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"Making Contact" By National Radio Project

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Making Contact

Making Contact

"Making Contact" By National Radio Project

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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.

Latest Episodes

Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism

Activists in the Latinx immigrant community of Los Angeles share what they do to take care of their mental health. Self-care becomes a “selfless act” when it allows activists to stay healthy and do their work in a sustainable way.

29 MIN4 d ago
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Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism

A Thin Black Line: Press Freedom, Repression, and Surveillance

Journalists have been violently targeted by police and arrested alongside demonstrators at Black Lives Matter protests across the country. In this episode we’ll look at the struggle for press freedoms during a time of repression and surveillance.

28 MIN1 w ago
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A Thin Black Line: Press Freedom, Repression, and Surveillance

The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water

On this episode of Making Contact, we will look at the privatization of our earth’s most precious resource – water. We will look at the ways people around the world have been organizing against this privatization in the face of climate change and rising sea levels that threaten to contaminate our limited drinking water supplies.

28 MIN2 w ago
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The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water

The Bombing of MOVE, 35 Years Later (Updated)

Our radio adaptation of the film, Let the Fire Burn. Directed by Jason Osder, examines the controversial, 1985 clash between police in Philadelphia and MOVE, a radical, non-violent group. On May 13, police dropped a bomb on MOVE's home, killing 11 people and destroying 61 homes.

28 MIN3 w ago
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The Bombing of MOVE, 35 Years Later (Updated)

The End of Policing, Alex Vitale (Encore)

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.

28 MINJUL 8
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The End of Policing, Alex Vitale (Encore)

The End of Student Debt: Free College and Debt Strikes

44 million Americans hold over 1.6 trillion dollars of student debt and the cost of higher education continues to skyrocket. This unpayable debt causes long term financial damage, especially, for students of color and women. What can we do to fix the debt crisis? We look at two solutions: Free schools like Berea College in Kentucky and the possibility of a student debt strike.

28 MINJUL 1
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The End of Student Debt: Free College and Debt Strikes

Kimberle Crenshaw: Intersectionality

Law Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw defined the concept of intersectionality 30 years ago. She developed that framework to understand how identities such as race, gender and class intersect in overlapping systems of oppression and discrimination -- resulting in compounded damage.

28 MINJUN 25
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Kimberle Crenshaw: Intersectionality

From Juneteenth to Reparations: The Freedom Promise of Unfinished Resolve(ENCORE)

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. In this show, we'llexplore the history of Juneteenth and we’ll expand our conversation of Juneteenth to include a case for reparations.The topic of reparations forAfrican Americans has recently resurfaced with Democratic presidential candidates taking positions on the issue, elevating the discussion to the mainstream.

28 MINJUN 17
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From Juneteenth to Reparations: The Freedom Promise of Unfinished Resolve(ENCORE)

Say Their Names: George Floyd and the Movement to Uplift Black Lives

The movement to uplift Black lives and to defund and dismantle police departments has grown to a point where it cannot be ignored. We’ll hear from activists in Minneapolis, mourners in Houston, and our archives for an interview with the brother of Yuvette Henderson.

28 MINJUN 11
Comments
Say Their Names: George Floyd and the Movement to Uplift Black Lives

Mrs. Hamer, Echoes (Encore)

Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, spoke words that are all too relevant today. Today on Making Contact, you’ll hear archival recordings, and excerpts from a powerful new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamer. You’ll hear about the context of her life, and the lives of other sharecroppers in Mississippi.

28 MINJUN 4
Comments
Mrs. Hamer, Echoes (Encore)

Latest Episodes

Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism

Activists in the Latinx immigrant community of Los Angeles share what they do to take care of their mental health. Self-care becomes a “selfless act” when it allows activists to stay healthy and do their work in a sustainable way.

29 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism

A Thin Black Line: Press Freedom, Repression, and Surveillance

Journalists have been violently targeted by police and arrested alongside demonstrators at Black Lives Matter protests across the country. In this episode we’ll look at the struggle for press freedoms during a time of repression and surveillance.

28 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A Thin Black Line: Press Freedom, Repression, and Surveillance

The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water

On this episode of Making Contact, we will look at the privatization of our earth’s most precious resource – water. We will look at the ways people around the world have been organizing against this privatization in the face of climate change and rising sea levels that threaten to contaminate our limited drinking water supplies.

28 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water

The Bombing of MOVE, 35 Years Later (Updated)

Our radio adaptation of the film, Let the Fire Burn. Directed by Jason Osder, examines the controversial, 1985 clash between police in Philadelphia and MOVE, a radical, non-violent group. On May 13, police dropped a bomb on MOVE's home, killing 11 people and destroying 61 homes.

28 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Bombing of MOVE, 35 Years Later (Updated)

The End of Policing, Alex Vitale (Encore)

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.

28 MINJUL 8
Comments
The End of Policing, Alex Vitale (Encore)

The End of Student Debt: Free College and Debt Strikes

44 million Americans hold over 1.6 trillion dollars of student debt and the cost of higher education continues to skyrocket. This unpayable debt causes long term financial damage, especially, for students of color and women. What can we do to fix the debt crisis? We look at two solutions: Free schools like Berea College in Kentucky and the possibility of a student debt strike.

28 MINJUL 1
Comments
The End of Student Debt: Free College and Debt Strikes

Kimberle Crenshaw: Intersectionality

Law Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw defined the concept of intersectionality 30 years ago. She developed that framework to understand how identities such as race, gender and class intersect in overlapping systems of oppression and discrimination -- resulting in compounded damage.

28 MINJUN 25
Comments
Kimberle Crenshaw: Intersectionality

From Juneteenth to Reparations: The Freedom Promise of Unfinished Resolve(ENCORE)

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. In this show, we'llexplore the history of Juneteenth and we’ll expand our conversation of Juneteenth to include a case for reparations.The topic of reparations forAfrican Americans has recently resurfaced with Democratic presidential candidates taking positions on the issue, elevating the discussion to the mainstream.

28 MINJUN 17
Comments
From Juneteenth to Reparations: The Freedom Promise of Unfinished Resolve(ENCORE)

Say Their Names: George Floyd and the Movement to Uplift Black Lives

The movement to uplift Black lives and to defund and dismantle police departments has grown to a point where it cannot be ignored. We’ll hear from activists in Minneapolis, mourners in Houston, and our archives for an interview with the brother of Yuvette Henderson.

28 MINJUN 11
Comments
Say Their Names: George Floyd and the Movement to Uplift Black Lives

Mrs. Hamer, Echoes (Encore)

Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, spoke words that are all too relevant today. Today on Making Contact, you’ll hear archival recordings, and excerpts from a powerful new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamer. You’ll hear about the context of her life, and the lives of other sharecroppers in Mississippi.

28 MINJUN 4
Comments
Mrs. Hamer, Echoes (Encore)
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