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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: 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
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Low paid workers tell the story of the “Fight for 15,” the exploding nationwide movement for fair wages.

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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From Norco, Louisiana to Flint, Michigan to Los Angeles, California - environmental racism is real. On this edition of Making Contact, we look at p...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Women Rising Radio #30 profiles women fighting slavery, trafficking and forced labor globally.

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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China correspondent Gady Epstein in conversation with author and New America Fellow Mei Fong and journalist Barbara on China’s one child policy.

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hwy 175 between Cobb and Middletown, Credit: Laura Flynn
On this edition of Making Contact we explore the social and psychological costs of climate change, and the weight of inaction.

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Rockaway Peninsula in Queens New York was one community devastated by Sandy. Making Contact’s Andrew Stelzer brings us this story about how res...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2016
  • Length: 10:15
Caption: Firefighters in Tacloban, Philippines , Credit: Aurora Almendral
On November 8, 2013, the Philippines was hit with the strongest storm ever to make landfall in recorded history. Typhoon Haiyan left a wake of deat...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2016
  • Length: 07:43
Caption: Hwy 175 between Cobb and Middletown, Credit: Laura Flynn
In California, the four year drought has created perfect conditions for fires. 2015 has proven to be one of the worst years with more than 300,000 ...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2016
  • Length: 11:34
Caption: Boots RIley, Credit: http://nycsocialist.org/
Boots Riley—activist, author, and “The Coup” front man is interviewed by Edge of Sports blogger Dave Zirin

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nicklesville, Credit: Sara Bernard
Seattle is one of the only cities in the nation to have passed an ordinance formally sanctioning tent cities. A lot of that success can be chalked ...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 09:13
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nicklesville--Seattle, Credit: Sara Bernard
Tent cities have popped up across the country, from New Jersey to Texas to New Mexico. Many are starting to build more permanent living structures....

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Special edition of Making Contact with guest Host, Rose Aguilar discussing reproductive health and abortion rights 43 years after Roe v. Wade.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Jan 13, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kanyon Sayers-Roods
Women Rising radio profiles food sovereignty activists from India, Mexico, and Native American communities.

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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From the Fight for 15 campaign to the Syrian refugee crisis, the past year was full of news headlines that were tough to keep up with. Making Conta...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Juan Evans
Thousands of local social justice organizers passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didn t make the he...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2