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Making Contact - The Struggle for Libya’s Future - July 27, 2012 at 1:00pm
Reese Erlich brings us a special report from Libya on the chaos that remains in the wake of the overthrow of hated dictator Muammar Gaddafi. While the west proclaimed a great victory for so-called “humanitarian military intervention,” armed militias once allied with the US and NATO now attack...
Making Contact - The Olympic Games: Who Wins? - July 20, 2012 at 1:30pm
The Olympic Games have grown into a multibillion dollar industry. But with that growth comes concerns about the negative affects of the event on the people and places where the Games take place. We ask: who wins, and who loses, when the Olympics come to town?
Making Contact - Ban the Box! The Campaign for Post-Prison Employment (ENCORE EDITION) - July 13, 2012 at 1:30pm
It’s not even the crime that counts sometimes. It’s that little box on an application that asks you to reveal if you have a criminal history. Checking that box can mean the difference between failure and success. We look at the nationwide movement to ‘ban-the-box’, and make criminal histories...
Making Contact - Angela Davis and Tim Wise: Capitalism, Privatization and Hope - July 6, 2012 at 1:30pm
Anti-racist author Tim Wise examines how society is being divided and conquered on the basis of race and class. But legendary activist Angela Davis says we must not give up hope. On this edition, Davis and Wise discuss privatization, the economy, and other critical issues of our times.
Making Contact - Prison Crisis: Local Solution? - July 4, 2012 at 6:30pm
The United States imprisons more people than any other country. In California a new policy called ‘realignment’ aims to reduce the number of people in state prison. Could the incarceration nation finally be slowing down?