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.

Series

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426 Pieces

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


Pieces

Caption: empty flight, Credit: Diego Cupolo, creative commons
This week, we begin with the story of a woman who was in flight to the US when President Trump signed his first travel ban. We later hear about how...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
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Afrofuturism is a growing genre-movement that spans literature, art, music, and film. It provides radical alternatives to dominant Western narrativ...

Bought by WRIR, WVAS, and WXDU


  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Tenants of this Glendale apartment complex were given 60 days to cover rent increases of $750 or more, Credit: Monica Lopez
The stage is set for a battle between two worldviews. Is housing a human right, or a commodity? And where on that continuum is California’s common ...

Bought by WVAS and WRIR


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is an examination of the experiences of black girls across the country whose intricate lives...

Bought by WVAS, KUNM, and WRIR


  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Guatemalans fresh off the "flight of the deportees"  are given a phone call to relatives by volunteer groups., Credit: Maria Martin
This week, Making Contact looks at The Cost of Deportations through the lens of one Central American nation that sends migrants north— Guatemala. W...

Bought by WXDU, WVAS, and WRIR


  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Film Artwork, Credit: She's Angry When Beautiful
For this edition of Making Contact, we’ll present the documentary, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” a reflection on the rise of the women’s libe...

Bought by WVAS, WXDU, and WRIR


  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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For Mother's Day: we bring you a discussion by women of color writers and poets who contributed to the anthology, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on ...

Bought by WVAS


  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Water barrels in an indigenous community within the Water Forest. Some residents wait up to two weeks for water trucks to appear., Credit: Maria Doerr
Fresh water is one of our most precious natural resources. This week contributor Maria Doerr looks at what's being done to protect the watersheds o...

Bought by WVAS and WRIR


  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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On the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, hundreds imprisoned inside Michigan’s Kinross Correctional Facility refused to report to wor...

Bought by WVAS


  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Daze of Justice is the story of trailblazing Cambodian-American women who break decades of silence, abandoning the security of their American homes...

Bought by WXDU and WRIR


  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2