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Making Contact, is an award-winning 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.

Making Contact, is an award-winning 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.
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Oakland, CA

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NRP

Description:

Making Contact, is an award-winning 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.

Language:

English

Contact:

1714 Franklin Street #100-251 Oakland, CA 94612 510-251-1332


Episodes

Abortion Beyond Clinics Pt. 1: Call Jane

1/16/2019
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In a special 2 part program by Making Contact we explore new safe at-home abortion options and the growing movement for "self-managed abortions.”

Duration:00:29:08

70 Million: Undocumented Immigrants are Tethered to ICE & Private Companies

1/9/2019
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A handful of companies are making millions off of ankle monitors strapped to undocumented immigrants in ICE custody. The makers pitch the monitors as an alternative to being jailed, but are they simply another form of bondage?

Duration:00:29:03

Uprooting Racism ENCORE

1/2/2019
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On this edition of Making Contact, we speak with author Paul Kivel about his book, Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. This book offers a framework for understanding institutional racism. It provides practical suggestions, tools, examples, and advice on how white people can intervene in interpersonal and organizational situations to work as allies for racial justice.

Duration:00:29:22

Fallen Heroes of 2018

12/21/2018
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There were thousands of organizers, activists and local social justice leaders around the world who died in 2018. As we do every December, we bring you some of the voices and stories of our Fallen Heroes.

Duration:00:29:26

In the Shadow of the Volcano: Guatemala’s Unequal Disaster

12/18/2018
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Thousands of Guatemalans are recovering from the eruption of a volcano called Fuego - Spanish for "fire" - which took place in the summer of 2018. In this report, our correspondent Maria Martin looks back at the disaster - which some people are calling the worst natural disaster to ever strike Guatemala.

Duration:00:29:22

Michael Eric Dyson on Trump Truth and Race

12/11/2018
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America’s unwillingness to assess the ugly truth about systemic inequality has created a perpetual sinkhole of denial. A reality that existed long before Trump’s presidency. It’s AMERICA’s Legacy. On this edition, we hear from Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. Dr. Dyson recently penned, “What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America.” Today’s conversation with Professor Dyson explores race and truth...

Duration:00:30:41

70 Million - Reform Activists and a New DA Find Common Ground

12/5/2018
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70 Million reporter, Ruxandra Guidi, chronicles how activists and reformers are succeeding in cutting the jail population, diverting drug arrests, and increasing accountability for local police in Harris County, Texas.

Duration:00:29:19

I Am Because I Am: The Expansion of Gender Identity

11/28/2018
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I Am Because I Am, explores the expansion of gender identity and presumed roles in our society. A look beyond the socially constructed ideas of what is male, female, masculine or feminine. Especially considering Trump’s administration attempts to redefine gender to be solely based on a person’s genitalia at birth. Thus potentially threatening Transgender, Intersex and Non-Binary Identity.

Duration:00:29:03

The Response: Uneven Burns

11/20/2018
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On this episode, we look at the 2017 Tubbs Fire in California, and how it impacted the undocumented community. In the face of ICE raids, labor violations, a housing crisis, and wildfires, the broader community is standing in solidarity with those who are forced into the shadows. California’s drought has led to an unprecedented number of wildfires that burn hotter, faster, and ever more acreage. Governor Jerry Brown says, “Since civilization emerged 10,000 years ago, we haven’t had this kind...

Duration:00:29:17

Climate Uprising: Indigenous Women at the Global Climate Action Summit

11/14/2018
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Indigenous Women made their voices heard during California Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit. They rejected Brown’s support for market driven schemes and shared their vision for climate solutions at protests and at a special Women’s Assembly, organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network.

Duration:00:28:55

The Response: Restoring Power in Puerto Rico

11/7/2018
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, we'll hear how one community kitchen grew into an island-wide network of mutual aid centers with the aim of restoring power — electric and civic — to the Puerto Rican people.

Duration:00:29:26

The X Factor in the Midterms

10/30/2018
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While some Americans are mentally focused on the 2020 presidential election, all eyes seem to be on the rapidly approaching midterm election. With both Democrats and Republicans vying for control of the House and Senate, the majority party will have the advantage to pass their legislative agendas – producing outcomes that could hugely impact the future of Trump’s presidency.

Duration:00:29:04

Fossil Refusal: Local Models not Global Markets

10/24/2018
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Despite the difficult picture painted by the news, there is hope for our planet. We cover several fights against refineries and market based solutions to global warming. And, we look at one promising solution – the combination of community owned energy and microgrids.

Duration:00:29:05

Your Home, Your Right… or My Business?

10/17/2018
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The stage is set for a battle between two worldviews. Is housing a human right, or a commodity? And where on that continuum is California’s common ground? This week, we look at the fight over rent control, and police policies that affect the homeless.

Duration:00:28:55

Reproductive Justice from El Salvador to the U.S.

10/10/2018
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This week, we hear from a woman who went to prison under El Salvador’s current abortion laws— some of the strictest in the world. And, one reproductive justice organization considers the future of reproductive health access under the US Supreme Court.

Duration:00:28:55

The Response: Occupy Sandy

10/3/2018
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This week, we explore the remarkable communities that arise in the aftermath of natural disasters; namely, Hurricane Sandy, and its impact on the Rockaway Peninsula.

Duration:00:28:55

10 Years After the Crash: Recovery Not for All

9/26/2018
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This month is the ten year anniversary of the stock market crash of 2018. Nomi Prins talks about her new book, “Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.” And, Julianne Malveaux explains how the crash has continued to devastate people of color, especially black people.

Duration:00:29:12

Climate Change & Sacrifice Zones (Encore)

9/19/2018
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On this encore edition of Making Contact, we present the first in a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a global center for shipping fossil fuels.

Duration:00:28:55

70 Million: Locals Divided Between Diversion and Border Security

9/12/2018
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Criminal justice reform can be complicated. Formerly incarcerated people and officials in Pima County are teaming up to send fewer people to jail. Meanwhile a federal program at the border is sending people to jail over traffic violations and minor drug offenses.

Duration:00:29:25

About Last Night: How HBCU Students are Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus

9/5/2018
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#DishonorRoll Students at several prominent historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), have demanded that school administrators address sexual assault more vigorously. Last year, student protests at Morehouse College, Spelman College, Hampton University, and Howard University focused on inadequacies in the way sexual assault and rape cases are handled.

Duration:00:29:21