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: But Next Time host Chrishelle Palay talks with Houston community organizer, Ericka Bowman after a bus tour of the city organized by housing justice advocates. , Credit: Leah Mahan
In this final episode of four-part series, But Next Time, our guest hosts, Chrishelle Palay and Rose Arrieta take us to Houston to continue the sto...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: 12 Moms Initiative member Jamie describes water and mold damage to her home at the Coppertree Village Apartments to members of the National Low Income Housing Coalition during a bus tour hosted by Houston's housing justice organizers., Credit: Leah Mahan
Today in Houston, Texas we meet a group of moms who stand up for local housing policies that keep families of color trapped in unsafe homes for yea...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: But Next Time hosts Rose and Chrishelle pose for a photo with members of indigenous language radio show, Radio Autóctona Indigenista on KBBF., Credit: Leah Mahan
This week we continue delving into community-rooted disaster relief in California. From building mutual aid networks, to translating emergency mess...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: KBBF board President, Alicia Sanchez prepares a recording for the station., Credit: Amanda Lopez
As fires ravaged California’s wine country in 2017, farm and service workers, especially non-English speakers, were some of the hardest hit. Hear m...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Demonstrators call for an immediate ceasefire and an end to US military aid to Israel at the Port of Oakland in November 2023., Credit: Brooke Anderson (photo has been cropped from original)
For weeks people around the world have been witness to Israel's deadly assault on Gaza. Today, we uncover the military corporations profiting from ...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The story of how locals in Buenos Aires came together to feed each other through a pandemic with community kitchens (ollas populares), and how inno...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Image of Arctic Ice, Credit: Pink floyd88 a, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons.
In recent years, scientists have begun testing geoengineering technologies to slow down or even stop global warming. But, is geoengineering safe? A...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Maribel Quezada Smith and Liz Alarcón discuss ways they maintain their children’s latinidad while living in the U.S., and what they’ve changed from...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Caption: A tule elk in Point Reyes in 2015., Credit: Credit: Austlee via Wikimedia Commons, under a CC BY-SA 4.0 Deed license. Image is unaltered.
Dive into the history of Point Reyes National Seashore with us, an area in northern California known for rugged sweeping beaches and tule elk. We'l...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: United States Supreme Court Building, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
We revisit two sites of indigenous resistance we've covered in the past: First we talk to Rebecca Nagle about the Supreme Court ruling upholding th...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2023
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2