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Making Contact – January 7, 2005

Who Owns Our Water?Profits vs. Public Interest Water is essential to survival. Yet access to fresh, clean water has increasingly come under the control of private corporations, making it less affordable and harder to come by. On this edition, we’ll take a look at water as a basic human right. We’ll hear about a plan … Continued


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Making Contact – December 31, 2004

Reaching for Peace in the Holy Land Although small in number, Israelis and Palestinians committed to peace provide a glimmer of hope for the future. On this week’s edition of Making Contact, Israeli women defend Palestinian human rights at military checkpoints near Jerusalem. In Ramallah, we hear from Palestinian high school girls confronting issues of … Continued


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Making Contact – December 24, 2004

From Cradle to Grave:The Impact of Electronics The electronics industry has brought us gadgets galore, from mobile phones that take pictures to the computer we use to edit this radio show. But there’s also a dark secret: the electronics industry is one of the world’s dirtiest; its growing legacy includes poisoned workers and mountains of … Continued


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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.