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.


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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...

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

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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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...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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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...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 09:17
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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 ...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 16:04
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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,...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 11:49
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Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, not everyone is “back to normal.” On this edition, we follow BP’s trail fro...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Climate change is here affecting weather conditions and sea levels. In India it's also having a more surprising influence on the country's tigers. ...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Nicaragua plans to build a $50 billion canal to connect the Caribbean and Pacific. Supporters argue it will create more than 250,000 jobs. But smal...

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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It’s the second most-traded commodity in the world after oil but how much do you think about your cup of coffee? From coffee farmers in Colombia to...

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Squatters' settlement along a Manila, Philippines waterway , Credit: Aurora Almendral
Reporter Aurora Almendral visits one squatter settlement in the Philippine and finds out how one community leveraged their political power into hom...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 09:15
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Caption: View of Torre de David, Credit: JoséMa Orsini
Reporter Andrew Rosati takes us to what's known as the world's tallest squat, the Torre de David, in Venezuela to see how the residents there are d...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 05:21
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Caption: Robert Neuwirth, Credit: kris krüg
Interview with Robert Neuwirth author of "Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World." He estimates that more than a billion people--tha...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 13:43
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Caption: Strawberry field in Watsonville, California , Credit: SGrace via Flickr
We follow Dr. Ann Aurelia Lopez as she shows us the reality of farm workers' lives in the United States and Mexico. Dr. Lopez founded the Center fo...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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We visit squats in Venezuela and the Phillipines, and find out why squatters around the world aren’t just tolerated...they are crucial to the growt...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Police Lights, Credit: JJ https://www.flickr.com/photos/tattoodjay/4172577749/in/photolist-7mHxZF-ntjU6o-BA5dw-4YVuiR-4oxk3p-9WvKAJ-6aAVL8-4TriEc-9RxFf5-cX9PJ7-9FWBUQ-9iVSZY-3JGAkJ-aA7muZ-5Z6ysn-NajHv-97f5km-7NV3qB-dhhs8s-fjfh3-9Ra8Si-nZLv2P-HjZTJ-hrc2rF-cbcHJ5-bW6YvQ-4kV4bM-7y
Why are so many of those killed by police young people of color? A recent ProPublica investigation found that a young black male is at twenty one t...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Credit: http://www.apbspeakers.com/
Some call it a new civil rights movement. Others simply call it “black lives matter”. We hear a conversation about waging strategic non-violence be...

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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This is a special ENCORE edition. Before it was legal in the United States, some doctors would risk arrest to provide women with access to safe abo...

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Leroy Moore
You’ve heard of Hip-Hop, but what about Krip-Hop? That’s the name for the international movement of disabled artists, poets, musicians, and MCs. On...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Femen North America, Credit: Femen North America
How can a woman determine how she is perceived by the world, and even by herself? On this edition, we hear stories of women who are using their bo...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3