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Making Contact – The Greening of America: A New Deal for Everyone?

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From the Tennessee Valley Authority to the federal theatre project, Roosevelt’s’ New Deal of the 1930’s dramatically altered America’s infrastructure in lasting ways. Now President Obama wants a New Deal too –– only this one is green. Obama plans to create more than two-and-half million “green” jobs over the next two years.  But will these … Continued


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Making Contact – Green Jobs, Race and the Economic Recovery

As the Obama Administration directs billions of dollars toward reshaping America¹s economy and environment, millions of jobs are part of the plan.  But before the current employment shortage, there were many people who already couldn¹t find good work‹including women,people of color, immigrants and youth.  On this edition, we hear from community advocates in Portland, Oregon, … Continued


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Making Contact – Tax Me, I¹m Yours

Tax time. It¹s a blessing or a curse.  Maybe you¹re celebrating the extra cash or maybe you¹re reeling from the hit to your bank account. Either way, taxes are something we all have to deal with, whether we like it or not.  They¹re the life¹s blood of public projects and much needed social programs.  And … Continued


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Making Contact – April 10, 2009

Women are gaining influence as leaders throughout the world, fighting for peace, justice, the environment and civil society. In this program, we profile three courageous women struggling with religious issues. Elana Rozenman is co-director of the Women's Interfaith Encounter in the Middle East. Irshad Manji is a Canadian Muslim lesbian and feminist who wants a … Continued


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Making Contact – Guard Us All? Immigrant Women and the HPV Vaccine

Gardasil is the first cervical cancer vaccine ever developed. After it was approved in 2006, controversy has surrounded this vaccine. Its safety and effectiveness have been questioned, and the requirement that immigrant women take the vaccine has come to the forefront of both immigrant rights and reproductive justice organizing. These groups have also put this … Continued