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Ollas Populares- Lessons from Lockdowns
Nov01

Ollas Populares- Lessons from Lockdowns

Reporter Rosina Castillo takes us to her Buenos Aires neighborhood. There, a community arts organization called La Casona de Humahuaca hosts an olla popular, a community kitchen, to feed hundreds of hungry neighbors during pandemic lockdowns.  In turn, La Casona learns more about their own identity and purpose while transforming how they operate. And, we sit down with architect and urbanist, Belen Desmaison. She explains how the...

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70 Million: Tribal Land, Banishment, Rehabilitation and Re-Entry
Oct27

70 Million: Tribal Land, Banishment, Rehabilitation and Re-Entry

  This week on Making Contact – with assistance from our podcast partners, 70 million – we head to the state of Alaska, where statewide increases in violent crime and substance abuse have led to increased incarceration rates among Native Americans. Making use of their legal sovereignty, some Alaska Native leaders issue “blue tickets,” documents that sentence offenders to legal expulsion. Journalist Emily Schwing looks...

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The Agony and the Ecstasy: Race and the Future of the Love Story Part 2 (ENCORE)
Oct20

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Race and the Future of the Love Story Part 2 (ENCORE)

  PART 2….In 2019 a well known romance writer began tweeting about other writers in her community and concerns about racism. It led to a huge reckoning within an organization called the Romance Writers of America, which is still unfolding. And although the online debate seemed to be isolated to a specific community of romance writers and their fans, it was really a microcosm of what’s been happening all over the US....

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The Agony and the Ecstasy: Race and the Future of the Love Story Part 1 (ENCORE)
Oct12

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Race and the Future of the Love Story Part 1 (ENCORE)

  In 2019 a well known romance writer began tweeting about other writers in her community and concerns about racism. It led to a huge reckoning within an organization called the Romance Writers of America, which is still unfolding. And although the online debate seemed to be isolated to a specific community of romance writers and their fans, it was really a microcosm of what’s been happening all over the US. In this episode...

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Juristac and the Amah Mutsun: Indigenous Resistance and Regeneration (Encore)
Jul06

Juristac and the Amah Mutsun: Indigenous Resistance and Regeneration (Encore)

  In this episode, we take a deep dive into Indigenous resistance against extractivism and the forces behind climate change. We’ll look at an underreported story in California about the Amah Mutsun Ohlone’s fight to save their most sacred site — a place called Juristac. Contributors Robert Raymond and Della Duncan explore the horrific injustices wrought upon California Indians since the time of the Spanish Missions up to the...

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White Hoax: Racism, Divide-and-Conquer, and Politics
Jun30

White Hoax: Racism, Divide-and-Conquer, and Politics

  On today’s episode anti-racism activist and author Tim Wise examines the concept of Whiteness and what he describes as the psychological wage of whiteness. Wise provides historical perspective on the current political and social climate. In his talk, “Great White Hoax: Racism, Divide-and-Conquer, and Politics,” Wise explores the ways in which white privilege and fragility have shaped our nation’s narrative around...

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