Making Contact

by "Making Contact" By National Radio Project

Making Contact
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 464
  • Last: 7 Mar 2018
Media that helps build a movement: Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.

Episodes (464)

  • Guardians of the Amazon Rainforest - Women Rising Radio #35
    Guardians of the Amazon Rainforest - Women Rising Radio #35
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    Published: 7 Mar 2018 Duration: 28:57
    Gloria Ushigua and Aura Tegria, two legendary indigenous heroines of the Amazon rainforest, tell us about their activism to keep big oil and other exploitative industries off their ancestral territories, and out of the Amazon.  They describ... Read more →
    Gloria Ushigua and Aura Tegria, two legendary indigenous heroines of the Amazon rainforest, tell us about their activism to keep big oil and other exploitative industries off their ancestral territories, and out of the Amazon.  They describ... Read more →

  • Mrs. Hamer Echoes (Encore)
    Mrs. Hamer Echoes (Encore)
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    Published: 28 Feb 2018 Duration: 29:13
    Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, spoke words that are all too relevant today. In this episode, we hear archival recordings and excerpts from a new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamer. You’ll hear about the context of her life, and the live... Read more →
    Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, spoke words that are all too relevant today. In this episode, we hear archival recordings and excerpts from a new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamer. You’ll hear about the context of her life, and the live... Read more →

  • I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin (Encore)
    I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin (Encore)
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    Published: 21 Feb 2018 Duration: 29:13
    I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.
    I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.

  • The End of Policing, Alex Vitale
    The End of Policing, Alex Vitale
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    Published: 14 Feb 2018 Duration: 28:57
    Producer Robert Raymond interviews Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing--a critical examination on the history of the police, and the police’s evolution as a tool for social control that exacerbates race and class divisions.
    Producer Robert Raymond interviews Alex Vitale, author of The End of Policing--a critical examination on the history of the police, and the police’s evolution as a tool for social control that exacerbates race and class divisions.

  • Ghosts of the Korean War: Stop THAAD (Encore)
    Ghosts of the Korean War: Stop THAAD (Encore)
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    Published: 7 Feb 2018 Duration: 29:47
    We head to Soseongri, a small village nestled in the mountains of Seongju County.  There, grandmas and grandpas in the 70s, 80s, and 90s are organizing daily protests and blockades to stop THAAD.  THAAD is part of a missile defense system t... Read more →
    We head to Soseongri, a small village nestled in the mountains of Seongju County.  There, grandmas and grandpas in the 70s, 80s, and 90s are organizing daily protests and blockades to stop THAAD.  THAAD is part of a missile defense system t... Read more →

  • Dr. Ibram X. Kendi - Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Encore Edition)
    Dr. Ibram X. Kendi - Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Encore Edition)
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    Published: 31 Jan 2018 Duration: 29:12
    On this edition of Making Contact, we present Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discussing his latest book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. Stamped offers a deeply researched, provocative narrative that is a ... Read more →
    On this edition of Making Contact, we present Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discussing his latest book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. Stamped offers a deeply researched, provocative narrative that is a ... Read more →

  • Breaking Protocol: Blockchain and Capital Controls in Greece
    Breaking Protocol: Blockchain and Capital Controls in Greece
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    Published: 24 Jan 2018 Duration: 28:57
    Cash is increasingly being replaced with cashless systems including cryptocurrencies. This week, we hear about the political economy of blockchain. And we hear from Greeks who've been using cryptocurrencies since the capital controls of 201... Read more →
    Cash is increasingly being replaced with cashless systems including cryptocurrencies. This week, we hear about the political economy of blockchain. And we hear from Greeks who've been using cryptocurrencies since the capital controls of 201... Read more →

  • Wealth Inequity and Universal Basic Income
    Wealth Inequity and Universal Basic Income
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    Published: 17 Jan 2018 Duration: 29:14
    President Donald Trump’s tax plan may exacerbate wealth inequity in the US. Chuck Collins, Director of the Program on Inequality at the Institute for Policy Studies addresses the complex history of the wealth gap. Also, producers from the U... Read more →
    President Donald Trump’s tax plan may exacerbate wealth inequity in the US. Chuck Collins, Director of the Program on Inequality at the Institute for Policy Studies addresses the complex history of the wealth gap. Also, producers from the U... Read more →

  • Reclaiming Gotham: The Battle for U.S. Cities
    Reclaiming Gotham: The Battle for U.S. Cities
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    Published: 10 Jan 2018 Duration: 29:12
    On this episode of Making Contact, journalist Juan González discusses his new book, Reclaiming Gotham. He chronicles the evolution of the growth machine in America’s cities – from redlining and racial covenants in the early 20th century, to... Read more →
    On this episode of Making Contact, journalist Juan González discusses his new book, Reclaiming Gotham. He chronicles the evolution of the growth machine in America’s cities – from redlining and racial covenants in the early 20th century, to... Read more →

  • We Got Next: Youth Poets Changing the World
    We Got Next: Youth Poets Changing the World
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    Published: 3 Jan 2018 Duration: 29:14
    On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll explore how the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, particularly queer POC youth, has challenged mainstream culture and created spaces that welcome and encourage marginalized c... Read more →
    On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll explore how the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, particularly queer POC youth, has challenged mainstream culture and created spaces that welcome and encourage marginalized c... Read more →

  • Fallen Heroes of 2017
    Fallen Heroes of 2017
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    Published: 26 Dec 2017 Duration: 29:25
    Thousands of local social justice organizers, activists and other leaders passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didn’t make the headlines.  On this edition of Making Contact, as we do every Dec... Read more →
    Thousands of local social justice organizers, activists and other leaders passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didn’t make the headlines.  On this edition of Making Contact, as we do every Dec... Read more →

  • Parenting From Prison, Inside Out
    Parenting From Prison, Inside Out
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    Published: 20 Dec 2017 Duration: 29:28
    When one or both parents are in prison the whole family is, in a way, also imprisoned. Family members are negatively affected in ways that worsen existing struggles and inequities. Today we'll go to New York and New Hampshire to hear about... Read more →
    When one or both parents are in prison the whole family is, in a way, also imprisoned. Family members are negatively affected in ways that worsen existing struggles and inequities. Today we'll go to New York and New Hampshire to hear about... Read more →

  • The Far Right and Antifa
    The Far Right and Antifa
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 29:21
    This episode explores the past and present of the far right and anti-fascism. We begin with the murder investigation of anti-fascist rapper, Pavlos Fyssas. In the second half, author Mark Bray describes Antifa responses to Hitler and Mussol... Read more →
    This episode explores the past and present of the far right and anti-fascism. We begin with the murder investigation of anti-fascist rapper, Pavlos Fyssas. In the second half, author Mark Bray describes Antifa responses to Hitler and Mussol... Read more →

  • Ghosts of the Korean War: Stop THAAD
    Ghosts of the Korean War: Stop THAAD
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    Published: 6 Dec 2017 Duration: 29:47
    We head to Soseongri, a small village nestled in the mountains of Seongju County.  There, grandmas and grandpas in the 70s, 80s, and 90s are organizing daily protests and blockades to stop THAAD.  THAAD is part of a missile defense system t... Read more →
    We head to Soseongri, a small village nestled in the mountains of Seongju County.  There, grandmas and grandpas in the 70s, 80s, and 90s are organizing daily protests and blockades to stop THAAD.  THAAD is part of a missile defense system t... Read more →

  • A Tale of Two Heights
    A Tale of Two Heights
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    Published: 29 Nov 2017 Duration: 28:57
    Two neighborhoods -- Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and Crown Heights, Brooklyn New York -- are experiencing the gamut of changes associated with gentrification. And some are pushing back against those who would cash in on the eviction and di... Read more →
    Two neighborhoods -- Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and Crown Heights, Brooklyn New York -- are experiencing the gamut of changes associated with gentrification. And some are pushing back against those who would cash in on the eviction and di... Read more →

  • Fantastic Negrito and The Last Days of Oakland
    Fantastic Negrito and The Last Days of Oakland
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    Published: 21 Nov 2017 Duration: 29:25
    In the last three years, Fantastic Negrito, an Oakland-based black roots revivalist has gone from busking at bus stops to winning a Grammy and touring internationally. This week, we learn about Fantastic Negrito’s journey, his creative proc... Read more →
    In the last three years, Fantastic Negrito, an Oakland-based black roots revivalist has gone from busking at bus stops to winning a Grammy and touring internationally. This week, we learn about Fantastic Negrito’s journey, his creative proc... Read more →

  • At the Intersection of Faith and Reproductive Justice
    At the Intersection of Faith and Reproductive Justice
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    Published: 15 Nov 2017 Duration: 29:14
    What if faith could fuel a movement that supports women and families in having real choices over their lives and their bodies? On this week’s Making Contact, we head to the crossroads of faith and reproductive justice.  We’ll hear from Dr. ... Read more →
    What if faith could fuel a movement that supports women and families in having real choices over their lives and their bodies? On this week’s Making Contact, we head to the crossroads of faith and reproductive justice.  We’ll hear from Dr. ... Read more →

  • I Am Not Your Negro
    I Am Not Your Negro
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    Published: 8 Nov 2017 Duration: 29:13
    I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.
    I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.

  • The Poetic Address to the Nation (Encore)
    The Poetic Address to the Nation (Encore)
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    Published: 1 Nov 2017 Duration: 29:11
    The Poetic Address to the Nation, brought together poets to speak powerfully against the current administration. Featuring Cam Awkward, Guillermo Gomez Peña, Michelle ‘Mush’ Lee, and many others.
    The Poetic Address to the Nation, brought together poets to speak powerfully against the current administration. Featuring Cam Awkward, Guillermo Gomez Peña, Michelle ‘Mush’ Lee, and many others.

  • Sacrifice Zones - Part 2 (Encore Edition)
    Sacrifice Zones - Part 2 (Encore Edition)
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    Published: 25 Oct 2017 Duration: 29:09
    On this encore edition of Making Contact, we present the final installment in a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a global center for shipping fossil fuels.
    On this encore edition of Making Contact, we present the final installment in a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a global center for shipping fossil fuels.