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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Voter suppression and its target’s aren’t new phenomena. People of color and the poor have always been dissuaded from voting. We take a look at how...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Activists in the Latinx immigrant community of Los Angeles share what they do to take care of their mental health. Self-care becomes a “selfless ac...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this episode, we'll explore felon disenfranchisement and the battle to restore the voting rights of people on parole. We will also turn our atte...

Bought by WXDU and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 14, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Talman Anderson votes in the Illinois presidential preference primary from the Cook County Jail, Credit: Photo by Pamela Kirkland
A year ago, Illinois passed a law requiring all jails to ensure that pre-trial detainees have an opportunity to vote. Chicago’s Cook County Jail wa...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WXDU, and KMUN


  • Added: Oct 03, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Women Rising Radio #40 explores the global women's movement to resist the violence and greed of capitalism. A women-led village in Kurdish Syria e...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month., Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Domestic abuse affects everyone it touches—intimate partners, children, and elders. COVID-19 created new problems for victims of domestic violence ...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption:  Columbia River Valley from the Oregon Shore towards Washington, Credit: Chris Light, Wikimedia Commons
Water is critical to maintaining the balance of life. Some corporations claim ownership of fresh water sources to bottle and sell for profit. Other...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Gig Workers, driver's for app companies such as Lyft and Uber, are struggling during COVID-19. They're considered essential workers, so they can st...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
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Caption: Chicano Moratorium march, Aug. 29, 1970., Credit: Courtesy of Joe Razo and the publication La Raza.
Fifty years ago, 30,000 people peacefully protested the disproportionate number of Latinos dying on the frontlines in Vietnam. The August 29th Chic...

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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On this episode of Making Contact, we will look at transgender activism and the call for inclusion and intersectionality in the movement for Black ...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Phal Sok - Youth Justice Coalition, Credit: Re:Work Radio
We often see children as innocents who need love, support, and stability. But not all young people are nurtured this way. Too often youth from marg...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Activists in the Latinx immigrant community of Los Angeles share what they do to take care of their mental health. Self-care becomes a “selfless ac...

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


  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: A U.S. Park Service Police Officer takes video of spectators observing an incident in which the USPP had kettled a group of people at 12th and L NW in Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day, 2017. , Credit: Douglas Fron
Journalists have been violently targeted by police and arrested alongside demonstrators at Black Lives Matter protests across the country. In this ...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: water vendor, Credit: wikimedia commons
On this episode of Making Contact, we will look at the privatization of our earth’s most precious resource – water. We will look at the ways people...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Our radio adaptation of the film, Let the Fire Burn. Directed by Jason Osder, examines the controversial, 1985 clash between police in Philadelphia...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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44 million Americans hold over 1.6 trillion dollars of student debt and the cost of higher education continues to skyrocket. This unpayable debt ca...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Kimberlé Crenshaw, Credit: Annabel Clark
Law Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw defined the concept of intersectionality 30 years ago. She developed that framework to understand how identities s...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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Caption: Minneapolis Rally, May 29, 2020, Credit: Rebecca McDonald, BFresh Productions
The movement to uplift Black lives and to defund and dismantle police departments has grown to a point where it cannot be ignored. We’ll hear from ...

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, spoke words that are all too relevant today. Today on Making Contact, you’ll hear archival recordings, and ex...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rana Foroohar
The biggest tech companies generate enormous wealth and power by harvesting information about people. It’s called surveillance capitalism. This epi...

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 29:00