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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

Revolutionary Mothering and Reproductive Justice

9/21/2022
In today's episode, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs tells the birth story of the book she co-edited with China Martens and Mai'a Williams, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines and gives context to the book with stories of the Reproductive Justice Movement.

Duration:00:29:25

Viva Brother Nagi from Kerning Cultures

9/14/2022
Nagi Daifallah was a young farm worker from Yemen who participated in the 1973 Grape Strike along with the UFW until he was murdered by a Sheriff. We visit his story via our friends at Kerning Cultures.

Duration:00:29:25

A History of Traditional Root Healing (Encore)

9/7/2022
In some parts of the world, traditional herbal remedies are the norm. When we think of natural remedies we tend to think of older generations living in remote areas, in far away countries, with little access to modern healthcare. We rarely think about the ancient medicinal plants that might exist in our very own cities. On today's episode we look at plant and herb medicines through the lens of Michele E. Lee the author of Working The Roots.

Duration:00:29:26

The Response: Heatwaves and Energy Poverty in the Mediterranean

9/2/2022
In today’s episode, we’re going to focus on energy poverty. When temperatures rise to the point where they become dangerous, what happens to people who can’t escape the heat? As temperatures continue to soar and extreme heatwaves become the norm, a lack of resources to stay cool — so, having access to things like air conditioning, for example, — is a huge issue across the world. To find out how people are fighting energy poverty, we visit southern Europe, a region that experienced a series...

Duration:00:29:25

70 Million – Forget Reform, They Want Abolition

8/24/2022
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:00:29:17

The Way Home

8/18/2022
What does food mean to identities struggling against colonialism and displacement? First, we visit the Blackfeet Nation in Montana as members of Indigikitchen harvest bison and talk about native food systems. Then, we head to Bloomington, Indiana where a young archeology professor has brought methods of growing and sharing food from the deeper past to a modern Latino diaspora.

Duration:00:29:25

Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State

8/11/2022
While wages have flatlined for most working-class people, rents have reached new highs, leaving most people struggling. But it’s not just in the US. The rising cost of living has affected the entire world. Samuel Stein’s new book, Capital City and the Real Estate State, highlights the growing influence of investment capital into land as the driving force behind gentrification and the power developers have over city and local governments. We talk to Samuel about the rise of the global real...

Duration:00:29:25

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