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Making Contact

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Producers of "Making Contact," an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on over 160 radio stations in the USA, Canada and elsewhere. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. - Ordinary people talk about how public policy affects their daily lives, families and communities, and share positive ways to solve problems. - Special mini-series, such as ElectionWatch ’04 and Media Collaborative on Colombia are included in the regular schedule. - Most shows are “evergreen” – can be played any time. Four years of archived documentaries are available. - Excellent production quality and customer service.

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On this encore edition of Making Contact we look at some of the struggles and victories in the fight for transgender access to gender-specific spac...

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  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Liberation Theology: A March to Freedom explores the conceptual framework of liberation theology. We will examine why Liberation Theology, with its...

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  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Poetic Address to the Nation, brought together poets to speak powerfully against the current administration. Featuring Cam Awkward, Guillermo G...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this edition of Making Contact, we look at how workers are organizing outside of labor unions and where traditional labor could be headed.

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Spies of Mississippi is a journey into the world of informants, infiltrators, and agent provocateurs in the heart of Dixie. Directed and produced b...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Loretta Ross, Credit: Speak Out
Loretta Ross, co-founder of SisterSong breaks down the reproductive justice framework; and Tina Reynolds, co-founder and Chair of Women on the Rise...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Panelists at the Media Consortium conference discuss the role independent media plays in today’s contentious media landscape.

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War present at the U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta, GA. , Credit: Photo by flickr user Brooke Anderson.
Almost 4,500 American soldiers and more than 100,000 Iraqis have died since the start of the Shock and Awe campaign. Fourteen years later, we asses...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In this edition of Making Contact, we look at two major changes to statewide curriculum in California, and where schools nationwide may be headed u...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Women Rising Radio profiles three healer activists, two M.D.'s and an indigenous healer/psychologist, caregivers for the Water Protectors at Standi...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Paris is in flux. How are Parisians-native and immigrant, still dealing with terrorist attacks? If mixite, or social mixing, provides an answer, wh...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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“Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal” is a film that chronicles the life and revolutionary times of the former death row in...

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Japanese Internment Camp, Credit: Densho Archives
As President Trump moves to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., we look at two moments where we found ourselves at a similar crossroads. First, th...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: View from City Hall, Women's March Los Angeles, 2017, Credit: Monica Lopez
Eleven million. That's the estimated number of people living in the U-S who are undocumented. In this show we'll look to previous administrations t...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this edition, we hear from Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton Universit...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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“Mirrors of Privilege” is a film and conversation guide designed to help bridge the gap between good intentions and meaningful change. From Shakti ...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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After a mass shooting, two common responses are to examine gun laws and mental health services. In this show, we revisit the tragedy in Isla Vista ...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ciara G. wakes up at dawn on her way to visit her mother who is currently incarcerated., Credit: R.J. Lozada
The Get on the Bus program provides support and free transportation for children and families throughout California to visit their mothers and fath...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Parents of transgender children became active in the 2000's
On this edition of Making Contact we look at some of the struggles and victories in the fight for transgender access to gender-specific spaces and ...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2016
  • Length: 45:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Thousands of social justice workers and scholars passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didn’t make th...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1