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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.
Traditional recycling meets new law and methods in Bangalore
30 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary covers early and recent recycling initiatives led by women; the 3 primary categories of waste to be segregated; a history of caste discrimination around waste disposal; and the new recycling law in Bangalore, which requires additional household labour.
Transforming the world with more inclusive education methods
17 Feb, 2020 | 0:28:57 |
EN | Stuart Richardson | Latin Waves

David E. Kirkland is a trans-disciplinary scholar of English and urban education, who explores the intersections among urban youth culture, language and literacy, urban teacher preparation, and digital media. He analyzes culture, language, and texts, and has expertise in critical literary, ethnographic, and sociolinguistic research methods. He has received many awards for his work, including the 2008 AERA Division G...
About sex-ed as health intervention and justice intervention, and about a national sex-ed campaign.
04 Feb, 2020 | 0:28:10 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Frédérique Chabot is the director of the health promotion program for Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights and Natalya Mason is a sexual health educator and a registered social worker who works for Saskatoon Sexual Health. Scott Neigh interviews them about this year's Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness (SRH) Week campaign, about comprehensive sexuality education as both a health...
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 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16TH 2020
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

n 2019, the UN Commission on the Status of Women took up the issue of Social Protection. The day before the Commission started its work, a large gathering of women from civil society organizations gathered to hear what Social Protection means and what it could mean for women's equality. The program was opened with drumming and satirical singing from the...
Girls below age of consent trade sex to feed their families
20 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

At Gasi 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, cash 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. Local...
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...
About *Black in Post-Sec*, a new documentary film.
14 Jan, 2020 | 0:27:47 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Ladna Mohamed, Kaku Kenyi, and Andre Hariott are all current students or recent graduates of post-secondary educational institutions in Toronto. Scott Neigh speaks with them about Black in Post-Sec, a new documentary film about the experiences of Black students in Canadian universities. Profound anti-Blackness is built into the heart of this country’s mainstream insitutions. Black people in these contexts have...
Can a rift in the women's movement be healed?
12 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Speaking in a plenary at the US National Women's Studies Association, Chapkis explores the ideological gulf between pro-prostitution and abolitionist strains of feminism, expresses concern over both sides' potential alliances with anti-woman forces, and calls for a nuanced view of a complex issue and solidarity in all areas of any agreement.
Taking the War out of our Words
06 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Defensiveness is an automatic response that keeps conversations at the level of power struggle. Sharon Ellison has suggestions for quitting the "addiction" to the war model in the interests of giving and receiving respect. Her website with free exercises is: www.pndc.com
A season one recap
10 Dec, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

This week on "Fit to Eat," it is the last show of season 1. We'll recap (very briefly), some of the material covered in the 54 shows that came before. You'll hear clips from the 75 people who were interviewed in this season, all jumbled in together. Plus a bit of fun here and there with music and local food...
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...
The emergence of a network of parents committed to fighting cuts to public education in Ontario.
26 Nov, 2019 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Rachel Huot is a mom of three kids and a parent organizer in the west end of Toronto. She is part of a group called West End Parents for Public Education, which has been central to the emergence of the province-wide Ontario Parent Action Network. Scott Neigh interviews her about the cuts that the province's Conservative government under Doug Ford...
How can rural and urban live better together
25 Nov, 2019 | 0:57:21 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

Bill Reimer, Brian Dabson, and Zita Cobb made for a stellar opening panel of the 2019 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation conference this past October in St. John’s at Memorial University’s Signal Hill Campus. They dived deep into the issues of rural-urban interaction and possibilities of a healthier and more respectful relationship.
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.
A gender education program aims at inculcating respect
11 Nov, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Equality and respect for all humans regardless of gender or gender expression is a teachable subject, especially if it starts young. That is the premise of the Dear Boys project started by Swati Sengupta. She describes how it started, how it is taught, and its effects to WINGS contributing producer Kalpana Pradhan, who also adds additional sound and supporting interviews.
Agriculture and Rural Development (in Iceland and Beyond)
05 Nov, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Building a diverse food production system is just about the best rural development strategy possible. And vice versa. Today on "Fit to Eat," we test out that theory in Iceland, with teacher, researcher and rural development worker, Vifill Karlsson. We talk about attracting young farmers, enticing agri-tourists (and keeping them safe), supporting local production, the awkward urban-rural balance, and the...
Citizen Action with Katie Temple
30 Oct, 2019 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

All across our province, and beyond, there are people who are playing their role, growing more food of their own this year than they did last year, learning to be more conscious about buying local produce, and developing a new relationship to the earth. Call me incorrigibly-positive, but it is happening. Today on "Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and...
Cornel West - The Socratic/Prophetic Traditions
28 Oct, 2019 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

“How do you straighten your back up? How do you tell the truth? How do you bear witness? How do you organize? How do you mobilize? How do you generate forms of resistance and resiliency in the face of some very, very ugly forms of terror and trauma and stigma?” Activist/Scholar Cornel West asks these fundamental questions. And he takes...
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