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Making Contact – December 24, 2004

Chemical Soup: Pollutants in the Body There are thousands of chemicals in our air, water, dust, and food coming from everyday products like detergents, cookware, cosmetics, paints, sofas, shower curtains, computers, and TVs. These chemicals accumulate in our bodies-in our fat, blood, and organs-staying there long after they are banned or removed from the market. … Continued


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Making Contact – December 17, 2004

The Chemical Industry’s Toxic Toll What’s good for business, and what’s good for people, sometimes don’t mix. In the chemical industry, for instance, the products that fuel profits can also threaten our well-being. On this edition, we’ll look at the 20th anniversary of one of the world’s worst chemical disasters, at the Union Carbide factory … Continued


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Making Contact – December 10, 2004

Hiroshima and its Legacy Today In August 1945, in an action that has provoked controversy ever since, the US dropped the first atomic bombs on Japan. On this special edition of Making Contact, producer Reese Erlich looks at how the Hiroshima bombing set the moral and political tone for future aggression. We’ll hear from both … Continued


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Making Contact – December 3, 2004

Four More Years: Communities of Color Organize We came, most of us voted, but now what? This is a question many progressive activists are asking themselves, as they regroup and reflect on what was lost and what was gained. On this edition, we’ll hear from four activist leaders from communities of color addressing a number … Continued


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Making Contact – November 26, 2004

International Activists React to the U.S. Election The stakes were high. With intense interest, the world watched the U.S. Presidential election. On this edition, grassroots activists and analysts from all corners of the globe, including Iraq, Venezuela, Ghana, and Pakistan react to another 4 years of George W. Bush in the White House. – www.radioproject.org


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Making Contact – November 19, 2004

Women Rising III: International Change Makers Women are gaining influence as leaders throughout the world, fighting for peace, justice, the environment and civil society. In this Women’s Desk edition, we profile three courageous women writer-activists. This program is a special collaboration with Women Rising and Crown Sephira Productions. Featuring: Ritu Menon, leading Indian feminist publisher; … Continued


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Making Contact – November 12, 2004

Unreasonable Women in Unreasonable Times From civil rights to environmental justice, genuine progress means redefining what society accepts as reasonable. On this edition, we’ll hear stories of four women struggling for a cleaner environment and more peaceful society. In their view, these unreasonable times merit unreasonable actions.


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Making Contact – November 5, 2004

Reckless Rhetoric: After Four Years of Bush With a war lacking an end in sight, a number of environmental officials having quit in protest, and a net loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs, how does George W. Bush’s rhetoric compare to reality? On this edition, we take a look both at Bush’s words and … Continued


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Making Contact – October 29, 2004

ElectionWatch ’04 – The Final Choice After months of one of the most intense presidential campaigns in recent history, voters will decide whether to give President George W. Bush another four years in the White House, or to send him packing back to Texas. On this edition we take a look at an international mission … Continued


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Making Contact – October 15, 2004

ElectionWatch ’04 – Systems Failure A healthy democracy depends not only on the leaders whom voters choose to elect, but also the systems used to cast votes. When election systems fail, so does democracy. On this edition, we take a look at the disenfranchisement of African Americans in Florida, the debate over electronic voting machines, … Continued