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Making Contact – February 6, 2004

Making Contact’s ElectionWatch ’04. Youth Vote: Mobilizing from the Grassroots. The nearly 43,000,000 young Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 comprise about 23% of the electorate. A strong youth turnout at the polls has the potential to swing the presidential elections of 2004. On this edition of Making Contact’s ElectionWatch ’04-a monthly special … Continued


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Making Contact – January 30, 2004

Empty Promises?: NAFTA at 10 It’s been ten years since the North American Free Trade Agreement was implemented. Proponents claimed that NAFTA would be a solution for poverty and sluggish economic growth in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Opponents warned that NAFTA would spark a race to the bottom in wages, labor rights, and … Continued


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Making Contact – January 23, 2004

Queer as Youth. What’s it like to be young and queer? Young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are more likely to be harassed and victims of hate crime than their straight peers. They have high drop out rates from school. And studies show that LGBT youth are more prone to depression, drug abuse, and … Continued


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Making Contact – January 16, 2004

Women Rising II: International Change Makers Women worldwide are gaining influence as leaders, struggling for peace, justice, the environment and civil society. On this program we profile four women. Laura Slattery left a career in the United States Military to become a nonviolent activist against militarism. Amneh Badran spearheads a Palestinian- Israeli feminist peace coalition. … Continued


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Making Contact – December 12, 2003

Journey to Justice: Carlos Mauricio’s Story: Carlos Mauricio was one of the few political prisoners who survived the most brutal period of military repression in El Salvador. More than 75,000 people died, and countless others were tortured or disappeared from 1979-1992. On this edition, correspondent Jon Watanabe chronicles Carlos’ remarkable journey in search of justice … Continued