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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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: 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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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: 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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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
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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...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 14, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

Bought by WCSU-FM


  • Added: Mar 06, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • 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
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
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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: 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
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
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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...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jan 11, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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
  • Purchases: 2
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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
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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
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
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
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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: 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