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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Domestic abuse affects everyone it touches—intimate partners, children, and elders. COVID-19 created new problems for victims of domestic violence ...

  • Added: May 03, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on Making Contact, we look at so-called quality of life laws that criminalize unhoused individuals and entangles them in a cycle of pover...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Amid national outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020, and other police-shootings of Black people, the movement to "defund t...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Sojung Yi, Charlie Wang and Melissa Borja, Credit: Self Evident
Two incidents of anti-Asian hate — the beating of an elderly grandfather in a San Francisco park and the harassment of a mourning son in a New York...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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As reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act awaits a vote in the U.S. Senate, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls continue to ...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Voting Rights Advocates Carolina Miranda, Andrea Miller and Pam Wilmot, Credit: Carolina Miranda photo  -  Carolina Miranda  Andrea Miller photo  -  The Tennessee Tribune  Pam Wilmot photo  -  The Boston Globe
Women Rising Radio re-visits the 2020 election year, to assess the outcomes and talk with those who made those outcomes happen, the grassroots elec...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Joseph V. Conte Facility., Credit: Broward County Sheriff’s Office
In a two-part series, we look at how COVID-19 has torn through prisons and how organizers are trying to push state and local governments to release...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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In a two-part series, we look at how COVID-19 has torn through prisons and how organizers are trying to push state and local governments to release...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Geraldine Robinson, center, and one of her sons, right, wait for her to be honored for her advocacy by the Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund in September 2019
Black students with dyslexia carry a heavy burden in public schools. This program centers around a grandmother who fought for years to get her gran...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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This week we take a look at Canada and its history of Black enslavement. Canada, our northern neighbor, is rarely mentioned when we talk about the ...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Today on Making Contact, we present the film Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible. The film takes us on the transformational journey of w...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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"Honorable people can do terrible things" says Andrea Pitzer in her book "One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps." We talk to Andr...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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Today, a divided nation experiences one of the most tumultuous presidential transitions in US history. Leaders from marginalized communities across...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Back in Guatemala, María and her niece have returned to an environment where they say their lives are in danger, Credit: Grecia Ortiz.
The Trump administration has issued numerous policies to systematically dismantle asylum as a legal right. They're also locking up asylum seekers f...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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This year on making contact, instead of our normal end of year show commemorating movement leaders we've lost, and highlighting their work, we reme...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
Caption: Jorge Garza has created an Azteca pop series based on front line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic., Credit: Jorge Garza
Up next on Making Contact we turn our attention to those Americans who are bearing the brunt of the coronavirus fallout. According to the CDC, Blac...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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On this episode of Making Contact, we look at the privatization of our earth’s most precious resource – water. People around the world have been or...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
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Three years after Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Ricans are still reeling from its effects and aftereffects. We bring you a Haymarket Books talk by Ma...

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: #SayHerName, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
2020 will marked six years since the #SayHerName movement was created. Today, the deaths of Black women and girls at the hands of law enforcement s...

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3