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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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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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Fallen Heroes of 2016 January 5, 2017 | 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 the fallen heroes of 2016.


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The Long Ride Home: Get on the Bus, and Incarcerated Families December 29, 2016 | 12:30 pm

The Get On The Bus program coordinated by the Center for Restorative Justice Works that offers support and free transportation services to families affected by the criminal justice system by bringing children and their guardians/caregivers from throughout California to visit their mothers and fathers in prison.


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Brightness of Courage: The Fight for Transgender Access to Gender-Specific Spaces December 22, 2016 | 12:30 pm

On this edition of Making Contact, we look at some of the struggles and victories in the fight for transgender access to gender-specific spaces and programs.


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Resistance and Resilience: The Cultural Legacy of the Black Panther Party December 15, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Fifty years after the birth of Black Panther Party, we take a look at the lasting cultural legacy of the Black Panther Party through the eyes of the generations that followed.


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The Murder of Fred Hampton December 8, 2016 | 12:30 pm

"The Murder of Fred Hampton" began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago police.
In an infamous moment in Chicago history and politics, over a dozen policemen burst into Hampton's apartment while its occupants were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the other occupants.


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Native Power: Language, Land, and Water No DAPL December 1, 2016 | 12:30 pm

The actions at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota continue. While mainstream media coverage is lacking, Native, citizen and independent journalists have been using social media to share anything from profiles within the Oceti Sakowin Camp, to live Facebook video of on-the-ground actions.


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The Electoral College’s Dirty History (ENCORE) November 24, 2016 | 12:30 pm

On this edition, Akhil Reed Amar speaks with Angela McKenzie of Initiative Radio about how the US constitution can be changed to create a more fair and just society.


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Women Rising 32: Nuclear Weapons Abolitionists, Part 2 November 17, 2016 | 12:30 pm

As nuclear plant accidents mount, and nuclear waste becomes a greater threat to health and safety worldwide, Women Rising Radio features veteran activists at the center of the movement to phase out nuclear energy, power and research.


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