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

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During the great depression, the federal government established a safety net of poverty programs. But some say, the government’s way of determining...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2009
  • Length: 05:34
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A newshole ready first-person piece about "La Tanda", a tradition of many immigrant communities of pooling their money, and sharing the benefits.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 15, 2009
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 2
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We take a look at MEDA, a program providing support and financial literacy so borrowers don’t fall into lending traps.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 15, 2009
  • Length: 09:54
  • Purchases: 2
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A new business is trying to clean up the image of check cashers, one customer at a time.

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Oct 15, 2009
  • Length: 07:41
  • Purchases: 1
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The story of “Kathy”… a 9-year-old whose life was turned upside down after her parents were arrested during a workplace raid.

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Oct 15, 2009
  • Length: 12:43
  • Purchases: 1
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In a special collaboration between “Feet in Two Worlds,” we hear the story of an immigrant family torn apart after an immigration raid in Phoenix, ...

Bought by KUNM


  • Added: Oct 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Community Check Cashing in Oakland, CA, Credit: Andrew Stelzer
This week we talk to lenders who are doing things differently and to people who are helping others stave off financial scammers.

  • Added: Oct 01, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Gowanus Canal, Credit:  brainware3000 on flickr
From a grassroots toxic canal clean up to a long-standing watershed war, we’ll hear from U.S. water stewards across the country, working to protect...

Bought by CKMO


  • Added: Sep 23, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lisa Herner, Credit: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University
Dave Zirin and Elizabeth Terzakis take a look back at the history of discrimination against women in sports, and we’ll hear where the long battle f...

Bought by KMXT, 90.5 WSNC, KUT, and KISU


  • Added: Sep 04, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Aerial view of the Charley River at Yukon., Credit: Photo by USGS.
Freshwater is our most vital natural resource. Yet it’s a finite one too, although we don’t always treat it that way. So how do we protect our wate...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Aug 12, 2009
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1