Making Contact

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Producers of "Making Contact," an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on over 160 radio stations in the USA, Canada and elsewhere. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. - Ordinary people talk about how public policy affects their daily lives, families and communities, and share positive ways to solve problems. - Special mini-series, such as ElectionWatch ’04 and Media Collaborative on Colombia are included in the regular schedule. - Most shows are “evergreen” – can be played any time. Four years of archived documentaries are available. - Excellent production quality and customer service.

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443 Pieces

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


Pieces

Caption: Pavlos Fyssas, Greek anti-fascist rapper who was killed in 2013 by self-professed member of the Golden Dawn Party
This episode explores the past and present of the far right and anti-fascism. We begin with the murder investigation of anti-fascist rapper, Pavlos...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Heather Booth, founder of the Jane Collective, Credit: from the documentary about her by Lilly Rivkin.
In a special 2 part program by Making Contact we explore new safe at-home abortion options and the growing movement for "self-managed abortions.”

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and WFHB


  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Floricel Liborio Ramos in Northern California., Credit: 70 Million
A handful of companies are making millions off of ankle monitors strapped to undocumented immigrants in ICE custody. The makers pitch the monitors...

Bought by WVAS


  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Book Art, Credit: Paul Kivel
We speak with author Paul Kivel about his book, Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. The discussion offers a framework f...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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There were thousands of organizers, activists and local social justice leaders around the world who died in 2018. As we do every December, we brin...

Bought by KVSC and WFHB


  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Thousands of Guatemalans are recovering from the eruption of a volcano called Fuego - Spanish for "fire" - which took place in the summer of 2018. ...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
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America’s unwillingness to assess the ugly truth about systemic inequality has created a perpetual sinkhole of denial. A reality that existed long ...

Bought by WVAS


  • Added: Dec 07, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A bail bonds agency welcomes business next door to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. A federal judge recently ruled the county’s bail practices unconstitutional. , Credit: Ruxandra Guidi
70 Million reporter, Ruxandra Guidi, chronicles how activists and reformers are succeeding in cutting the jail population, diverting drug arrests, ...

Bought by WVAS and KQED


  • Added: Dec 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: a diagram of sex, sexuality and gender, Credit: Robin Hubbard
I Am Because I Am, explores the expansion of gender identity and presumed roles in our society. A look beyond the socially constructed ideas of wha...

Bought by WVAS, KQED, Boise State Public Radio, and WRIR


  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In the aftermath of Northern California’s Tubbs Fire in 2017, undocumented families found support outside of traditional disaster service agencies ...

Bought by KQED


  • Added: Nov 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1