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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Michelle Obama’s plan to eliminate obesity includes partnering with major retailers like Walmart to bring affordable, healthy food to neighborhoods...

Bought by WCSU-FM and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 07, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Tom Ries in Cockroach bay, Credit: Andrew Stelzer
40 years after the Clean Water Act became law, the landscape of our water supply has been transformed, and regulation is being framed by some as an...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 22, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Incarcerated mother in Decatur Prison’s Nursery Program and Reunification Unit. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Shannon Heffernan http://www.timeontheoutside.com/prison-nursery
A look at pregnancy, and motherhood, inside US jails and prisons. What does the huge number of incarcerated women in prison foretell for the next ...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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It’s not even the crime that counts sometimes. It’s that little box on an application that asks you to reveal if you have a criminal history. Chec...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Author Glenn Greenwald talks about his book, ‘With Liberty and Justice for Some.’ Americans claim to live under the rule of law; that no one is abo...

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Two historic jewels: New Orleans & Venice, Italy are struggling to plan for sea level rise, in cities that already routinely flood because of quest...

Bought by WZEN.org and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 19, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Domestic workers in Texas., Credit: Flickr user: Nuevo Anden
With the passage of New York’s Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010, workers are now organizing in California and other states to win basic righ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
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Spoken word. It's poetry it's hip-hop and increasingly, it's the chosen means of expression for today's youth. On this edition, to celebrate Nation...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Police filming students during the anti-cuts demonstration in London, Credit: Cleaner Croydon
It’s been 20 years since four white police officers were cleared of unlawfully beating Rodney King in Los Angeles. But we might never have heard of...

Bought by WCSU-FM and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Apr 18, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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After Apartheid, genocide, or after civil wars...how do nations, or people who've been pitted against each other, resolve their differences and liv...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2012
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: Javier Sicilia in 2011, Credit: Flickr user: sarihuella
On this edition, political science professor David Shirk sheds light on the history and politics of the war on drugs in Mexico. And an emerging mov...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and KRZA


  • Added: Apr 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Farmer Steve Mello has put down roots in “The Delta” in central California. But climate change is threatening the levees which protect Delta farms....

  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Still from the film 'Burning the Future: Coal in America' , Credit: http://www.burningthefuture.org
The endless search for fossil fuels is polluting our waterways, and our water supplies. The fight to protect clean drinking water is motivating Ame...

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  • Added: May 11, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Jason Smith Candlelight Vigil, Credit: Madeleine Bair
On the second anniversary of the 2010 uprisings, this special documentary looks at police violence in Jamaica. In May 2010 a government crackdown l...

  • Added: May 18, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
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Barack Obama’s first term has been a disappointment for many, and leaves open the question for those with a progressive agenda—is voting for Obama ...

  • Added: May 25, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
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Renowned Indian author Arundhati Roy takes us deep into the revolutionary-filled jungles of India, as she reads excerpts from her new book ‘Walking...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Bangledeshi woman and child, Credit: Flickr user: nomanson
Shrinking the world’s population is one way to curb global warming, according to some environmentalists. To make that happen, women need more contr...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
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The United States imprisons more people than any other country. In California a new policy called ‘realignment’ aims to reduce the number of peopl...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Angela Davis and Tim Wise, Credit: SpeakOut
Anti-racist author Tim Wise examines how society is being divided and conquered on the basis of race and class. But legendary activist Angela Davis...

Bought by WMMT and WCSU-FM


  • Added: Jun 26, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Reese Erlich brings us a special report from Libya on the chaos that remains in the wake of the overthrow of hated dictator Muammar Gaddafi. While ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 29:01