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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We take a look at MEDA, a program providing support and financial literacy so borrowers don’t fall into lending traps.

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2009
  • Length: 09:54
  • Purchases: 1
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A new business is trying to clean up the image of check cashers, one customer at a time.

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2009
  • Length: 07:41
  • Purchases: 1
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The story of “Kathy”… a 9-year-old whose life was turned upside down after her parents were arrested during a workplace raid.

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2009
  • Length: 12:43
  • Purchases: 1
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In a special collaboration between “Feet in Two Worlds,” we hear the story of an immigrant family torn apart after an immigration raid in Phoenix, ...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Community Check Cashing in Oakland, CA, Credit: Andrew Stelzer
This week we talk to lenders who are doing things differently and to people who are helping others stave off financial scammers.

  • Added: Oct 01, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Gowanus Canal, Credit:  brainware3000 on flickr
From a grassroots toxic canal clean up to a long-standing watershed war, we’ll hear from U.S. water stewards across the country, working to protect...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lisa Herner, Credit: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University
Dave Zirin and Elizabeth Terzakis take a look back at the history of discrimination against women in sports, and we’ll hear where the long battle f...

Bought by KMXT, 90.5 WSNC, KUT, and KISU


  • Added: Sep 04, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Aerial view of the Charley River at Yukon., Credit: Photo by USGS.
Freshwater is our most vital natural resource. Yet it’s a finite one too, although we don’t always treat it that way. So how do we protect our wate...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2009
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Oakland protestors lay in the position Oscar Grant was in when he was killed, Credit: Andrew Stelzer
Who gets to decide when an officer has done something wrong—the police chief or the people? Cities across the country are creating civilian oversig...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Thousands of Nepali speaking refugees from Bhutan are coming to North America. Correspondent Adelaide Chen takes us on a journey with these new arr...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
Caption: Diego Ruiz, Credit: http://www.outloudradio.org/
Every year during the month of June, in honor of LGBTQ Pride, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queers, and those who support them, gather to ma...

Bought by KGNU and WGBH Radio Boston


  • Added: Jun 04, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hakeem Shaheed
Tens of thousands are in solitary confinement in American prisons which according to the United Nations is torture. Producer Claire Schoen met nine...

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  • Added: May 22, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The "Buena Vista Social Club" CD and documentary film were hits, but may have created some myths about Cuba and the musicians themselves. Independe...

Bought by KRZA, WGBH Radio Boston, and KGLT


  • Added: Apr 13, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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It’s tax time. Yet even in these hard economic times, many folks are calling for more taxes. On this edition, we hear from people who say we need t...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans, Credit: Brett Stirton
As we mark the 6th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, reporter Aaron Glantz takes us inside the war as it comes home to our communities. We f...

Bought by KVNF, WXDU, KVSC, KVSC, KUER and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Storyteller Diane Ferlatte, Credit: caverunstoryfest.org
Eve Ensler, playwright of the hit “Vagina Monologues” shares the work of her organization, V-Day, and storyteller, Diane Ferlatte, talks about usin...

Bought by KUT, KZMU Moab Community Radio, WSKG, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Mar 03, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Erica Fernandez, environmental activist who helped prevent a liquefied natural gas plant from being built near her hometown of Oxnard, Califonia., Credit: www.nbconference.org
We hear from 18-year-old Erica Fernandez. Winner of the 2007 Brower Youth Award, this fierce young woman took on the world’s largest mining compan...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: A fan protests in front of Fox Studios in Century City, Los Angeles., Credit: nohodamon/Flickr
When TV writers went on strike in 2007, the couch potatoes got active. We look back at the writers strike, and see how the largest political force ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Wayne C. Henderson, Credit: http://www.waynehenderson.org/
In this edition, we travel to the homeland of American bluegrass to visit the workshop of guitar builder Wayne C. Henderson. His instruments are co...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cotton Top Tamarin Monkey, Credit: Wildlife Conservation Network
We hear from 4 leading animal rights activists, working in Columbia, Uzbekistan, the Animals Asia Foundation, and the International Union for the C...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2008
  • Length: 29:00