Given Trump's massive military budget proposal and the 14th Anniversary of the United States war in Iraq, we bring you this program from our archives with the voices of U.S. Soldiers and Iraqis reflecting on the costs of war.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:01am 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_170315_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm PDT

Women Rising Radio profiles three healer activists, two M.D.'s and an indigenous healer/psychologist, caregivers for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock,  and witnesses to the violence of police, sheriffs and private security forces hired by Energy Transfer Partners  -  the fossil fuel giant building the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Direct download: MakingCon_170308_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am PDT

Paris is in flux. How are Parisians-native and immigrant, still dealing with terrorist attacks? If mixite, or social mixing, provides an answer, what does that look like, especially when immigrant, capitalist, and the hip are housed together?

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm PDT

“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.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:44pm PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT





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