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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.


383 Pieces

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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 XRAY.fm


  • Added: Apr 26, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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 WRIR and XRAY.fm


  • 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...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WRIR, and WXDU


  • 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.

Bought by WRIR, WXDU, and XRAY.fm


  • 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...

Bought by XRAY.fm and WXDU


  • 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...

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


  • 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...

Bought by WXDU and WRIR


  • 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...

Bought by WRIR, WXDU, and XRAY.fm


  • 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 ...

Bought by XRAY.fm and WRIR


  • 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...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Refa Senay
The Black Panther Party combined Black Power’s militancy with socialist ideology, and infused funk music with Franz Fanon’s writings. Their impact...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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The Murder of Fred Hampton began as a film on Hampton and Illinois Black Panthers, but midway through the shoot, Chicago police murdered Hampton. F...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Oceti Sakowin Camp, Credit: Bo Hakala
The actions at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline continue, We share interviews from the Voices of Standing Rock. Vincent Medina is a...

Bought by XRAY.fm and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2