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A woman now heads the US Federal Reserve
21 Aug, 2016 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Janet Yellen was appointed chair of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System for a 4-year term staring in February 2014 - one of the world's most influential jobs. She leads decisions about interest rates, for example. In this program a leading feminist economist explains why she worked for Yellen's appointment, based on the values and areas...
Emigrants' gifts across borders
15 Aug, 2016 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Remittances back home from primarily low-wage immigrants sustain families, communities, and countries. A talk by Maria Jimenez at the International Conference on the Gift Economy in 2004 is even more current in the anti-immigrant climate of today.
Conversational behaviour between the sexes
08 Aug, 2016 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archives, excerpts from an often hilarious 1989 talk at New College in San Francisco by feminist linguist Dr. Dale Spender, based on her research in the UK and Australia into the conversational differences between women and men, and the hostile reactions of men and boys when attention is focused on women and girls rather than on themselves....
working for peace at all levels
01 Aug, 2016 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Colombia's government and its major group of armed rebels are arriving at some conclusions after 65 years of war and two years of negotiations. Women have been working towards peace for decades, and have achieved a quota of 30% for public offices - elected and appointed. Women are sidelined in official peace negotiations, but they are negotiating separately and trying...
2009 Honduras coup, recalled from several perspectives
24 Jul, 2016 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2009, the President of Honduras was whisked out of the country "in his pajamas" by members of the military. While President Obama first called it a coup, Hillary Clinton sidestepped the rule that would have required cutoff of all US aid, by supporting quick new elections. In this program, you get to hear her perspective, but also hear from...
Anti-localism and its antidote
17 Jul, 2016 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Janelle Orsi is Executive Director of the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), which facilitates the growth of more sustainable and localized economies. She talks to Kellia Ramares-Watson about her creation of the Sharing Law category and the uses, growth, and importance of the field. The US and Australia are leaders in this movement, as are many women. Website for more...
Women and the EU Referendum
11 Jul, 2016 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Gisela Stuart, Labour Member of Parliament and a former framer of the EU Constitution headed the Leave campaign and says the status quo would not have remained possible in any case. Lorely Jane Burt, Baroness of Solihull, was a Liberal Democrat before elevation to the House of Lords; she considers the Brexit vote a disaster but perhaps offering opportunities for...
...and the revolt of the Beta-men
04 Jul, 2016 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The Red Pill, Pick-up Artists, the Beta Uprising and MGTOW [Men Going Their Own Way] - these are some of rallying loci of anti-feminist online subcultures, where lonely social misfits cheer for murderers and fans abound for Donald Trump. Angela Nagle has spent years analyzing what she sees as the geeky new sexism espoused by a gender-fluid generation.
Part 3 Confronting her torturers. - BE SURE TO AIR PARTS 1 and 2 FIRST
23 May, 2016 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Finale of popular WINGS radio drama series adapted from a live performance of the multi-award-winning one-woman play by Carolyn Gage, in which Joan of Arc analyzes her successes and also her naivete in trusting a patriarchy that took what she gave them then cast her aside and finally threw her to the wolves. When English torturers force her to conform...
Part 2: The warrior betrayed
23 May, 2016 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Reprise of the very popular WINGS radio drama series adapted from a live performance of the multi-award-winning one-woman play by Carolyn Gage, in which Joan of Arc analyzes her successes and also her naivete in trusting a patriarchy that took what she gave them then cast her aside and finally threw her to the wolves. When English torturers force her...
Part 1: The butch maiden
23 May, 2016 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Reprise of a popular WINGS radio drama series adapted from a live performance of the multi-award-winning one-woman play by Carolyn Gage, in which Joan of Arc analyzes her successes and also her naivete in trusting a patriarchy that took what she gave them then cast her aside and finally threw her to the wolves. When English torturers force her to...
Program for week of May 29, 2016
21 May, 2016 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Being a fat woman who says she loves her body is a radical act, author Sarai Walker discovers. Plum Kettle, heroine of Walker's novel Dietland, almost has fat reduction surgery, then finds radical feminists who do everything from eat unapologetically to taking revenge against patriarchy.
Program for week of May 22, 2016
21 May, 2016 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Kate Raphael of KPFA Women's Magazine asks Professors Maria Floro and Stephanie Seguino, two of the premiere voices on gender equity and globalization, to demystify trade policy. 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...
Archaeologists disagree about female figurines
15 May, 2016 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

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. van der Meer's views are more complex and incorporate cross-disciplinary research findings.
Women Democrats fight the right
07 May, 2016 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Ever since George W. Bush defeated Governor Ann Richards, Republicans have dominated Texas, and according to Mary Beth Rogers, ordinary business-oriented conservatives have morphed into blustering buffoons. Rogers was keynote speaker at the Texas Democratic Women's convention in February 2016. Producer Frieda Werden excerpts her speech and interviews women Democrats from the black and latino and feminist spheres of action.
The hidden world of water, with poet Rita Wong
01 May, 2016 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

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.
Reclaiming women's rights
23 Apr, 2016 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

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.
Part 1, Creeping Wahhabism, a personal experience
18 Apr, 2016 | 0:57:24 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

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.
Pembillai Orumai means Women’s Unity
11 Apr, 2016 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

WINGS producer Smita Ramanathan traveled to Kerala and interviewed women tea worker leaders about their September 2015 strike that made an end run around the existing unions to negotiate for their own wages, hours, and amenities. She and her team in Bangalore discuss and translate the interview segments.
Approaches to gender-based violence online
04 Apr, 2016 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

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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