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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

Wealth Inequity and Universal Basic Income January 25, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Is Universal Basic Income, or UBI, an answer to the wealth gap, and to poverty? Or is it the tech community's neoliberal dream? For this answer we hear from the producers from Upstream.


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Recent episodes

Reclaiming Gotham
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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.


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We Got Next: Youth Poets Changing the World
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January 11, 2018 | 12:30 pm

We'll examine how young people are using spoken word as a mechanism for social change.


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Fallen Heroes of 2017
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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.


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Parenting From Prison, Inside Out
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December 28, 2017 | 12:30 pm

When one or both parents are incarcerated the family is also incarcerated and are adversely affected in profound ways that exacerbate existing structural inequalities and struggles.


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The Far Right and Antifa
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December 21, 2017 | 12:30 pm

We explore the past and present of the far right and anti-fascism.


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Ghosts of the Korean War: Stop THAAD
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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.


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A Tale of Two Heights
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December 7, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Two neighborhoods -- Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and Crown Heights, Brooklyn New York -- are experiencing the gamut of changes associated with gentrification. And some are pushing back.


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Fantastic Negrito and The Last Days of Oakland
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November 30, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Fantastic Negrito, an Oakland-based black roots revivalist, has gone from busking at bus stops to winning a Grammy and touring internationally. Hes done this by creating a unique sound.


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Intersections of Faith and Reproductive Justice November 23, 2017 | 12:30 pm

What if faith could fuel a movement that supports women and families in having real choices over their lives and their bodies?


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I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin
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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.


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