Thursday at 12:30 pm

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

Sacrifice Zones – Part 1 October 26, 2017 | 12:30 pm

We discuss the pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a global center for shipping fossil fuels.

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Recent episodes

Jeff Chang on Revolutions in Seeing and Being October 19, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Jeff Chang offers ideas to reinforce the importance of art and artists in today's sociopolitical climate. Chang presented a keynote address for the Art and Race conference, that took place at Oakland Impact Hub earlier this year.

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Mrs. Hamer, Echoes October 12, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Hear about the context of Fannie Lou Hamer's life, and the lives of other sharecroppers in Mississippi from a seldom heard film produced for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee or SNCC.

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Language Is Life, Land is Sacred October 5, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Vincent Medina is a Chochenyo Ohlone Native American who is a part of a young generation working to revitalize the Chochenyo language for future generations. Isabella Zizi is a young Native American environmentalist. Here are their stories.

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The Arrival: Trump’s Travel and Refugee Ban September 28, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Leading up to the US Supreme Court hearing on Trump's travel ban, we'll hear about the orders impact on people from affected, Muslim-majority countries, and how advocacy groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations are responding.

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The Ghosts of the Gwangju Uprising September 21, 2017 | 12:30 pm

We hear from survivors of the Gwangju Uprising about how they took on the tasks of history and the lessons they carry.

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Women Rising Radio: Rescuing The Isolated and Displaced, Women of Doctors Without Borders September 14, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Doctors Without Borders, Medecins Sans Frontieres in French (MSF) is on the ground providing quality medical care to those in need across the world. A few of these healers tell the stories of their work in the field.

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Staying Rooted: Community Focused Economic Models, Cooperative Housing, and the New Economy Coalition September 7, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Collective housing, cultural co-ops, land trusts, community banks are community-rooted enterprises that empower those that have been excluded from traditional economic institutions.

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Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible (Encore Edition) August 31, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Mirrors of Privilege is a remarkable and engaging film that explores stories from white men and women about their journeys in overcoming issues of unconscious bias and entitlement.

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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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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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