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Making Contact

“Making Contact” is produced by International Media Project, an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1994, committed to investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material. Its core focus is National Radio Project, the team that creates Making Contact.

Making Contact programs cover: Agriculture/Food – Civil Liberties – Globalization/Global-Political Economy – Education – Environment – Environmental Justice – Gay/Lesbian – Healthcare – Human Rights – Native/Indigenous Peoples – Labor – Latin America – Media – Middle East – Military/War/Peace – Nuclear – Political Activism – Prison/Police – Race – Social Justice – US Foreign Policy – US Domestic Politics – Welfare – Women – Youth … and more.

Upcoming episodes

Alicia Garza: On Historical Amnesia, and Fighting White Supremacy August 24, 2017 | 12:30 pm

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia are another example of the extremist display by white supremacists and Nazis--groups emboldened by President Trump. We interview Alicia Garza, Special Projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and one of the founding leaders of Black Lives Matter, and learn how we can move forward through organizing.


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Recent episodes

The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson August 17, 2017 | 12:30 pm

This year marks the 38th anniversary of Black August, first originated in the California prisons to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, George and Jonathan Jackson, Khatari Gaulden, James McClain, and William Christmas.


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Reclaiming Public Schools: Education in the Trump Era – (Encore) August 10, 2017 | 12:30 pm

We look at two major changes to statewide curriculum in California, and where schools nationwide may be headed under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.


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Walk The Talk: Stories Of Indigenous-led Resistance To Oil And Waste August 3, 2017 | 12:30 pm

From urban to rural communities, we'll learn about indigenous-led efforts to protect public health and the environment for future generations.


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The Aftermath of Ghost Ship and the San Pablo Fires July 27, 2017 | 12:30 pm

We'll explore the aftermath of the Ghost Ship fire and the battle to preserve live/work spaces, and then we look at the San Pablo fire in Oakland California that displaced at least a hundred residents...many of whom are now living on the streets in tent encampments.


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Finding Home: Displacement and Homelessness from Cape Town to California July 20, 2017 | 12:30 pm

We go from Cape Town, South Africa to Los Angeles and Oakland, California-- three cities grappling with evictions, displacement, and homelessness.


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Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation” (ENCORE) July 13, 2017 | 12:30 pm

We rebroadcast a speech contextualizing the election results from Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Associate Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, and author of From Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation.


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The Draft, Duty, and Dissent: G.I. Resistance to War July 6, 2017 | 12:30 pm

It was the 1960s ” and throughout the United States, opposition to the War in Vietnam was growing. The Draft forced young men to make a choice about their own participation in the war. And many chose to resist. Over the course of the war, 2.6 million went to fig draft” to build resistance to war and empire among the very people charged with fighting for it?ht in Vietnam. More than 15 million were exempt or disqualified from military service. And over 200,000 officially defied the draft. Today, the US military is made up of those who enlist. What does it take “in the absence of an official draft” to build resistance to war and empire among the very people charged with fighting for it?


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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi – Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America June 29, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America.


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Sacrifice Zones – Part 2 June 22, 2017 | 12:30 pm

We present the last installment in a series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a global center for shipping fossil fuels.


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Sacrifice Zones Part 1 June 15, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Barbara Bernstein investigates how proposals for petrochemical development in the Pacific Northwest threatens the regions core cultural, social, and environmental values. Part 1 of 2.


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