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“Making Contact” is produced by International Media Project, an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1994, committed to investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material. Its core focus is National Radio Project, the team that creates Making Contact.
Making Contact programs cover: Agriculture/Food – Civil Liberties – Globalization/Global-Political Economy – Education – Environment – Environmental Justice – Gay/Lesbian – Healthcare – Human Rights – Native/Indigenous Peoples – Labor – Latin America – Media – Middle East – Military/War/Peace – Nuclear – Political Activism – Prison/Police – Race – Social Justice – US Foreign Policy – US Domestic Politics – Welfare – Women – Youth … and more.
November 25, 2021 National, News & Public Affairs
Our radio adaptation of the film Beyond Recognition by Underexposed films, "After decades struggling to protect her ancestors burial places, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration.Listen
November 18, 2021 National, News & Public Affairs
There's a place in rural St. Johns, Arizona, where teens who have encounters with officers of the law can play pool, make music, and get mentored instead of going to jailListen
November 11, 2021 National, News & Public Affairs
In some parts of the world, traditional herbal remedies are the norm. When we think of natural remedies we tend to think of older generations living in remote areas, in far away countries, with little access to modern healthcare. We rarely think about the ancient medicinal plants that might exist in our very own cities. On today's episode we look at plant and herb medicines through the lens of Michele Elizabeth. Lee the author of Working The Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African-American Healing.
Michele Elizabeth Lee is a traditional healing practitioner, educator, visual artist and the author of Working The Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing.
Brandi Mack, a Holistic Health Educator, Therapeutic Massage Therapist, Trauma-Informed Youth developer, Powerful Presenter, and Permaculture Designer.
Estrella Davina is a holistic practitioner
November 4, 2021 National, News & Public Affairs
One of the most common forms of trafficking is labor trafficking: compelling people to work through fraud, force, or coercion.Read More
October 21, 2021 National, News & Public Affairs
Nearly one in two Black women in the US have a loved one who has been impacted by our prison system. Many become de facto civilian experts as a result.Read More
October 14, 2021 National, News & Public Affairs
Today, in episode 387, our expert Infectious Disease and Community Medicine doctors discuss the latest on COVID-19. We talk about how the delta variant has increased hospitalizations, how the vaccine can help lower your risk of long COVID, and how an antidepressant might be able to help treat COVID-19. As always, join us for all the COVID-19 information you need, explained in clear terms by health experts.Read More
September 30, 2021 National, News & Public Affairs
According to the U.S. Census, Asian American & Pacific Islander and Latino populations grew significantly in some parts of country, while the white population decreased for the first time. Whites are still the largest racial group in the country. Nationally, Latinos grew to over 18% of the total population, and are now the second largest ethnic group in the U.S. In California, the Latinx population is now 39% of the population, surpassing whites as the states largest group.Read More
September 23, 2021 National, News & Public Affairs
Ever since the first Africans were brought to North America on cargo ships, Black women have helped build America. While Black women have played a critical role in the development of the nation, their stories have been mostly overlooked.Read More
September 16, 2021 National, News & Public Affairs
Black women are three times as likely as White women to die from pregnancy-related complications. Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two-thirds of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable when people seek treatment after recognizing the warning signs.Read More