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.


500 Pieces

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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
Caption: best of making contact
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
Caption: Indigenous leader Paul Che-Oke-tan Wagner (Vancouver Island Saanis), founder of Protectors of the Salish Sea, speaking at a rally on the steps of the Washington State Capitol (Olympia), October 5, 2019, Credit: Barbara Bernstein
This series explores how communities are fighting the fossil fuel industry's push for fracked gas infrastructure projects in Washington and Oregon....

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What happens when a health insurance PublicRelations executive confronts the consequences of his spin? Dive into one man's odyssey from health insu...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Today's show examines the feminist movement through the lens of period activism. We will look at aspects of women’s health and social justice that ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kern River Oil Field; view from Panorama Park in Bakersfield, on the blufftop across the river. This is the most densely developed oilfield in California, and the fifth-largest producer (as of 2006) in the US., Credit: Antandrus – Wikipedia administrator, link to license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Megafarms and oil & gas producers are some of the worst polluters in California’s Central Valley. We’ll hear how Valley residents are pushing back....

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: film cover art, Credit: Freedom Archives
Our radio adaptation of the film Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chican@ Movement, offers a reflection on the untold stories...

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


  • Added: Oct 26, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: film cover art, Credit: Freedom Archives
Our radio adaptation of the film Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement, offers a reflection on the untold stories...

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


  • Added: Oct 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Tamiki Banks’ life was turned upside down when her husband was arrested, leaving her the sole breadwinner and caregiver to their twins. More than t...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Corrina Gould, Credit: Sogorea Te Land Trust and Planting Justice
Our radio adaptation of the film Beyond Recognition by Underexposed films, "After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, a Nat...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WMPG, WCAI / WNAN, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and KALW


  • Added: Oct 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: An altar in front of the Isla Vista deli where Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez was shot in 2014., Credit: Monica Lopez
Despite the recent increase in mass shootings, the majority of gun injuries and deaths are in fact a result of suicides, homicides, and domestic vi...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption:  Claudia Riedener has lived in Tacoma since 1998, and is co-founder of the grassroots environmental group Redefine Tacoma., Credit: (photographer unknown)
Special for Climate Week: Barbara Bernstein’s story of communities in the Pacific Northwest of the United States who are fighting mammoth fracked g...

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


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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As the cost of insulin continues to skyrocket patients are dying from trying to ration their medication. It's an extreme example, but not unusual -...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Courtesy of the Decarcerated Podcast, host Marlon Peterson hosts a live conversation with Common Justice founder Danielle Sered. Sered’s New Book,...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pushout
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is an examination of the experiences of black girls across the country whose intricate lives...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Aug 25, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1