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.


449 Pieces

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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Southern Gulf Coast. Ten years later, it’s estimated there are nearly 100,000 fewer Africa...

Bought by KWMR, WXDU, WRGY, KPVL, WAMC and more


  • Added: Aug 09, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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It’s something many of us take for granted: access to clean drinking water. But for many Americans it’s not something they can rely on. From chemi...

Bought by WRIR and KPVL


  • Added: Aug 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Immigrants and supporters march down Poydras Street in New Orleans on July 10., Credit: Jasmin Mara Lopez
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Southern Gulf Coast. Reconstruction after Katrina drew thousands of people from India, Bra...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robert Green, Lower 9th ward resident, Credit: Andrew Stelzer
We visit the Lower 9th Ward Living Museum, to learn how some are trying to preserve the lessons and legacies of the past. And we talk to a residen...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 03, 2015
  • Length: 13:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Wiping out debt, Credit: TaxRebate.org.uk
Anthropologist David Graeber, author of “Debt: The First 5,000 Years,” traces the history of debt to see what we can learn. His 2011 talk was recor...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jul 09, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates' friend from Howard University was shot and killed by police in Virginia back in 2000. Written in the form of a letter to his own ...

Bought by XRAY.fm and WRIR


  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Typically turning 18 has also meant aging out of the system. So no more reimbursements to subsidize care. Studies show foster youth lacking financi...

Bought by Accessible Media Inc.


  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 09:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nicole Rocke and daughter., Credit: Leticia Miranda
This show takes a look at issues within the foster care system in the U.S. from the high rate of teen pregnancy to the alarming use of psychiatric ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WRIR


  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 2
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We go back to the night in June 1969 at the New York City Stonewall Inn that sparked the LGBT rights movement. On today’s show we’ll hear about the...

Bought by KQED, KVSC, WTJU, WMMT, KUAC and more


  • Added: May 30, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 11
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In this radio adaptation of the documentary film, Walking in Two Worlds, We meet a Tlingit brother and sister in Alaska’s Tongass Forest, where the...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What is it like to be a student who has fought in a war? Producers at The Stanford Storytelling Project’s podcast, State of the Human asked six Sta...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and WRIR


  • Added: May 16, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Emiliano rests in Neyi's kitchen., Credit: Jasmin Lopez
In Mexico an indigenous woman is three times more likely to die during childbirth or postpartum than a non indigenous woman. Both culture and gover...

Bought by WAMC and KZYX


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 09:38
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Margaret Prescod, Credit: Laura Flynn
In the 1980s in South Los Angeles more than a dozen black women were murdered. Many of these women’s bodies were found in parks, alleyways, and dum...

  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 08:31
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Making Contact’s fellow Rochelle Robinson brings us this story exploring how violence against women, especially women of color, is so pervasive tha...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 06:21
  • Purchases: 1
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On today’s show we’re exploring how some women have been dehumanized to the point of indifference. We’ll learn how one community is undoing the sil...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza tells the story of how that phrase, and the movement came to be.

Bought by WCPN, XRAY.fm, and WRIR


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Imprisonment, oppressive laws, and harassment of journalists - these are just a few means of censorship around the world. The use of these repressi...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Apr 26, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We go to BP’s corporate hometown, London England. For the past decade, going back even before the gulf coast spill, a coalition of artists has been...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 09:17
  • Purchases: 1
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Making Contact's Andrew Stelzer speaks with author, analyst, and oil industry expert Antonia Juhasz. She's been following BP since even before the ...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 16:04
  • Purchases: 1
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Reporter Anna Simonton takes us down to Southern Louisiana, where the Houma people have been battling BP--and the entire oil industry--for decades,...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 11:49
  • Purchases: 1