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Making Contact

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An international radio program that links people, vital ideas, and important information

Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program, heard on more than 190 radio stations in the USA, Canada and South Africa. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news.

Showcasing voices and perspectives not often heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive, creative and grassroots ways to solve problems.

Making Contact's first broadcast was in 1995.


393 Pieces

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The Penobscot Nation lives on the river that shares their name. Just upstream from their island reservation is Juniper Ridge, Maine’s largest landf...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 13:04
Caption: Refinery Healing Walk, Credit: Isabella Zizi
We’ll meet Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow and environmental and indigenous leader Isabella Zizi. In this piece, Zizi talks about how ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 11:16
Caption: Refinery Healing Walk, Credit: Isabella Zizi
On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll meet people challenging polluters in their own backyard, not to push hazardous industries into another nei...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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On this edition of Making Contact, we'll explore the aftermath of the Ghost Ship fire and the battle to preserve live/work spaces, and then we look...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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On this edition of Making Contact we go from Cape Town, South Africa to Los Angeles and Oakland, California— three cities grappling with evictions,...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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On this edition, we hear from Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton Universit...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mosier Fire, Credit: Paloma Ayala
On Making Contact, we present a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a glo...

Bought by KALW, WRIR, KUNM, and WXDU


  • Added: Jun 04, 2017
  • Length: 57:21
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WXDU, WRIR, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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: 3
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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...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and WRIR


  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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: 3
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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
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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: 4
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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: 4
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...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, XRAY.fm, and WXDU


  • Added: Mar 21, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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: 5
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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...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KVNF, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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: 3
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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
  • Purchases: 4