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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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70 Million: Locals Divided Between Diversion and Border Security
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September 20, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Reporter Jesse Alejandro Cottrell explores just how complicated it can be to reform a local criminal justice system.


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About Last Night: How HBCU Students are Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus
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September 13, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Two current students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and two alums join our roundtable discussion to explore what is particular about reporting and preventing dating violence and sexual assault at HBCUs.


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The Pushout of Black Girls from Schools (ENCORE)
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September 6, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Monique W. Morris, Ph.D shows how, despite obstacles, stigmas, stereotypes, and despair, black girls still find ways to breathe remarkable dignity into their lives in classrooms, juvenile facilities, and beyond.


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No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America August 30, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Darnell Moore is an award-winning writer, a leading Black Lives Matter activist, and an advocate for justice and liberation. In No Ashes in the Fire, he shares the journey taken by that scared, bullied teenager who not only survived, but found his calling.


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The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson (ENCORE)
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August 23, 2018 | 12:30 pm

We present "The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson", a program about the modern anti-prison movement. This year marks the 39th 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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Parenting From Prison, Inside Out (Encore)
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August 16, 2018 | 12:30 pm

When one or both parents are incarcerated, the family is also incarcerated and are adversely affected in profound ways that exacerbate existing structural inequalities and struggles.


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Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
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August 9, 2018 | 12:30 pm

On the surface, it may seem to be in decline. However, the evidence of racial discrimination persists throughout our society. Segregation and inequalities in education, housing, health care, and the job market continue to be the norm.


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Caring Relationships: Negotiating Meaning and Maintaining Dignity (Encore)
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August 2, 2018 | 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. During this week's anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we'll revisit the dynamic and complex relationship of care receiving and giving.


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Trump’s Travel Ban
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July 26, 2018 | 12:30 pm

After the US Supreme Court’s June 2018 ruling on Trump’s travel ban, we’ll discuss how the new order impacts people from affected, Muslim-majority countries. We also talk about what’s different about the new ban and how to fight it.


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Patrisse Khan-Cullors: When They Call You A Terrorist (ENCORE)
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July 19, 2018 | 12:30 pm

This week is the five-year anniversary of the Black Lives Matter movement. We hear from Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and the author of the new book, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, a meaningful, empowering account of strength and resilience.


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