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Making Contact

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Making Contact, is an award-winning 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.

Making Contact, is an award-winning 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.
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Location:

Oakland, CA

Networks:

NRP

Description:

Making Contact, is an award-winning 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.

Language:

English

Contact:

1714 Franklin Street #100-251 Oakland, CA 94612 510-251-1332


Episodes

Wealth Inequity and Universal Basic Income

1/17/2018
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President Donald Trump’s tax plan may exacerbate wealth inequity in the US. Chuck Collins, Director of the Program on Inequality at the Institute for Policy Studies addresses the complex history of the wealth gap. Also, producers from the Upstream podcast ask: is it time for Universal Basic Income?

Duration: 00:29:12


Reclaiming Gotham: The Battle for U.S. Cities

1/10/2018
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On this episode of Making Contact, journalist Juan González discusses his new book, Reclaiming Gotham. He chronicles the evolution of the growth machine in America’s cities – from redlining and racial covenants in the early 20th century, to land grabs and privatization in the 21st – and the rise of progressive alliances to reclaim them. Special thanks to Pegasus Books for organizing the event and allowing us to broadcast excerpts of Juan González’s discussion of Reclaiming Gotham. The...

Duration: 00:29:10


We Got Next: Youth Poets Changing the World

1/3/2018
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On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll explore how the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, particularly queer POC youth, has challenged mainstream culture and created spaces that welcome and encourage marginalized communities to speak up about their life experiences – all through poetry.

Duration: 00:29:12


Fallen Heroes of 2017

12/26/2017
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Thousands of local social justice organizers, activists and other leaders passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didn’t make the headlines. On this edition of Making Contact, as we do every December, we’ll hear about some of the fallen heroes of 2017.

Duration: 00:29:24


Parenting From Prison, Inside Out

12/20/2017
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When one or both parents are in prison the whole family is, in a way, also imprisoned. Family members are negatively affected in ways that worsen existing struggles and inequities. Today we'll go to New York and New Hampshire to hear about programs for inmates and families that encourage relationships -- despite being separated by prison.

Duration: 00:29:27


The Far Right and Antifa

12/12/2017
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This episode explores the past and present of the far right and anti-fascism. We begin with the murder investigation of anti-fascist rapper, Pavlos Fyssas. In the second half, author Mark Bray describes Antifa responses to Hitler and Mussolini.

Duration: 00:29:20


Ghosts of the Korean War: Stop THAAD

12/6/2017
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We head to Soseongri, a small village nestled in the mountains of Seongju County. There, grandmas and grandpas in the 70s, 80s, and 90s are organizing daily protests and blockades to stop THAAD. THAAD is part of a missile defense system that gives the U.S. the ability to carry out a nuclear first strike.

Duration: 00:29:46


A Tale of Two Heights

11/29/2017
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Two neighborhoods -- Boyle Heights in Los Angeles and Crown Heights, Brooklyn New York -- are experiencing the gamut of changes associated with gentrification. And some are pushing back against those who would cash in on the eviction and displacement of longtime residents.

Duration: 00:28:55


Fantastic Negrito and The Last Days of Oakland

11/21/2017
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In the last three years, Fantastic Negrito, an Oakland-based black roots revivalist has gone from busking at bus stops to winning a Grammy and touring internationally. This week, we learn about Fantastic Negrito’s journey, his creative process, and how he’s utilizing his artistic platform to advocate for social justice.

Duration: 00:29:24


At the Intersection of Faith and Reproductive Justice

11/15/2017
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What if faith could fuel a movement that supports women and families in having real choices over their lives and their bodies? On this week’s Making Contact, we head to the crossroads of faith and reproductive justice. We’ll hear from Dr. Willie Parker, Toni Bond Leonard, and Katie Zeh, who are making these visions a reality.

Duration: 00:29:12


I Am Not Your Negro

11/8/2017
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I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.

Duration: 00:29:12


The Poetic Address to the Nation (Encore)

11/1/2017
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The Poetic Address to the Nation, brought together poets to speak powerfully against the current administration. Featuring Cam Awkward, Guillermo Gomez Peña, Michelle ‘Mush’ Lee, and many others.

Duration: 00:29:10


Sacrifice Zones - Part 2 (Encore Edition)

10/25/2017
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On this encore edition of Making Contact, we present the final installment 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: 00:29:08


Sacrifice Zones – Part 1 (Encore Edition)

10/18/2017
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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


Jeff Chang on Revolutions in Seeing and Being

10/11/2017
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“From almost every kind of responsibility and tie from engagement and from faith. So the artist--our task is to move ourselves and the rest of us in the opposite direction. Toward more engagement, towards stronger ethics, toward a social that's open and inclusive to all toward seeing each other in full, to challenge us to recognize the debts, and yes, the reparations that we owe to each other.” Jeff Chang offers ideas to reinforce the importance of art and artists in today’s sociopolitical...

Duration: 00:29:13


Mrs. Hamer Echoes

10/4/2017
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Fannie Lou Hamer's 100th birthday is Oct 6. She's no longer alive, and may not be as widely known as others in the civil rights movement --- but her words have a relevant ring today.

Duration: 00:29:12


Language Is Life, Land Is Sacred

9/27/2017
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Making Contact's Community Storytelling Fellows Vincent Medina and Isabella Zizi share deep and personal stories on Native American Organizing and Activism on Ohlone lands.

Duration: 00:29:13


The Arrival: Trump’s Travel and Refugee Ban

9/20/2017
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This week, we begin with the story of a woman who was in flight to the US when President Trump signed his first travel ban. We later hear how immigrant and refugee support groups are responding.

Duration: 00:28:55


The Ghosts of the Gwangju Uprising

9/13/2017
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On May 18, 1980, the people of Gwangju, South Korea came together for reunification and an end to an era of martial law imposed by U.S.-backed military dictators. Over the course of ten days, they staged mass protests, battled riot police and soldiers, and were met with brutal repression. Together, they successfully drove the military out Gwangju and governed the city together. Their actions changed the course of Korean history. On Part 1 of this episode of Making Contact, we hear from...

Duration: 00:29:13


Women Rising Radio: Rescuing The Isolated and Displaced, Women of Doctors Without Borders

9/6/2017
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Women Rising Radio features amazing stories of women from Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres. MSF's teams head to difficult, dangerous, and medically deprived places on Earth to treat and rescue survivors of violence and climate change.

Duration: 00:28:55

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