Michelle Alexander, Mark Lamont Hill and Vonya Quarles discuss the modern prison abolition movement, what's changed in the past ten years, and the rise of the 'open air prison.'

Direct download: MakingCon_190130_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:50pm PST

This episode explores the past and present of the far right and anti-fascism. We begin with the murder investigation of anti-fascist rapper, Pavlos Fyssas. In the second half, author Mark Bray describes antifa responses to Hitler and Mussolini.

Direct download: MakingCon_190123_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm PST

In a special 2 part program by Making Contact we explore new safe at-home abortion options and the growing movement for "self-managed abortions.”

Direct download: MakingCon_190116_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm PST

A handful of companies are making millions off of ankle monitors strapped to undocumented immigrants in ICE custody.  The makers pitch the monitors as an alternative to being jailed, but are they simply another form of bondage? 

Direct download: MakingCon_190109_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am PST

On this edition of Making Contact, we speak with author Paul Kivel about his book, Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. This book offers a framework for understanding institutional racism. It provides practical suggestions, tools, examples, and advice on how white people can intervene in interpersonal and organizational situations to work as allies for racial justice.

Direct download: MakingCon_190102_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40pm PST





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