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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

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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Recent episodes

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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COINTELPRO 101 Part 2 (Encore) August 11, 2016 | 12:30 pm

We broadcast Part 2 of COINTELPRO 101, a documentary film that looks at COINTELPRO, the secret FBI project that infiltrated and disrupted domestic organizations thought to be subversive. The program targeted many African American, Native American, and other movements for self-determination by people of color in the U.S.

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COINTELPRO 101 (Part 1) – ENCORE EDITION August 4, 2016 | 12:30 pm

COINTELPRO, the secret FBI project to infiltrate and disrupt domestic organizations thought to be subversive, targeted African-American, Native-American and other movements for self-determination by people of color in the US. Between 1956 and 1971, the FBI conducted more than 2,000 COINTELPRO operations. Over the next two weeks, we'll be broadcasting the documentary film, COINTELPRO 101. Today we hear the first half of the film, produced by the Freedom Archives.

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Bipolarized: Rethinking Mental Illness (Encore) July 21, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Ross McKenzie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but after 15 years on Lithium, he wasn't getting any better. He decided to take matters into his own hands, get off the drug, and find out why so many people are being told they have mental illnesses.

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Documenting FREDY : Eight Years After the Shooting in Montreal July 14, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Fredy Villaneuva was playing dice in a park in Montreal North when police officers arrived. In less than a minute, the 18-year-old was fatally shot by police. Eight years later, what happened in those sixty seconds remains unclear.

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#SayHerName: Black Love in Action July 7, 2016 | 12:30 pm

In cities across the country, black women – many of whom have been on the front lines of the Movement for Black Lives – are lifting up the names of their sisters killed by police.

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Straddling Borders June 30, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Existing in two worlds can complicate your identity and complete it. Whether it's understanding your medicine man grandfather, or deepening the concept of love through a different tongue, these storytellers take us around the world from Colombia to Papua New Guinea as they seek definition and connections with presumably different cultures.

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Jane Mayer on the Hidden History of America’s Billionaires June 23, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Who is Charles Koch--really? Who are the members of the Network? "a semi-secret group assembled by the Koch brothers? How are the superrich's priorities transforming American society?

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Rad Dads!!! (ENCORE) June 16, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Fathers and mothers on fatherhood and how it's changing. Traditional ideas about what a dad is supposed to be are slowly disappearing, but what will take their place?

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