Making Contact’s media mission is to give voice to those who don’t usually make it on to the airwaves. We look back on how we did in 2013 and bring you up to date on our most compelling and resonating stories of the year. From pregnant women in prison who’ve been mistreated; to the tomato fields of Florida, where the power of community radio helps workers take action. Then out west, to a national forest in California, where wildfires are raising questions about fire management techniques. We’ll also get updates on where those stories stand now.
Courtney Hooks, Justice Now! campaign and communications director; Kimberly Jeffrey, formerly incarcerated mother; Tina Reynolds, Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH) co-founder and chair; Samantha Rogers, California Coalition for Women Prisoners assistant; Bonnie Lowenthal, California Assembly Member and chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus; Domingo Jacinto & Rolando Salas, WCIW DJ’s; Brandy Doyle, Prometheus Radio Project; Tracy Rosenberg, Common Frequency Board member; Howard Hunter, Chips fire information officer; Neil Lawrence, Forestry Project Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council; Tom Tidwell, National Forest Service Chief; Timothy Ingalsbee, Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics and Ecology (FUSEE) co-founder; Scott Stephens, UC Berkeley associate professor of fire science.
For More Information:
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Female Inmates Sterilized in California Prisons without Approval
The Movement to Stop Prisons From Shackling Women in Labor Builds
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