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But Next Time Part 1: California Wildfires and Protecting Our Farmworkers (Encore)
Dec06

But Next Time Part 1: California Wildfires and Protecting Our Farmworkers (Encore)

As fires ravaged California’s world-famous wine country in 2017, a community radio station, emergency dispatcher, and tenant organizers helped the most vulnerable in their community survive and recover. Community organizers and hosts of the podcast But Next Time Chrishelle Palay and Rose Arrieta bring us the first of four stories of hard-won lessons learned from people on the frontlines of California’s wildfires and Texas’...

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The Promise and Peril of Geoengineering
Nov01

The Promise and Peril of Geoengineering

As we head into an ever warming world, some experts and politicians are embracing a possible solution to climate change called geoengineering. Theoretically geoengineering could slow down climate change, stop it, and maybe even remove carbon from the air. It sounds like the perfect answer in for a global political system that just can’t stop burning fossil fuels even if it kills us all. However, it might not be the easy fix...

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How to Hold Back the Ocean (ENCORE)
Nov30

How to Hold Back the Ocean (ENCORE)

    As climate change melts the polar ice caps and raises sea levels, how will we adapt? We visit two locations: On Sapelo Island Georgia, the last remaining Gullah Geechee community fights to save their ancestral lands from the flood waters. Instead of leaving their land, or building a giant sea wall, they’ve chosen to use oysters to create what’s called a living shoreline. We take a look at how they’re...

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The Response: Heatwaves and Energy Poverty in the Mediterranean
Aug31

The Response: Heatwaves and Energy Poverty in the Mediterranean

In today’s episode, we’re going to focus on energy poverty. When temperatures rise to the point where they become dangerous, what happens to people who can’t escape the heat? As temperatures continue to soar and extreme heatwaves become the norm, a lack of resources to stay cool — so, having access to things like air conditioning, for example, — is a huge issue across the world. To find out how people are fighting energy...

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How to Hold Back the Ocean
Jul20

How to Hold Back the Ocean

  As climate change melts the polar ice caps and raises sea levels, how will we adapt? We visit two locations: On Sapelo Island Georgia, the last remaining Gullah Geechee community fights to save their ancestral lands from the flood waters. Instead of leaving their land, or building a giant sea wall, they’ve chosen to use oysters to create what’s called a living shoreline. We take a look at how they’re built and...

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President Biden and America’s Expectation
Jan20

President Biden and America’s Expectation

Making Contact · President Biden and America’s Expectation   Today, a divided nation experiences one of the most tumultuous presidential transitions in US history. Leaders from marginalized communities across the nation are watching, with cautious optimism, as Biden and Harris seek to tackle several serious crises amid a raging pandemic. Thank you to freelance journalist Maritza L. Félix for reporting from Arizona. Like...

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The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water (Encore)
Dec16

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

Making Contact · The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water (Encore)   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. Like this program? Please click here and...

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The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water
Jul22

The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water

Making Contact · The Deep: Rising Sea Levels and Corporate Control of Water   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. Come along to South Florida and...

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The Response: Reimagining Paradise in an Age of Disruption
Feb18

The Response: Reimagining Paradise in an Age of Disruption

The Response: Reimagining Paradise in an Age of Disruption This week on Making Contact, we bring you a story about resilience and rebuilding after a megafire decimated parts of Northern California. This is episode six of The Response: Reimagining Paradise in an Age of Disruption. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Image Credit: Kayne Lynch Featuring Allen Myers:...

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The Utopian Dinner Table: How to Feed the World in 100 Years
Jan28

The Utopian Dinner Table: How to Feed the World in 100 Years

The Utopian Dinner Table: How to Feed the World in 100 Years Nearly 10 percent of people are food insecure, meaning they don’t have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. And in 50 years, the world population will likely peak, but the demand for food will nearly double. How will we accommodate the demand? This episode explores possible solutions to working around the industrial food system, from cultivating urban...

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