Making Contact, produced by National Radio Project

Making Contact, produced by National Radio Project

The Pseudo-Science of Whiteness: Biology as a Social Weapon

This week, filmmaker Stephanie Welch explores the role that racist, unscientific propaganda has played in promoting...

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Geraldine's Story: How Public Schools Are Failing Black Students with Dyslexia

Black students with dyslexia carry a heavy burden in public schools. This program centers around a grandmother who...

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Canada's Slavery Secret

This week we take a look at Canada and its history of Black enslavement. Canada, our northern neighbor, is rarely...

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Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible

Today on Making Contact, we present the film Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible. The film takes us on the...

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One Long Night: Andrea Pitzer on the Global History of Concentration Camps

"Honorable people can do terrible things" says Andrea Pitzer in her book "One Long Night: A Global History of...

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President Biden and America's Expectation

Today, a divided nation experiences one of the most tumultuous presidential transitions in US history. Leaders from...

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The Fallen of 2020 (Encore)

This year on making contact, instead of our normal end of year show commemorating movement leaders we've lost, and...

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70 Million: How the Asylum ProcessBecame Another Carceral Matrix

The Trump administration has issued numerous policies to systematically dismantle asylum as a legal right. They're...

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The Fallen of 2020

2020 was a tumultuous year rocked by two twin plagues: police violence which led to the George Floyd protests and...

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The Pandemic, Loss and Racial Inequity

According to the CDC, Blacks and Latinos are 3 times as likely to die from COVID as their white counterparts. This...

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The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water (Encore)

On this episode of Making Contact, we look at the privatization of our earth’s most precious resource –...

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Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm

Three years after Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Ricans are still reeling from its effects and aftereffects. We bring...

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On the Brink: Homelessness before and during COVID-19 (Encore)

Most of us have a home to shelter in place during COVID -19. But what about the homeless? We take a look at life on...

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Language Is Life, Land Is Sacred  (Encore)

Making Contact's Community Storytelling Fellows Vincent Medina and Isabella Zizi share deep and personal stories on...

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#SayHerName: Black Women, Police Violence, and Abolition

Why is that the deaths of Black women at the hands of police don’t seem to generate as much outrage as the...

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The Electoral College’s Dirty History (Encore)

Given the election, and the difference between popular votes and electoral votes, we revisit our show on the...

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Election 2020 Special: More Than a Vote

Voting in one of the most momentous presidential elections in the nation’s history is over. The morning after...

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Fighting for the Ballot: Race and Voter Suppression in the 2020 Election

Voter suppression and its target’s aren’t new phenomena. People of color and the poor have always been...

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Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism (Encore)

Activists in the Latinx immigrant community of Los Angeles share what they do to take care of their mental health....

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Unblock the Vote 2020

On this episode, we'll explore felon disenfranchisement and the battle to restore the voting rights of people on...

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