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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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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
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The cost of American democracy is the most expensive in the world. In the 2012 elections billions of dollars were spent on political campaigns. But...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Jan 03, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When you call 911, who answers the phone? How do they decide who to send to the scene, and how fast will they get there? We bring you a 2-part spec...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Photo by (cc) Flickr user Lotus R
A topic that we covered more than a year ago, but was just as relevant in 2013 is fire, more specifically wildfires. When we aired our show, The Bu...

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Dec 19, 2013
  • Length: 08:37
  • Purchases: 1
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The half a million Palestinians living in Syria have a short list of countries that will open their doors. So when word got out that Palestinians ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: migrants arriving on the island of lampedusa in august 2007. pictures taken by Sara Prestianni and taken from storie migrante., Credit: Noborder network
When it comes to embracing refugees, Sweden is known to be among the friendliest countries in the EU. The problem is getting all the way to Sweden....

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A Syrian refugee girl looks out from behind the fence at Yayladagi refugee camp in Hatay province near the Turkish-Syrian border April 10, 2012., Credit: Freedom House
The refugee crisis in Turkey has reached unprecedented proportions, with more than half a million Syrian refugees streaming across the border. But ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:32
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We bring you up to date on our most compelling and resonating stories of 2013. From pregnant women in prison who’ve been mistreated; to the tomato ...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Syrian Refugees, Credit: UN
Over 2 million Syrians have been displaced by that country's ongoing civil war. Neighboring countries are overwhelmed with refugees. So where else ...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Solitary Confinement, Credit: Flickr user CHeitz
Years of campaigning for basic human rights for people caught up in America's criminal justice system may finally be paying off. 2013 saw significa...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
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Native American women experience the highest rates of violence of any other group in the United States. One in three native women have been victims...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
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While countries like Japan, Italy and Germany begin to phase out their use of nuclear energy, the US aims to build the first new nuclear power plan...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Saru Jayaraman
Americans eat out more than any other people. But the workers who put food on our restaurant tables are struggling to feed themselves and their fam...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2013
  • Length: 29:00