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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Rents have always been high in New York; but since 1994, so called ‘Quality of Life’ policing, and business friendly development strategies have de...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2010
  • Length: 17:01
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When the City of Oakland cut their after school homework help program, High school senior Nora Rose started volunteering at her library to help fil...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 02:18
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Thomas McCall, a 20-year-old student-athlete and father-to-be, was already struggling to make it in the American job market. Courtney Supple produc...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 02:39
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Reporter Rina Palta takes a hard look at how the toughest job market in decades will shape this recession generation.

Bought by WXVU 89.1 FM Villanova


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 12:48
  • Purchases: 1
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If you’re a young person looking for a job, it looks pretty dismal out there, and it may not brighten up anytime soon. On this edition of How We Su...

Bought by WCSU-FM, WXVU 89.1 FM Villanova, and KZYX


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Harvard professor Ogletree speaks about his book, The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in Ameri...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Graffiti, Worchester Military Recruitment Center, Credit: Mike Benedetti, Flickr
Stretched by fighting two wars, the US military has stepped up efforts to recruit teenagers and young adults. Guest host Anna Sussman hosts a roun...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Oct 19, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We hear about hip-hop and change in Cuban society, and what people on the ground are saying about new phases in the Cuban revolution.

  • Added: Sep 21, 2010
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: http://peopleswaterboard.blogspot.com/  , Credit: Detroit Peoples Water Board
In Detroit, the price of water is so high that for some, it’s out of reach. In response, citizens have come together to form the Detroit People’s ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2010
  • Length: 09:03
Caption: http://michiganwro.blogspot.com, Credit:  Michigan Welfare Rights Organization
We go to Michigan, where from the city of Detroit, to the farmlands and countryside, citizens are battling to gain greater control over the bounty ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2010
  • Length: 28:56
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Some bands are getting creative about making a political spectacle, by becoming the protest themselves, and using the internet to make their messag...

Bought by XRAY.fm and WXDU


  • Added: Sep 08, 2010
  • Length: 10:54
  • Purchases: 2
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The Infernal Noise Brigade debuted at the Seattle WTO protests in 1999. Jill Friedberg from KBCS in Seattle has their story.

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Sep 08, 2010
  • Length: 08:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Marching bands from North Carolina to Portland, Oregon are bringing humor, politics, and a unique sound to the streets.

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Sep 08, 2010
  • Length: 09:49
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chilean wind ensemble "Grupo Raiz" in the early 1980s. , Credit: www.hollynear.com
In 1973 a military junta toppled Chilean president Salvador Allende. We tell the story of a group of Chilean exiles who transform their experience ...

Bought by WBEZ


  • Added: Aug 31, 2010
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When there aren’t enough hours of work to go around, why not share them? That’s the premise of “shared-work” programs in seventeen states around th...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2010
  • Length: 07:10
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Despite Obama’s words of support of small business, experts say some aren’t relying on government, but more and more on community groups and micro-...

Bought by WCSU-FM, KZMU Moab Community Radio, and KUOW


  • Added: Aug 12, 2010
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: cheese maker at Fiscalini, Credit: Rita Daniels
It’s estimated that dairy products make up a full 20% of our daily food intake here in North America. But with increased focus on cattle waste met...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2010
  • Length: 08:42
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Farmers in California's central valley are getting a sneak preview of what much of the country, and the world, can expect to see in the next few de...

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Aug 10, 2010
  • Length: 07:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Making Cheese at the Fiscalini Cheese Company , Credit: Rita Daniels
We go to California, America’s leading producer of fruits, vegetables, and dairy, to see some examples of how the nation’s agricultural industry is...

Bought by WSKG, KZYX, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 10, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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We look at how the unemployed are getting creative about making ends meet, from starting their own businesses to work-sharing.

Bought by WCSU-FM and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 03, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2