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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‘We are the 99 percent’ has become a rallying cry for people uniting to change a system based on greed and exploitation. We’ll look at what it’ll t...

Bought by KHNS and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Uyen Nguyen, owner of Isabella Nail Bar, Credit: Pauline Bartolone
We take a look at the health impacts of chemical exposure in nail salons, the shoddy regulation of cosmetics, and the movement towards greener nail...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Jimmy Santiago Baca
He went from illiterate street kid, to world renowned poet. But it was in prison that Jimmy Santiago Baca connected with his Native American and C...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Nov 09, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ali Abunimah
Electronic Intifada founder Ali Abunimah says a global movement against Israeli government policy is breaking through. On this edition, Abunimah ex...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Veterans Join Occupy Wall Street, Credit: Iraq Veterans Against War
On this edition, we bring you the voices of Veterans from Occupy Wall Street and a special report on veterans returning home from war and the strug...

Bought by KBUT Crested Butte, Colo. and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Nov 08, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Pro-abortion rally, Credit: 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 WCSU-FM and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Oct 25, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Riots all over the world are calling on us to get involved in societal change. But what kind of action is needed, and how do we create real change?...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Two generations of veterans cope with PTSD—looking to heal themselves and heal the world. Featuring S. Brian Wilson, author of “Blood on the Tracks”

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., KVSC, WMPG, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 10
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A new generation is telling their stories of overthrowing corrupt regimes. And in the digital age, their lessons can spread more quickly than ever ...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Honey bees help pollinate 1 in every 3 bites we eat. But they’re fighting to survive, in a world filled with pesticides and parasites. We’ll learn ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: U.S. soldier at Tahwilla, Iraq in 2008., Credit: U.S. Army
Was mainstream media in cahoots with government forces in the lead up to the Iraq War? In his film, “The War You Don’t See,” Australian journalis...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Noor Elashi, Daughter of Ghassan Elashi of the Holy Land 5, Credit: http://antiauthoritarian.net
10 years since 9-11…and 10 years of America’s homeland war on Muslims and Arabs. Racial profiling has happened in times of war before—how will it ...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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When it comes to US policy toward Israel, there has been one major voice shaping the debate. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee-generally...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 07:12
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Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship is gone, but a military council now rules Egypt, and has kept much of Mubarak’s repressive apparatus. Meanwhile extrem...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Indian farmer and his wheat, Credit: Petr Kosina / CIMMYT
Journalist Christian Parenti speaks about his new book, "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence." He connects the effect...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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The American consensus on Israel and Palestine is breaking down. And Jewish Americans are playing a major role. But it's not easy. On this edition:...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Red, Bike & Green's inaugural ride in April 2010, Credit: Red, Bike & Green
African-Americans are helping to lead the environmental movement. We take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in W...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Artists Rich Medina and Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Credit: Flickr user: kuishimbo
Art and music have long contributed to society and our way of life. But in these dire financial times, it’s not always a priority in our schools. O...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Was the occupation of the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin a resurgence of organized labor in the United States, or the last gasp for unionized ...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Was the occupation of the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin a resurgence of organized labor in the United States? Or the last gasp for unionized...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2011
  • Length: 29:00