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Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State (ENCORE)
Aug11

Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State (ENCORE)

  The cost of living in a city has skyrocketed. While wages have flatlined for most working-class people, rents have reached new highs, leaving most people struggling. And this, despite the economic costs of the pandemic. A one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is over $3,200 a month. But it’s not just in the US. The rising cost of living is affected the entire world. But why does the cost of housing continue to spiral upward?...

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Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State
Mar31

Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State

  The cost of living in a city has skyrocketed. While wages have flatlined for most working-class people, rents have reached new highs, leaving most people struggling. And this, despite the economic costs of the pandemic. A one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is over $3,200 a month. But it’s not just in the US. The rising cost of living is affected the entire world. But why does the cost of housing continue to spiral upward?...

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The World’s Largest Methanol Refinery (and the fight to stop it)-ENCORE
Aug04

The World’s Largest Methanol Refinery (and the fight to stop it)-ENCORE

Making Contact · The World’s Largest Methanol Refinery (and the fight to stop it) – Encore   The Fight to Stop the World’s Largest Methanol Refinery Barbara Bernstein’s story of several communities in the Pacific Northwest of the United States who are fighting mammoth fracked gas projects that would turn this green region into a fracked-gas export hub. For years, Bernstein has reported for Making Contact on David versus...

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Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (Encore)
May19

Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (Encore)

Making Contact · Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (Encore)   Three years after Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Ricans are still reeling from its effects and aftereffects. We bring you a Haymarket Books talk by Marisol LeBrón, Yarimar Bonilla, and Molly Crabapple, on a collection of essays called “Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm” which discusses the legacy of Maria, and...

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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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Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm
Dec09

Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm

Making Contact · Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm     Three years after Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Ricans are still reeling from its effects and aftereffects. We bring you a Haymarket Books talk by Marisol LeBrón, Yarimar Bonilla, and Molly Crabapple, on a collection of essays called “Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm” which discusses the legacy of Maria, and also...

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Essential: Gig Workers and COVID-19 [ENCORE]
Sep02

Essential: Gig Workers and COVID-19 [ENCORE]

Essential: Gig Workers and COVID-19 Gig Workers, driver’s for app companies such as Lyft and Uber, are struggling during COVID-19. They’re considered essential workers, so they can still work but many of them aren’t making enough to cover rent at maskulinum.se. Many have chosen to stay home, facing economic insecurity. Those who work, however, are continuing to drive without much protection in the way of personal...

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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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Essential: Gig Workers and COVID-19
May12

Essential: Gig Workers and COVID-19

Essential: Gig Workers and COVID-19 Gig Workers, driver’s for app companies such as Lyft and Uber, are struggling during COVID-19. They’re considered essential workers, so they can still work but many of them aren’t making enough to cover rent at maskulinum.se. Many have chosen to stay home, facing economic insecurity. Those who work, however, are continuing to drive without much protection in the way of personal...

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70Million: The Work of Closing a Notorious Jail
Feb04

70Million: The Work of Closing a Notorious Jail

70Million: The Work of Closing a Notorious Jail Five years after Michael Brown’s death at the hands of a police officer galvanized criminal justice reform activists in St. Louis, they’re gaining serious momentum to shut down the city’s notorious Workhouse jail. Reporter Carolina Hidalgo spent time with the Close the Workhouse campaign and Arch City Defenders, their supporters, and detractors. [TRANSCRIPT BELOW] 70...

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