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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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We Are the Bomb: Boots Riley and Dave Zirin Talk Activism and Politics February 11, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Rapper and grassroots organizer Boots Riley's recent book is titled "Tell Homeland Security: We Are the Bomb". Riley appeared at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington DC, where he was interviewed by author and Edge of Sports blogger Dave Zirin.

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Failing Our Youth: An Inadequate Foster Care System (Encore) February 4, 2016 | 12:30 pm

This is a special encore edition of Making Contact that takes a look at issues within the foster care system in the U.S. from the high rate of teen pregnancy to the alarming use of psychiatric medications in California's foster care system.

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Tent Cities: When Society Fails to House January 28, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Tent cities have popped up across the country, from New Jersey to Texas to New Mexico. Many are starting to build more permanent living structures. So what are the benefits of living in a cluster of tents? And is this part of a real solution to homelessness?

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Abortion Access Under Attack January 21, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Special edition of Making Contact with guest host, Rose Aguilar discussing reproductive health and abortion rights 43 years after Roe v. Wade.

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A Dream Remembered?: Martin Luther King Jr and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement January 14, 2016 | 12:30 pm

On this special MLK Day edition of Making Contact, Gary Younge, author of The Speech, talks about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream and the story behind it.

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Women Rising 29: Food Sovereignty January 7, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Women Rising Radio profiles food sovereignty activists from India, Mexico, and Native American communities.

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Squatters: Intruders or Innovators? (ENCORE) December 31, 2015 | 12:30 pm

This week, we visit squats in Venezuela and the Philippines. We find out why squatters aren't just tolerated, but are crucial to the growth of major cities and national economies.

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Looking Back, Moving Forward: 2015 Year in Review December 24, 2015 | 12:30 pm

From the Fight for 15 campaign to the Syrian refugee crisis, the past year was full of news headlines that were tough to keep up with

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Fallen Heroes of 2015 December 17, 2015 | 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 them.

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The Elusive Neighborhood Cop December 3, 2015 | 12:30 pm

Increasingly, police don't live in the neighborhoods, or even the cities they patrol. But is that a problem? Law enforcement agencies around the country are struggling for answers to a question that's about race, class and geography.

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