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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This week, filmmaker Stephanie Welch explores the role that racist, unscientific propaganda has played in promoting white supremacy in the U.S. She...

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  • Added: May 10, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tiffanie Drayton, Credit:  © Marcus Duncan 2021
Next, a conversation with Tiffanie Drayton, author of the new book Black American Refugee: Escaping the Narcissism of The American Dream. Drayton e...

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  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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We bring you a piece from our partner Kerning Cultures about the Palestine Broadcasting service. We revisit the history of the station and its role...

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  • Added: May 22, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We revisit a major race debate within the Romance Writers of America that began in 2019 and talk about why questions of race in art and in institut...

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  • Added: May 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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We revisit a major race debate within the Romance Writers of America that began in 2019 and talk about why questions of race in art and in institut...

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


  • Added: Jun 02, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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On today's episode anti-racism activist and author Tim Wise examines the concept of Whiteness and what he describes as the psychological wage of wh...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Making Contact we look at Bail Reform in the state of Texas with the help of our podcast partners 70 Million. For conservative lawmake...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Maurice Bailey at Shell to Shore collection in Athens GA, Credit: Claire Reynolds
More and more coastal communities want to build sea walls to prevent catastrophic flooding because of rising sea levels. But do they work? We talk ...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2022
  • Length: 28:56
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This week, we bring you a story from our partner Kerning Cultures about Patrice Lumumba’s children, and their escape to Cairo.

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  • Added: Jul 27, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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New York City taxi drivers were drowning in debt because they had to buy their licenses from the city. We join our friends at the podcast Self-Evid...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Healing Garden, Credit: Amy Gastelum
What does food mean to identities struggling against colonialism and displacement? First, we visit the Blackfeet Nation in Montana as members of In...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Mike Milton at the Freedom Community Center in St. Louis, MO., Credit: Joe Martinez
This week on Making Contact we're taking you to St. Louis, Missouri with the Podcast 70 Million to learn about the city's ongoing efforts to re-ima...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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We visit southern Europe with our partners at The Response podcast to see how communities are tackling the problem of energy poverty.

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Nagi Daifallah was a young farm worker from Yemen who participated in the 1973 Grape Strike along with the UFW until he was murdered by a Sheriff....

  • Added: Sep 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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In today's episode, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs tells the birth story of the book she co-edited with China Martens and Mai'a Williams, Revolutionary M...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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We talk to Raj Patel and Rupa Marya about their new book "Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice."

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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This week on Making Contact - with assistance from our podcast partners, 70 million - we head to the state of Alaska, where rising violent crime an...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Neighbors line up for a hot meal at La Casona de Humahuaca's olla popular during pandemic lockdowns.
Groups all over Latin America turn to the age-old practice of communal cooking to feed citizens during pandemic lockdowns. A Buenos Aires arts orga...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Our friends from the podcast The Response bring us their piece Abortion Access and Reproductive Justice in a Post-Roe Landscape, plus a quick updat...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Mutual aid efforts to provide pregnancy prevention and medical abortion in post-Roe southern United States.

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1