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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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Caption: Chuck Collins, Credit: Author
President Donald Trump’s tax plan may exacerbate wealth inequity in the US. Chuck Collins, Director of the Program on Inequality at the Institute f...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Journalist Juan González discusses his new book, Reclaiming Gotham. He chronicles the evolution of the growth machine in America’s cities - from r...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Constellations | Very Quiet, Credit: Flickr
On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll explore how the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival has challenged mainstream cultur...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Thousands of local social justice organizers, activists and other leaders passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, wh...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Marni and Jim Family, Credit:  Marni Corrigan
When one or both parents are incarcerated the family is also incarcerated and are adversely affected in profound ways that exacerbate existing stru...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode explores the past and present of the far right and anti-fascism. We begin with the murder investigation of anti-fascist rapper, Pavlos...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Protest against President Trump and THAAD in Soseongri, Korea, Credit: Stop THAAD Alliance
We head to Soseongri, a small village nestled in the mountains of Seongju County. There, grandmas and grandpas in the 70s, 80s, and 90s are organi...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Becca Brennan, owner of Summerhill restaurant at Crown Heights town hall, Credit: Gothamist
Two neighborhoods -- Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and Crown Heights, Brooklyn New York -- are experiencing the gamut of changes associated with gen...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Eric Arnold, Credit: Fantastic Negrito at the UC Theater in Berkeley, Ca
In the last three years, Fantastic Negrito, an Oakland-based black roots revivalist has gone from busking at bus stops to winning a Grammy and tour...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Dr. Willie Parker at church, from “Trapped,” a documentary about abortion clinics in the South., Credit: Credit: Trilogy Films via New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/06/opinion/sunday/meet-dr-willie-parker-a-southern-christian-abortion-provider.html
What if faith could fuel a movement that supports women and families in having real choices over their lives and their bodies? On this week’s Maki...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is ...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Mosier Fire , Credit: Image by: Paloma Ayala
On this encore edition of Making Contact, we present the final installment in a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic lan...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Jeff Chang, Credit: Jeremy Villaluz
“From almost every kind of responsibility and tie from engagement and from faith. So the artist--our task is to move ourselves and the rest of us i...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Fannie Lou Hamer, Credit: Howard University Library Systems
Fannie Lou Hamer's 100th birthday is Oct 6. She's no longer alive, and may not be as widely known as others in the civil rights movement --- but he...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Making Contact's Community Storytelling Fellows Vincent Medina and Isabella Zizi share deep and personal stories on Native American Organizing and ...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, we begin with the story of a woman who was in flight to the US when President Trump signed his first travel ban. We later hear how immig...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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We interview Alicia Garza, Special Projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and one of the founding leaders of Black Lives Mat...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: May 18 Memorial in Gwangju, Korea, Credit: May 18 Memorial Foundation
On May 18, 1980, the people of Gwangju, South Korea rose up for reunification and an end to U.S.-backed military dictatorships. Their actions chan...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, Women Rising Radio features the amazing stories of women healers from field teams in Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres)....

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Collective housing, cultural co-ops, land trusts, community banks are community-rooted enterprises that empower those that have been excluded from ...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3