In our annual Fallen Heroes episode, we share words of inspiration from, and about some lesser-known grassroots activists who passed away in 2021.

Direct download: MakingCon_211229_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm PDT

In this special year-end episode, Making Contact producers and staff turn the spotlight on some the best shows they aired in 2021.

Direct download: MakingCon_211222_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm PDT

The world is struggling to contain COVID-19, as variants continue to emerge in countries where the virus is spreading unchecked, killing thousands. Not only could widespread vaccination campaigns help slow the virus, they would save countless lives. So why can’t countries in the global south access the novel COVID-19 vaccines? We take a deep dive into the world of international patents and talk about what needs to change in order to create a more just, global, medical system.

Direct download: MakingCon_211215_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22am PDT

When communities face the aftermath of catastrophes, what does it take to ensure that the next time will be different? In Houston, it takes a city council member who bicycles in her neighborhood to hear from constituents about what they need most. It takes 12 moms who organize to take legal action against the landlords that have kept their families in moldy, substandard apartments.  In this fourth episode of the podcast But Next Time hosts Chrishelle Palay and Rose Arrieta head back to Houston to meet organizers making a difference.

Direct download: MakingCon_211208_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm PDT

In cities around the globe community organizers and direct service agencies are often the first line of response when a climate fueled natural disaster strikes. In this third episode of the podcast But Next Time we meet organizers in Houston and Puerto Rico whose shared experiences of hurricane response bind them together in the effort to assure next time things will be different.

Direct download: MakingCon_211201_Pod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm PDT



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