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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

Hunger Strike! How Immigrant Taxi Drivers Took on City Hall

8/3/2022
New York City taxi drivers were drowning in debt because they had to buy their licenses from the city. We join our friends at the podcast Self-Evident to take a look at the hunger strike they used to renegotiate the terms of their debt.

Duration:00:29:19

Escape to Cairo from Kerning Cultures

7/27/2022
This week, we bring you a story from our podcast partner Kerning Cultures about Patrice Lumumba’s children, and their escape to Cairo.

Duration:00:29:15

How to Hold Back the Ocean

7/21/2022
More and more coastal communities want to build sea walls to prevent catastrophic flooding because of rising sea levels. But do they work? We talk about the risks of the planned seagates in New York and we visit Sapelo Island Georgia to learn about how to Gullah Geechee community plans to defend their ancestral lands by using a natural shoreline, built of oysters.

Duration:00:28:59

70 Million: When "Bail Reform" Isn't

7/14/2022
This week on Making Contact, we look at Bail Reform in the state of Texas with the help of our podcast partners 70 Million. For conservative lawmakers and bail reform advocates have long debated what bail reform can look like for those who cannot afford to bail themselves out of jail.

Duration:00:29:17

Juristac and the Amah Mutsun: Indigenous Resistance and Regeneration (Encore)

7/6/2022

Duration:00:28:59

White Hoax: Racism, Divide-and-Conquer, and Politics

6/30/2022

Duration:00:29:17

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