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Making Contact

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Producers of "Making Contact," an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on over 160 radio stations in the USA, Canada and elsewhere. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. - Ordinary people talk about how public policy affects their daily lives, families and communities, and share positive ways to solve problems. - Special mini-series, such as ElectionWatch ’04 and Media Collaborative on Colombia are included in the regular schedule. - Most shows are “evergreen” – can be played any time. Four years of archived documentaries are available. - Excellent production quality and customer service.

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Caption: Eric Arnold, Credit: Fantastic Negrito at the UC Theater in Berkeley, Ca
In the last three years, Fantastic Negrito, an Oakland-based black roots revivalist has gone from busking at bus stops to winning a Grammy and tour...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Dr. Willie Parker at church, from “Trapped,” a documentary about abortion clinics in the South., Credit: Credit: Trilogy Films via New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/06/opinion/sunday/meet-dr-willie-parker-a-southern-christian-abortion-provider.html
What if faith could fuel a movement that supports women and families in having real choices over their lives and their bodies? On this week’s Maki...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is ...

Bought by WXDU and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mosier Fire , Credit: Image by: Paloma Ayala
On this encore edition of Making Contact, we present the final installment in a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic lan...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jeff Chang, Credit: Jeremy Villaluz
“From almost every kind of responsibility and tie from engagement and from faith. So the artist--our task is to move ourselves and the rest of us i...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fannie Lou Hamer, Credit: Howard University Library Systems
Fannie Lou Hamer's 100th birthday is Oct 6. She's no longer alive, and may not be as widely known as others in the civil rights movement --- but he...

Bought by WVAS, WRIR, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Making Contact's Community Storytelling Fellows Vincent Medina and Isabella Zizi share deep and personal stories on Native American Organizing and ...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WRIR, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, we begin with the story of a woman who was in flight to the US when President Trump signed his first travel ban. We later hear how immig...

Bought by WRIR and KUNM


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We interview Alicia Garza, Special Projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and one of the founding leaders of Black Lives Mat...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: May 18 Memorial in Gwangju, Korea, Credit: May 18 Memorial Foundation
On May 18, 1980, the people of Gwangju, South Korea rose up for reunification and an end to U.S.-backed military dictatorships. Their actions chan...

Bought by WRIR and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Sep 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, Women Rising Radio features the amazing stories of women healers from field teams in Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres)....

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WUAL, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Collective housing, cultural co-ops, land trusts, community banks are community-rooted enterprises that empower those that have been excluded from ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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On this edition of Making Contact we present, The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson, a program about the modern anti-prison movement.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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The Penobscot Nation lives on the river that shares their name. Just upstream from their island reservation is Juniper Ridge, Maine’s largest landf...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 13:04
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Refinery Healing Walk, Credit: Isabella Zizi
We’ll meet Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow and environmental and indigenous leader Isabella Zizi. In this piece, Zizi talks about how ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WAMC, and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 11:16
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Refinery Healing Walk, Credit: Isabella Zizi
On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll meet people challenging polluters in their own backyard, not to push hazardous industries into another nei...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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On this edition of Making Contact, we'll explore the aftermath of the Ghost Ship fire and the battle to preserve live/work spaces, and then we look...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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On this edition of Making Contact we go from Cape Town, South Africa to Los Angeles and Oakland, California— three cities grappling with evictions,...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this edition, we hear from Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton Universit...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1