Making Contact

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Making Contact produces media that analyses critical issues and showcases grassroots solutions in order to inform and inspire audiences to action. This is a weekly show committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in corporate media. We focus on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems.


Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program, heard on more than 190 radio stations in the USA, Canada and South Africa. Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news.


Founded in 1994, International Media Project is an independent, non-profit organization committed to investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material. Its core focus is Making Contact. Foundations know us as International Media Project, but you can just call us Making Contact.

Producer: National Radio Project

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Revolutionary Mothering and Reproductive Justice

Airs at: Thu, 09/29/2022 at 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Produced for Making Contact
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  In today's episode, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs tells the birth story of the book she co-edited with China Martens and Mai'a Williams, 'Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines', and gives context to the book with stories of the Reproductive Justice Movement. Descr... Read more

Drug Addiction: a health issue or a crime? - Response by an Addiction and Recovery Center in Portland

Airs at: Thu, 08/25/2022 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for Making Contact
  A year ago, Oregon became the first state to decriminalize drug possession. The goal is to reverse some of the negative impacts of the War on Drugs by approaching drug use from a health-centered basis. Reporter Cecilia Brown visits an addiction and recovery center in Por... Read more

Black Women In History

Airs at: Thu, 08/11/2022 at 9:00am - 9:30am
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  While Black women have played a critical role in the development of the nation, their stories have been mostly overlooked. In the new book, A Black Womens History of the United States, historians Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross honor the many significant contribu... Read more