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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Honey bees help pollinate 1 in every 3 bites we eat. But they’re fighting to survive, in a world filled with pesticides and parasites. We’ll learn ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A new generation is telling their stories of overthrowing corrupt regimes. And in the digital age, their lessons can spread more quickly than ever ...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Two generations of veterans cope with PTSD—looking to heal themselves and heal the world. Featuring S. Brian Wilson, author of “Blood on the Tracks”

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KVSC, WMPG, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Riots all over the world are calling on us to get involved in societal change. But what kind of action is needed, and how do we create real change?...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pro-abortion rally, Credit: Flickr user: ProgressOhio
Reproductive health services for women are under attack, leaving poor women and women of color lacking access. But a broad coalition of women is st...

Bought by WCSU-FM and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Oct 25, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Veterans Join Occupy Wall Street, Credit: Iraq Veterans Against War
On this edition, we bring you the voices of Veterans from Occupy Wall Street and a special report on veterans returning home from war and the strug...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Ali Abunimah
Electronic Intifada founder Ali Abunimah says a global movement against Israeli government policy is breaking through. On this edition, Abunimah ex...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Jimmy Santiago Baca
He went from illiterate street kid, to world renowned poet. But it was in prison that Jimmy Santiago Baca connected with his Native American and C...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Uyen Nguyen, owner of Isabella Nail Bar, Credit: Pauline Bartolone
We take a look at the health impacts of chemical exposure in nail salons, the shoddy regulation of cosmetics, and the movement towards greener nail...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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‘We are the 99 percent’ has become a rallying cry for people uniting to change a system based on greed and exploitation. We’ll look at what it’ll t...

Bought by KHNS and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Sagnicthe Salazar , Credit: Oakland Local/EKAphotography
Gang injunctions are a controversial crime fighting tool that some people say should be illegal, and others say is a necessary last resort for comm...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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It’s called a gang injunction. A controversial crime tool strategy that some people say should be illegal, and others say is a necessary last reso...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2011
  • Length: 13:36
Caption: Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, Credit: Melissa Harris-Perry
On this edition, author and political science professor Melissa Harris-Perry speaks about the stereotypes black women face, the resulting impacts o...

Bought by WCPN, WCSU-FM, 90.5 WSNC, KHNS, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Cornel West and Carl Dix, Credit: Revolution Books
A dialogue between Princeton University professor Cornel West, and Revolutionary Communist Party USA spokesman Carl Dix about the future of America...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 19, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A look back at some of the most important issues of 2011: Attacks on organized labor, the Egyptian revolution, and the struggle to address climate ...

Bought by KHNS, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KMUN


  • Added: Dec 19, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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As the popular uprising against the Syrian government continues, reporter Reese Erlich is one of the few foreign reporters who got into Syria to in...

Bought by WRIR and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 27, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Tariq Ali in Madrid, Spain. , Credit: Flickr user: Cordoba 2016
As the U.S. prepares for another presidential election, journalist Tariq Ali says the ‘choices’ don’t present much in the way of options. On this e...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Jan 10, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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A debate from Oakland, California between practitioners of non-violence, versus those who believe a diversity of tactics is what Occupy needs to mo...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Rally in support of the Ohio Prevention First Act, Credit: creative commons Flickr user ProgressOhio
Reproductive health services for women are under attack, leaving poor women and women of color lacking access. But a broad coalition of women is st...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jan 19, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Deepa Vanra at Occupy Wall Street West, Credit: Lisa Rudman
Occupy Wall Street has changed the conversation about the distribution of wealth. So what now? What policy changes and initiatives should the mov...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:00