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.

Series

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591 Pieces

An international radio program that links people, vital ideas, and important information


Pieces

Caption: Rev. James Lawson Jr., Credit: Reed Hutchinson
On Dec. 11, 2021, the UCLA Labor Center’s historic MacArthur Park building was officially named the UCLA James Lawson Jr. Worker Justice Center, in...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Asantewaa Boykin, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project, program director for MH First Sacramento, and an ER nurse, poses for a photo at her home in Sacramento., Credit: Photo by Sara Nevis.
Police encounters during a mental health crisis have a greater chance of turning deadly if you're Black. New response mechanisms bypass law enforce...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WXDU, and RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Feb 09, 2022
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3
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A legal matrix that incentivizes criminal convictions can motivate unethical prosecutors to bend or break the rules. In New York, a group of law pr...

Bought by WXDU, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: Jan 08, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Indian migrant workers flee during the 2020 national lockdown., Credit: Re:Work Radio, a project of the UCLA Labor Center.
When India went into lockdown in 2020, millions of jobs disappeared and tens of millions of migrant workers struggled to get home, often on foot. M...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In our annual Fallen Heroes episode, we share words of inspiration from, and about some lesser-known grassroots activists who passed away in 2021.

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and WXDU


  • Added: Dec 28, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In this special year-end episode, Making Contact producers and staff turn the spotlight on some the best shows they aired in 2021.

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The world is struggling to contain COVID-19, as variants continue to emerge in countries where the virus is spreading unchecked, killing thousands....

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: BNT in Houston Tour Interview Ericka Bowman, Credit: Leah Mahan
When communities face the aftermath of catastrophes, what does it take to ensure that the next time will be different? In Houston, it takes a city ...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jaime is speaking to members of the National Low Income Housing Coalition about the 12 Moms initiative., Credit: But Next Time
In cities around the globe community organizers and direct service agencies are often the first line of response when a climate fueled natural disa...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1