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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426 Pieces

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


Pieces

Caption: Albertina Gutiérrez and her 8-year-old son, Lester display photos of relatives., Credit: Maria Martin
The Seekers is the first in a two-part documentary series that examines the experiences of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the US. In t...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter reflections on humanity, the end of policing and her new book, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORI...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WRIR, WFHB, and WVAS


  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Colonialists, International Traitors, Think Carefully Before You Take Vietnam, Credit: To Lien (1978), Courtesy of Vietnam Victory Coalition
Fifty years ago, the Vietnamese Liberation Front inspired people of color around the world who were building movements for self-determination. Tod...

Bought by WVAS, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, and WRIR


  • Added: Mar 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Sápara indigenous leader, Gloria Hilda Ushigua Santi, speaks out against Ecuadorian government plans to drill for oil on their Amazonian territory., Credit: Amazon Watch
Gloria Ushigua and Aura Tegria, two legendary indigenous heroines of the Amazon rainforest, tell us about their activism to keep big oil and other ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WXDU, and WRIR


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Alex Vitale’s The End of Policing is a critical examination on the history of the police, and the police’s evolution as a tool for social control t...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WVAS, and WRIR


  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Cash is increasingly being replaced with cashless systems including cryptocurrencies. This week, we hear about the political economy of blockchain....

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and WRIR


  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Chuck Collins, Credit: Author
President Donald Trump’s tax plan may exacerbate wealth inequity in the US. Chuck Collins, Director of the Program on Inequality at the Institute f...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and WRIR


  • Added: Jan 16, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Journalist Juan González discusses his new book, Reclaiming Gotham. He chronicles the evolution of the growth machine in America’s cities - from r...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and WRIR


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Constellations | Very Quiet, Credit: Flickr
On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll explore how the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival has challenged mainstream cultur...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WVAS, and WRIR


  • Added: Jan 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Thousands of local social justice organizers, activists and other leaders passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, wh...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KVSC, WJFF, WRIR, and KVNF


  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5