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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

The Murder of Fred Hampton December 8, 2016 | 12:30 pm

"The Murder of Fred Hampton" began as a film portrait of Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party, but half way through the shoot, Hampton was murdered by Chicago police.
In an infamous moment in Chicago history and politics, over a dozen policemen burst into Hampton's apartment while its occupants were sleeping, killing Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark and brutalizing the other occupants.

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Native Power: Language, Land, and Water No DAPL December 1, 2016 | 12:30 pm

The actions at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota continue. While mainstream media coverage is lacking, Native, citizen and independent journalists have been using social media to share anything from profiles within the Oceti Sakowin Camp, to live Facebook video of on-the-ground actions.

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The Electoral College’s Dirty History (ENCORE) November 24, 2016 | 12:30 pm

On this edition, Akhil Reed Amar speaks with Angela McKenzie of Initiative Radio about how the US constitution can be changed to create a more fair and just society.

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Women Rising 32: Nuclear Weapons Abolitionists, Part 2 November 17, 2016 | 12:30 pm

As nuclear plant accidents mount, and nuclear waste becomes a greater threat to health and safety worldwide, Women Rising Radio features veteran activists at the center of the movement to phase out nuclear energy, power and research.

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Greg Palast On Voter Suppression, And Buying Democracy November 10, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Greg Palast interviews voters of color who have been blocked from the polls, either by being stricken from the registry or made to wait for hours to cast their ballots, and effectively exposes the ways the Interstate Crosscheck system fails to stop voter fraud and instead blocks valid voters from casting ballots.

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Immigrants & Elections Pt. 2: Barriers to the Ballot November 3, 2016 | 12:30 pm

In this second installment of Making Contact's Immigrants and Elections series, we explore some of the barriers immigrants and other historically disenfranchised voters face in gaining access to the polls.

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Thwarting Democracy, The Battle For Voting Rights (Encore) October 27, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Since the 2013 Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, many states have pushed changes to voter laws that raise disturbing connections to the past. On this week's show, we'll hear about hard-fought battles for voting rights and the implications of new laws.

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Women Rising 31: Nuclear Weapons Abolitionists October 20, 2016 | 12:30 pm

As relations between the United States and Russian governments continue to deteriorate, people are growing concerned that we're on the brink of another nuclear arms race. Both the U.S. and Russia are modernizing their nuclear arsenals. According to Jackie Cabasso, Executive Director of the Western States Legal Foundation, it's frighteningly easy to imagine how something could go wrong in that situation.

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Demographic Danger: A Look at Maternity Wards and Segregation in Israel October 13, 2016 | 12:30 pm

Hadassah Hospital was founded on the promise to serve all patients with the same, excellent care. This week, we go inside Hadassah's Mount Scopus maternity ward where the separation of Jewish and Arab mothers resulted in conflict between midwives at the hospital.

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Retaining Rondon: Creole Food in a Changing World October 6, 2016 | 12:30 pm

In a world that increasingly seems to strive for uniformity, afro-descendant Creole people on the eastern coast of Nicaragua seek to hold on to their unique culture through their food.

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Occupy- Five Years Later September 29, 2016 | 12:30 pm

September marks the 5 year anniversary of Occupy. We go to Zuccotti Park, and Oakland to talk to individuals that were part of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Oakland to gain insight and reflection on the movement that swept the nation. We revisit how Occupy started, how it evolved, how it fell apart, and what lessons came out of the experience.

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