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Making Contact

Series produced by 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.


414 Pieces

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Thousands of Nepali speaking refugees from Bhutan are coming to North America. Correspondent Adelaide Chen takes us on a journey with these new arr...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
Caption: Diego Ruiz, Credit: http://www.outloudradio.org/
Every year during the month of June, in honor of LGBTQ Pride, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queers, and those who support them, gather to ma...

Bought by KGNU and WGBH Radio Boston


  • Added: Jun 04, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hakeem Shaheed
Tens of thousands are in solitary confinement in American prisons which according to the United Nations is torture. Producer Claire Schoen met nine...

Bought by CKMO


  • Added: May 22, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The "Buena Vista Social Club" CD and documentary film were hits, but may have created some myths about Cuba and the musicians themselves. Independe...

Bought by KRZA, WGBH Radio Boston, and KGLT


  • Added: Apr 13, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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It’s tax time. Yet even in these hard economic times, many folks are calling for more taxes. On this edition, we hear from people who say we need t...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans, Credit: Brett Stirton
As we mark the 6th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, reporter Aaron Glantz takes us inside the war as it comes home to our communities. We f...

Bought by KVNF, WXDU, KVSC, KVSC, KUER and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Storyteller Diane Ferlatte, Credit: caverunstoryfest.org
Eve Ensler, playwright of the hit “Vagina Monologues” shares the work of her organization, V-Day, and storyteller, Diane Ferlatte, talks about usin...

Bought by KUT, Moab Public Radio, WSKG, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 03, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Erica Fernandez, environmental activist who helped prevent a liquefied natural gas plant from being built near her hometown of Oxnard, Califonia., Credit: www.nbconference.org
We hear from 18-year-old Erica Fernandez. Winner of the 2007 Brower Youth Award, this fierce young woman took on the world’s largest mining compan...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: A fan protests in front of Fox Studios in Century City, Los Angeles., Credit: nohodamon/Flickr
When TV writers went on strike in 2007, the couch potatoes got active. We look back at the writers strike, and see how the largest political force ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Wayne C. Henderson, Credit: http://www.waynehenderson.org/
In this edition, we travel to the homeland of American bluegrass to visit the workshop of guitar builder Wayne C. Henderson. His instruments are co...

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Dec 18, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cotton Top Tamarin Monkey, Credit: Wildlife Conservation Network
We hear from 4 leading animal rights activists, working in Columbia, Uzbekistan, the Animals Asia Foundation, and the International Union for the C...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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We take a look at sustainable farming practices and find solutions right in our backyards: urban farms in the heart of San Francisco, food producti...

Bought by WXDU, Troy Public Radio, KVSC, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Nov 18, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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On this edition we hear the story of La Llorona (the weeping woman)-- a story that's been told since the time of the Spanish conquest, all over Mex...

Bought by KMUN, KZYX, KRZA, KRZA, KFAI and more


  • Added: Oct 09, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 14
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In our special collaboration with public televison?s P.O.V., Directors Katie Galloway and Po Kutchins take us to ?Prison Town, USA? and explore how...

Bought by KRUA


  • Added: Jul 17, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Maude Barlow from Canada, and Ge Yun from China warn us about the link between climate change and the loss of one of our most basic human requireme...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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In March 2008, hundreds of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans gathered for "Winter Soldier": to talk about what they saw and did in combat, and diff...

Bought by KGOU


  • Added: Jun 20, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We learn about a Thousand Kites, a media-arts initiative designed to spark a national dialogue about the criminal-justice system in the U.S. throug...

  • Added: May 30, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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UC Berkeley graduate student, Jacob Fenston, talks with three T-shirt designers who use the garments as a way to fight racism, communicate cultural...

Bought by KGOU, KUT-HD, KGOU, and KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: May 23, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In the last of our three-part series, A Crisis of Care: A System on Life Support, we?ll hear from experts offering an insiders view on the continui...

  • Added: May 23, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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One mother's fight to save her daughter's life from a dysfunctional and inhumane health care system in California's prisons.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2008
  • Length: 59:00