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.


666 Pieces

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Caption: Kanyon Sayers-Roods
Women Rising radio profiles food sovereignty activists from India, Mexico, and Native American communities.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Dec 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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From the Fight for 15 campaign to the Syrian refugee crisis, the past year was full of news headlines that were tough to keep up with. Making Conta...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Juan Evans
Thousands of local social justice organizers passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didn t make the he...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Dec 10, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1973 the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade established the legal right to abortion in the United States. Since then, state legislative and executiv...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Dec 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Increasingly, police don’t live in the neighborhoods, or even the cities they patrol. But is that a problem? Law enforcement agencies around the ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Al Sasser
We hear about systems of mutual support; where peers coping with similar struggles like HIV, mental health issues and surviving prison step into th...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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On this edition of Making Contact we’ll meet individuals who went to prison, came out, and have since dedicated their life to changing the world.

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Journalist Eric Arnold talks with Stanley Nelson, director of the documentary film: The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution.

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 23
Caption: Border crossing , Credit: Thalia Beaty and Maggy Donaldson
Moroccan markets sell goods imported from Spain at a discount for buyers. But that discount comes at a price -- for the Moroccan women who bring th...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2015
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Woman waiting to cross the border into Morocco carrying imported goods from Spain , Credit: Thalia Beaty and Maggy Donaldson
Millions of people around the world work in jobs that aren’t formally recognized or afforded legal protections typical of wage earning jobs. On thi...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Women Rising Radio 28 profiles global community organizers - whose work is based in their compassion and common sense, and whose organizing is ma...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Huey Newton
The Black Panthers weren’t the only ones arming themselves in the 60s and 70s. And as Making Contact producer George Lavender found, not everyone h...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 06:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Matt Knox, Credit: Amy MArtin
We go to Montana, where Making Contact Producer Amy Martin spent some time with a guy that you might think of as the stereotypical American gun own...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, KFAI Minneapolis, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 09:24
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Matt Knox, Credit: Amy Martin
Love em or hate em, they’re an ever present part of American culture. And they’re not going away anytime soon. On this edition, we talk guns…from...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s one of the most dangerous jobs in America: taxi driving. In this special joint episode from ReWork and Making Contact, we’ll hear a radio adap...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A radio adaptation of the documentary Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle. This documentary examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexic...

Bought by WRIR, WMUU-LP, and KPVL


  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Ross McKenzie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but after 15 years on Lithium, he wasn’t getting any better. He decided to take matters into hi...

Bought by KPVL, WRIR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Southern Gulf Coast. Ten years later, it’s estimated there are nearly 100,000 fewer Africa...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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It’s something many of us take for granted: access to clean drinking water. But for many Americans it’s not something they can rely on. From chemi...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Immigrants and supporters march down Poydras Street in New Orleans on July 10., Credit: Jasmin Mara Lopez
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Southern Gulf Coast. Reconstruction after Katrina drew thousands of people from India, Bra...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 1