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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.


399 Pieces

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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...

Bought by KUNM


  • Added: Sep 18, 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...

Bought by WRIR and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Sep 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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)....

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 ...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 ...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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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...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 13:04
  • Purchases: 1
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 ...

Bought by WAMC and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 11:16
  • Purchases: 2
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...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by WRIR


  • 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...

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


  • 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.

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


  • 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...

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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...

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


  • 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.

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


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