Making Contact

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Making Contact, is 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. - Most shows are “evergreen” – can be played any time. See years of archived documentaries are available. - Excellent production quality and customer service.

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530 Pieces

An international radio program that links people, vital ideas, and important information


Pieces

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In a two-part series, we look at how COVID-19 has torn through prisons and how organizers are trying to push state and local governments to release...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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This week, filmmaker Stephanie Welch explores the role that racist, unscientific propaganda has played in promoting white supremacy in the U.S. She...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Geraldine Robinson, center, and one of her sons, right, wait for her to be honored for her advocacy by the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in September 2019
Black students with dyslexia carry a heavy burden in public schools. This program centers around a grandmother who fought for years to get her gran...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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This week we take a look at Canada and its history of Black enslavement. Canada, our northern neighbor, is rarely mentioned when we talk about the ...

Bought by WXDU and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Feb 08, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Today on Making Contact, we present the film Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible. The film takes us on the transformational journey of w...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Feb 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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"Honorable people can do terrible things" says Andrea Pitzer in her book "One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps." We talk to Andr...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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Today, a divided nation experiences one of the most tumultuous presidential transitions in US history. Leaders from marginalized communities across...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Back in Guatemala, María and her niece have returned to an environment where they say their lives are in danger, Credit: Grecia Ortiz.
The Trump administration has issued numerous policies to systematically dismantle asylum as a legal right. They're also locking up asylum seekers f...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This year on making contact, instead of our normal end of year show commemorating movement leaders we've lost, and highlighting their work, we reme...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
Caption: Jorge Garza has created an Azteca pop series based on front line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic., Credit: Jorge Garza
Up next on Making Contact we turn our attention to those Americans who are bearing the brunt of the coronavirus fallout. According to the CDC, Blac...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2020
  • Length: 29:00