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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669 Pieces

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


Pieces

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 WUWM, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KMUN, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Mar 05, 2024
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 4
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 WXDU, WUWM, KISU, KETR-FM, RadioStPete Florida and more


  • Added: Feb 27, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 10
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
Caption: Jenkin Lloyd Jones Press, All Souls' book publishing imprint, 2021 , Credit: Jenkin Lloyd Jones Press, All Souls' book publishing imprint, 2021
Tulsa Tri-City Collective leaders Carlos Moreno and Bracken Klar talk about the history of Greenwood, a Tulsa neighborhood founded by and for Black...

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


  • Added: Jan 30, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: B.C. Franklin (right), I.H. Spears (left) and Effie Thompson (center) filing insurance claims for survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre in a Red Cross tent. , Credit: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Tulsa Friends and John W. and Karen R. Franklin
In the first of our 3 part series leading up to Black History Month, we focus in on how journalists and historians today are covering the Tulsa Rac...

Bought by KALW, RadioStPete Florida, RadioFreePalmer, and KMUN


  • Added: Jan 23, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Image of the explosion after the Trinity detonation on July 16, 1945, Credit: United States Department of Energy
Oppenheimer swept the Golden Globes, but what did it leave out? We talk about the impact of nuclear colonialism on New Mexico with Myrriah Gómez, a...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and WORT


  • Added: Jan 16, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Portrait of Dr. Cornel West, Credit: Gage Skidmore (from creative commons)
On today's show, we hear from noted author, scholar, and self-described intellectual freedom fighter, Dr. Cornel West. In his discussions, West use...

Bought by WUWM, RadioStPete Florida, RadioFreePalmer, and KMUN


  • Added: Jan 09, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption:  Brunswick cafe, Little Dog, where workers organized a union., Credit: Alex Spear, Bowdoin Orient
On the forefront of the next labor revolution, we visit a coffee shop in Maine called Little Dog whose workers start to organize a union and we tal...

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


  • Added: Jan 02, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4