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The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water (Encore)

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On this episode of Making Contact, we look at the privatization of our earth’s most precious resource – water. People around the world have been organizing against this privatization in the face of climate change and rising sea levels that threaten to contaminate our limited drinking water supplies.

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  • Matt Schwartz,  South Florida Wildlands Association
  • Jayantha Obeysekera, Florida International Universitys Sea Level Solutions Center
  • Diana Umpierre, Organizer, Sierra Club’s Florida Chapter
  • Xavier Cortada, Artist and Professor, University of Miami
  • Ron DeSantis, Floridas Republican Governor 
  • Shayo Holloway, Former Managing Director, government-run Lagos Water Corporation
  • Akinbode Oluwafemi, Deputy Director, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria
  • Betty Abah, Anti-Privatization Protester and Lagos Resident
  • Bimbo Osobe, Women’s Rights Campaigner and Lagos Resident


  • Host: Anita Johnson
  • Show Producers: Monica Lopez and Anita Johnson
  • Freelance Reporters: Sam Olukoya (Nigeria) and Veronica Zaragovia (Florida)

Making Contact Staff:

  • Staff Producers: Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani
  • Executive Director: Sonya Green
  • Director of Production Initiatives and Distribution: Lisa Rudman
  • Production Assistant: Emily Rose Thorne

Music Credit:

Blue Dot Sessions – Roadside Bunkhouse  Album: Truck Stop Released: 2019 Genre: Rock

Blue Dot Sessions – Bedroll Album: Zander Released: 2019 Genre: Folk

Blue Dot Sessions – Messy Inkwell Album: Architect Released: 201 9 Genre: Folk

Blue Dot Sessions – Kirkus 2019

Audiobinger – The Garden State  2015 release



Author: Radio Project

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