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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.
Making Contact - Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide - November 29, 2013 at 1:30pm
Native American women experience the highest rates of violence of any other group in the United States. One in three native women have been victims of sexual assault and the murder rate of indigenous women is consistently higher than the national average.
Making Contact - Behind the Kitchen Door: Restaurant Workers' Fight for Justice - November 8, 2013 at 1:30pm
Americans eat out more than any other people. But the workers who put food on our restaurant tables are struggling to feed themselves and their families. On this edition, Saru Jayaraman, co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and author of "Behind the Kitchen Door"
Making Contact - Into Eternity - November 1, 2013 at 1:30pm
The nation of Finland is building an underground cave, to hold thousands of tones of nuclear waste, for at least 100 thousand years. We hear excerpts of the film, *“Into Eternity”, *which explores the logistical and philosophical quandaries around the construction of something that if it works...
Making Contact - Living Downstream - October 4, 2013 at 1:00pm
Renowned biologist Sandra Steingraber has made fighting environmentally induced cancers her life’s work. We hear excerpts of the documentary film, Living Downstream, which chronicles her efforts to create a world free of cancer causing toxics.
Making Contact - Room To Breathe: From Chaos to Peace in the Classroom ENCORE - September 20, 2013 at 1:30pm
At overcrowded and underfunded public schools across the country high suspension rates are exacerbating existing achievement gaps. Often, chaos in the classroom is to blame, keeping students from concentrating on their classes. On this edition we’ll hear excerpts from Russell Long’s film
Making Contact - Low Power (Radio) to the People - August 30, 2013 at 1:30pm
Have you ever wanted to run your own radio station? This October the FCC is opening a window in which anyone can apply for to create their own low-power FM radio station. It could result in thousands of new radio stations. We visit current LPFM stations, and find out how you can get involved.
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