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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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Caption: Faces, Credit: Shaina Shealy
Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem was founded on a promise to serve all patients with the same, excellent care. This week, against the backdrop of mil...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Rondon, a traditional Creole dish, Credit: Maria Doerr
On the Eastern Coast of Nicaragua, palm plantations are taking over land traditionally used for growing coconuts. How are Creole people resisting ...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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September marks the 5 year anniversary of Occupy. We go to Zuccotti Park, and Oakland to talk to individuals that were part of Occupy Wall Street a...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2016
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
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The US military didn’t shrink much under President Obama, and our perpetual state of war has barely waned since 9-11. Author Rosa Brooks says the c...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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A new era began on September 11, 2001 - one marked by an unending War on Terror, dragnet surveillance, and attacks on people perceived to be Muslim...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Fredy Villaneuva was playing dice in a park in Montreal North when police officers arrived. In less than a minute, the 18-year-old was fatally shot...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jamison and Yuvette at the BART Station going to Disney on Ice, Credit: Photo provided by Jamison Robinson
Jamison Robinson, Yuvette Henderson’s brother, talks about the difference it makes when a community comes together to demand justice after the poli...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rafael Contreras business card., Credit:  Image provided by Ingrid Rojas Contreras.
Whether it’s understanding a shaman grandfather, or deepening love via another tongue. These stories from around the world are about personal histo...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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How are the superrich’s priorities transforming American society? Journalist Jane Mayer’s new book is Dark Money, the Hidden History of the Billion...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Jun 14, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Historical photo is of Penny Rosenwasser's granddaddy Moishe’s (far left) dry goods store in Denmark, SC in the 1930s-40s.
Penny Rosenwasser is an activist and author of “Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite our Fears.” On this edition of Making Co...

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural, Credit: Art Forces, Estria Foundation, NorCal Friends of Sabeel http://artforces.org/projects/murals/usa/oakland-palestine-solidarity-mural/  Artists: VYAL and Emory Douglas, Photo by Hilary Hacker
On this edition of Making Contact we reflect on the Nakba, or the catastrophe. It refers to both the events of 1948, when Zionist militias expelle...

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  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The root causes of migration vary widely. Some people migrate and return to their homes depending on the season. While others migrate and never ret...

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  • Added: May 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Veteran journalist Reese Erlich takes us to Iran, where young people, who make up over 40% of the country’s population, are looking toward the futu...

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  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Community March Against Islamophobia December 13, 2015, Credit: Under CC Misha Voloaca
On this edition of Making Contact we’ll meet people confronting racist depictions of Muslims and Arabs in pop culture and politics; and two young w...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Saber and Muzzamil at Saber’s home. She bought a few American flags after 9/11 and put them around  her house, Credit: Renee Gross
As anti-Muslim rhetoric has increased, members of the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs in Canton, Michigan are becoming more politically involve...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2016
  • Length: 09:37
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Elizabeth Perez working at City Hall, Credit: Valeria Fernandez
From civil disobedience to civic accountability, youth that can’t vote are making the voice of the Latino community heard in local politics and at ...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2016
  • Length: 10:06
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Viridiana Hernández lobbying at the Arizona State Legislature against the bill that would ban cities from creating their own city ID if that is extended to undocumented immigrants., Credit: Valeria Fernández
This edition of Making Contact is Part I of our special series examining how immigrants are responding and participating in elections and politics ...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mom and Uncle Harodl, Credit: Stephanie Guyer-Stevens
Most often family members are the ones that step up and provide care when a parent or loved one needs it. According to the Family Caregiver Allianc...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 12:39
Caption: Ingrid Tischer, director of development, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) and Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow, Alice Wong, Credit: Alice Wong
Community Storytelling Fellow, Alice Wong asks, how do people with disabilities who rely on personal assistance negotiate their relationships with ...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 11:33
Caption: Alana Theriault, disability benefits counselor in Berkeley, California and Alice Wong, Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow, Credit: Alice Wong
Whether you’re a paid home care provider, or rely on personal assistance to meet your daily needs, or a family member caring for a loved one, the n...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1