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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.

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Building Resistance: Japanese Imprisonment and the Fight Against a Muslim Registry February 23, 2017 | 12:30 pm

This year is the 75th anniversary of what we now call Japanese Internment. And every year since 1942, Japanese Americans have tried to get the rest of us to remember what happened, to notice the scar that mass incarceration left, not just on the Japanese community, but on all of us.

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11 Million Undocumented: A Look at Sanctuary and Immigration Policy in the Trump Era February 16, 2017 | 12:30 pm

11 million. That's the estimated number of people living in the US who are undocumented. We'll look to previous administrations to see how they treated people who were undocumented, and how immigrant movements of the past responded.

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Caring Relationships: Negotiating Meaning and Maintaining Dignity (ENCORE) February 9, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Whether you're a paid home care provider, or rely on personal assistance to meet your daily needs, or a family member caring for a loved one, the nature of the working relationship depends on mutual respect and dignity. On this edition, we'll explore the dynamic and complex relationship of care receiving and giving.

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Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation February 2, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Dr. Taylor most recently wrote, "From Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation." We'll be sharing a talk with Dr. Taylor's insights on Black Liberation as framed through this most recent election.

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Mirrors of Privilege January 19, 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. From Shakti Butler, director of “Cracking the Codes: The System of Inequity” and “The Way Home: Women Talk About Race in America,” “Mirrors of Privilege” is a must-see for all people who are interested in justice, spiritual growth and community making.

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Men, Women, and Guns: Toxic Masculinity in Mass Shootings January 12, 2017 | 12:30 pm

We revisit the tragedy in Isla Vista and one survivor who's using his experience as a way to talk about toxic masculinity, mass shootings, and interpersonal violence.

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Fallen Heroes of 2016 January 5, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Thousands of local social justice organizers passed away this year, people doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didn't make the headlines. On this edition, we'll hear about some of the fallen heroes of 2016.

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The Long Ride Home: Get on the Bus, and Incarcerated Families December 29, 2016 | 12:30 pm

The Get On The Bus program coordinated by the Center for Restorative Justice Works that offers support and free transportation services to families affected by the criminal justice system by bringing children and their guardians/caregivers from throughout California to visit their mothers and fathers in prison.

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Brightness of Courage: The Fight for Transgender Access to Gender-Specific Spaces December 22, 2016 | 12:30 pm

On this edition of Making Contact, we look at some of the struggles and victories in the fight for transgender access to gender-specific spaces and programs.

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Resistance and Resilience: The Cultural Legacy of the Black Panther Party December 15, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Fifty years after the birth of Black Panther Party, we take a look at the lasting cultural legacy of the Black Panther Party through the eyes of the generations that followed.

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