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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As fires ravaged California's world-famous wine country in 2017,a community radio station, emergency dispatcher, and tenant organizers helped the m...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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As fires ravaged California's world-famous wine country in 2017,a community radio station, emergency dispatcher, and tenant organizers helped the m...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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How will demographic shifts affect redistricting in 2021? Latinos are the second largest ethnic group in the U.S. In California, the Latinos grew ...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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While Black women have played a critical role in the development of the nation, their stories have been mostly overlooked. In the new book, A Black...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Allegra Hill, co-founder of Kindred Space L.A.
Through the work and birth stories of midwife, Allegra Hill, the producers of Re:Work Radio explain how Black midwives in Los Angeles are helping w...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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September 11th, 2021 marks 20 years since the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. Today, we turn our attention not to the tragedy of 9/11 itself, but to 9/11 ...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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The COVID 19 pandemic has transformed all of our lives in some way. But some are feeling the impacts more than others. Take healthcare workers, for...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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On June 14, 2017, a fire started in a 24-story public housing apartment in West London called Grenfell Tower. The fire raged all night and reduced ...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Courtroom chairs set up in a circle for the Healing to Wellness session that morning, Credit: Greta Rybus
Kirsten made her way out of jail and addiction with the help of a special court on the Penobscot Nation reservation in Maine. There, culture and ju...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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Barbara Bernstein’s story of communities in the Pacific Northwest of the United States who are fighting mammoth fracked gas projects that would tur...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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Caption: Tom Nguyen, founder of L.A. Progressive Shooters, at the Route 66 Shooting Park in San Bernardino, CA. March 27, 2021., Credit: Monica Lopez
Regardless of race, gender, or political affiliation, Americans in 2020 bought guns; many, for the first time. In this show, we hear from gun and m...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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As reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act awaits a vote in the U.S. Senate, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls continue to ...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Minneapolis, MN - May 25 marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd's ...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
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On today's program we honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs through the lens of the documentary film, American Revolut...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Ta’Kira Dannette Byrd, 11-year-old Vallejo girl and Shawntierra Dolton, Ta’Kira’s mother in 2020. , Credit: Lee Romney
We bring you one little girl’s experience in a neighborhood with high asthma rates and other health challenges. We also look at one part of Souther...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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On today's program we honor Bayard Rustin, one of the most central figures in the African American struggle for Civil Rights and Freedom. Rustin wa...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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It's been a year since the call to "Defund the Police" rang out through the George Floyd Protests. The idea isn't new - redistributing police funds...

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Tom Nguyen, founder of L.A. Progressive Shooters, at the Route 66 Shooting Park in San Bernardino, CA. March 27, 2021., Credit: M. Lopez, Making Contact
2020 and the first few months of 2021 are shaping up to be some of the biggest periods ever for firearms sales. In this episode we hear from member...

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  • Added: May 26, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Three years after Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Ricans are still reeling from its effects and aftereffects. We bring you a Haymarket Books talk by Ma...

  • Added: May 17, 2021
  • Length: 29:59
Caption: On April 28, 2021, MOVE and community members gathered in front of Penn Museum to protest and demand the remains be returned., Credit: Joe Piette
On Making Contact - Members of MOVE, a Black radical liberation group, demand that the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University return t...

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  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1