This week, we begin with the story of a woman who was in flight to the US when President Trump signed his first travel ban. We later hear how immigrant and refugee support groups are responding.

Direct download: MakingCon_170920_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am PDT

On May 18, 1980, the people of Gwangju, South Korea came together for reunification and an end to an era of martial law imposed by U.S.-backed military dictators. Over the course of ten days, they staged mass protests, battled riot police and soldiers, and were met with brutal repression. Together, they successfully drove the military out Gwangju and governed the city together. Their actions changed the course of Korean history.

On Part 1 of this episode of Making Contact, we hear from survivors of the Gwangju Uprising about how they took on the tasks of history and the lessons they carry.

Image Credit: HONG SUNG-DAM http://ow.ly/3tC130f7ule

Direct download: MakingCon_170913_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24am PDT

Women Rising Radio features amazing stories of women from Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres. MSF's teams head to difficult, dangerous, and medically deprived places on Earth to treat and rescue survivors of violence and climate change.

 

Direct download: MakingCon_170906_pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm PDT

Collective housing, cultural co-ops, land trusts, community banks are community-rooted enterprises that empower those that have been excluded from traditional economic institutions. Solidarity economy models exercised throughout the country are becoming viable solutions towards sustainable and economically just living.

Direct download: MakingCon_170830_Ax.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am PDT

“Mirrors of Privilege” is a film and conversation guide designed to help bridge the gap between good intentions and meaningful change. From Shakti Butler, director of “Cracking the Codes: The System of Inequity” and “The Way Home: Women Talk About Race in America,” “Mirrors of Privilege” features stories from white men and women on overcoming issues of unconscious racism and entitlement.

Direct download: MakingCon_170823_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am PDT

As people respond in the wake of actions in Charlottesville,VA, perpetrated by white supremacists and Nazi's emboldened by President Trump, we interview Alicia Garza, one of the founding leaders of Black Lives Matter. You'll hear Garza's specific definitions of power and white supremacy, as she contextualizes this moment, and you'll learn about concrete actions that people, especially white people can take to move forward and organize.

Special thanks to Kate Raphael & Women's Magazine on KPFA.

Direct download: MakingCon_170816_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm PDT

On this edition of Making Contact we present, The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson, a program about the modern anti-prison movement.

Direct download: MakingCon_170809_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm PDT

In this edition of Making Contact, we look at two major changes to statewide curriculum in California, and where schools nationwide may be headed under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Direct download: MakingCon_170802_pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm PDT

On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll meet people challenging polluters in their own backyard. Not to push hazardous industries into another neighborhood. Instead they’re developing visionary solutions for a better life for all and for the future of the planet. From urban to rural communities, we'll learn about indigenous-led efforts to protect public health and the environment for future generations.

Direct download: MakingCon_170726_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09am PDT

On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll explore the aftermath of the Ghost Ship fire and the battle to preserve live/work spaces, and then we look at the San Pablo fire in Oakland California that displaced at least a hundred residents…many of whom are now living on the streets in tent encampments. Special Thanks to KALW and Jeremy Dalmas.

Direct download: MakingCon_170719_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:37pm PDT



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