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Dana Frank on the Long Honduran Night
Jun12

Dana Frank on the Long Honduran Night

Honduran Coup’s Impact June 2019 marks ten years since then President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was ousted in a military coup. In this program, Dr. Dana Frank, author of the Long Honduran Night, examines the long term impact of the coup in Honduras, and the evolution of resistance movements in its aftermath. Special thanks to KFPA for the recording. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our...

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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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70 Million: Undocumented Immigrants are Tethered to ICE & Private Companies
Jan09

70 Million: Undocumented Immigrants are Tethered to ICE & Private Companies

70 Million See Transcript Below A handful of companies are making millions off of ankle monitors strapped to undocumented immigrants in ICE custody. The makers pitch the monitors as an alternative to being jailed, but are they simply another form of bondage? Reporter Ryan Katz looks at what life is life while wearing one of these monitors. He untangles the complicated web of ICE, immigration bail agent companies, and the attorneys...

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Michael Eric Dyson on Trump Truth and Race
Dec11

Michael Eric Dyson on Trump Truth and Race

Michael Eric Dyson America’s unwillingness to assess the ugly truth about systemic inequality has created a perpetual sinkhole of denial. A reality that existed long before Trump’s presidency. It’s AMERICA’s Legacy. On this edition, we hear from Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, one of the nation’s most prominent public intellectuals, a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and an editor of...

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Call for Pitches

We’re seeking sound-rich radio stories with ear-grabbing characters, interesting angles, and solid facts. We encourage you to explore grassroots solutions and the ways communities are organizing. We look forward to hearing from you on these topics below and others you have, at pitches@radioproject.org. Making Contact is accepting pitches for 7-10 minute segments or 29-minute documentaries for upcoming shows in our Fall schedule....

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Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
Aug01

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

On this edition of Making Contact, we speak with author Paul Kivel about his book, Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. This book offers a framework for understanding institutional racism. It provides practical suggestions, tools, examples, and advice on how white people can intervene in interpersonal and organizational situations to work as allies for racial justice. Completely revised and updated, this...

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The Arrival: Trump’s Travel and Refugee Ban
Jul18

The Arrival: Trump’s Travel and Refugee Ban

After the US Supreme Court’s June 2018 ruling on Trump’s travel ban, we’ll discuss how the new order impacts people from affected, Muslim-majority countries. We also talk about what’s different about the new ban and how to fight it. 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 Stanford Storytelling Project and State of the Human...

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The Seekers, Pt. 1: Freedom from Violence
Mar28

The Seekers, Pt. 1: Freedom from Violence

The Seekers, is the first in a two-part documentary series that examines the experiences of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the US. El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala are among the most dangerous countries in the world for women. Each year, thousands of women flee from these Northern Triangle Countries to escape the brutality that stem from drugs and gangs. Now, many Central American migrants are being returned to their...

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Call for Pitches!

  Do you have a story with perspectives on an ongoing local, national, or global issue? Do you have access to voices and perspectives that get lost in mainstream media landscape? How are people working to cope, and change things? If so, consider pitching to Making Contact!  We’re looking for pitches from freelancers on several themes. See list below.   Seeking Pitches Immigration: We want your pitches!...

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11 Million Undocumented: A Look at Sanctuary and Immigration Policy in the Trump Era
Feb07

11 Million Undocumented: A Look at Sanctuary and Immigration Policy in the Trump Era

11 million. That’s the estimated number of people living in the U-S who are undocumented. During his first weeks in office President Donald Trump signed orders to build a border wall, ban travel from countries with largely Muslim populations, and deny federal funds to sanctuary cities and states. In this show we’ll look to previous administrations to see how they treated people who were undocumented, and how immigrant...

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