Katrina Uncovers: Those Left Behind
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.
Make Levees, Not War
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.
What’s Up with the Weather? The Politics of Climate Change (encore edition)
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.
Women Rising V: International Changemakers – Grassroots Activists
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.
Katrina Uncovers: Activism, Racism and Environmental Justice
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?
War|Games (encore edition)
On this edition, we look at video games, movies, and war, and how the lines between each aren’t always so clear.
Katrina Uncovers: Environment, Health and Rescue
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.
Daze of Labor, Days of Change
On this edition of Making Contact, we focus on the root of the American holiday, Labor Day: the contemporary condition of American labor.
On the Ground in Iran
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.