to protect her child from stigma by keeping his [preferred pronoun] condition secret. That didn't work. Her child, Darlan Rukih, has finally come out publicly as intersex, someone with both male and female genitals and hormones.

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Velvet Revolution in Media March 16, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Velvet Revolution is a documentary about women in media reporting on corruption and human rights and facing repercussions.

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Y2Y Sexual Health Education March 9, 2019 | 2:30 pm

The German World Population Fund (DSW) supports youth peer education on sexual health in several African countries. In Kenya, this included a pageant to crown a Mr. and Miss Y2Y.

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The Brexit Referendum March 2, 2019 | 2:30 pm

Women MPs weigh in on the Brexit debacle.

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Rojava in Syria February 23, 2019 | 2:30 pm

British journalist Rahila Gupta traveled to Northern Syria to witness the grassroots feminist democracy being built in territory liberated from the Islamic State. She has written extensively about the impressive network of women's cooperatives, political education and legislative accomplishments built in just a few years.

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The Case for Secularism: Fundamentalists vs. Women’s Rights February 16, 2019 | 2:30 pm

An Algerian living in France, Marieme Helie-Lucas argues in favour of secularism and gives global context to the nearly-successful plan to let Sharia courts do binding arbitration in family law cases in Ontario, and the so-called ban on the veil in France.

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Emergency Contraception Controversy February 9, 2019 | 2:30 pm

According to Time Magazine, women are stocking up on emergency contraception since Trump appointed 2 members to the Supreme Court. This program reviews the long and controversial process of getting it made available without a prescription and speculates on its near future.

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