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

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • 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...

Bought by KVNF and WRIR


  • 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.

Bought by WRIR


  • 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.

Bought by WRIR


  • 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
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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
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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
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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 ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WABE


  • 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....

Bought by WRIR


  • 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
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Women Rising radio profiles food sovereignty activists from India, Mexico, and Native American communities.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • 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...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • 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...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Dec 10, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1973 the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade established the legal right to abortion in the United States. Since then, state legislative and executiv...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Dec 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Increasingly, police don’t live in the neighborhoods, or even the cities they patrol. But is that a problem? Law enforcement agencies around the ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Al Sasser
We hear about systems of mutual support; where peers coping with similar struggles like HIV, mental health issues and surviving prison step into th...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 12, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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On this edition of Making Contact we’ll meet individuals who went to prison, came out, and have since dedicated their life to changing the world.

Bought by WRIR and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Journalist Eric Arnold talks with Stanley Nelson, director of the documentary film: The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KISU, WXDU, WJFF, WVAS and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 11