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Making Contact – April 21, 2006

Real estate prices in San Francisco are topping the charts. So, one would expect West Marin County, just across the gold Gate Bridge, to be populated by malls and big box stores. Instead, it remains an agricultural greenbelt of family farmers. How did this happen? Back in the days of horse-drawn wagons and hand milking, … Continued


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Making Contact – April 7, 2006

More than six months after Hurricane Katrina, much of the Gulf Coast still lay in ruin, but beyond the physical destruction, the disaster brought to light a number of deeper issues. On this edition, we go to New Orleans, where we hear from local people working to rebuild their communities.


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Making Contact – March 17, 2006

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 – March 10, 2006

A 7-point-six earthquake hits Kashmir, a region that overlaps the borders of Pakistan and India, leaving thousands dead and millions homeless. Months later, conditions remain critical as the Kashmiri people struggle to survive the harsh Himalayan winter. On this edition, we’ll hear from one grassroots organization that has close and personal ties to Kashmir, as … Continued


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Making Contact – March 3, 2006

In September 2005, women from across the globe gathered for the 10th annual International Women and Health Meeting in New Delhi. Representing a variety of age groups, ethnicities, religious beliefs and countries the women assembled to share their thinking and tackle issues affecting their lives, their health, their families and their futures. From the rise … Continued


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Making Contact – February 24, 2006

Inconsistency and contradiction are no strangers to American policy and politics. One of the true ironies of the American civil rights movement is that while the U.S. was trying to lead the way in developing a framework for international human rights, it was leaving its own citizens behind, refusing to acknowledge the systematic social abandonment … Continued