Making Contact

Making Contact – December 27, 2013

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:

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

Women on the Rise Telling HerStory

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Birthing Behind Bars

Justice Now

Critical Resistance

California Prison Moratorium Project

All of Us or None

National Advocate for Pregnant Women

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

FCC on Low Power FM Radio

Prometheus Radio Project

Common Frequency

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Young People’s Project

Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics and Ecology

National Wildfire Suppression Association

US Forest Service

Stephen’s Lab: Research and Education in Wildland Fire Science


California was Sterilizing its Female Prisoners as Late as 2010

California Legislators Urge Speedy Inquiry into Prison Sterilizations

Female Inmates Sterilized in California Prisons without Approval

The Movement to Stop Prisons From Shackling Women in Labor Builds

Low Power Radio Stations vie for FCC Licenses

Don’t Touch That Dial! Low-Power Radio Is About to Make FM Hot Again

$19.5k Seattle grant helps Hollow Earth radio reach for Low Power FM license

Fighting Fires is Big Business for Private Companies

One Earth: A Survival Guide for the Planet by Richard Manning

Forest Service Orders “Aggressive Initial Attack” on Wildfires—Despite

Grass is burned to study Indian culture

Getting Burned: A Taxpayer’s Guide to Wildfire Suppression Costs


Diana Kasdan Discusses the ACLU’s Anti-Shackling Initiative

Multiple Videos of Testimonies from Women Being Shackled

Community Radio By and For the People: The Impact of Low Power Radio

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