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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.


406 Pieces

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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...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Dec 03, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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 ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WXDU, and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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...

Bought by KMUN and WRIR


  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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...

Bought by WVAS, WRIR, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 ...

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


  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 WRIR and KUNM


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WUAL, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, and WRIR


  • 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 ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Aug 30, 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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 13:04
  • Purchases: 2
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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WAMC, and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 11:16
  • Purchases: 3
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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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,...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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