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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 - January 10, 2014 at 1:30pm

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...

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