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Making Contact – November 3, 2006

The evangelical right gets a lot of airtime on cable, radio, television and in the mass media in general. But, a lot of the messages you hear are distilled for a mainstream audience. So what’s really being said behind the scenes? This week, Abby Scher takes us behind the scenes to the "Values Voter Summit" … Continued


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Making Contact – October 20, 2006

David Korten and The Great Turning You wouldn’t have expected David Korten to raise any doubts about the global economy and its ability to solve poverty and environmental damage if you knew him in the 1980s. At that time, he was working for the U.S. Agency for International Development, touting the benefits of international investment … Continued


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Making Contact – April 28, 2006

Katrina Uncovers: Exploited Workers and Endangered Wetlands On this edition, we hear from migrant workers helping to clean up and rebuild New Orleans and about their struggle for better wages and working conditions. We also hear from one organization fighting on their behalf. Then, we visit the bayou of Louisiana where we meet with locals … Continued


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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.