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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

Climate Uprising: Indigenous Women at the Global Climate Action Summit November 22, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Indigenous Women Speak Their Truth On The Climate Crisis

As the climate emergency on Earth becomes more critical, California Governor Jerry Brown called for a Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Women took to the streets in the thousands to tell him, and the summit attendees, that policies like cap and trade are making the climate crisis worse. Brown is an advocate of cap and trade. Indigenous women activists spoke their truth and expressed their vision at the Women’s Assembly organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, during the week of the summit.


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Recent episodes

The Response: Restoring Power in Puerto Rico
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November 15, 2018 | 12:30 pm

In the midst of the austerity and chaos, a quiet revolution had begun on the island. An impromptu community kitchen in one town grew into an island-wide network of mutual aid centers with the aim of restoring power -- both electric and civic -- to the people.


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Fossil Refusal: Local Models, Not Global Markets November 8, 2018 | 12:30 pm

This week, we take a look at the ways people have already been organizing and what sort of new energy solutions exist for the future.


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The X Factor in the Midterms
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November 1, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Today on Making Contact, we speak with Dr. James Lance Taylor about the how the midterm elections actually work, its significance in shaping our political landscape.


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Your Home, Your Right or My Business? (Encore)
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October 25, 2018 | 12:30 pm

We look at California's fight over rent control. The stage is set for a political battle between two polar world views. Is housing a human right, or is real estate property an investment commodity? And where on that continuum is California's common ground?


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Reproductive Justice from El Salvador to the U.S. October 18, 2018 | 12:30 pm

This week, we hear from a woman who went to prison under El Salvador's current abortion laws, some of the strictest in the world. And, one reproductive justice organization considers the future of reproductive health access under the U.S. Supreme Court.


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The Response: Occupy Sandy October 11, 2018 | 12:30 pm

In this episode, we explore the remarkable communities that arise in the aftermath of natural disasters; namely, Hurricane Sandy, and its impact on the Rockaway Peninsula. Its a story about unlikely friendships, radical recovery efforts, and disaster collectivism.


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10 Years After the Crash: Recovery Not for All October 4, 2018 | 12:30 pm

This month marks the ten year anniversary of the stock market crash of 2018. We commemorate the crash by looking at what's changed in the world of banking and what hasn't. With Nomi Prins and Julianne Malveaux.


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Climate Change & Sacrifice Zones – Part 1 (Encore Edition)
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September 27, 2018 | 12:30 pm

This week, we present Part One of Sacrifice Zones by Barbara Bernstein. It's the first in a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a global center for shipping fossil fuels.


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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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