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Making Contact - Drones: A New Death From Above - August 31, 2012 at 1:30pm
We bring you voices from Pakistan of families destroyed by drone strikes. And we hear from Medea Benjamin and other activists working to build a global movement against this controversial military technology.

Making Contact - Being Black and Green: African-Americans & the Environment (encore) - August 24, 2012 at 1:30pm
African-Americans are helping to lead the environmental movement. We take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in Wisconsin and a local bike ride in California, where local black leaders are changing the color of environmentalism.

Making Contact - Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture - August 17, 2012 at 1:30pm
Interactive, realistic, pro-war video games have become part of American culture. But protestors and artists are finding ways to turn the virtual world into a place where the military hero narrative can be questioned. On this edition, we hear excerpts from the movie *Returning Fire: Interventions

Making Contact - Undue Influence: the Power of Police and Prison Guards' Unions - August 10, 2012 at 1:30pm
Police officers and prison guards hold tremendous political sway. Their advocacy for better pay, more power, and more jobs has been a major factor in the expansion of the prison industrial complex. Now that system is changing. Can law enforcement unions change as well?

Making Contact - Lessons of Nagasaki - August 3, 2012 at 1:30pm
The US dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Three days later, Nagasaki also fell victim. On this edition, we commemorate the anniversary of the bombings with excerpts from two documentaries, “Hiroshima Countdown” and “Nagasaki Journey.”

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