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Converting laws into actions
01 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

At the 63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meetings, Sheila Dallas-Katzman, President of the International Association of Women in Radio and Television, USA chapter, interviews Rita Aciro-Lakor, about how her organization works to try to bring laws and policy about women's equality into practice. Part of the secret is, that they must negotiate with the male leaders.
Great South African organizer claimed by COVID
14 Feb, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

One of the great organizers of our times, Sizani Ngubane of South Africa, has died of COVID-19. From 1997, here is the first interview she gave to WINGS. She tells of organizing for the ANC as a teenager and young mother, South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Process, the stolen rule by the Inkatha Party in Natal Province, and educating and...
Philosophical discussions
11 Jan, 2021 | 6:48:18 |
EN | Arbie Fru | The Canadian Philosophy Show

Philosophical discussions presented by VIU and other Canadian students of philosophy, alumni, and authoritative members of the community. Sorry for getting behind on uploading...
The act of mothering - by mother or another - shapes our brains and our nature
23 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Talk by Genevieve Vaughan, at the 2016 conference of the Mothering Institute for Research and Community Involvement in Toronto. Vaughan demonstrates that the act of mothering is unilateral gift-giving, and that an infant's experience of being mothered (whether by biological mother or other) builds both the physical brain and the template of what it is to be human. She further...
Its effects on women's economic development
18 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Measures taken by the Kenyan government to stop the spread of COVID include imposing a curfew, travel bans, and closing schools. But they've provided no income supplements for small business and workers in the informal sector. Problems to solve include food scarcity, how families make a living, large numbers of idle men, and an increase in sexual violence and "defilement"...
A 21st century guide to sustaining the planet
11 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Kate Raworth's address to the Meaning Conference of business people for change, in Brighton, England, in 2017. She explains the framework she has developed for living justly within the means of our planet and gives examples of businesses that are following the model. [Since this talk was recorded, Amsterdam has become the first city to adopt Doughnut Economics.]
with a call to stop rape and an inter-generational feminist discussion
07 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On the International Day Against Violence Against Women (Nov. 25), UN Women's Executive Director delivered a scathing address about her desire to end rape. Also during the 16 Days (ending with World Human Rights Day December 10), UN Women Europe debuted a new podcast series called Generations Talk Gender.
Cam Scott, Irene Bindi, and Daniel Friesen talk about the work of Police-Free Schools Winnipeg.
24 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:05 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Cam Scott, Daniel Friesen, and Irene Bindi are community organizers and members of Police-Free Schools Winnipeg. Scott Neigh speaks with them about the struggle to get police out of Winnipeg schools. In general, middle-class white people tend to experience police as a source of safety. But lots of people not in that category, particularly Black and Indigenous people, tend to...
New Zealand's first woman in Parliament debunked the GDP
23 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the film Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Economics, Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only to their monetary value. As a result, unpaid work (usually performed by women) is unrecognized while activities that may be environmentally and socially detrimental are deemed...
Wendie Wilson and Rachel Zellars talk about the African Nova Scotian Freedom School.
10 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:34 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Rachel Zellars is an African-American academic, lawyer, and community organizer who has lived in Canada for more than a decade and a half, and in Halifax for the last couple of years. Wendie Wilson is an African Nova Scotian teacher, artist, writer, and community advocate whose family has been in the province for at least eight generations. Scott Neigh interviews...
Essential approaches to fast-encroaching drought
09 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In India, water is a women's issue and a woman's burden, but only concerted community action can ensure water for survival as groundwater and lakes dry up. WINGS contributing producer Kalpana Pradhan recorded two highly successful water activists, one rural and one urban. Their projects are large and replicable.
Three faculty members talk about the work of the Mount Royal Anti-Racism Coalition.
03 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Renae Watchman, Michael Truscello, and Leah Hamilton are faculty at Mount Royal University, a small undergraduate institution in Calgary. They are also members of the Mount Royal Anti-Racism Coalition, a group of faculty dedicated to a wide range of anti-racist work on and beyond campus. Scott Neigh interviews them about what racism looks like in the academy, and about what...
50% of local government seats are now for women
02 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In August 2020, the world lost broadcaster and author Indu Ramesh to the Covid pandemic. Among her achievements were many outstanding programs for WINGS. From 2011, here's her coverage of village women in India embracing newly mandated roles in local government. Indu was then 74 years old.  Working with her is her daughter, Aparna Devagiri.
Philosophical discussions presented by VIU and other Canadian students of philosophy, alumni, and au
01 Nov, 2020 | 0:57:56 |
EN | Arbie Fru | The Canadian Philosophy Show

On this episode of The Canadian Philosophy Show, we discuss the ontology of morality and the distinction between subjective and objective morality. We also explore the questions, "If objective morality does not metaphysically exist, would it matter? Would it change the way we live in a society?" Some considerations we introduce are social contract theory and Friedrich Nietzsche’s views on...
The Gettier problem
27 Oct, 2020 | 0:59:02 |
EN | Arbie Fru | The Canadian Philosophy Show

Tagen Marshall, Saumi, Jouska, and Michael Robert Caditz discuss the Gettier problem. Are the three traditional criteria for knowledge--viz., justified, true belief--sufficient to claim knowledge? Gettier claimed not. Inevitably, in assessing Gettier's claim, we cannot avoid basic issues in epistemology, e.g., the criteria for justification and the ever-relevant question, "What is truth?" The bumper music is: (Artist)Origen; (Title) Solveig's Song
We explore issues of classical and modern philosophy, including contemporary scientific, political,
27 Oct, 2020 | 0:58:32 |
EN | Arbie Fru | The Canadian Philosophy Show

We explore issues of classical and modern philosophy, including contemporary scientific, political, and ethical issues.
Medeana Moussa and Wing Li talk about the work of Support Our Students Alberta.
20 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:16 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Medeana Moussa is an entrepreneur and mother of four who lives in Calgary, and she is the executive director of Support Our Students (SOS) Alberta. Wing Li holds a PhD in neuroscience, has two children, and is the communications director for the group. SOS Alberta is a grassroots, nonpartisan network focused on standing up for the rights of students to...
and Cooperative Economics
12 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Cooperative Economics is older than capitalism, and it is also the wave of the future, says Kate Washington, on her daughter's radio program. They discuss different forms of worker ownership and the history and principles of this movement.
A woman's commitment to help
05 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Unicef estimates there are 30 million street children in Africa. In Kenya, they are concentrated in highly populated urban slums. Glue is the drug of choice for most, taking the edge off hunger, discomfort, and a shortage of hope. Faswila Athman Omar is a woman who dedicates much of her time and resources to counselling and feeding these children, finding...
Interview with Bruce George, peabody award winner, about the Genius is Common movement
01 Oct, 2020 | 0:59:55 |
EN | Frieda Werden | Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon

Sista C's next guest is Peabody Award winner @brucegeorgemedia, founder of the @geniusiscommon movement and co-creator of HBO's Def Poetry Jam.
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