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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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Caption: Chuck Collins, Credit: Author
President Donald Trump’s tax plan may exacerbate wealth inequity in the US. Chuck Collins, Director of the Program on Inequality at the Institute f...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Journalist Juan González discusses his new book, Reclaiming Gotham. He chronicles the evolution of the growth machine in America’s cities - from r...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Constellations | Very Quiet, Credit: Flickr
On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll explore how the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival has challenged mainstream cultur...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jan 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Marni and Jim Family, Credit:  Marni Corrigan
When one or both parents are incarcerated the family is also incarcerated and are adversely affected in profound ways that exacerbate existing stru...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Thousands of local social justice organizers, activists and other leaders passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, wh...

Bought by KVSC, WJFF, WRIR, and KVNF


  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Protest against President Trump and THAAD in Soseongri, Korea, Credit: Stop THAAD Alliance
We head to Soseongri, a small village nestled in the mountains of Seongju County. There, grandmas and grandpas in the 70s, 80s, and 90s are organi...

Bought by WXDU and WRIR


  • Added: Dec 03, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Becca Brennan, owner of Summerhill restaurant at Crown Heights town hall, Credit: Gothamist
Two neighborhoods -- Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and Crown Heights, Brooklyn New York -- are experiencing the gamut of changes associated with gen...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 WVAS, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KCMJ Community Radio, WXDU, and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KMUN, and WRIR


  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and WRIR


  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WVAS, WRIR, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WRIR, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WRIR, and KUNM


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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 C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WRIR, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Sep 10, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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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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
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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