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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

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi – Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America June 29, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America.


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Recent episodes

Sacrifice Zones – Part 2 June 22, 2017 | 12:30 pm

We present the last installment in a 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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Sacrifice Zones Part 1 June 15, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Barbara Bernstein investigates how proposals for petrochemical development in the Pacific Northwest threatens the regions core cultural, social, and environmental values. Part 1 of 2.


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The Fraught Process Towards Peace: Colombia and the Philippines June 8, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Two of the longest running armed rebellions on opposites sides of the world, the FARC in Colombia and the NDFP in the Philippines are vying for peace but several elements-government, paramilitary, and drugs, make it all but impossible.


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Brightness of Courage: Regulating Gender in Public Spaces (ENCORE) June 1, 2017 | 12:30 pm

On this encore 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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Liberation Theology: A March to Freedom May 25, 2017 | 12:30 pm

We will examine why Liberation Theology, with its focus on political activism and resistance, is resonating with communities hungry for social justice during these trying times.


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The Long Ride Home: Get On The Bus, And Incarcerated Families (ENCORE) May 18, 2017 | 12:30 pm

The Get On The Bus program coordinated by the Center for Restorative Justice Works 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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The Poetic Address to the Nation May 11, 2017 | 12:30 pm

The Poetic Address to the Nation was an event that brought together poets to speak out and against the current administration.


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A Look at Labor Organizing, and Worker and Immigrant Rights May 4, 2017 | 12:30 pm

In this edition of Making Contact, we look at how workers are organizing outside of labor unions and where traditional labor could be headed.


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Spies of Mississippi April 27, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Spies of Mississippi is a journey into the world of informants, infiltrators, and agent provocateurs in the heart of Dixie.


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Beyond Choice: Organizing for Reproductive Justice April 20, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Loretta Ross, co-founder of SisterSong breaks down the reproductive justice framework; and Tina Reynolds, co-founder and Chair of Women on the Rise Telling HerStory, shares how a group of formerly incarcerated women came together to fight for the right to give birth to and raise children in healthy and safe environments.


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