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at the start of America's longest war
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden |

On October 9, 2001, poet Susan Bright read peace poetry in Frieda Werden's kitchen, as both were grieving Bush's bombing of Aghanistan (starting America's longest war). Among the poems is a tribute to Enheduanna, the earliest poet whose name is still known - she wrote peace poetry more than 4,000 years ago.
An in-depth conversation with Canadian folk legend Ken Whiteley
19 Mar, 2020 | 0:58:34 |
EN | Jan Hall | Folk Roots Radio

Episode 500 of Folk Roots Radio features an extended interview with Canadian folk legend Ken Whiteley who joins us to chat about Calm In The Eye of The Storm, his first recording in four years and a project that looks at the personal, political and spiritual dimensions of finding peace in these turbulent times. The follow up to 2016's Freedom...
or, How To Hack a Democracy
16 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Unlike Canada, which has paper ballots counted in the presence of scrutineers, the United States has fallen prey to the corporate voting industry. It boasts of its free and fair elections; but even in Congress, official reports are pointing out massive suppression of voters, massive purging of voter rolls, alarming malfunction of election technology and vulnerability to hacking. Two courageous...
Michael Lerner – Faith, Politics & the Left, part two
24 Feb, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

These are times of deceit, rage and fear. Well, you might say, it’s always been like that. But it seems the intensity of this moment is more acute. The coarseness of discourse is sharper. The rancor is deeper. Maybe the pervasiveness of social media accounts for some of it. How can we navigate the treacherous currents that are running through...
Michael Lerner – Faith, Politics & the Left, part one
17 Feb, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

These are times of deceit, rage and fear. Well, you might say, it’s always been like that. But it seems the intensity of this moment is more acute. The coarseness of discourse is sharper. The rancor is deeper. Maybe the pervasiveness of social media accounts for some of it. How can we navigate the treacherous currents that are running through...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF MARCH 1, 2020
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Historian Sally Roesch Wagner discusses her favourite US suffragist, Matilda Joslyn Gage. Gage modeled her feminism on the practices of her neighbors, the Haudenosaunee indigenous women; she broke with Susan B. Anthony over alliance with the Women's Christian Temperance Union, wrote extensively against patriarchal religion, and inspired her son in law L. Frank Baum to create the woman-led, egalitarian society...
Riffat Hassan, Muslim Feminist Theologian
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A rousing talk by Islamic theologian Riffat Hassan, exploring how the story of Adam and Eve crept into Islam, though it is not in the Q'uran. Speech from a panel about the rise of conservatism at the NGO Forum of the UN 4th World Conference on Women in Huairou, China, 1995.
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2, 2020
24 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On October 25, 1997, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela addressed the first Million Woman March, held in Philadelphia. After an introduction summarizing the history of her work in South Africa, Mandela praised the work, struggle and successes of Black women in the United States, and held them up as a model for the world.
Real ways to win
20 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The climate struggle is not hopeless - culprits are scared and already getting punished. In addition to social media, bodies blocking pipelines, climate strikes, demonstrations and civil disobedience arrests, tools include lawsuits, runs on banks that bankroll the fossil fuel industry, massive "social risk" to degrade stock values, celebrity-fuelled rallies and teach-ins, recognizing indigenous cultural leadership, and re-connecting with nature...
Imtiaz Popat talks about his wide range of organizing against oppression and bigotry in Vancouver.
07 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:10 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Imtiaz Popat is a therapeutic counsellor in Vancouver. He is also the coordinator of the local chapter of Salaam: Queer Muslim Community, and he has played a central role in the Two-Spirit and LGBT People of Colour Alliance and the Coalition Against Bigotry – Pacific. Scott Neigh interviews him about his extensive work against oppression and bigotry, and the threads...
Grassroots organizing vs oligarchy in El Salvador
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Marta Benavides's parents were an indigenous healer and a bureaucrat. She grew up Catholic, was recruited to the Baptists, and came to her own theology, which recognizes love as a force and rejects hierarchy. She talks about her life, about her country El Salvador, and about the global forces that can only be opposed by community and an understanding of...
A Voice Along the Path
01 Dec, 2019 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archives, in a recording from a book release of her novel Walking to Mercury and her handbook The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature , Starhawk answers questions about activism, spirituality and religion, and how to live in relationship with the world. Local live music from the event.
Women resist resurgent Right
18 Nov, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Excerpts from an interview with Jacqueline Pitanguy and a panel she appeared on titled Pushing Back Against the Pushback: The Power of Women's Organizations to Resist Resurgent Authoritarianism, held June 4 at Women Deliver 2019 in Vancouver. Discussions about how to counter the rollback of rights that took a lifetime to win.
Winning abortion rights in the USA - a history
21 Aug, 2019 | 0:57:27 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

WINGS #22- and #23-19 comprise a two-part radio documentary adapted from the film From Danger To Dignity: The Fight for Safe Abortion, directed and narrated by Dorothy Fadiman.
Shows for broadcast weeks of Aug 18, 25, and Sept. 1, 2019
17 Aug, 2019 | 1:26:26 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Joan of Arc led an army to victory at seventeen. At eighteen, she arranged the coronation of a king. At nineteen, she went up against the entire Catholic church… and lost. n The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, Joan returns to share her story with contemporary women. She tells her experiences with the highest levels of church, state, and...
Community Food Hub in Central Labrador
07 Aug, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on Fit to Eat I talk with Jamie Jackman, the Chair of the Community Food Hub in Happy Valley Goose Bay, Labrador. We talk about community-based food initiatives, farming in Labrador, the increase in self-provisioning, and the transition from a place that was once self-reliant in terms of food to one which is now dependent - and the...
Two organizers talk about the Global Catholic Climate Movement and about its Canadian chapter.
06 Aug, 2019 | 0:28:11 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Marisa Vertrees is the organizing director for the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), a network of almost 900 Catholic religious orders, dioceses, universities, lay organizations, and other insitutions in more than 90 countries. Agnes Richard is the co-ordinator of the new chapter of the GCCM in Canada. The GCCM's mission is to engage Catholics in addressing the climate crisis through...
...by changing cultural norms
01 Jul, 2019 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Producer Diana Wanyonyi takes us to Kibera slum in Nairobi, to meet a woman who underwent forced genital cutting and child marriage and another woman who works tirelessly to protect girls' human rights. Then the African Union Youth Envoy calls on governments to follow through on their commitments to end harmful cultural practices and violence against women and girls.
Re-aligning with the value of life, an indigenous perspective
23 Jun, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In April 2015, Angela Miles of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education hosted an evening of ten women speaking on themes of gift, matriarchy, mothering, and indigenous worldviews. Here is Sherri Mitchell's talk, introduced by Angela Miles.
Women coping with natural disaster in Kodagu District, Karnataka State
26 May, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In southern India, the hilly Kodagu or Coorg district received extremely heavy rains during the last monsoon. Landslides covered over much of the farmland and homes. After losing so much all at once, women have shouldered the tasks of finding new sources of income and helping each other. Two producers from Bangalore travelled to the district to document the recovery...
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