Making Contact

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

Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program, heard on more than 190 radio stations in the USA, Canada and South Africa. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news.

Showcasing voices and perspectives not often heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive, creative and grassroots ways to solve problems.

Making Contact's first broadcast was in 1995.


595 Pieces

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In today's episode, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs tells the birth story of the book she co-edited with China Martens and Mai'a Williams, Revolutionary M...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Sep 20, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Nagi Daifallah was a young farm worker from Yemen who participated in the 1973 Grape Strike along with the UFW until he was murdered by a Sheriff....

  • Added: Sep 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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We visit southern Europe with our partners at The Response podcast to see how communities are tackling the problem of energy poverty.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mike Milton at the Freedom Community Center in St. Louis, MO., Credit: Joe Martinez
This week on Making Contact we're taking you to St. Louis, Missouri with the Podcast 70 Million to learn about the city's ongoing efforts to re-ima...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Healing Garden, Credit: Amy Gastelum
What does food mean to identities struggling against colonialism and displacement? First, we visit the Blackfeet Nation in Montana as members of In...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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New York City taxi drivers were drowning in debt because they had to buy their licenses from the city. We join our friends at the podcast Self-Evid...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, we bring you a story from our partner Kerning Cultures about Patrice Lumumba’s children, and their escape to Cairo.

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Maurice Bailey at Shell to Shore collection in Athens GA, Credit: Claire Reynolds
More and more coastal communities want to build sea walls to prevent catastrophic flooding because of rising sea levels. But do they work? We talk ...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Making Contact we look at Bail Reform in the state of Texas with the help of our podcast partners 70 Million. For conservative lawmake...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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On today's episode anti-racism activist and author Tim Wise examines the concept of Whiteness and what he describes as the psychological wage of wh...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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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...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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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 WXDU, RadioFreePalmer, and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: May 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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We bring you a piece from our partner Kerning Cultures about the Palestine Broadcasting service. We revisit the history of the station and its role...

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  • Added: May 22, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tiffanie Drayton, Credit:  © Marcus Duncan 2021
Next, a conversation with Tiffanie Drayton, author of the new book Black American Refugee: Escaping the Narcissism of The American Dream. Drayton e...

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  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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This week, filmmaker Stephanie Welch explores the role that racist, unscientific propaganda has played in promoting white supremacy in the U.S. She...

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  • Added: May 10, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode explores the story of Billy Taing, a Cambodian refugee who got caught up in the US criminal justice system at a young age.

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Since 9/11, US governmental agencies have poured millions of dollars into spying on Arabs, Muslims and Arab Americans. Their surveillance has chang...

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Nearly two thirds of all children in the U.S. juvenile justice system are kids of color. That’s according to a report by the Children’s Defense Fun...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Miracles Club
A year ago, Oregon became the first state to decriminalize drug possession. The goal is to reverse some of the negative impacts of the War on Drugs...

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  • Added: Apr 06, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Elizabeth Hernandez and other tenants protest rent hike , Credit: 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, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4