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Covering the movements, issues and people fighting for some of the most important social justice issues of our time. Hosted by Amy Gastelum, Salima Hamirani, Anita Jonhson, and Lucy Kang. Sign up for program alerts and sneak peeks from Making Contact at: http://ow.ly/1FkV30aq1z2
The Juvenile Injustice System There’s old saying that goes: "Children are the Future." If that’s true, then a startling portion of our future is locked up in prisons. In the United States and around the world, a growing number of groups are fighting to redirect public resources away from punishment and toward opportunity for young … Continued
What’s up with the Weather? The Politics of Climate Change Global warming is transforming life as we know it from the arctic islands to the Long Island Sound. Now, 25 years after we first heard the term, scientists say the debate is over – climate change is here. On this edition, we’ll hear about whom … Continued
War|Games It’s hard, sometimes, to separate reality from fantasy, especially in wartime. On this edition, we look at video games, movies, and war, and how the lines between each aren’t always so clear.
Refusing to Fight With the U.S. occupation of Iraq in the middle of its third year, a small but growing number of Iraq war veterans are refusing to continue their military service. They are risking jail time, dishonorable discharge from the military, and public humiliation, to take a stand against the war. On this edition, … Continued
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 … Continued
Big Box Nation Wal-Mart is the biggest of all big boxes, the largest company and employer in the world, and a daily newsmaker. The story of Wal-Mart is as big as the company itself, crossing a range of issues from globalization to the environment, to race, gender and class. On this edition, we take you … Continued