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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

Thwarting Democracy, The Battle For Voting Rights (Encore) October 27, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Since the 2013 Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, many states have pushed changes to voter laws that raise disturbing connections to the past. On this week's show, we'll hear about hard-fought battles for voting rights and the implications of new laws.

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Recent episodes

Women Rising 31: Nuclear Weapons Abolitionists October 20, 2016 | 12:30 pm

As relations between the United States and Russian governments continue to deteriorate, people are growing concerned that we're on the brink of another nuclear arms race. Both the U.S. and Russia are modernizing their nuclear arsenals. According to Jackie Cabasso, Executive Director of the Western States Legal Foundation, it's frighteningly easy to imagine how something could go wrong in that situation.

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Demographic Danger: A Look at Maternity Wards and Segregation in Israel October 13, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Hadassah Hospital was founded on the promise to serve all patients with the same, excellent care. This week, we go inside Hadassah's Mount Scopus maternity ward where the separation of Jewish and Arab mothers resulted in conflict between midwives at the hospital.

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Retaining Rondon: Creole Food in a Changing World October 6, 2016 | 12:30 pm

In a world that increasingly seems to strive for uniformity, afro-descendant Creole people on the eastern coast of Nicaragua seek to hold on to their unique culture through their food.

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Occupy- Five Years Later September 29, 2016 | 12:30 pm

September marks the 5 year anniversary of Occupy. We go to Zuccotti Park, and Oakland to talk to individuals that were part of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Oakland to gain insight and reflection on the movement that swept the nation. We revisit how Occupy started, how it evolved, how it fell apart, and what lessons came out of the experience.

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Rosa Brooks: How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything September 22, 2016 | 12:30 pm

The US military didn't shrink much under President Obama, and our perpetual state of war has barely waned since 9/11. Author Rosa Brooks says the consequences of this new normal reach deep into our society; far beyond the body count of those killed overseas.

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15 Years After 9/11, Still Searching for Monsters to Destroy September 15, 2016 | 12:30 pm

The anti-Muslim backlash is just tip of the iceberg. Below the surface is a growing Islamophobia with deep roots in history and empire. Where does the idea of the 'Muslim enemy' come from? And how has it evolved into what we see today?

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Invisible Workers, Laboring in the Shadows (Encore) September 8, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Millions of people around the world work in jobs that aren't formally recognized or afforded legal protections typical of wage earning jobs. They're often not even thought of as legitimate work.

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Coffee: Trouble Brewing? September 1, 2016 | 12:30 pm

It’s the second most-traded commodity in the world after oil but how much do you think about your cup of coffee?
From coffee farmers in Colombia to the trash produced by your single-cup coffee machine, Making Contact and Green Grid Radio team up to count the costs of your morning cup o’joe.

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A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad (Encore) August 25, 2016 | 12:30 pm

After serving time, the options for getting back on your feet are even worse. Finding food, a job and a place to live with a criminal record can become an almost impossible task

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Women Rising 29: Food Sovereignty (Encore) August 18, 2016 | 12:30 pm

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

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