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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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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 KUNM


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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 KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 WRIR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 13:04
  • Purchases: 1
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 WAMC and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 11:16
  • Purchases: 2
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 WRIR


  • Added: Jul 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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 XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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,...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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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
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It was the 1960s – and throughout the United States, opposition to the War in Vietnam was growing. The Draft forced young men to make a choice abo...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Stamped offers a deeply researched, provocative narrative that is a comprehensive history of anti-Black racist ideas—their origins, and how they be...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Mosier Fire, Credit: Paloma Ayala
On Making Contact, we present a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a glo...

Bought by KALW, WRIR, KUNM, and WXDU


  • Added: Jun 04, 2017
  • Length: 57:21
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: New People's Army at sunset, Credit: National Democratic Front facebook page
Two of the longest running armed rebellions on opposites sides of the world, the FARC in Colombia and the NDFP in the Philippines are vying for pea...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this encore edition of Making Contact we look at some of the struggles and victories in the fight for transgender access to gender-specific spac...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WXDU, WRIR, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Liberation Theology: A March to Freedom explores the conceptual framework of liberation theology. We will examine why Liberation Theology, with its...

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


  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The Poetic Address to the Nation, brought together poets to speak powerfully against the current administration. Featuring Cam Awkward, Guillermo G...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and WRIR


  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2