Making Contact

Series produced by 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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As part of our “Women Rising” series, we profile a dynamic partnership between the Women’s Earth Alliance and the Global Women’s Water Initiative: ...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Global warming is no longer a fear for the future. It’s threatening human civilization, now. Part 2 of a special 2 part series produced by Brian E...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Global warming is no longer a fear for the future. It’s threatening human civilization, now. Part 1 of a special 2 part series produced by Brian Ed...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Maria Hinojosa, Credit: Michael Paras
Despite President Obama’s promise to change America’s broken immigration system, the dehumanization and detention of immigrants continues to rise. ...

Bought by KDNA Radio and KUNM


  • Added: Jun 06, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Renowned author Chris Hedges paints a bleak picture of our world today, in rapid economic, environmental, and religious decline-but we still have a...

  • Added: May 31, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Jason Smith's Candlelight Vigil , Credit: Madeline Bair
Jamaica has a long history of police violence and corruption. In May 2010 a government crackdown left 73 people dead and a city in chaos. The major...

Bought by KRUA


  • Added: May 23, 2011
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Over the next two weeks, we broadcast the documentary film “COINTELPRO 101,” about the secret FBI program which ran from 1956-1971, and disrupted m...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Over the next two weeks, we broadcast the documentary film “COINTELPRO 101,” about the secret FBI program which ran from 1956-1971, and disrupted m...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A discussion on the history of race and the American Media, from the 2011 National Conference on Media Reform, featuring Democracy Now’s Juan Gonza...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Apr 28, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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For most women, the way their pregnancy, labor, and recuperation is handled by the correctional system has a lot to be desired. But there are some...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KUOW


  • Added: Mar 30, 2011
  • Length: 09:35
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: http://www.timeontheoutside.com/, Credit: Shannon Heffernan
What happens when a women gives birth behind bars? Usually those babies are sent home with family members or put into foster care. But some prison...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, New Hampshire Public Radio, and Vocalo.org


  • Added: Mar 30, 2011
  • Length: 14:25
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: http://www.timeontheoutside.com, Credit: Shannon Heffernan
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 g...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Richard Wolff, Credit: http://www.rdwolff.com/
An exclusive interview with economist Richard Wolff, who explains how failed ‘trickle down economics’ theories are being recycled under a different...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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We’ll hear excerpts from the Oscar-nominated movie Gasland, including stories from residents who say their drinking water catches on fire—one of th...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 02, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Ddepression or schizophrenia are a particular problem for refugee populations in the United States. They often come from war torn nations, fresh fr...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KPVL, KUOW, and WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 23, 2011
  • Length: 08:19
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Michelle Alexander
Professor Michelle Alexander, author of ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’ makes the case that the US’ criminal ju...

Bought by KVMR and KSFR


  • Added: Feb 09, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Decades after Roe v. Wade, many young people still lack the resources to make informed choices about sex. On this edition, a discussion about comp...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio and KVSC


  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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A look into how struggling communities around the U.S. are meeting each others needs, without charity, or even exchanging a dollar.

Bought by WCSU-FM and KUNM


  • Added: Dec 15, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: http://www.chevwrong.org
From courtroom battles to government regulation, we take a look at how citizen groups around the world are holding oil companies accountable for en...

Bought by KRUA and KSFR


  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2