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.


421 Pieces

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Caption: Beck Eldridge, Credit: Laura Flynn
Making Contact partnered with the 2014 National Poetry Slam to produce this special open mic highlighting the power of thoughtful, truth telling, c...

Bought by XRAY.fm and WNJR


  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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One in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime, yet in pop culture accurate portrayals of real people’s stories are rare. In this show we...

Bought by XRAY.fm and WNJR


  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: War Memorial, Credit: Dixie Lawrence (Creative Commons)
More than 150,000 people sign up for the US military every year. Their reasons for joining vary widely, from those hoping for financial help throug...

Bought by WNJR and KMUN


  • Added: Sep 02, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Scrum-1, Credit: Maree Reveley
They say a smart athlete will use their head. But what if using your head cost you everything? That's a question being asked in locker rooms the wo...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Jul 07, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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How safe your children are might depend on where you live. Today we hear about how one pesticide has been banned for household use, but affects the...

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Wall Street during the Panic of 1907, Credit: Wikipedia Commons
From family friends and trusted confidants to the present day, Nomi Prins, journalist and a former managing director of Goldman Sachs, retraces the...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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20 years after the founding of The Zapatistas, the group’s influence has spread far beyond Mexico’s border through music and art. Producer Alejand...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Nationally, American prisons release more than 650,000 people into society every year. That’s equivalent to the entire population of Memphis or Bos...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Producer Erica Hellerstein takes us on a journey to identity through an ancient medicinal practice known as “curanderismo”.

  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Miriam Nobre, Credit: http://marchamulheres.files.wordpress.com/
We profile women fighting the expansion of global militarism and violence; Stella Soh, Kathy Kelly, and Miriam Nobre.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2014
  • Length: 30:00
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Reporter Joanne Mar takes us to a middle school in San Francisco that took a chance and moved away from zero-tolerance discipline. The decision has...

Bought by Accessible Media Inc.


  • Added: Jun 23, 2014
  • Length: 10:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Victims and perpetrators sitting down face to face...it can help heal their wounds, and our society. Incarcerating our way out of crime clearly has...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: At the rodeo , Credit: Vanessa Rancaño
A tight knit group of queer cowboys has found a way to live the country and Western lifestyle in their own way. Producer Vanessa Rancaño brings us...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio and Wild Planet Radio


  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Outspent 3 to 1 by multinational seed companies, the citizens of Jackson County, Oregon successfully campaigned to ban GMO crops.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 07:42
Caption: Seed Academy at Seven Seeds Farm, Credit: Andrew Stelzer
The movement for GMO regulation is going local. And the seed and pesticide companies are fighting back. As part of “What the Fork”, a multi-media...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2014
  • Length: 29:59
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As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 soccer World Cup many are questioning the economic, environmental, and social cost of this sporting mega-event....

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: May 24, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Alley Project, Detroit, Credit: Karpov the Wrecked Train
From pedestrian plazas to pop-up-parklets…cities are looking to create spaces for people to gather, interact and create. But are some people being...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Wiring Before, Credit: Flikr user Kelp
Who's watching you? Nowadays it seems everyone wants to get their hands on our personal data. From the FBI to the welfare department, to some of th...

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, KMUN, and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dwayne Betts
Poetry is form of self-expression that’s become vital to the incarcerated. To mark National Poetry Month, we bring you a special production by the ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Peacetalks radio takes us down ‘The Non-Violent path of Cesar Chavez’, through conversations with Chavez’ colleague and friend Delores Huerta, and ...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2014
  • Length: 29:00