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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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Walking in Two Worlds (Encore) November 26, 2015 | 12:30 pm

We bring you to Alaska's Tongass Forest, where the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act turned tribes into corporations and sparked a lengthy logging frenzy.

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Mutual Support: We Do It Together November 19, 2015 | 12:30 pm

On this edition, we hear about systems of mutual support; where peers coping with similar struggles like HIV, mental health issues and surviving prison step into the roles typically filled by licensed specialists.

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Resurrected: Formerly Incarcerated Change-Makers November 12, 2015 | 12:30 pm

On this edition, we'll meet individuals who went to prison, came out, and have since dedicated their life to changing the world.

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution November 5, 2015 | 12:30 pm

2016 marks 50 years since the founding of the Black Panther Party-a group that s took the world by the storm, but is still widely misunderstood. There s a new documentary film that s trying to set the record straight. On this edition of Making Contact, journalist Eric Arnold talks with Stanley Nelson, director of The Black Panthers, Vanguard of the Revolution.

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Concussions: Your Brain or the Game? October 29, 2015 | 12:30 pm

On this special edition of Making Contact, producer Luke Eldridge brings us to the UK to hear how rugby is dealing with the issue of head injuries.

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Invisible Workers, Laboring in the Shadows October 22, 2015 | 12:30 pm

We'll meet people making work where there is no work for them. From recyclers, to border couriers, to waste pickers, we're exploring the informal labor sector and what some are doing to gain greater recognition, protections, and rights.

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WOMEN RISING RADIO XXVIII: Global Community October 15, 2015 | 12:30 pm

Women Rising Radio 28 profiles global community organizers - whose work is based in their compassion and common sense, and whose organizing is making a worldwide impact.

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Guns: An American Tradition October 8, 2015 | 12:30 pm

We talk guns from the shooting range, to the Black Panthers, to Red State America. The people behind the trigger are probably not who you'd assume.

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Dispatch: Global Taxi Driver October 1, 2015 | 12:30 pm

It's one of the most dangerous jobs in America: taxi driving. We'll hear a radio adaptation of TeAda Productions' play Global Taxi Driver, and we'll take a ride to meet the cab drivers at one of the country's busiest airports.

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Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle September 24, 2015 | 12:30 pm

We present a radio adaptation of the documentary Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle, about the life and mysterious death of the pioneering Mexican-American journalist.

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