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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.


411 Pieces

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Reporter Joanne Mar takes us to a middle school in San Francisco that took a chance and moved away from zero-tolerance discipline. The decision has...

Bought by Accessible Media Inc.


  • Added: Jun 23, 2014
  • Length: 10:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Victims and perpetrators sitting down face to face...it can help heal their wounds, and our society. Incarcerating our way out of crime clearly has...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: At the rodeo , Credit: Vanessa Rancaño
A tight knit group of queer cowboys has found a way to live the country and Western lifestyle in their own way. Producer Vanessa Rancaño brings us...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio and Wild Planet Radio


  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Outspent 3 to 1 by multinational seed companies, the citizens of Jackson County, Oregon successfully campaigned to ban GMO crops.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 07:42
Caption: Seed Academy at Seven Seeds Farm, Credit: Andrew Stelzer
The movement for GMO regulation is going local. And the seed and pesticide companies are fighting back. As part of “What the Fork”, a multi-media...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
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As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 soccer World Cup many are questioning the economic, environmental, and social cost of this sporting mega-event....

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: May 24, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Alley Project, Detroit, Credit: Karpov the Wrecked Train
From pedestrian plazas to pop-up-parklets…cities are looking to create spaces for people to gather, interact and create. But are some people being...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Wiring Before, Credit: Flikr user Kelp
Who's watching you? Nowadays it seems everyone wants to get their hands on our personal data. From the FBI to the welfare department, to some of th...

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, KMUN, and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dwayne Betts
Poetry is form of self-expression that’s become vital to the incarcerated. To mark National Poetry Month, we bring you a special production by the ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Peacetalks radio takes us down ‘The Non-Violent path of Cesar Chavez’, through conversations with Chavez’ colleague and friend Delores Huerta, and ...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Noise pollution is a growing problem. Effecting everything from the lives of people living under airplane flight paths, to marine life. On this edi...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Mar 30, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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WABE reporter Jim Burress takes us to ‘The Bluff’, a neighborhood in Atlanta where a needle exchange program has become a vital part of a strugglin...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Before it was legal in the United States, some doctors would risk arrest to provide women with access to safe abortions. When that wasn’t possible,...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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While many schools across the country are facing budget cuts and teacher layoffs, students at highly reputable universities are signing up in drove...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WXDU


  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 11:18
  • Purchases: 2
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Julia R. Masterman High School Student Nuwar Ahmed introduces us to her classmates and teachers—all of whom are struggling to keep education a prio...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 07:10
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In California a surprising trend is taking place, one that is threatening precisely what makes community colleges unique – their accessibility to a...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 10:58
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On this edition of Making Contact we'll explore how the privatization of public education is playing out across the country and how students and te...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
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From farm to fork, few things matter more than the food we eat. We all want the freedom and opportunity to choose what ends up on our plate- but wh...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 06, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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They may not have made it to the Superbowl- but the “Washington Football team” has gotten a lot of attention this season- not so much for their per...

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Drone attacks. Black sites where prisoners are tortured. Guantanamo is still in operation. As we enter the 6th year of Barack Obamas presidency, I...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: 29:00