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Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone (Encore)
Nov24

Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone (Encore)

Making Contact · Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone (Encore)   Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone Our radio adaptation and update of the film Beyond Recognition by Underexposed films: “After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. They then vow to follow a new path- to establish the first...

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Women Rising Radio: Election Protection and Democracy Part Two
Mar24

Women Rising Radio: Election Protection and Democracy Part Two

Making Contact · Women Rising Radio: Election Protection and Democracy Part Two   Election protection is increasingly seen as a critical issue in the United States, a nation that travels worldwide to “supervise” other nations’ elections. Since the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court, there’ve been major problems with voter purging, voter ID laws, poll taxes or policies that make people pay to vote, closing of...

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70 Million: Voting from Jail is a Right, and Now a Reality in Chicago
Oct07

70 Million: Voting from Jail is a Right, and Now a Reality in Chicago

Making Contact · 70 Million: Voting from Jail is a Right, and Now a Reality in Chicago Today, in the lead up to the next general election, many Americans in custody still cannot vote. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, of the almost 740,000 people in jail, about two-thirds are awaiting court action on a charge. In other words, nearly 500,000 of them may be eligible to vote. A year ago, Illinois passed a law requiring all...

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Women Rising Radio: Women Challenge Capitalism 
Sep30

Women Rising Radio: Women Challenge Capitalism 

Making Contact · Women Rising Radio: Women Challenge Capitalism Women are challenging male-dominated power structures, and creating alternatives to the profit-driven economic model of capitalism. Women Rising Radio features Jinwar, a women-led village in Northern Syria. And we meet worker-owners of Up & Go, a cleaning cooperative in New York city. To place this global movement in historical perspective, we speak with feminist...

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‘A pandemic within a pandemic’: Intimate partner violence cases rise during pandemic
Sep24

‘A pandemic within a pandemic’: Intimate partner violence cases rise during pandemic

By Emily Rose Thorne, Mercer University Center for Collaborative Journalism On March 23, residents of the United Kingdom were ordered to shelter in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Two weeks later, calls to the domestic abuse helpline shot up by 110% within a single 24-hour window. As the pandemic continues to rage, experts say that the U.K. is not alone in seeing an alarming uptick of another public health crisis: intimate...

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Election Protection and Democracy, with Women Rising Radio
Mar10

Election Protection and Democracy, with Women Rising Radio

Election Protection and Democracy, with Women Rising Radio Election protection is increasingly seen as a critical issue in the US. Since the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court, there have been problems with voter purging, voter ID laws, what some call modern-day ‘poll taxes’, precinct closures, and difficulties with voting machines. Congress has noted serious attempts to hack into voting systems in the US...

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Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone
Oct08

Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone

Beyond Recognition: The Ohlone Our radio adaptation and update of the film Beyond Recognition by Underexposed films: “After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. They then vow to follow a new path- to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust.”...

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