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Making Contact - Activist Women of Greenpeace - March 7, 2014 at 1:30pm
We profile women of Greenpeace, the legendary eco-activist organization. Hettie geenan is first mate on the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior. Leila Deen leads the campaign against fracking. And Laila Williams connect Greenpeace with indigenous communities, women's groups and people of color.
Making Contact - The Warmth of Other Suns: Isabel Wilkerson on the Great Migration - February 28, 2014 at 1:30pm
Should they go or should they stay? That was a question millions of African Americans living in the South asked themselves in the 20th Century. For many the answer was simple. Life in the South was hard and dangerous, with lynching, Jim Crow laws, and lack of economic opportunities.
Making Contact - Insult to Injury? American Indian Sports Mascots - January 31, 2014 at 1:30pm
They may not have made it to the Superbowl- but the “Washington Football team” has gotten a lot of attention this season- not so much for their performance on the field, but rather their refusal to change the name of their team.From FedEx Field to High School Football teams...
Making Contact - Jeremy Scahill on Obama’s Dirty Wars - January 24, 2014 at 1:30pm
Drone attacks on American citizens. Black sites around the globe where prisoners are tortured. And the prison at Guantanamo is still in operation. As we enter the 6th year of Barack Obamas presidency, his foreign policy legacy is becoming more clear. Independent journalist Jeremy Scahill investigate
Making Contact - Dollarocracy: Corporate Cash in Politics - January 17, 2014 at 1:30pm
The cost of American democracy is the most expensive in the world. In the 2012 elections billions of dollars were spent on political campaigns. But there’s a growing consensus that big business and wealthy individuals are buying power. Authors John Nichols and Robert McChesney have a name for the...
Making Contact - The Race to an Emergency (Part 1) - January 3, 2014 at 1:30pm
When you call 911, who answers the phone? How do they decide who to send to the scene, and how fast will they get there? We bring you a 2-part special—The Race to An Emergency, produced by KALW radio in San Francisco. We follow the path of a 911 call, and along the way, encounter decades of...
Making Contact - December 27, 2013 at 1:30pm
Making Contact’s media mission is to give voice to those who don’t usually make it on to the airwaves. We look back on how we did in 2013 and bring you up to date on our most compelling and resonating stories of the year. From pregnant women in prison who’ve been mistreated...
Making Contact - December 20, 2013 at 1:30pm
Over 2 million Syrians have been displaced by that country’s ongoing civil war. Neighboring countries are overwhelmed with refugees. So where else to turn? Heading to more affluent nations isn’t so easy. We meet refugees who’ve fled Syria to Turkey, Sweden & Thailand...
Making Contact - 2013: The Year the Criminal Justice System Changed? - December 6, 2013 at 1:30pm
Years of campaigning for basic human rights for people caught up in America's criminal justice system may finally be paying off. 2013 saw significant changes from sentencing reform, to drug policy, to how people are treated behind bars.
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