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Making Contact

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Media that helps build a movement: Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.

Media that helps build a movement: Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.

Location:

Oakland, CA

Networks:

NRP

Description:

Media that helps build a movement: Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jerusalem Calling from Kerning Cultures

5/25/2022
Making Contact is a 29-minute weekly program committed to investigative journalism and in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. On the Web at www.radioproject.org.

Duration:00:29:25

Escaping The Narcissism of The American Dream

5/18/2022

Duration:00:29:17

22-19 “The Pseudo-Science of Whiteness: Biology as a Social Weapon ENCORE” POD

5/10/2022
Making Contact is a 29-minute weekly program committed to investigative journalism and in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. On the web at www.radioproject.org.

Duration:00:28:52

Angelic Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin

5/3/2022
On today's program we honor Bayard Rustin, one of the most central figures in the African American struggle for Civil Rights and Freedom. Rustin was a pacifist, homosexual and practitioner of nonviolence who dedicated his life to racial equality, economic justice and ending warfare.

Duration:00:29:24

re:Work - Redemption

4/27/2022
This episode explores the story of Billy Taing, a Cambodian refugee who got caught up in the US criminal justice system at a young age.

Duration:00:29:17

Operation Boulder from Kerning Cultures

4/20/2022

Duration:00:29:26

Unequal Justice: the Criminalization of Black Youth

4/13/2022
Nearly two thirds of all children in the U.S. juvenile justice system are kids of color. That’s according to a report by the Children’s Defense Fund. In this episode of Making Contact, we’ll hear from Dr. Kris Henning on the disparities faced by Black youth in the juvenile justice system.

Duration:00:28:15

70 Million: When a State Treats Drug Addiction Like a Health Issue, Not a Crime

4/6/2022
A year ago, Oregon became the first state to decriminalize drug possession. The goal is to reverse some of the negative impacts of the War on Drugs by approaching drug use from a health-centered basis. Reporter Cecilia Brown visits an addiction and recovery center in Portland that’s gearing up for what they hope will be an influx of people seeking treatment.

Duration:00:29:18

Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State

3/30/2022
Making Contact is a 29-minute weekly program committed to investigative journalism and in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. On the Web at www.radioproject.org.

Duration:00:29:25

Generation Putin, Ten Years Later

3/23/2022
This week, Making Contact’s Jessica Partnow offers a look at the state of Russian youth activism from 2012 to today. She revisits her reporting from Ukraine and Russia and speaks with the people in those stories against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine today. In the first part of the show she shares the story of re-connecting with her childhood pen pal Sasha, a Ukrainian boy who witnessed the fall of the Soviet Union and is now fighting to protect his country from the Russian invasion,...

Duration:00:28:58

Juristac and the Amah Mutsun: Indigenous Resistance and Regeneration

3/16/2022

Duration:00:28:59

22-10 "Medical Apartheid and the COVID-19 vaccines (Encore)" POD

3/9/2022
Making Contact is a 29-minute weekly program committed to investigative journalism and in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. On the Web at www.radioproject.org.

Duration:00:29:25

Special Mini Episode: Interview with Jeremy Menchik, COVID Moderna trial participant

3/8/2022
Jeremy Menchik volunteered for Moderna’s vaccine trials, wanting to help end the COVID pandemic. However, as Moderna continues to hold patent rights and refuses to openly share their vaccine technology, Jeremy began to feel conflicted. He has since publicly quit as a volunteer and urges others to do the same, until everyone can freely access the vaccine. Listen to our interview with Jeremy on this special edition of Making Contact, an extra to our larger show on vaccine equality.

Duration:00:07:36

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

3/2/2022

Duration:00:29:11

Re:Work Soul Force, Part 1

2/23/2022

Duration:00:29:18

It’s Magic: Birth Justice and Black Maternal Health (Encore)

2/16/2022
Through the work and birth stories of midwife Allegra Hill, the producers of Re:Work Radio explain how Black midwives in Los Angeles are helping women to experience empowered births.

Duration:00:28:59

Black Women In History (Encore)

2/2/2022
While Black women have played a critical role in the development of the nation, their stories have been mostly overlooked. In the new book, A Black Women’s History of the United States, historians Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross honor the many significant contributions of Black women who have worked tirelessly to build this country and fight for social justice in the face of racism and sexism.

Duration:00:29:23

Part 2 of The Pandemic Inside: Covid-19 and Prisons (ENCORE)

1/26/2022

Duration:00:29:25

Part 1 of The Pandemic Inside: Covid 19 and Prisons - Encore

1/19/2022
In this encore episode, we look at how COVID-19 has torn through prisons and how organizers are trying to push state and local governments to release inmates in order to contain the spread of the pandemic. In part one, we focus on California. We take a look at why a prison, like San Quentin, is such a perfect environment for infectious diseases, especially an airborne one like COVID-19, how we might safely release large amounts of inmates across the prison system, and what we’ve learned from...

Duration:00:29:00

70 Million: An Effort to Hold Prosecutors Accountable

1/12/2022
A legal matrix that incentivizes criminal convictions can motivate unethical prosecutors to bend or break the rules. In New York, a group of law professors is trying to curb that by pushing the system to discipline its own. Reported by Nina Sparling.

Duration:00:29:30