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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.


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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...

Bought by WCPN, KVNF, WRIR, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Feb 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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: 4
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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 ...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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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
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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
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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...

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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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...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: 8/9 Nagasaki Day Protest at Livermore Labs, Credit: photo by The Resource Center for Nonviolence rcnv.org via Twitter @RNCV1
Women Rising Radio presents Part Two of our miniseries on global activists fighting for a phase-out of nuclear weapons and energy. Part Two focus...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Greg Palast, is an investigative reporter and documentary filmmaker. His new film, "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: a Tale of Billionaires and Ba...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Joseph & Florita Campbell support different candidates for President, Credit: Valeria Fernandez
The right to vote in the US is one of its most cherished and hard-fought rights. But not everyone has equal access to the polls. In this Immigrants...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 8/9 Nagasaki Day Protest at Livermore Labs, Credit: photo by The Resource Center for Nonviolence rcnv.org via Twitter @RNCV1
Women Rising Radio takes us inside the movement for nuclear disarmament, to meet the women on the frontlines of the fight for a future free of nucl...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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
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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
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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