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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673 Pieces

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


Pieces

Caption: Elizabeth Hernandez and other tenants protest rent hike , Credit: Alliance for Californians for Community Empowerment Action
While wages have flatlined for most working class people, rents have reached new highs, leaving most people struggling. But it’s not just in the US...

Bought by WXDU, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, RadioStPete Florida, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Mar 28, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Sasha Krizhanofsky reads his 1990 letter to Jessica Partnow in Korsun-Shevchenkivs'kyi, Ukraine, 2012.
This week, Making Contact’s Jessica Partnow offers a look at the state of Russian youth activism from 2012 to today. She revisits her reporting fro...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Mar 22, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Amah Mutsun Ohlone are fighting to save their most sacred Indigenous site — a place called Juristac. Contributors Robert Raymond and Della Dunc...

Bought by WXDU and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Mar 16, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The world is struggling to contain COVID-19, as variants continue to emerge in countries where the virus is spreading unchecked, killing thousands....

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Mar 08, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We present the documentary, She's Beautiful When She's Angry, a reflection on the rise of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, bet...

Bought by WXDU, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Mar 02, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Rev. James Lawson Jr., Credit: Reed Hutchinson
On Dec. 11, 2021, the UCLA Labor Center’s historic MacArthur Park building was officially named the UCLA James Lawson Jr. Worker Justice Center, in...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Feb 23, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Asantewaa Boykin, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project, program director for MH First Sacramento, and an ER nurse, poses for a photo at her home in Sacramento., Credit: Photo by Sara Nevis.
Police encounters during a mental health crisis have a greater chance of turning deadly if you're Black. New response mechanisms bypass law enforce...

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


  • Added: Feb 09, 2022
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3
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A legal matrix that incentivizes criminal convictions can motivate unethical prosecutors to bend or break the rules. In New York, a group of law pr...

Bought by WXDU, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: Jan 08, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Indian migrant workers flee during the 2020 national lockdown., Credit: Re:Work Radio, a project of the UCLA Labor Center.
When India went into lockdown in 2020, millions of jobs disappeared and tens of millions of migrant workers struggled to get home, often on foot. M...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Dec 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In our annual Fallen Heroes episode, we share words of inspiration from, and about some lesser-known grassroots activists who passed away in 2021.

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and WXDU


  • Added: Dec 28, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2