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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Typically turning 18 has also meant aging out of the system. So no more reimbursements to subsidize care. Studies show foster youth lacking financi...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 09:29
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Caption: Nicole Rocke and daughter., Credit: Leticia Miranda
Nicole Rocke is one of about half of girls in foster care who become pregnant by the time they’re 19. Like many of them, she longed for the kind of...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 08:20
  • 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...

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  • Added: May 30, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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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...

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  • Added: May 20, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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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...

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  • Added: May 16, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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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...

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  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 09:38
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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...

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  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 06:21
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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
  • 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 ...

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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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