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.


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


Caption: Book cover for "The Trauma of Caste.", Credit: Penguin Random House
What is caste? According to author Thenmozhi Soundararajan, “caste is suffering. That one’s worth and fate are determined at the moment of birth." ...

Bought by KMUN

  • Added: Jun 11, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A child running through the Stanford Divestment Encampment., Credit: Photo by RJ Lozada.
What does it mean to disclose and divest? We take a look at the demands behind the student encampments for Palestine and talk to Kelly Grotke about...

Bought by WXDU and RadioFreePalmer

  • Added: Jun 04, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: White text reading "Borders: What are they good for?" superimposed on top of a greyscale background showing the jagged border between two sides of a sand dune., Credit: Original photo by Siora Photography on Unsplash. Digitally altered by Lucy Kang.
What are borders, and why do we have them? And how is violent border enforcement at the US-Mexico border connected to Israel's brutal assault on Ga...

Bought by WXDU, RadioFreePalmer, and KMUN

  • Added: May 28, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Outdoor mural featuring Frida Kahlo, Credit: In Confianza, with Pulso
“In Confianza, with Pulso” producer Anthony Wallace brings us the story of Thania Betancourt Alcazar. A member of “The Phoenix Fridas,” Alcazar di...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and C89.5 - KNHC Seattle

  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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
This week, we talk to Jenny Odell, about the ideas behind her book Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock and How to Do Nothing: Resistin...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KMUN

  • Added: May 14, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption:  (Left) Wilson Dairy Restaurant (Right) Helen Zia as a baby with mom., Credit: Photo copyright Helen Zia used with permission
This week's episode is about two women, one who fled Shanghai during Mao's Chinese Revolution, and the other who escaped the Bolshevik Revolution a...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KALW

  • Added: May 07, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Healthcare worker provides COVID-19 vaccination, Credit: World Bank Photo Collection is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
The pandemic exposed stark inequalities around the world, especially in terms of vaccine access, leading to the deaths of untold thousands in the g...

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

  • Added: Apr 30, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Interactive Map: US Abortion Policies and Access After Roe., Credit: Guttmacher Institute. Accessed 4/15/24.
Access to abortion is increasingly piecemeal and complex in the US. While abortion access volleys within the judicial system, local abortion funds ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KMUN

  • Added: Apr 23, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A tule elk in Point Reyes in 2015., Credit: Austlee via Wikimedia Commons, under a CC BY-SA 4.0 Deed license. Image is unaltered.
On today's encore episode, dive into the history of Point Reyes National Seashore, an area in northern California known for rugged sweeping beaches...

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

  • Added: Apr 15, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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 WUWM, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, RadioFreePalmer, and KMUN

  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4