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Fallen Heroes of 2017
Dec26

Fallen Heroes of 2017

Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Thousands of local social justice organizers, activists and other leaders passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didn’t make the headlines. On this edition of Making Contact, as we do every December, we’ll hear about some of the fallen heroes of 2017. Special thanks to filmmaker David Hoffman, African Women’s Development Fund, Goldman Environmental Prize, The School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University and KCSB radio. Featuring the voices of those who’ve past and those who remember them: Dick Gregory, Comedian and Civil Rights Activist Sumiteru Taniguchi, Chairman of the Nagasaki Council of A-Bomb Sufferers Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation Executive Director Prudence Nobantu Mabele, President of the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa Yvette Raphael, South African HIV Activist Isidro Baldenegro López, Farmer and Leader of Mexico’s Tarahumara People Randall Gingrich, Tierra Nativa Director Gauri Lankesh, Journalist, Activist and Editor of Lankesh Patrike Anu Natarajan, Former Vice-Mayor of Fremont CA Corey Dubin, HIV & Hemophilia Activist and Radio Journalist Carl Weixler, President of the Committee of 10,000 Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, First Female MP in Sudan Yosra Akasha, Sudanese Feminist Blogger Dennis Banks, Co-Founder of American Indian Movement (AIM) Credits: Voiceover for Sumiteru Taniguchi – Zach Goldberg Voiceovers for Isidro Baldenegro López – Drake Apablasa Voiceover for Gauri Lankesh – Jessica Stelzer Host: Andrew Stelzer Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker More Information: Dick Gregory Gauri Lankesh: Murdered Indian journalist in her own words Gauri Lankesh Patrike Isidro Baldenegro–2005 Goldman Prize Recipient Corey S. Dubin: 1955-2017 A Powerful Voice and Advocate Interview with Sumiteru Taniguchi, Japanese Citizen, Nagasaki Western States Legal Foundation American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks passes away at the age of 80 American Indian Movement–AIM The Pied Piper of the broken-hearted: HIV activist Prudence Mabele Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim emancipation as a craft Yosra Akasha Anu Natarajan Committee of 10,000 Tierra Nativa Positive Women’s Network Yvette Raphael David Hoffman-Filmmaker ...

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Sacrifice Zones – Part 2 (Encore Edition)
Oct25

Sacrifice Zones – Part 2 (Encore Edition)

Since 2003 a rash of proposals have surfaced in communities throughout the Northwest to export vast amounts of fossil fuels to Asian markets via Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. If these plans go through the Northwest would become home to the largest oil terminal in North America, the largest coal export facility in North America, and the largest methanol refinery in the world. As the fossil fuel industry turns up its pressure to turn the Pacific Northwest into a fossil fuel export hub, a Thin Green Line stands in its way. This week we present Part Two of Sacrifice Zones by Barbara Bernstein. It’s the final installment in a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a global center for shipping fossil fuels. Bernstein investigates how proposals for petrochemical development in the Pacific Northwest threatens the region’s core cultural, social, and environmental values. Special thanks to Dan Serres, Eric de Place, Carol Newman, Peter Seigel, Steve Early, KMUN Coast Community Radio, Melissa Marsland, Jerry Mayer, Jan Zuckerman and Bill Bigelow. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Featuring: Sacrifice Zones was written, narrated and produced by Barbara Bernstein. Sacrifice Zones was funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Puffin Foundation. Original music was composed and performed by Barbara Bernstein and Floating Glass Balls.  Credits: Host: Monica Lopez Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker Music: Anna Fritz More Information: Sightline Institute   350.org Seattle   350.org PDX   Audubon Society of Portland  Audubon Washington  Climate Solutions   Columbia Riverkeeper Earthjustice  Friends of the Columbia Gorge Friends of the Earth  Friends of the San Juans  The Lands Council  Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility   Sierra Club Washington State Chapter   Sierra Club Oregon Chapter  Washington Conservation Voters  Washington Environmental Council  Washington Physicians for Social...

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Sacrifice Zones – Part 1 (Encore Edition)
Oct18

Sacrifice Zones – Part 1 (Encore Edition)

Since 2003 a rash of proposals have surfaced in communities throughout the Northwest to export vast amounts of fossil fuels to Asian markets via Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. If these plans go through the Northwest would become home to the largest oil terminal in North America, the largest coal export facility in North America, and the largest methanol refinery in the world. This week we present Part One of Sacrifice Zones by Barbara Bernstein. It’s the first in a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a global center for shipping fossil fuels. Bernstein investigates how proposals for petrochemical development in the Pacific Northwest threatens the region’s core cultural, social, and environmental values. Special thanks to Dan Serres, Eric de Place, Carol Newman, Peter Seigel, Steve Early, KMUN Coast Community Radio, Melissa Marsland, Jerry Mayer, Jan Zuckerman and Bill Bigelow. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Featuring: Sacrifice Zones was written, narrated and produced by Barbara Bernstein. Sacrifice Zones was funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Puffin Foundation. Original music was composed and performed by Barbara Bernstein and Floating Glass Balls.  Credits: Host: Monica Lopez Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker Music: “Lonesome Valley”, Black Twig Pickers More Information: Sightline Institute   350.org Seattle   350.org PDX   Audubon Society of Portland  Audubon Washington  Climate Solutions   Columbia Riverkeeper Earthjustice  Friends of the Columbia Gorge Friends of the Earth  Friends of the San Juans  The Lands Council  Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility   Sierra Club Washington State Chapter   Sierra Club Oregon Chapter  Washington Conservation Voters  Washington Environmental Council  Washington Physicians for Social...

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The Aftermath of Ghost Ship and the San Pablo Fires
Jul19

The Aftermath of Ghost Ship and the San Pablo Fires

On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll explore the aftermath of the Ghost Ship fire and the battle to preserve live/work spaces, and then we look at the San Pablo fire in Oakland California that displaced at least a hundred residents…many of whom are now living on the streets in tent encampments. Special Thanks to KALW and Jeremy Dalmas. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Featuring: Carmen Brito Jonah Strauss Traymaine “Trey” Baker Alex Perry Nicole Sawaya Craig Baldwin Sarah Lockheart Van Dell Credits: Host: Anita Johnson Freelance Producer: Jeremy Dalmas Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada, Andrew Stelzer Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker   Music: Show opener: The Generalist Praxis by Generalist – OverFlow Brine  Show close: Blue Dot Sessions – Grand Caravan  The Electronic Music used throughout the show was from victims of the fire or people scheduled to play that night.  More Information: Documentary: 3 Months After Ghost Ship Fire San Pablo Avenue Fire...

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Living Downstream-creating a world free of cancer causing toxics

Renowned biologist Sandra Steingraber has made fighting environmentally induced cancers her life’s work. We hear excerpts of the documentary film, Living Downstream, which chronicles her efforts to create a world free of cancer causing toxics.

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Living Downstream

Renowned biologist Sandra Steingraber has made fighting environmentally induced cancers her life’s work. We hear excerpts of the documentary film, Living Downstream, which chronicles her efforts to create a world free of cancer causing toxics.

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Women Rising 23: La Via Campesina

We profile women of La Via Campesina, the global peasant movement celebrating 20 years of grassroots activism, for sustainable farming, land rights and social justice.  Canadian Nettie Wiebe fights to keep seeds in the hands of small farmers.  From the US, Dina Hoff takes on climate change and trade agreements. Elizabeth Mpufo of Zimbabwe raises issues facing women.  And Japan’s Ayumi Kinezuka shares the effects of the Fukishima nuclear disaster on her organic farm.
This show was produced Women Rising Radio Project.

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Idle No More

In the winter of 2012, flash mob round dances, demonstrations, hunger strikes, and blockades swept Canada. What began as a protest against new laws seen as curtailing environmental protections and infringing indigenous sovereignty,, quickly grew into a movement for indigenous rights and environmental justice. On this edition, Sylvia McAdam, one of the founders of Idle No More, tells the story of the movement.

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Women Rising #22: International Anti-Nuclear Activists

With nuclear power back on the agenda, three prominent female activists tell their stories: Kaori Izumi was part of the grassroots campaign to shutdown Japan’s nuclear power plants, after the Fukushima disaster. Winona LaDuke, has spent much of her life working to oppose uranium mining on indigenous land. And Alice Slater is part of a global initiative to ban nuclear weapons. On this edition, is the anti-nuclear movement on the rise? This is a special collaboration with Lynn Feinerman and Crown Sephira Productions.

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Putting the “Eco” Back into Economics with David Suzuki

Author, radio host, and scientist David Suzuki has spent a lifetime working to protect the environment. But he says that work is failing, and a paradigm shift is needed to protect the health of our species and our planet.

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