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Making Contact - Intruders or Innovators? - February 27, 2015 at 3:30pm
Robert Neuwirth, author of "Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World", estimates that more than a billion people--thats 1 in 7--are squatters. This week, we visit squats in Venezuela.
Making Contact - Deadly Force: Police Shootings - February 20, 2015 at 3:30pm
Why are so many of those killed by police young people of color? A recent ProPublica investigation found that a young black male is at twenty one times greater risk of being shot dead by police than his white counterparts.
Making Contact - Krip Hop - January 30, 2015 at 3:00pm
You’ve heard of Hip-Hop, but what about Krip-Hop? That’s the name for the international movement of disabled artists, poets, musicians, and MCs. On this edition of Making Contact, we hear the story of Krip Hop from hate mail to worldwide phenomenon. Featuring: Leroy Moore, co-founder of Krip Hop
Making Contact - My Body, My Message - January 23, 2015 at 3:30pm
The female body as medium, and as message. How can a woman determine how she is perceived by the world, and even by herself? On this edition, we hear stories of women who are using their bodies for political protest, and as tools of self-empowerment forcing everyone to reevaluate their perspectives.
Making Contact - A Dream Remembered?: Martin Luther King Jr and the Grassroots Civil Rights Movement - January 9, 2015 at 3:30pm
On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th 1963, Martin Luther King Jr delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time. But it nearly didn't happen. On this special edition of Making Contact for MLK Day, Gary Younge, author of “The Speech”
Making Contact - Looking Back, Moving Forward: 2014 Year in Review - December 26, 2014 at 3:30pm
In today’s news cycle it’s challenging keeping up with the latest developments around the world. In 2014 we saw pro-democracy protests spanning 75 days in Hong Kong to the Black Lives Matter movement in the U.S. Often we just get the stories when they first break, then once the height of a conflict
Making Contact - Deadly Divide: Migrant death on the Border - December 5, 2014 at 3:30pm
Over 6,000 migrant deaths were recorded on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico between 1998 and 2013. The true number of deaths is likely higher, and thousands of families never hear from their loved ones again. This documentary travels to the desert ranch lands of Brooks County and the border
Making Contact - Making Contact's 20th Anniversary - November 28, 2014 at 3:30pm
Every week since January of 1995, Making Contact has been bringing you voices and perspectives from the grassroots...analysis of the larger structures driving our global economies...and solutions being created by people all over the world.
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