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.


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Today's show examines the feminist movement through the lens of period activism. We will look at aspects of women’s health and social justice that ...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Kern River Oil Field; view from Panorama Park in Bakersfield, on the blufftop across the river. This is the most densely developed oilfield in California, and the fifth-largest producer (as of 2006) in the US., Credit: Antandrus – Wikipedia administrator, link to license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Megafarms and oil & gas producers are some of the worst polluters in California’s Central Valley. We’ll hear how Valley residents are pushing back....

  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Our radio adaptation of the film Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chican@ Movement, offers a reflection on the untold stories...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: film cover art, Credit: Freedom Archives
Our radio adaptation of the film Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement, offers a reflection on the untold stories...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Tamiki Banks’ life was turned upside down when her husband was arrested, leaving her the sole breadwinner and caregiver to their twins. More than t...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Corrina Gould, Credit: Sogorea Te Land Trust and Planting Justice
Our radio adaptation of the film Beyond Recognition by Underexposed films, "After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, a Nat...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: An altar in front of the Isla Vista deli where Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez was shot in 2014., Credit: Monica Lopez
Despite the recent increase in mass shootings, the majority of gun injuries and deaths are in fact a result of suicides, homicides, and domestic vi...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption:  Claudia Riedener has lived in Tacoma since 1998, and is co-founder of the grassroots environmental group Redefine Tacoma., Credit: (photographer unknown)
Special for Climate Week: Barbara Bernstein’s story of communities in the Pacific Northwest of the United States who are fighting mammoth fracked g...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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As the cost of insulin continues to skyrocket patients are dying from trying to ration their medication. It's an extreme example, but not unusual -...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Courtesy of the Decarcerated Podcast, host Marlon Peterson hosts a live conversation with Common Justice founder Danielle Sered. Sered’s New Book,...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pushout
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is an examination of the experiences of black girls across the country whose intricate lives...

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Freddie Meeks, sailor in the disaster at  weapons shipping depot in Port Chicago, Calif., holds a picture of himself as a young seaman  July 14, 1994. He died in 2003. , Credit: (AP Photo/Chris Pizzelo)
Wartime. Disaster. Trauma. Charges of mutiny for 50 Black sailors in a Jim Crow courtroom. Discrimination and a battle for civil rights. Listen to ...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the Unite...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We think of enhanced interrogation as being a new invention - a kind of torture in use only since 9/11. But Rebecca Gordon disagrees. In this episo...

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  • Added: May 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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On today's program we honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs through the lens of the documentary film, AMERICAN REVOLUT...

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  • Added: May 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dorian Taylor waits for bus in Seattle, Credit: Mona Yeh
People with disabilities or disabled people? “Disability: Our Culture Ourselves”— in this episode we discuss disability, culture and identity fr...

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  • Added: May 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sharitta Barry and her daughter Ashley Hunter, Credit: JoAnn Mar
In this episode we explore racial disparities in end-of-life care: How mistrust keeps many African Americans away from hospice. And later we examin...

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  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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One of the most common forms of trafficking is labor trafficking. In this episode, Re:Work Radio brings you the story of Lester Ramos and his journ...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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We think of Artificial Intelligence as being the stuff of science fiction movies, set far in the future. But it's already having an impact on our l...

Bought by WKMS, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, and WVAS


  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Justin Volpe, peer specialist at the Criminal Mental Health Project, delivers medication to program participants in Miami., Credit: Daniel Rivero
Jails in Miami-Dade County double as de facto mental health facilities. But Miami-Dade’s Criminal Mental Health Project has become a national model...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1