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An international radio program that links people, vital ideas, and important information.

An international radio program that links people, vital ideas, and important information.
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Oakland, CA

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An international radio program that links people, vital ideas, and important information.

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English


Episodes

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

No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America

8/28/2018
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Darnell Moore the author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. A story of beauty and hope-and an honest reckoning with family, with place and with what is it means to be free. His talk focuses on his memoir, No Ashes in the Fire.

Duration:00:29:08

The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson

8/16/2018
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On this edition of Making Contact we present, The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson, a program about the modern anti-prison movement.

Duration:00:29:11

Parenting From Prison, Inside Out

8/9/2018
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When one or both parents are incarcerated the family is also incarcerated and are adversely affected in profound ways that exacerbate existing structural inequalities and struggles. Programs for inmates and families like FamilyWorks and the Storybook Program, encourage rebuilding and maintaining relationships despite being separated by prison.

Duration:00:29:27

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

8/1/2018
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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:00:29:21

Caring Relationships: Negotiating Meaning and Maintaining Dignity (Encore)

7/25/2018
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Whether you’re a paid home care provider, or rely on personal assistance to meet your daily needs, or a family member caring for a loved one, the nature of the working relationship depends on mutual respect and dignity. During this week’s anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we’ll revisit the dynamic and complex relationship of care receiving and giving.

Duration:00:28:55

The Arrival: Trump's Travel and Refugee Ban

7/18/2018
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On this edition of Making Contact, after the US Supreme Court's ruling on Trump’s travel ban, we’ll discuss how the new order impacts people from affected, Muslim-majority countries. We also talk about what's different about the new ban and how to fight it. We begin with the story of a woman who was in flight to the US when President Trump signed his first travel ban.

Duration:00:29:25

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, “When They Call You A Terrorist” (Encore)

7/12/2018
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This week is the five year anniversary of Black lives matter. Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter shares her reflections on humanity, the end of policing and her new book, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.

Duration:00:29:13

Afrofuturism: 3 Women You Need to Know

7/5/2018
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Afrofuturism is a growing genre-movement that spans literature, art, music, and film. It provides radical alternatives to dominant Western narratives by drawing on traditions from Africa and the diaspora.

Duration:00:29:14

Beyond Stonewall: The Push for LGBT Civil Rights

6/28/2018
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We go back to the night in June 1969 at the New York City Stonewall Inn that sparked the LGBTQ rights movement. On this episode, we’ll hear about the day that galvanized a generation and the continued fight for LGBTQ civil rights.

Duration:00:29:11

Your Home, Your Right… or My Business?

6/20/2018
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The stage is set for a battle between two world-views. 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