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Making Contact – December 22, 2006

This week on Making Contact, we profile three courageous human rights advocates: Palestinian-American Huwaida Arraf founded an organization that monitors the Israeli/Palestinian conflict; Maria LaHood is an American lawyer who takes on high profile human rights cases; Argentinian Patricia Isasa is an activist who is bringing to justice those who detained and tortured her in … Continued


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Making Contact – December 8, 2006

Since the passing of the Patriot Act, many things have changed in the U.S., and not necessarily for the better. On this edition, we look at Bush Administration policies that many contend undermine basic human rights and civil liberties. Has the War on Terror become a War on Freedom? How much should we give up … Continued


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Making Contact – November 24, 2006

This week on Making Contact, we profile three courageous women elders: Australia’s Dr. Helen Caldicott, the premier spokesperson for the worldwide anti-nuclear movement; Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America; and Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for organizing a non-violence movement in Northern Ireland.


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Making Contact – November 17, 2006

"We act as if there is one definition of good end of life care. And I would argue there is no one definition. In the end, it¹s going to be many definitions." In the American health care system, "good end-of-life care" often supports the white middle-class, but people of diverse religions, languages and races often … Continued


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Making Contact – November 10, 2006

Americans can¹t afford health care. In the last four years, the cost has increased more than 70 percent. Right now, more than 46 million people don¹t have health insurance and that number continues to rise. The U.S. is the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee universal health care. As costs of insurance spiral out … Continued