Making Contact

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A 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 throughout the world. 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.


677 Pieces

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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
Caption: Michelle Alexander
Professor Michelle Alexander, author of ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’ makes the case that the US’ criminal ju...

Bought by KVMR and KSFR


  • Added: Feb 09, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We take a look at the health impacts of chemical exposure in nail salons, the shoddy regulation of cosmetics, and the movement towards greener nail...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Decades after Roe v. Wade, many young people still lack the resources to make informed choices about sex. On this edition, a discussion about comp...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio and KVSC


  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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A look into how struggling communities around the U.S. are meeting each others needs, without charity, or even exchanging a dollar.

Bought by WCSU-FM and KUNM


  • Added: Dec 15, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: http://www.chevwrong.org
From courtroom battles to government regulation, we take a look at how citizen groups around the world are holding oil companies accountable for en...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
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Rents have always been high in New York; but since 1994, so called ‘Quality of Life’ policing, and business friendly development strategies have de...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2010
  • Length: 17:01
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When the City of Oakland cut their after school homework help program, High school senior Nora Rose started volunteering at her library to help fil...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 02:18
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Thomas McCall, a 20-year-old student-athlete and father-to-be, was already struggling to make it in the American job market. Courtney Supple produc...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 02:39
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Reporter Rina Palta takes a hard look at how the toughest job market in decades will shape this recession generation.

Bought by WXVU 89.1 FM Villanova


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 12:48
  • Purchases: 1
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If you’re a young person looking for a job, it looks pretty dismal out there, and it may not brighten up anytime soon. On this edition of How We Su...

Bought by WCSU-FM, WXVU 89.1 FM Villanova, and KZYX


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
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Harvard professor Ogletree speaks about his book, The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in Ameri...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Graffiti, Worchester Military Recruitment Center, Credit: Mike Benedetti, Flickr
Stretched by fighting two wars, the US military has stepped up efforts to recruit teenagers and young adults. Guest host Anna Sussman hosts a roun...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Oct 19, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We hear about hip-hop and change in Cuban society, and what people on the ground are saying about new phases in the Cuban revolution.

  • Added: Sep 21, 2010
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: http://peopleswaterboard.blogspot.com/  , Credit: Detroit Peoples Water Board
In Detroit, the price of water is so high that for some, it’s out of reach. In response, citizens have come together to form the Detroit People’s ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2010
  • Length: 09:03
Caption: http://michiganwro.blogspot.com, Credit:  Michigan Welfare Rights Organization
We go to Michigan, where from the city of Detroit, to the farmlands and countryside, citizens are battling to gain greater control over the bounty ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2010
  • Length: 28:56
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Some bands are getting creative about making a political spectacle, by becoming the protest themselves, and using the internet to make their messag...

Bought by XRAY.fm and WXDU


  • Added: Sep 08, 2010
  • Length: 10:54
  • Purchases: 2
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The Infernal Noise Brigade debuted at the Seattle WTO protests in 1999. Jill Friedberg from KBCS in Seattle has their story.

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Sep 08, 2010
  • Length: 08:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Marching bands from North Carolina to Portland, Oregon are bringing humor, politics, and a unique sound to the streets.

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Sep 08, 2010
  • Length: 09:49
  • Purchases: 1