Making Contact

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Making Contact, is 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. - Most shows are “evergreen” – can be played any time. See years of archived documentaries are available. - Excellent production quality and customer service.

Series

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664 Pieces

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


Pieces

Caption: Cover of the book, "America's Black Capital", Credit: Hachette Book Group
On this week's episode, we speak with Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar about his latest book, “America's Black Capital: How African Americans Remade Atlanta ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KMUN


  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Front cover of "The Hundred Years' War on Palestine.", Credit: Credit: Macmillan Publishers
In the midst of repeated, outsized, and unprecedented attacks on the people of Gaza, we talk to Rashid Khalidi about his book "The Hundred Years' W...

Bought by WXDU and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Apr 02, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: On an orange background, six black line illustrations depicting: a COVID-19 virus, a face mask, a lung filled with COVID viruses, a person's head tilted back with a nose swab, a swab in a test tube, and a rapid antigen test. In between these illustrations, Credit: Original image by jKartak from Pixabay. Digitally altered by Lucy Kang.
March marks four years since the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health failures and government inaction have forced communities to tak...

Bought by WXDU, RadioFreePalmer, and KMUN


  • Added: Mar 26, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Today we share excerpts from “She's Beautiful When She's Angry,” a documentary about the rise of activism around women’s rights in the late 1960s, ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, RadioFreePalmer, KMUN, and KBUT Crested Butte, Colo.


  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Ruchika Tulshyan (left) and Ijeoma Oluo (right).
What does equity really mean? That might be an impossible question to answer objectively, but in this encore episode Ruchika Tulshyan, a workplace ...

Bought by WXDU and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Image of Arctic Ice, Credit: Pink floyd88 a via Wikimedia Commons
In an era where climate change is top of mind for all and our futures hang in the balance, scientists think they’ve found a solution: geoengineerin...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KMUN, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Mar 05, 2024
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Margaret Crane, inventor of America's first home pregnancy test, in 1965. , Credit: Anna Kaufman
In 1965 Margaret Crane was a young graphic designer with an idea: Why couldn't women do their own pregnancy tests at home? This is the story of how...

Bought by KISU, KETR-FM, RadioStPete Florida, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WWNO and more


  • Added: Feb 27, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Excerpt from the book cover, reading "Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock" superimposed on top of orange and pink geological features., Credit: Penguin Random House
We speak with Jenny Odell, author of "Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock," about how the ways we think about time shapes our lives. A...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, RadioFreePalmer, KMUN, and RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Feb 20, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Bayard Rustin, half-length portrait, facing front, microphones in foreground, Credit: Library of Congress
Today’s episode from our archives continues to honor Black history and heritage. We take a look at the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin, a central ...

Bought by WXDU, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., WORT, Oregon Public Broadcasting, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Ribbon cutting at Tulsa's EduRec Youth Center for Black History Saturdays. , Credit: Credit: Black History Saturdays
When Oklahoma passed a law limiting discussion of race in classrooms, Tulsa activist Kristi Williams rallied the community to create Black History ...

Bought by KMUN, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WXDU, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Feb 06, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4