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. Making Contact digs into the story beneath the story—contextualizing the narratives that shape our culture. Our team produces stories on critical issues, including the environment, racial and political justice, LGBTQI+ rights, and reproductive justice. Our mission is to use audio storytelling to inspire a more just world. As a journalism organization committed to truth, we honor the rich wisdom and lived experience of historically oppressed and marginalized communities. Through our radio show and podcast, Making Contact, we challenge harmful power structures and move toward the future we envision.

 

 

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677 Pieces

A radio program that links people, vital ideas, and important information

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A radio program that links people, vital ideas, and important information. This is the automated delivery version.


Pieces

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Over the next two weeks, we broadcast the documentary film “COINTELPRO 101,” about the secret FBI program which ran from 1956-1971, and disrupted m...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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African-Americans have endured more than 246 years of slavery, 100 years of racism and segregation. The trauma from that experience continues to im...

  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:59
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A discussion on the history of race and the American Media, from the 2011 National Conference on Media Reform, featuring Democracy Now’s Juan Gonza...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Apr 28, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cornel West, Credit: Richard Alan Hannon Getty Images
Solidarity has long been used as an organizing tool, but it is shifting radically amidst a new political landscape and new technologies. Left Forum...

Bought by KDNK


  • Added: Apr 13, 2011
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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For most women, the way their pregnancy, labor, and recuperation is handled by the correctional system has a lot to be desired. But there are some...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KUOW


  • Added: Mar 30, 2011
  • Length: 09:35
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: http://www.timeontheoutside.com/, Credit: Shannon Heffernan
What happens when a women gives birth behind bars? Usually those babies are sent home with family members or put into foster care. But some prison...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KFAI Minneapolis, New Hampshire Public Radio, and Vocalo.org


  • Added: Mar 30, 2011
  • Length: 14:25
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: http://www.timeontheoutside.com, Credit: Shannon Heffernan
A look at pregnancy, and motherhood, inside US jails and prisons. What does the huge number of incarcerated women in prison foretell for the next g...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Richard Wolff, Credit: http://www.rdwolff.com/
An exclusive interview with economist Richard Wolff, who explains how failed ‘trickle down economics’ theories are being recycled under a different...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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We’ll hear excerpts from the Oscar-nominated movie Gasland, including stories from residents who say their drinking water catches on fire—one of th...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 02, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Ddepression or schizophrenia are a particular problem for refugee populations in the United States. They often come from war torn nations, fresh fr...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KPVL, KUOW, and WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 23, 2011
  • Length: 08:19
  • Purchases: 4