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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

Seeking Shelter: Building Housing and Community for LGBTQ Elders (Encore)

6/22/2022
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are much more likely than their straight counterparts to be alone and isolated as they age. Housing and support for these elders is a growing need--and the issue is not confined to the United States. In this edition, we'll visit Jakarta Indonesia, and Los Angeles, California, to hear stories of building housing and community for LGBTQ seniors.

Duration:00:29:17

I Am Because I Am: The Expansion of Gender Identity (Encore)

6/15/2022
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:00:29:06

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Race and the Future of the Love Story Part 2

6/9/2022
We revisit a major race debate within the Romance Writers of America that began in 2019 and talk about why questions of race in art and in institutions are so relevant in today's America. This is a two part series.

Duration:00:29:18

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Race and the Future of the Love Story Part 1

6/1/2022

Duration:00:29:18

Jerusalem Calling from Kerning Cultures

5/25/2022
The Palestine Broadcasting Service started airing in 1936, from a brand new transmitter tower in Ramallah. It was a British station in three languages, aimed at promoting the message of the mandate government throughout the region. But over the following decades, as Palestine saw political upheavals, bloody conflicts and power shifts, the radio station found itself in the middle of it all, and became a unique capsule of the events that lead up to the Nakba. This story originally aired on...

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