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.


443 Pieces

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Caption: Pavlos Fyssas, Greek anti-fascist rapper who was killed in 2013 by self-professed member of the Golden Dawn Party
This episode explores the past and present of the far right and anti-fascism. We begin with the murder investigation of anti-fascist rapper, Pavlos...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Heather Booth, founder of the Jane Collective, Credit: from the documentary about her by Lilly Rivkin.
In a special 2 part program by Making Contact we explore new safe at-home abortion options and the growing movement for "self-managed abortions.”

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Floricel Liborio Ramos in Northern California., Credit: 70 Million
A handful of companies are making millions off of ankle monitors strapped to undocumented immigrants in ICE custody. The makers pitch the monitors...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Book Art, Credit: Paul Kivel
We speak with author Paul Kivel about his book, Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. The discussion offers a framework f...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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There were thousands of organizers, activists and local social justice leaders around the world who died in 2018. As we do every December, we brin...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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America’s unwillingness to assess the ugly truth about systemic inequality has created a perpetual sinkhole of denial. A reality that existed long ...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Thousands of Guatemalans are recovering from the eruption of a volcano called Fuego - Spanish for "fire" - which took place in the summer of 2018. ...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
Caption: A bail bonds agency welcomes business next door to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. A federal judge recently ruled the county’s bail practices unconstitutional. , Credit: Ruxandra Guidi
70 Million reporter, Ruxandra Guidi, chronicles how activists and reformers are succeeding in cutting the jail population, diverting drug arrests, ...

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  • Added: Dec 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: a diagram of sex, sexuality and gender, Credit: Robin Hubbard
I Am Because I Am, explores the expansion of gender identity and presumed roles in our society. A look beyond the socially constructed ideas of wha...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Indigenous Women made their voices heard during California Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit. They rejected Brown’s support for m...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
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Caption: A flag hangs from a highway overpass that reads “Estamos de pie,” in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Oct. 2, 2017. , Credit: Airman 1st Class Caleb Nunez
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, we'll hear how one community kitchen grew into an island-wide network of mutual aid centers with the aim of re...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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While some Americans are mentally focused on the 2020 presidential election, all eyes seem to be on the rapidly approaching midterm election. With...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Despite the difficult picture painted by the news, there is hope for our planet. We cover several fights against refineries and market based soluti...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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This week, we hear from a woman who went to prison under El Salvador’s current abortion laws— some of the strictest in the world. And, one reproduc...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, we explore the remarkable communities that arise in the aftermath of natural disasters; namely, Hurricane Sandy, and its impact on the R...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Formerly incarcerated people and officials in Pima County are joining efforts to send fewer people to jail. Meanwhile a federal program at the bord...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Darnell Moore, Credit: www.darnelllmoore.com
Darnell Moore the author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. A story of beauty and hope-and an honest reckoning with...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Uprooting Racism offers a framework for understanding institutional racism. It provides practical suggestions, tools, examples, and advice on how w...

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: empty flight, Credit: Diego Cupolo, creative commons
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 about how...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
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Afrofuturism is a growing genre-movement that spans literature, art, music, and film. It provides radical alternatives to dominant Western narrativ...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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