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.

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671 Pieces

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


Pieces

Caption: Palestinians fleeing from their villages as Israeli troops approach on October 30, 1948., Credit: David Eldan, National Photo Collection of Israel, Government Press Office, under the digital ID D275-120
This week marks the 75th anniversary of the Nakba, or the "catastrophe" in Arabic. It refers both to the events starting in late 1947 when Zionist ...

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  • Added: May 15, 2023
  • Length: 29:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ric Simmons, law professor at The Ohio State University, in the hallway of Moritz College of Law in Columbus, Ohio, Credit: Eli Hiller
On today's show, we hear a story from our podcast partner 70 Million about a case of police brutality in Dallas that evaporated after going before ...

Bought by RadioStPete Florida, WXDU, RadioFreePalmer, and KMUN


  • Added: May 08, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Caption: "SBV" sign in front of Silicon Valley Bank headquarters in Santa Clara, California., Credit: Photo credit: Minh Nguyen, via Wikimedia Commons, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
We talk to John Nichols and Jeet Heer from The Nation about the decisions that led up to the Silicon Valley Bank collapse and why it wasn't just an...

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  • Added: May 01, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The diaper distribution room at All Options Pregnancy Resource Center in Bloomington, IN. , Credit: Amy Gastelum
Abortion access is piecemeal and complex in the US. And while access to abortion volleys among the court system, the organization PlanCPills.org he...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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 be looking at the environmental impact of the rail industry and hear from people in two communities currently impacted by ra...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: People listening to Saltwater Soundwalk in Seattle., Credit: Jenny Asarnow
On today's show, we'll travel to Seattle to hear indigenous voices and Coast Salish languages, and to reflect on the importance of the Salish Sea a...

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


  • Added: Apr 07, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A philosophy that suggests we take a very long view of human existence has started gaining ground among the rich and powerful. Its called longtermi...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Elizabeth Hernandez and other tenants protest rent hike , Alliance for Californians for Community Empowerment Action
While wages have flatlined for most working class people, rents have reached new highs, leaving most people struggling. But it’s not just in the US...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: B.C. Franklin (right), I.H. Spears (left) and Effie Thompson (center) filing insurance claims for survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre in a Red Cross tent. , Credit: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Tulsa Friends and John W. and Karen R. Franklin
On this episode, we turn our focus to how journalists and historians today are covering the Tulsa Race Massacre. KalaLea, producer and host of the ...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alt text: Four homemade masks made from patterned cloth sitting on top of a fabric cutting mat, Credit: Mai-Linh Hong
To mark the three year anniversary of the official start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we'll be looking at two alternative supply chains for masks that...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Mar 14, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2