Making Contact

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Making Contact, is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on over 160 radio stations in the USA, Canada and elsewhere. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. - Ordinary people talk about how public policy affects their daily lives, families and communities, and share positive ways to solve problems. - Most shows are “evergreen” – can be played any time. See years of archived documentaries are available. - Excellent production quality and customer service. Making Contact digs into the story beneath the story—contextualizing the narratives that shape our culture. Our team produces stories on critical issues, including the environment, racial and political justice, LGBTQI+ rights, and reproductive justice. Our mission is to use audio storytelling to inspire a more just world. As a journalism organization committed to truth, we honor the rich wisdom and lived experience of historically oppressed and marginalized communities. Through our radio show and podcast, Making Contact, we challenge harmful power structures and move toward the future we envision.

 

 

Series

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677 Pieces

A radio program that links people, vital ideas, and important information

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A radio program that links people, vital ideas, and important information. This is the automated delivery version.


Pieces

Caption: Paul Hancock, Hannah Wilkinson and Victor Chavez stand in front of basketball hoops outside of The Loft, St. Johns, Ariz., Credit:  Photo Credit_ Amy Martin
There’s a place in rural St. Johns, Arizona, where teens who have encounters with officers of the law can play pool, make music, and get mentored i...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Nov 17, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Left is a Mullein Plant and the author Michele Elizabeth Lee , Credit: Photo by Anita Johnson
In some parts of the world, traditional herbal remedies are the norm. When we think of natural remedies we tend to think of older generations liv...

Bought by KVNF, WXDU, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Nov 10, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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One of the most common forms of trafficking is labor trafficking. In this episode, Re:Work Radio brings you the story of Lester Ramos and his journ...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Oct 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Equal Justice Under Law" & Black Hood & Orange Jumpsuit, Outside The Third Guantanamo Hearing At the Supreme Court (Washington, DC), Credit: Photo by “tacomabibelot”
In today’s program, sociology professor Lisa Hajjar traces the rise and fall of torture after 9/11. She examines the ways in which torture and the ...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], RadioFreePalmer, and KMUN


  • Added: Oct 27, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Alesha Monteiro, an advocate to those incarcerated, poses for a photo at the state Capitol in Sacramento, California, Credit: Sara Nevis
Nearly one in two Black women in the US have a loved one who has been impacted by our prison system. On today's episode we look at the many ways B...

Bought by High Plains Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 19, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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As fires ravaged California's world-famous wine country in 2017,a community radio station, emergency dispatcher, and tenant organizers helped the m...

Bought by WXDU, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Oct 08, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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As fires ravaged California's world-famous wine country in 2017,a community radio station, emergency dispatcher, and tenant organizers helped the m...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WXDU, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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How will demographic shifts affect redistricting in 2021? Latinos are the second largest ethnic group in the U.S. In California, the Latinos grew ...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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While Black women have played a critical role in the development of the nation, their stories have been mostly overlooked. In the new book, A Black...

Bought by KALW, RadioStPete Florida, KUHF, KUT, High Plains Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Allegra Hill, co-founder of Kindred Space L.A.
Through the work and birth stories of midwife, Allegra Hill, the producers of Re:Work Radio explain how Black midwives in Los Angeles are helping w...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and WXDU


  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2