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Escaping The Narcissism of The American Dream
May18

Escaping The Narcissism of The American Dream

  Next, a conversation with Tiffanie Drayton, author of the new book Black American Refugee: Escaping the Narcissism of The American Dream.  Black American Refugee examines in-depth the intersection of Drayton’s personal experiences, the broader culture and the toll of American racism and global white supremacy on Blacks in the US. Image Credit: © Marcus Duncan 2021 Image Caption: Tiffanie Drayton_Photo Like this program?...

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re:Work – Redemption
Apr27

re:Work – Redemption

In today’s political climate, immigration is often discussed within the context of who “deserves” to be here versus who does not. Many politicians have strayed away from addressing immigration as a humanitarian issue altogether. Stereotyping of immigrants isn’t new — it’s a part of a much longer history of criminalizing immigrants and refugees in the United States. This episode explores the experiences of a Cambodian...

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Re:Work Radio. Trafficked, the Journey of Lester Ramos (ENCORE)
Nov03

Re:Work Radio. Trafficked, the Journey of Lester Ramos (ENCORE)

Making Contact · Re:Work Radio: Trafficked, the Journey of Lester Ramos   Like this program? Please support our work. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Labor Trafficking:  One of the most common forms of trafficking is labor trafficking: compelling people to work through fraud, force, or coercion. The International Labor Organization estimates 20.1 million people are trapped in forced labor globally, in...

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Re:Work Radio. Trafficked, the Journey of Lester Ramos
Apr30

Re:Work Radio. Trafficked, the Journey of Lester Ramos

Labor Trafficking:  One of the most common forms of trafficking is labor trafficking: compelling people to work through fraud, force, or coercion. The International Labor Organization estimates 20.1 million people are trapped in forced labor globally, in industries including agriculture, construction, domestic work, and manufacturing. Who does this happen to? And how does it happen? In this episode, Re:Work...

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The Seekers Part 2: The Cost of Deportations
Jun06

The Seekers Part 2: The Cost of Deportations

The Cost of Deportations looks at deportation through the lens of one Central American nation that sends migrants north— Guatemala.  About two million Guatemalans live in the US. But, half of those here lack legal status, and tens of thousands of Guatemalans are deported back to their country each year. Thus, the question arises… are the countries these migrants left prepared for an influx of returnees? This week, journalist Maria...

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The Arrival: Trump’s Travel and Refugee Ban
Sep20

The Arrival: Trump’s Travel and Refugee Ban

Leading up to the US Supreme Court hearing on Trump’s travel ban, we’ll hear about the order’s impact on people from affected, Muslim-majority countries, and how advocacy groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations are responding. On this edition of Making Contact we begin with the story of a woman who was in flight to the US when President Trump signed his first travel ban.  Special thanks to the...

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A Look at Labor Organizing, and Worker and Immigrant Rights
Apr26

A Look at Labor Organizing, and Worker and Immigrant Rights

Our latest radio release looks at workers organizing, inside and outside of labor unions. You’ll meet members of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of LA and hear from Day Laborers in Pasadena who are creating their own phone app and collective bargaining system by sharing info about employers. Plus an interview with Jane McAlevey, union member and union critic. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here to support...

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Paris: Responses to Terror, and the Experiment in Mixité
Mar01

Paris: Responses to Terror, and the Experiment in Mixité

For this episode, we jump across the Atlantic to Paris, France–a city whose identity is a long held archetype of beauty and romance. Conversely, Paris has also long been the site of historical protest and legacies of colonialism whose spectres are still coming to fore. Jessica Myers and Adelie Pojzman-Pontay with the Here There Be Dragons podcast feature Paris and explore Parisian sentiment–both native and...

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