In this edition of Making Contact, we look at how workers are organizing outside of labor unions and where traditional labor could be headed.

Direct download: MakingCon_170426_Pod.mp3
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Spies of Mississippi is a journey into the world of informants, infiltrators, and agent provocateurs in the heart of Dixie. Directed and produced by Dawn Porter and executive produced by LOOKS TV and Martina Haubrich. The film tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain “the Mississippi way of life,” white supremacy, during the 1950s and ‘60s. The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission (MSSC) evolved from a predominantly public relations agency to a full-fledged spy operation, spying on over 87,000 Americans over the course of a decade.

Direct download: MakingCon_170419_Pod.mp3
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What would it take to have real choices about our bodies? Loretta Ross, co-founder of SisterSong breaks down the reproductive justice framework; and Tina Reynolds, co-founder and Chair of Women on the Rise Telling HerStory, shares how a group of formerly incarcerated women came together to fight for the right to give birth to and raise children in healthy and safe environments.

Direct download: MakingCon_170412_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:56am PST

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On today’s show we’re exploring how some women have been dehumanized to the point of indifference. We’ll learn how one community is undoing the silence around the violence women of color face. We’ll also hear about how serial killers were able to hunt down mostly Black women for three decades in South Los Angeles. Then we’ll take you to the Yucatan where pregnant indigenous women struggle under a health care system failing to provide proper medical care. 

Direct download: MakingCon_170405_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am PST





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