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A History of Traditional Root Healing
Nov10

A History of Traditional Root Healing

Making Contact · A History of Traditional Root Healing   In some parts of the world, traditional herbal remedies are the norm.  When we  think of natural remedies we tend to think of older generations living in remote areas, in far away  countries,  with little access to modern healthcare.  We rarely think about the ancient medicinal plants that might exist in our very own cities. On today’s episode we look at plant and...

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A More Perfect Union: Latinos, Minority Majorities, and Redistricting
Sep29

A More Perfect Union: Latinos, Minority Majorities, and Redistricting

Making Contact · A More Perfect Union: Latinos, Minority Majorities, and Redistricting   How will major demographic shifts affect redistricting in 2021? According to the U.S. Census, Asian American & Pacific Islander and Latino populations grew significantly in some parts of country, while the white population decreased for the first time. Whites are still the largest racial group in the country. Nationally, Latinos grew to...

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Black Women In History
Sep22

Black Women In History

Making Contact · Black Women In History   Ever since the first Africans were brought to North America on cargo ships, Black women have helped build America. While Black women have played a critical role in the development of the nation, their stories have been mostly overlooked. In the new book, A Black Women’s History of the United States, historians Daina Ramey Berry PhD and Kali Nicole Gross honor the many significant...

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It’s Magic: Birth Justice and Black Maternal Health
Sep15

It’s Magic: Birth Justice and Black Maternal Health

Making Contact · It’s Magic: Birth Justice and Black Maternal Health   Black women are three times as likely as White women to die from pregnancy-related complications. Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two-thirds of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable when people seek treatment after recognizing the warning signs. Care from doulas and midwives has also been shown to greatly improve women’s...

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September 11th 20 Years Later: Surveillance, Policing, and Torture
Sep08

September 11th 20 Years Later: Surveillance, Policing, and Torture

Making Contact · September 11th 20 Years Later: Surveillance, Policing, and Torture   September 11th, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. In today’s program, we turn our attention not to the tragedy of 9/11 itself, but to 9/11 as an inflection point in U.S. culture and policy in two areas: domestic surveillance in the form of fusion centers, and the government and public regard of the use of...

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Life During COVID
Sep01

Life During COVID

Making Contact · Life During COVID The COVID 19 pandemic has transformed all of our lives in some way. But some are feeling the impacts more than others. Take healthcare workers, for example: As the United States surpasses 38 million COVID-19 cases and 637,000 deaths as of August 28th, 2021, many healthcare workers continue to be overloaded by caring for COVID-19 patients. Globally, COVID-19 has presented unique challenges, leading to...

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