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Making Contact - The Non-Violent Path of Cesar Chavez - April 11, 2014 at 1:30pm
Cesar Chavez has made it to the big screen. Millions of people are now learning about the legendary farmworker organizer. But where did Chavez get his organizing philosophies?
Making Contact - April 4, 2014 at 1:30pm
Noise pollution is a growing problem. Affecting everything from the lives of people living under airplane flight paths, to marine life. On this edition, we'll hear from people struggling to be heard over the din of our noisy modern life and ask, is there anywhere left in the world...
Making Contact - March 28, 2014 at 1:30pm
Needle exchange programs began springing up in the 1980's during the AIDS crisis. Countless lives have been saved by providing IV drug users with clean needles. But even now, with hundreds of programs across the US and throughout the world, some states still view distributing needles as illegal.
Making Contact - Activist Women of Greenpeace - March 7, 2014 at 1:30pm
We profile women of Greenpeace, the legendary eco-activist organization. Hettie geenan is first mate on the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior. Leila Deen leads the campaign against fracking. And Laila Williams connect Greenpeace with indigenous communities, women's groups and people of color.
Making Contact - The Warmth of Other Suns: Isabel Wilkerson on the Great Migration - February 28, 2014 at 1:30pm
Should they go or should they stay? That was a question millions of African Americans living in the South asked themselves in the 20th Century. For many the answer was simple. Life in the South was hard and dangerous, with lynching, Jim Crow laws, and lack of economic opportunities.
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...
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