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.


530 Pieces

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For most women, the way their pregnancy, labor, and recuperation is handled by the correctional system has a lot to be desired. But there are some...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KUOW


  • Added: Mar 30, 2011
  • Length: 09:35
  • Purchases: 2
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A discussion on the history of race and the American Media, from the 2011 National Conference on Media Reform, featuring Democracy Now’s Juan Gonza...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Apr 28, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Over the next two weeks, we broadcast the documentary film “COINTELPRO 101,” about the secret FBI program which ran from 1956-1971, and disrupted m...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Over the next two weeks, we broadcast the documentary film “COINTELPRO 101,” about the secret FBI program which ran from 1956-1971, and disrupted m...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jason Smith's Candlelight Vigil , Credit: Madeline Bair
Jamaica has a long history of police violence and corruption. In May 2010 a government crackdown left 73 people dead and a city in chaos. The major...

Bought by KRUA


  • Added: May 23, 2011
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Renowned author Chris Hedges paints a bleak picture of our world today, in rapid economic, environmental, and religious decline-but we still have a...

  • Added: May 31, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Maria Hinojosa, Credit: Michael Paras
Despite President Obama’s promise to change America’s broken immigration system, the dehumanization and detention of immigrants continues to rise. ...

Bought by KDNA Radio and KUNM


  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Global warming is no longer a fear for the future. It’s threatening human civilization, now. Part 1 of a special 2 part series produced by Brian Ed...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Global warming is no longer a fear for the future. It’s threatening human civilization, now. Part 2 of a special 2 part series produced by Brian E...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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As part of our “Women Rising” series, we profile a dynamic partnership between the Women’s Earth Alliance and the Global Women’s Water Initiative: ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Was the occupation of the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin a resurgence of organized labor in the United States? Or the last gasp for unionized...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Was the occupation of the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin a resurgence of organized labor in the United States, or the last gasp for unionized ...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Artists Rich Medina and Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Credit: Flickr user: kuishimbo
Art and music have long contributed to society and our way of life. But in these dire financial times, it’s not always a priority in our schools. O...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Red, Bike & Green's inaugural ride in April 2010, Credit: Red, Bike & Green
African-Americans are helping to lead the environmental movement. We take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in W...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
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The American consensus on Israel and Palestine is breaking down. And Jewish Americans are playing a major role. But it's not easy. On this edition:...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Indian farmer and his wheat, Credit: Petr Kosina / CIMMYT
Journalist Christian Parenti speaks about his new book, "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence." He connects the effect...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: by natalia & gabriel on flickr
Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship is gone, but a military council now rules Egypt, and has kept much of Mubarak’s repressive apparatus. Meanwhile extrem...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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When it comes to US policy toward Israel, there has been one major voice shaping the debate. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee-generally...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 07:12
Caption: Noor Elashi, Daughter of Ghassan Elashi of the Holy Land 5, Credit: http://antiauthoritarian.net
10 years since 9-11…and 10 years of America’s homeland war on Muslims and Arabs. Racial profiling has happened in times of war before—how will it ...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: U.S. soldier at Tahwilla, Iraq in 2008., Credit: U.S. Army
Was mainstream media in cahoots with government forces in the lead up to the Iraq War? In his film, “The War You Don’t See,” Australian journalis...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 29:00