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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671 Pieces

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


Pieces

Caption: Caption: A tule elk in Point Reyes in 2015., Credit: Credit: Austlee via Wikimedia Commons, under a CC BY-SA 4.0 Deed license. Image is unaltered.
Dive into the history of Point Reyes National Seashore with us, an area in northern California known for rugged sweeping beaches and tule elk. We'l...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Oct 14, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: United States Supreme Court Building, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
We revisit two sites of indigenous resistance we've covered in the past: First we talk to Rebecca Nagle about the Supreme Court ruling upholding th...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Oct 04, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ruchika Tulshyan left and Ijeoma Oluo.
Thought leaders in our nationwide conversation about race and belonging, Ruchika Tulshyan and Ijeoma Oluo discuss Tulshyan’s book, Inclusion on Pur...

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


  • Added: Sep 22, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The text "The Shadow of Nuclear Colonialism" superimposed on an image of the explosion at 9.0 seconds after the Trinity detonation on July 16, 1945, Credit: Photo Illustration by Lucy Kang, Background image by United States Department of Energy
On today's show, we hear about the impact of nuclear colonialism and the Manhattan Project on the people and places of New Mexico with Myrriah Góme...

Bought by KUNM, KMUN, WXDU, RadioFreePalmer, and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Sep 19, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Left is a Mullein Plant and the author, Michele Elizabeth Lee.  , Credit: 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 KUNM, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, RadioFreePalmer, KMUN, and RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Sep 11, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: The text "Toxic Tracks" on a background of railroad tracks., Credit: Background image by Hands off my tags! Michael Gaida from Pixabay
On today's show, we'll hear an encore of a show from our archives that first aired in April. We'll be looking at the environmental impact of the ra...

Bought by WXDU and WFHB


  • Added: Sep 04, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sandra Harris, photographed in her home. , Credit: Amarr Croskey
On today's show, we hear a story from our podcast partner 70 Million about a small town in Alabama, where an eager new police chief, unsuspecting m...

Bought by WUWM, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WXDU, RadioFreePalmer, and KMUN


  • Added: Aug 28, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Ismael Rivera, historian and cultural guide, in front of ancient Aztec ruins in Mexico City. , Credit: Anthony Wallace
Lies the Spanish conquistadors told about the Aztecs have led to racist tropes that still affect brown Mexicans today. Now, brown Mexicans are lead...

Bought by WXDU, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, RadioFreePalmer, KMUN, and WFHB


  • Added: Aug 22, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Caption: Homemade masks made by the Auntie Sewing Squad  Alt-text: Four homemade masks made from patterned cloth sitting on top of a fabric cutting mat  , Credit: Credit: Mai-Linh Hong
On today's show, we'll revisit the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic by looking at two alternative supply chains for masks during the fallout fro...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KMUN


  • Added: Aug 14, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Romantic senior couple celebrating Saint Valentine's Day at home. Woman holding old book and red rose with her husband with wine in background., Credit:  shixart1985
We revisit a major race debate within the Romance Writers of America that began in 2019 and talk about why questions of race in art and in institut...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KMUN


  • Added: Aug 07, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2