Making Contact (radio program)


Making Contact (radio program)
Making Contact
Running time 29 minutes
Country U.S.
Languages English
Producers Andrew Stelzer, Kyung Jin Lee, and Esther Manilla
Air dates since 1994
Website http://www.radioproject.org/
Podcast http://www.radioproject.org/

Making Contact

Making Contact is a 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on community and public radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Ireland.

It is produced by National Radio Project, which distributes public affairs and news programs to non-commercial radio stations without charge. National Radio Project also distributes program copies to educational institutions and community organizations.[1] Making Contact features voices not normally heard on mainstream media. Issues covered include: climate justice, immigration, prison reform, reproductive justice, food politics, water issues, and many other topics. National Radio Project is based in Oakland, CA. Its stories span the entire U.S. and the globe.[2] As of 2011, it is aired in 39 states on 139 stations.

Contents

History and Notable Guests

In 1994, a small group of community activists and journalists met in an Oakland café to discuss how to counter the new proliferation of “hate radio” a genre epitomized by Rush Limbaugh and others. The National Radio Project and its flagship radio series, Making Contact grew out of those discussions. On the National Radio Project website, show pages feature links to the people and groups heard on the show to encourage people to get involved.

In 2007, Making Contact was subscribed to by 180 radio stations.[2]

Notable Guests have included:

Cornel West - Author of numerous books and professor at the Center for African American Studies and Department of Religion at Princeton University, here speaking at the Left Forum[3]

Laura Flanders - Author, host and founder of GRITtv, here speaking at the Left Forum[4]

Paul Mason- Economics Editor for BBC’s Newsnight[5] and author of Live Working, Die Fighting, here speaking at the Left Forum[6]

Nawal El Saadawi - Author activist and re-founder of the Egyptian Women’s Union interviewed about the role women played in the 2011 revolution that successfully brought down a regime.[7]

Michelle Alexander - Author of ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’ makes the case that the US’ criminal justice system policies can be traced directly back to slavery.[8]

Robert Fisk - Longtime Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk speaks about the power of words in shaping public opinion and public policy, and the tragic consequences of a press corps that toes official line: in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine.[9]

Maria Hinojosa - Mexican-American journalist Maria Hinojosa speaks about the United States’ loss of humanity in dealing with immigrants and immigration.[10]

Chris Hedges- Renowned author Chris Hedges describes a world in rapid economic, environmental, and spiritual decline.[11]

Paul Loeb - Seattle author Paul Loeb speaks with two ordinary people turned activists profiled in his book “Soul of a Citizen”. [12]

Joanna Macy - Dr. Joanna Macy is a long-time peace, justice, and ecology activist.[13]

Dahr Jamail - Journalist and author Dahr Jamail speaks about the stresses on U.S. soldiers, on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the growing refusal to serve among members of the US military.[14]

Nadje Sadig Al-Ali - Author and activist Nadje Al-Ali talks about the reality of women’s lives in Iraq.[15]

Erica Fernandez - Erica Fernandez, environmental activist who helped prevent a liquefied natural gas plant from being built near her hometown of Oxnard, California speak at the 2008 Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, California.[16]

Arundhati Roy - Renowned author and activist, Arundhati Roy, speaks about the future of Kashmir.[17]

David Barsamian - David Barsamian, author and Alternative Radio founder, producer and host, speaks on the future of Kashmir.[18]

David Korten - David Korten spoke to an audience at the First Congregational Church in Oakland, California, about why he thinks we’re on the cusp of a major shift from a world dominated by economic values to one that embraces human values. [19]

Daniel Ellsberg – On this edition, we hear from Ellsberg delivering a speech to anti-war activists at the Crawford Peace House in Texas. He reflects on civil disobedience advocating for people to blow the whistle and go to jail in order to save lives.[20]

Awards

2010

The Society for Professional Journalists (Northern Caifornia Chapter)gave Andrew Stelzer an award[21]for Explanatory Journalism for his documentary about civilian oversight of the police called "Breaking Through the Blue Wall of Silence."[22]


2009

The Society for Professional Journalists (Region 11) gave Making Contact correspondent Adelaide Chen a first place award for In-Depth Radio Reporting in the University category. Her documentary, "Neither Here nor There: Bhutanese Refugees in the U.S," was edited and produced by Making Contact's Pauline Bartolone.

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency gave Making Contact producers Andrew Stelzer, Pauline Bartolone and Tena Rubio a PASS (Prevention for A Safer Society) award for Andrew Stelzer's documentary "Breaking Through the Blue Wall of Silence."

2008, Executive Producer Tena Rubio won a National Association of Hispanic Journalists' award in the Radio Reporting category for her Making Contact program, New Orleans Now: Immigrants, Labor and the Human Cost of Rebuilding an American City (Part 1)


2007, the National Radio Project won two “Excellence in Journalism” awards from the Society for Professional Journalists.

Tena Rubio for her New Orleans Now: Immigrants, Labor Rights and the Cost of Rebuilding an American City series.

Tena Rubio and a team of seven freelancer producers for Waves of Change, Rivers of Doubt, a one-hour special on water issues.


2006, The National Radio Project was awarded the Best Troublemakers on the Dial / Best Of The Bay by The San Francisco Bay Guardian

Democratic Media Award - Goodwriters


2005, PodSpider "5-Star Award" For the National Radio Project Podcast

Regulating Love 43-04 included a segment, "The Fight Over Gay Marriage" produced by Steven Valentino, which won first place - Excellence in Student Journalism Award, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA).

Journey to Justice: Carlos Mauricio’s Story 50-03 by Jon Watanabe, Silver Reel - "National Documentary" category, National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB).


2004, Democratic Media Award, Goodwriters


2003, Let’s Go to Mazar: A Chronicle of Life in Afghanistan after the War 27-02 by Pratap Chatterjee, Silver Reel - "National Public Affairs Programming" category, National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB).

Biowars: First, Do No Harm 06-02 by Monica Lopez and Stephanie Welch, Silver Reel - "National Documentary" category, National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB).

References

  1. ^ Law, Peggy (1997). "Radio Activists are "Making Contact"". http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Media/MakingContact.html. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  2. ^ a b Bair, Madeleine (5 August 2007). "Making Contact" (in English). Oakbook. http://www.theoakbook.com/MoreDetail.aspx?Aid=1740&CatId=14. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Cornel West, Paul Mason and Laura Flanders on Redefining Solidarity". Making Contact. National Radio Project. http://www.radioproject.org/2011/04/cornel-west-paul-mason-and-laura-flanders-on-redefining-solidarity/. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  4. ^ "Cornel West, Paul Mason and Laura Flanders on Redefining Solidarity". Making Contact. National Radio Project. http://www.radioproject.org/2011/04/cornel-west-paul-mason-and-laura-flanders-on-redefining-solidarity/. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Paul Mason". BBC Newsnight. 2011-05-23. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13503119. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  6. ^ "Cornel West, Paul Mason and Laura Flanders on Redefining Solidarity". Making Contact. National Radio Project. http://www.radioproject.org/2011/04/cornel-west-paul-mason-and-laura-flanders-on-redefining-solidarity/. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  7. ^ "Egyptian Women on the Frontlines of Change". Making Contact. National Radio Project. http://www.radioproject.org/2011/03/egyptian-women-on-the-frontlines-of-change/. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  8. ^ "Michelle Alexander on the New Jim Crow". Michelle Alexander on the New Jim Crow. National Radio Project. http://www.radioproject.org/2011/02/michelle-alexander-on-the-new-jim-crow/. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 
  9. ^ "Robert Fisk: The Terror of Power and the Power of Terror". Making Contact. National Radio Project. 2010-10-12. http://www.radioproject.org/2010/10/robert-fisk-the-terror-of-power-and-the-power-of-terror/. 
  10. ^ "Re-Humanizing Immigrants: Reflections by Maria Hinojosa". Making Contact. National Radio Project. 2011-06-13. http://www.radioproject.org/2011/06/re-humanizing-immigrants-reflections-by-maria-hinojosa/. 
  11. ^ "Chris Hedges on the Myth of Human Progress". Making Contact. National Radio Project. 2011-06-07. http://www.radioproject.org/2011/06/chris-hedges-on-the-myth-of-human-progress/. 
  12. ^ "Soul of a Citizen". Making Contact. National Radio Project. 2010-03-30. http://www.radioproject.org/2010/03/soul-of-a-citizen/. 
  13. ^ "Dr. Joanna Macy: Gifts of Uncertainty". Making Contact. National Radio Project. 2010-03-02. http://www.radioproject.org/2010/03/dr-joanna-macy-gifts-of-uncertainty/. 
  14. ^ "The Will to Resist: Dahr Jamail on U.S. Soldiers and Iraq". Making Contact. National Radio Project. 2009-11-19. http://www.radioproject.org/2009/11/the-will-to-resist-dahr-jamail-on-u-s-soldiers-and-iraq/. 
  15. ^ "What Kind of Liberation? Women and Iraq". Making Contact. National Radio Project. 2009-03-04. http://www.radioproject.org/2009/03/what-kind-of-liberation-women-and-iraq/. 
  16. ^ "Erica Fernandez vs. BHP Billiton Petroleum". Making Contact. National Radio Project. 2009-02-25. http://www.radioproject.org/2009/02/erica-fernandez-vs-bhp-billiton-petroleum/. 
  17. ^ "Conversation on Kashmir with Arundhati Roy and David Barsamian". Making Contact. National Radio Project. 2009-02-04. http://www.radioproject.org/2009/02/conversation-on-kashmir-with-arundhati-roy-and-david-barsamian/. 
  18. ^ "Conversation on Kashmir with Arundhati Roy and David Barsamian". Making Contact. National Radio Project. 2009-02-04. http://www.radioproject.org/2009/02/conversation-on-kashmir-with-arundhati-roy-and-david-barsamian/. 
  19. ^ National Radio Project (2006-10-18). "David Korten and the Great Turning". Making Contact. http://www.radioproject.org/2006/10/david-korten-and-the-great-turning/. 
  20. ^ "Daniel Ellsberg – Truth-telling in a Time of War". Making Contact. National Radio Project. 2006-06-07. http://www.radioproject.org/2006/06/daniel-ellsberg-truth-telling-in-a-time-of-war/. 
  21. ^ . http://www.spjnorcal.org/blog/2010/10/16/2010-excellence-in-journalism-award-winners-announced/. 
  22. ^ Andrew Stelzer (2009-08-12). Making Contact. http://www.radioproject.org/2009/08/breaking-through-the-blue-wall-of-silence/. 

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