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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Caption: Ariizmendi Fourth Street, Credit: Andrew Stelzer
In some parts of the United States, there are virtually no co-ops. So many of those co-ops that do exist feel a special responsibility to support ...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2012
  • Length: 08:02
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The Mondragón Corporation includes everything from banking to bike factories, nano-technology to rabbit farming. Its a corporate dream—but this cor...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2012
  • Length: 09:43
Caption: Ariizmendi Fourth Street, Credit: Andrew Stelzer
The global economic situation is causing more people to consider worker owned businesses. We go from Chicago, where workers are trying to take over...

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Job Creators, Credit: Brad Kayal
It began with an on-air rant by CNBC commentator Rick Santelli. It became a major political movement, with elected representatives on Capitol Hill....

  • Added: Aug 29, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
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We bring you voices from Pakistan of families destroyed by drone strikes. And we hear from Medea Benjamin and other activists working to build a g...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Aug 21, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Oakland, CA Scraper krew, Credit: flickr user vkdir
African-Americans are helping to lead the environmental movement. We take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in W...

Bought by XRAY.fm and WCSU-FM


  • Added: Aug 13, 2012
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: America's Army
Interactive, realistic, pro-war video games have become part of American culture. But protestors and artists are finding ways to turn the virtual ...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
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Similar to prison guards, police unions advocacy for their members has helped perpetuate cycles of criminalization and incarceration that plague Am...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2012
  • Length: 09:17
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Support, or opposition from a prison guard union can make or break a campaign for office. The most powerful of them all is the California Correcti...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2012
  • Length: 11:30
Caption: Hope for peace in Nagasaki. Atomic bomb anniversary, 2004., Credit: creative common flickr user: Marufish
The US dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Three days later, Nagasaki also fell victim. On this edition, w...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA


  • Added: Jul 25, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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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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: 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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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
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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
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
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...

Bought by WZEN.org


  • Added: May 11, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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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: 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