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.


529 Pieces

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Caption: The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans, Credit: Brett Stirton
As we mark the 6th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, reporter Aaron Glantz takes us inside the war as it comes home to our communities. We f...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Storyteller Diane Ferlatte, Credit: caverunstoryfest.org
Eve Ensler, playwright of the hit “Vagina Monologues” shares the work of her organization, V-Day, and storyteller, Diane Ferlatte, talks about usin...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Erica Fernandez, environmental activist who helped prevent a liquefied natural gas plant from being built near her hometown of Oxnard, Califonia., Credit: www.nbconference.org
We hear from 18-year-old Erica Fernandez. Winner of the 2007 Brower Youth Award, this fierce young woman took on the world’s largest mining compan...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: A fan protests in front of Fox Studios in Century City, Los Angeles., Credit: nohodamon/Flickr
When TV writers went on strike in 2007, the couch potatoes got active. We look back at the writers strike, and see how the largest political force ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Wayne C. Henderson, Credit: http://www.waynehenderson.org/
In this edition, we travel to the homeland of American bluegrass to visit the workshop of guitar builder Wayne C. Henderson. His instruments are co...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cotton Top Tamarin Monkey, Credit: Wildlife Conservation Network
We hear from 4 leading animal rights activists, working in Columbia, Uzbekistan, the Animals Asia Foundation, and the International Union for the C...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We take a look at sustainable farming practices and find solutions right in our backyards: urban farms in the heart of San Francisco, food producti...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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On this edition we hear the story of La Llorona (the weeping woman)-- a story that's been told since the time of the Spanish conquest, all over Mex...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 19
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In our special collaboration with public televison?s P.O.V., Directors Katie Galloway and Po Kutchins take us to ?Prison Town, USA? and explore how...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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Maude Barlow from Canada, and Ge Yun from China warn us about the link between climate change and the loss of one of our most basic human requireme...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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In March 2008, hundreds of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans gathered for "Winter Soldier": to talk about what they saw and did in combat, and diff...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We learn about a Thousand Kites, a media-arts initiative designed to spark a national dialogue about the criminal-justice system in the U.S. throug...

  • Added: May 30, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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UC Berkeley graduate student, Jacob Fenston, talks with three T-shirt designers who use the garments as a way to fight racism, communicate cultural...

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  • Added: May 23, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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In the last of our three-part series, A Crisis of Care: A System on Life Support, we?ll hear from experts offering an insiders view on the continui...

  • Added: May 23, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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One mother's fight to save her daughter's life from a dysfunctional and inhumane health care system in California's prisons.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
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This is the second of a three-part series, 'A Crisis of Care,' a look inside California's prison health care system. We'll hear how a state-sancti...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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This is the first of a three-part series, "A Crisis of Care," a look inside California's prison health care system. In this first show, "Gina's Sto...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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On this edition, "No Place to Live" we'll hear from people in California who are fighting to keep not just their homes, but to preserve the unique ...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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Anti-war activist, Medea Benjamin takes her pro-democracy and pro-environment activism to new heights with CODEPINK. And Burmese activist Saw Mya...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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UC Berkeley graduate student, Alejandro Reyes, takes us to East Los Angeles, where a number of Chicano artists inspired by the Zapatistas have been...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2008
  • Length: 29:00