Making Contact

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

Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program, heard on more than 190 radio stations in the USA, Canada and South Africa. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news.

Showcasing voices and perspectives not often heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive, creative and grassroots ways to solve problems.

Making Contact's first broadcast was in 1995.


432 Pieces

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Despite the difficult picture painted by the news, there is hope for our planet. We cover several fights against refineries and market based soluti...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, we hear from a woman who went to prison under El Salvador’s current abortion laws— some of the strictest in the world. And, one reproduc...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, we explore the remarkable communities that arise in the aftermath of natural disasters; namely, Hurricane Sandy, and its impact on the R...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Formerly incarcerated people and officials in Pima County are joining efforts to send fewer people to jail. Meanwhile a federal program at the bord...

Bought by WVAS and WRIR


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Darnell Moore, Credit: www.darnelllmoore.com
Darnell Moore the author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. A story of beauty and hope-and an honest reckoning with...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Uprooting Racism offers a framework for understanding institutional racism. It provides practical suggestions, tools, examples, and advice on how w...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WVAS, WXDU, and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: empty flight, Credit: Diego Cupolo, creative commons
This week, we begin with the story of a woman who was in flight to the US when President Trump signed his first travel ban. We later hear about how...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Afrofuturism is a growing genre-movement that spans literature, art, music, and film. It provides radical alternatives to dominant Western narrativ...

Bought by WMMT, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KQED, KVNF, WRIR and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Tenants of this Glendale apartment complex were given 60 days to cover rent increases of $750 or more, Credit: Monica Lopez
The stage is set for a battle between two worldviews. Is housing a human right, or a commodity? And where on that continuum is California’s common ...

Bought by KQED, WVAS, and WRIR


  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is an examination of the experiences of black girls across the country whose intricate lives...

Bought by WVAS, KUNM, and WRIR


  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Guatemalans fresh off the "flight of the deportees"  are given a phone call to relatives by volunteer groups., Credit: Maria Martin
This week, Making Contact looks at The Cost of Deportations through the lens of one Central American nation that sends migrants north— Guatemala. W...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Film Artwork, Credit: She's Angry When Beautiful
For this edition of Making Contact, we’ll present the documentary, “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” a reflection on the rise of the women’s libe...

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  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Water barrels in an indigenous community within the Water Forest. Some residents wait up to two weeks for water trucks to appear., Credit: Maria Doerr
Fresh water is one of our most precious natural resources. This week contributor Maria Doerr looks at what's being done to protect the watersheds o...

Bought by KQED, WVAS, and WRIR


  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Daze of Justice is the story of trailblazing Cambodian-American women who break decades of silence, abandoning the security of their American homes...

Bought by WXDU and WRIR


  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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...

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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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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Stamped offers a deeply researched, provocative narrative that is a comprehensive history of anti-Black racist ideas—their origins, and how they be...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jun 19, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1