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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

The Nakba, the Naksa, and the Future of Palestine (Encore) April 19, 2018 | 12:30 pm

In 1948, Zionist militias expelled over 700,000 Palestinians from their villages and towns. The event, and the ongoing destruction and occupation of Palestine are referred to as the Nakba " the catastrophe. How did the events of 1948 shape Palestine and its diaspora? And generations later, how are Palestinians fighting to return home?
We present this encore edition between Land Day March 30 and Nakba May 15, as important historical background information on the recent events of violence against demonstrators to call for their right to return.


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Recent episodes

A Dream Remembered?: Martin Luther King Jr and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement (ENCORE)
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April 12, 2018 | 12:30 pm

On this special edition of Making Contact for MLK Day, Gary Younge, author of The Speech talks about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream and the story behind it, and on the radical politics that counter King's whitewashing.


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The Seekers, Pt. 1: Freedom from Violence April 5, 2018 | 12:30 pm

"The Seekers" is the first in a two-part documentary series that examines the experiences of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the US.


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Patrisse Khan-Cullors: When They Call You A Terrorist
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March 29, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, is 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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The Spirit of Viet Nam Is Stronger Than U.S. Bombs March 22, 2018 | 12:30 pm

We hear excerpts from an intergenerational teach-in held by the Vietnam Victory coalition in 2015 called The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger Than U.S. Bombs.


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Women Rising Radio: Guardians of the Amazon Rainforest
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March 15, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Women leaders have taken center stage in the indigenous activism to guard the Amazon rain forest from those who would use it for profit. These women have faced down criticism, violence, and other tactics from powerful corporate and government adversaries, and they have achieved some remarkable victories.


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Mrs. Hamer, Echoes (ENCORE)
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March 8, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke words that are all too relevant today. Mrs. Hamer would have turned 100 years old on October 6th, 2017. This week on Making Contact, you'll hear archival recordings, and excerpts from a powerful new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamer's contemporaries, themselves now elders.


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I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin (ENCORE) March 1, 2018 | 12:30 pm

I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.


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The End of Policing: Alex Vitale
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February 22, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Vitale's book The End of Policing is an accessible study of police history as an imperial tool for social control that continues to exacerbate class and racial tensions.


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Ghosts of the Korean War: Stop THAAD (ENCORE)
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February 15, 2018 | 12:30 pm

We head to Soseongri, a small village nestled in the mountains of Seongju County. There, grandmas and grandpas in their 70s, 80s, and 90s have gone from quietly farming to organizing daily protests and blockades to stop THAAD.


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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi – Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Encore Edition) February 8, 2018 | 12:30 pm

In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Ibram X. Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history.


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