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Reclaiming Gotham January 18, 2018 | 12:30 pm
On this episode of Making Contact, journalist Juan González discusses his new book, Reclaiming Gotham. He chronicles the evolution of the growth machine in America’s cities – from redlining and racial covenants in the early 20th century, to land grabs and privatization in the 21st – and the rise of progressive alliances to reclaim them.
Fallen Heroes of 2017 January 4, 2018 | 12:30 pm
Thousands of local social justice organizers, activists and other leaders passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didnt make the headlines. On this edition of Making Contact, as we do every December, well hear about some of the fallen heroes of 2017.
Ghosts of the Korean War: Stop THAAD December 14, 2017 | 12:30 pm
Grandmas and grandpas in their 70s, 80s, and 90s have gone from quietly farming to organizing daily protests and blockades to stop THAAD. THAAD is part of a missile defense system that gives the U.S. the ability to carry out a nuclear first strike.
I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin November 16, 2017 | 12:30 pm
Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material.