“Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal” a film chronicles the life and revolutionary times of the former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Direct download: MakingCon_170222_pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm PST

As President Trump moves to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., we look at two moments where we found ourselves at a similar crossroads.  First, the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans 75 years ago.  Then, how people fought to stop the Muslim registry after 9/11. 

Direct download: MakingCon_170215_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28am PST

11 million. That's the estimated number of people living in the US who are undocumented. In this show we'll look to previous administrations to see how former Presidents treated people who were undocumented, and how immigrant movements of the past responded.

Direct download: MakingCon_170208_pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:56am PST

Whether you’re a paid home care provider, or rely on personal assistance to meet your daily needs, or a family member caring for a loved one, the nature of the working relationship depends on mutual respect and dignity. On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll explore the dynamic and complex relationship of care receiving and giving.

Direct download: MakingCon_170201_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23pm PST

On this edition, we hear from Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. Dr. Taylor most recently wrote, “From Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation.” We’ll be sharing a talk with Dr. Taylor’s insights on Black Liberation as framed through this most recent election.

Direct download: MakingCon_170125_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:55pm PST

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time. But it nearly didn’t happen. On this special edition of Making Contact for MLK Day, Gary Younge, author of “The Speech” talks about Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and the story behind it. Special thanks to The New School for the recording.

Direct download: MakingCon_170118_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13am PST

“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_170111_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48am PST

After a mass shooting, two common responses are to examine gun laws and mental health services. In this show, we revisit the tragedy in Isla Vista where a survivor is using his experience to talk about toxic masculinity, mass shootings, and violence.

Direct download: MakingCon_170104_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:26pm PST

Thousands of local social justice organizers passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didn’t make the headlines.  On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll hear about some of the fallen heroes of 2016.

Direct download: MakingCon_161228_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am PST

The Get on the Bus program provides support and free transportation for children and families throughout California to visit their mothers and fathers in prison.


Direct download: MakingCon_161221_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am PST





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