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.


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Caption: Artwork by Phil Wrigglesworth
On today's show we learn about worker cooperatives: what are they and can they offer an alternative to the dominant capitalist mindset? Our partner...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: An unhoused man who goes by “Si Pues” sits with his belongings after moving them around the block during a sweep in Van Nuys, Calif. on July 29, 2022. Once the sweep was finished he will move back to the same spot., Credit: Alisha Jucevic
This week on Making Contact we continue with our look at a community of unhoused people in Echo Park in Los Angeles, California and how they were f...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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On today's show, we hear a story from our podcast partner 70 Million about a community of unhoused people in Echo Park in Los Angeles and how they ...

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Thousands of social justice leaders in communities all over the world passed away this year. We're closing out the year, as we usually do, with in...

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  • Added: Dec 25, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Wilson Dairy Restaurant / Helen Zia as baby with Mom Bing
In the midst of our stress and trauma dealing with the sometimes harsh realities of life, its hard to imagine what stories we will ultimately tell ...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, we explore an often-overlooked issue in the Arab world; racism towards Black Arabs. In this episode, Kerning Culture reporter Ahmed Twai...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Members of the single moms collective, Motherful, gather for a photo, Credit: Motherful
Ohio's single mom collective, Motherful, shows what it's like when pregnant and parenting people make decisions for themselves.

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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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: Nov 21, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Digital Security Best Practices by Digital Defense Fund, Credit: Hazel Mead
Mutual aid efforts to provide pregnancy prevention and medical abortion in post-Roe southern United States.

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Our friends from the podcast The Response bring us their piece Abortion Access and Reproductive Justice in a Post-Roe Landscape, plus a quick updat...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Neighbors line up for a hot meal at La Casona de Humahuaca's olla popular during pandemic lockdowns.
Groups all over Latin America turn to the age-old practice of communal cooking to feed citizens during pandemic lockdowns. A Buenos Aires arts orga...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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This week on Making Contact - with assistance from our podcast partners, 70 million - we head to the state of Alaska, where rising violent crime an...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We talk to Raj Patel and Rupa Marya about their new book "Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice."

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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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.

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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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
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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
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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