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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546 Pieces

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


Pieces

Caption: Annie Flores, Womens Economic Agenda Project; Max Rameau, Take Back the Land Founder; Shereen D'Souza, California Food and Justice Coalition Director., Credit: Khanh Pham
Are food, housing, and healthcare human rights? A round table discussion about the right to healthy food, the right to housing, and the right to he...

Bought by WCSU-FM


  • Added: Feb 09, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Top: Steve Williams, co-founder of POWER. Bottom: Stanley Aronowitz, Professor, City University of New York, Credit: http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com
As continual efforts to tweak the economic system seem to be failing, there’s growing suspicion that the flaws may be systemic. We hear from 3 peop...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 02, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We go to Postville, Iowa and Laurel, Mississippi--two communities where the largest workplace immigration raids happened in 2008.

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jan 20, 2010
  • Length: 14:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Former workers at Agriprocessors (far left and right), march with Father Paul Ouderkirk (second from right), the priest at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Postville, Iowa, during an event marking the one-year anniversary of the Postville immigration raid, Credit: Nathaniel Popper
We go to two communities sorting through the aftermath of Bush-era federal immigration raids, and to Los Angeles, where American Apparel became the...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
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One of the most unusual economic structures in the world is the 'gift economy' at Burning Man. Larry Harvey, the festivals founders, tells us how ...

Bought by KSFR, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, and KUOW


  • Added: Dec 29, 2009
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 4
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In Mali, the practice of 'Dama" is one example of how gift giving is an important part of cultures, throughout West Africa, India, and beyond.

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Dec 29, 2009
  • Length: 08:31
  • Purchases: 1
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One East Oakland neighborhood decided to try a different economic model in their community. Time Banking.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 29, 2009
  • Length: 06:22
  • Purchases: 1
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On this edition, we continue our series “How We Survive.” We meet a New York City street canner who’s changed his life and community one can at a t...

Bought by WCSU-FM


  • Added: Dec 02, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An agricultural renaissance has taken root among the Taos Pueblo people in New Mexico. Sustainable agriculture is returning, after years of unheal...

Bought by KQED


  • Added: Nov 13, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We go to Huron, California--a tiny farming community dubbed the' lettuce capital' of the U.S. This rural region in the fertile, sun-baked Central ...

Bought by KVNF and KVMR


  • Added: Nov 05, 2009
  • Length: 15:56
  • Purchases: 2