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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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Reclaiming Public Schools: Education in the Trump Era March 23, 2017 | 12:30 pm

In this edition, we look at two major changes to statewide curriculum in California, and where schools nationwide may be headed under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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Women Rising Radio 33: With Healers At Standing Rock March 16, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Dr. Rupa Marya is a physician on the faculty of UCSF, and an activist who formed the Do No Harm Coalition at UCSF. Dr. Maria Michael is a Lakota Dine spiritual elder and healer with a Ph.d in psychology. Dr. Revery Barnes is a physician working on HIV/AIDS at Harbor UCLA in Los Angeles. All three women went to Standing Rock

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Paris: Responses to Terror, and the Experiment in Mixite March 9, 2017 | 12:30 pm

For this episode, we jump across the Atlantic to Paris, France--a city whose identity is a long held archetype of beauty and romance. Conversely, Paris has also long been the site of historical protest and legacies of colonialism whose spectres are still coming to fore.

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Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal March 2, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Unlike any other film, book, or article produced about Mumia Abu-Jamal, "Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary" focuses on his career as a prolific author and broadcaster from Pennsylvania's Death Row.

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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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