Breaking the Cycle: Juvenile Crime and Positive Solutions
On this edition of Making Contact, we report on community responses to youth crime in the California city of Oakland, which has one of the highest per capita homicide rates in the country; many victims are young African-American men. We also hear about YouthBuild USA, a network of community organizations that empower juvenile offenders by teaching them how to rebuild their neighborhoods.
Trouble at Sea: The State of the World’s Oceans
On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll take a look at the over-all health of the ocean today, along with a close-up of the impact of cruise ships and shrimp farming.
A Different Kind of Information War
On this edition of Making Contact, we take a look at the information war on Iraq. We’ve dug into our audio vault to bring you this special presentation: An exploration of war propaganda through sound clips and soundscapes.
Before the Rains: The Struggle for Montes Azules (encore edition)
On this edition of Making Contact, we go to Montes Azules and hear about threats by the Mexican government to forcibly remove dozens of communities from land that indigenous people and campesinos claim is rightly theirs.
The Power of Women’s Peacemaking
On this Women’s Desk edition of Making Contact, we’ll hear some of the ideas behind women’s movements to reclaim the power of peacemaking, including stories of cross-border organizing, and stories of direct action against war-makers.
The Fifty Year Stand-Off: North and South Korea
On this edition of Making Contact, correspondents Ngoc Nguyen and Aaron Glantz take an in-depth look at the legacy of the Korean War and the on-going U.S. military presence.
Trading Democracy: The WTO and Public Interests
On this edition of Making Contact, we take a look at the WTO, public interests, and civil society opposition to an international trade regime.
Striking Back: Organized Labor and Solidarity
On this special edition from the Labor Desk of the National Radio Project, we take a look at successful efforts by hospital workers in Bronxville, New York, meatpackers in Omaha, Nebraska, and dockworkers in Charleston, South Carolina.
Mine Your Own Business: The Coal Industry and Government Oversight
On this edition of Making Contact, we shed light on this issue through an investigative story on regulatory responses to the Martin County Coal slurry spill of October 2000.
Out of Bounds: War and International Humanitarian Law
On this edition of Making Contact, we take a look at International Humanitarian Law and how it applies to depleted uranium weapons and humanitarian aid in Iraq. We also hear about an important war crimes case in Guatemala.