Looking Back, Moving Forward: 2014 Year in Review

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 diminishes or really when another issue surfaces to the top of the news cycle, that’s it. After that, we don’t hear much more about the issue, even though we know that the issues remain.
On this week’s Making Contact, we’re going to bring you an update on some of the stories we’ve covered this year. We’ll go to a protest to talk to advocates calling for an end to using Native American imagery and stereotypes in sports. We’ll talk to the Center for Food Safety about the political outlook for supporters of better regulations of GMOs and pesticides, and we’ll get an update on US immigration policy from the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

Featured speakers/guests:

Suzan Shown Harjo, Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee advocate for American Indian rights; Morning Star Gali, co-chair of Bay Area Coalition to End Racism in Sports; Jacqueline Keeler, founding member of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry; Don Tipping, Seven Seeds Farm owner; Chris Hardy, Rogue valley farmer; Sylvia Wu, staff attorney at Center for Food Safety; Catherine Tactaquin, Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.


Host/Producer: Laura Flynn
Producers: Jasmin Lopez, George Lavender, Andrew Stelzer
Contributing Producers: Alice Ollstein
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Kwan Booth
Organizational Volunteers: Barbara Barnett 

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