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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Today we share excerpts from “She's Beautiful When She's Angry,” a documentary about the rise of activism around women’s rights in the late 1960s, ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, RadioFreePalmer, KMUN, and KBUT Crested Butte, Colo.


  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: On an orange background, six black line illustrations depicting: a COVID-19 virus, a face mask, a lung filled with COVID viruses, a person's head tilted back with a nose swab, a swab in a test tube, and a rapid antigen test. In between these illustrations, Credit: Original image by jKartak from Pixabay. Digitally altered by Lucy Kang.
March marks four years since the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health failures and government inaction have forced communities to tak...

Bought by WUWM, WXDU, RadioFreePalmer, and KMUN


  • Added: Mar 26, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Front cover of "The Hundred Years' War on Palestine.", Credit: Credit: Macmillan Publishers
In the midst of repeated, outsized, and unprecedented attacks on the people of Gaza, we talk to Rashid Khalidi about his book "The Hundred Years' W...

Bought by WXDU and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Apr 02, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Cover of the book, "America's Black Capital", Credit: Hachette Book Group
On this week's episode, we speak with Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar about his latest book, “America's Black Capital: How African Americans Remade Atlanta ...

Bought by WUWM, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, RadioFreePalmer, and KMUN


  • Added: Apr 08, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: A tule elk in Point Reyes in 2015., Credit: Austlee via Wikimedia Commons, under a CC BY-SA 4.0 Deed license. Image is unaltered.
On today's encore episode, dive into the history of Point Reyes National Seashore, an area in northern California known for rugged sweeping beaches...

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


  • Added: Apr 15, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Interactive Map: US Abortion Policies and Access After Roe., Credit: Guttmacher Institute. Accessed 4/15/24.
Access to abortion is increasingly piecemeal and complex in the US. While abortion access volleys within the judicial system, local abortion funds ...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KMUN


  • Added: Apr 23, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Healthcare worker provides COVID-19 vaccination, Credit: World Bank Photo Collection is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
The pandemic exposed stark inequalities around the world, especially in terms of vaccine access, leading to the deaths of untold thousands in the g...

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


  • Added: Apr 30, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption:  (Left) Wilson Dairy Restaurant (Right) Helen Zia as a baby with mom., Credit: Photo copyright Helen Zia used with permission
This week's episode is about two women, one who fled Shanghai during Mao's Chinese Revolution, and the other who escaped the Bolshevik Revolution a...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KALW


  • Added: May 07, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Excerpt from the book cover, reading "Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock" superimposed on top of orange and pink geological features, Credit: Penguin Random House
This week, we talk to Jenny Odell, about the ideas behind her book Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock and How to Do Nothing: Resistin...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KMUN


  • Added: May 14, 2024
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Outdoor mural featuring Frida Kahlo, Credit: In Confianza, with Pulso
“In Confianza, with Pulso” producer Anthony Wallace brings us the story of Thania Betancourt Alcazar. A member of “The Phoenix Fridas,” Alcazar di...

  • Added: May 20, 2024
  • Length: 29:00