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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

Patrisse Khan-Cullors: When They Call You A Terrorist (ENCORE) July 19, 2018 | 12:30 pm

This week is the five-year anniversary of the Black Lives Matter movement. We hear from Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and the author of the new book, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, a meaningful, empowering account of strength and resilience.


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Recent episodes

Afrofuturism: 3 Women You Need To Know
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July 12, 2018 | 12:30 pm

From Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time to Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu, Afrofuturism is gaining popularity. Filmmaker and author Ytasha Womack More defines Afrofuturism as "the intersection between black culture, technology, liberation and the imagination, with some mysticism thrown in, too."


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Beyond Stonewall: The Push for LGBT Civil Rights (ENCORE)
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July 5, 2018 | 12:30 pm

We go back to the night in June,1969 at New York City's Stonewall Inn that sparked the LGBT rights movement. On today's show, we'll hear about the day that galvanized a generation and the continued fight for LGBT civil rights.


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Your Home, Your Right or My Business?
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June 28, 2018 | 12:30 pm

We take a look at California's fight over rent control. The stage is set for a political battle between two polar worldviews. Is housing a human right, or is real estate property an investment commodity? And where on that continuum is California's common ground?


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Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
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June 21, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is an examination of the experiences of black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged by teachers, administrators, and the justice system, and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish.


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The Cost of Deportations
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June 14, 2018 | 12:30 pm

"The Cost of Deportations" looks at deportation through the lens of one Central American nation that sends migrants north--Guatemala.


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Finding Home: Displacement and Homelessness from Cape Town to California (Encore) June 7, 2018 | 12:30 pm

We go from Cape Town, South Africa to Los Angeles and Oakland, California--three cities grappling with evictions, displacement, and homelessness.


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The Ghosts of the Gwangju Uprising (Encore)
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May 31, 2018 | 12:30 pm

On May 18, 1980, the people of Gwangju, South Korea came together for reunification and an end to an era of martial law imposed by U.S.-backed military dictators. Over the course of ten days, they staged mass protests, battled riot police and soldiers, and were met with brutal repression.


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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
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May 24, 2018 | 12:30 pm

We present the documentary, She's Beautiful When She's Angry, a reflection on the rise of the women's liberation movement in the United States, between 1966 and 1971. She's Beautiful explores the emergence of political thought that challenged systems of patriarchy.


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Special for Mother’s Day, Mothering: Love on the Front Lines
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May 17, 2018 | 12:30 pm

For Mother's Day: we bring you a discussion by women of color writers and poets who contributed to the anthology, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. You'll also hear about a recent investigation into Black maternal and infant mortality.


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Protecting People and Water in Mexico City May 10, 2018 | 12:30 pm

Making Contact contributor Maria Doerr looks at what is being done to safeguard the watersheds of Mexico City, the natural water systems that provide water to one of the largest metropolises in the world.


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