More than a month has passed since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. And still, in New Orleans nearly two-thirds of the power is out, the tap water is not drinkable, and garbage and debris fill the deserted streets.
This week on Making Contact we’ll take you to the streets of Washington, DC where more than a quarter million people gathered to protest the American occupation of Iraq and the militarization of U.S. society.
On this edition, we’ll hear about whom climate is affecting, industry and government cover-ups, and those calling for action before it’s too late.
In this program we profile three courageous change makers: Shereen Essof is an advocate for democracy and land rights for women in Zimbabwe. Sahar Saba is a leader in RAWA, the underground resistance organization struggling for women’s rights and democracy in Afghanistan, and Wendy Pekeur represents farmworkers in South Africa.
On this second part of a special series, we’ll talk about grass roots organizations mobilizing to do the work the U.S. government cannot or will not do. And we’ll take a look at the issue of environmental justice – how much does race and poverty play a role in where Americans live?
On this edition, we look at video games, movies, and war, and how the lines between each aren’t always so clear.
In this first part of a special series, hear the powerful stories from those who survived and find out how you can help with the relief efforts in your local communities and beyond.
As US citizens observe the 4th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, few realize the dark significance of that day in Chilean history. On this edition, a group of Chilean Exiles in the US reflect on the coup, and how music transformed their experience of terror into artistic expression.
On this edition of Making Contact, we focus on the root of the American holiday, Labor Day: the contemporary condition of American labor.
In this first hand report, we hear from high-ranking officials and ordinary Iranians about U.S. threats, and about what the election of a new president will mean for the people of Iran.