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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: Jamison and Yuvette at the BART Station going to Disney on Ice, Credit: Photo provided by Jamison Robinson
Jamison Robinson, Yuvette Henderson’s brother, talks about the difference it makes when a community comes together to demand justice after the poli...

Bought by WXDU and WRIR


  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rafael Contreras business card., Credit:  Image provided by Ingrid Rojas Contreras.
Whether it’s understanding a shaman grandfather, or deepening love via another tongue. These stories from around the world are about personal histo...

Bought by KSFR and KUNM


  • Added: Jun 26, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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How are the superrich’s priorities transforming American society? Journalist Jane Mayer’s new book is Dark Money, the Hidden History of the Billion...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Jun 14, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Historical photo is of Penny Rosenwasser's granddaddy Moishe’s (far left) dry goods store in Denmark, SC in the 1930s-40s.
Penny Rosenwasser is an activist and author of “Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite our Fears.” On this edition of Making Co...

Bought by KUNM, KZYX, and WRIR


  • Added: Jun 03, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural, Credit: Art Forces, Estria Foundation, NorCal Friends of Sabeel http://artforces.org/projects/murals/usa/oakland-palestine-solidarity-mural/  Artists: VYAL and Emory Douglas, Photo by Hilary Hacker
On this edition of Making Contact we reflect on the Nakba, or the catastrophe. It refers to both the events of 1948, when Zionist militias expelle...

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  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The root causes of migration vary widely. Some people migrate and return to their homes depending on the season. While others migrate and never ret...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: May 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Veteran journalist Reese Erlich takes us to Iran, where young people, who make up over 40% of the country’s population, are looking toward the futu...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Community March Against Islamophobia December 13, 2015, Credit: Under CC Misha Voloaca
On this edition of Making Contact we’ll meet people confronting racist depictions of Muslims and Arabs in pop culture and politics; and two young w...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Saber and Muzzamil at Saber’s home. She bought a few American flags after 9/11 and put them around  her house, Credit: Renee Gross
As anti-Muslim rhetoric has increased, members of the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs in Canton, Michigan are becoming more politically involve...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and WRIR


  • Added: Apr 17, 2016
  • Length: 09:37
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Elizabeth Perez working at City Hall, Credit: Valeria Fernandez
From civil disobedience to civic accountability, youth that can’t vote are making the voice of the Latino community heard in local politics and at ...

Bought by WDBM, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and WRIR


  • Added: Apr 17, 2016
  • Length: 10:06
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Viridiana Hernández lobbying at the Arizona State Legislature against the bill that would ban cities from creating their own city ID if that is extended to undocumented immigrants., Credit: Valeria Fernández
This edition of Making Contact is Part I of our special series examining how immigrants are responding and participating in elections and politics ...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mom and Uncle Harodl, Credit: Stephanie Guyer-Stevens
Most often family members are the ones that step up and provide care when a parent or loved one needs it. According to the Family Caregiver Allianc...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 12:39
Caption: Ingrid Tischer, director of development, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) and Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow, Alice Wong, Credit: Alice Wong
Community Storytelling Fellow, Alice Wong asks, how do people with disabilities who rely on personal assistance negotiate their relationships with ...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 11:33
Caption: Alana Theriault, disability benefits counselor in Berkeley, California and Alice Wong, Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow, Credit: Alice Wong
Whether you’re a paid home care provider, or rely on personal assistance to meet your daily needs, or a family member caring for a loved one, the n...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Santee Alley , Credit: Ana Gremard / Used Under CC/ flickr
On this edition of Making Contact we’ll take you on a trip through LA’s garment district, notorious for sweatshop conditions, abuse, and the outrig...

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Mar 25, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Low paid workers tell the story of the “Fight for 15,” the exploding nationwide movement for fair wages.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Mar 16, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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From Norco, Louisiana to Flint, Michigan to Los Angeles, California - environmental racism is real. On this edition of Making Contact, we look at p...

Bought by KVNF and WRIR


  • Added: Mar 13, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Women Rising Radio #30 profiles women fighting slavery, trafficking and forced labor globally.

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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China correspondent Gady Epstein in conversation with author and New America Fellow Mei Fong and journalist Barbara on China’s one child policy.

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Feb 27, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hwy 175 between Cobb and Middletown, Credit: Laura Flynn
On this edition of Making Contact we explore the social and psychological costs of climate change, and the weight of inaction.

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Feb 10, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1