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International Internet Activism

On this edition, we’ll hear about the successes of internet activism in South Korea, how activists in Egypt and Bulgaria are bridging the digital divide for small non-profit organizations, and how an internet radio station helped to galvanize San Francisco peace activists at the start of the second Gulf War.


Deadly Extractions: Oil and Mining Interests in Africa

On this edition of Making Contact, we take a look at some examples: In Tanzania a Canadian-based corporation is accused of burying alive artisan miners in order to acquire control of a gold mine; and, the drive for oil has sparked political and social upheavals in Sudan and Angola.


Capital Punishment and Closure

On this Prison Desk edition of Making Contact, we take a look at the death penalty, wrongful executions, and some alternatives to death row.


Radio Mobilizing Communities

On this edition, we’ll hear about street children in India making and broadcasting their own radio shows in the marketplace, and a Native American-run radio station at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. We’ll also take a look at micro-radio.


Code Red: Status of the Constitution

On this edition, we’ll examine how certain government actions since September 11th, 2001 are in conflict with the Constitution and hear about the Patriot Act II.