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. - 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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483 Pieces

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


Pieces

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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...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2020
  • Length: 30:03
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This week on Making Contact, we bring you a story about resilience and rebuilding after a megafire decimated parts of Northern California. This is ...

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


  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Inex Bordeaux holds up a sign while doing street outreach in north St. Louis to raise awareness about the Close the Workhouse campaign., Credit: Carolina Hidalgo
Five years after Michael Browns death at the hands of a police officer galvanized criminal justice reform activists in St. Louis, they're gaining s...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
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You'll hear about ongoing food insecurity issues from food scholar Raj Patel, and hopeful solutions from families in the Black Creek community gard...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jan 28, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Carver Elementary students line up to begin the school day at the campus in San Francisco's Bayview district., Credit: Lee Romney / KALW
Meeting family needs in a city of widening wealth gaps is a big lift. Studies show that when parents are engaged in their kids’ education, it has a...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jan 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Carlos Frey, Sand and Blood, book cover art, Credit: John Carlos Frey
On today's program, John Carlos Frey, author of Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border, explores increased militarization at th...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We look at our favorite shows from 2019. From Artificial Intelligence, to the stigma around women's periods, from guns and restraining orders to th...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
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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...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 17, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Verificado 19 Mexico City, Credit:  Kane Lynch, illustrator
In the aftermath of a disaster, information can mean the difference between life and death. After the earthquake hit in Mexico City, it wasn’t just...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
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Our radio adaptation of the film, The Murder of Fred Hampton, produced by filmmakers Mike Gray and Howard Alk, provides a glimpse into the life of ...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 29:00