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26 Oct 2021

Making Contact

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Media that helps build a movement: Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.

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    70 Million: How Black Women Are Rightfully “Taking Seats at the Table”

    Nearly one in two Black women in the US have a loved one who has been impacted by our prison system. Many become de facto civilian experts as a result. Some rise to lead as  catalysts for change. And now, scores of Black women are joining the ranks—as officers of the court, police, and judges—to manage and advance a system that has had such an outsized impact on their lives. On today's episode we look at the many ways Black women are leading the conversation around policy and reform within the criminal justice system. 


  • Posted on 21 Oct 2021

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    But Next Time Part 2: From the Ashes

    As fires ravaged California's world-famous wine country in 2017, a community radio station, emergency dispatcher, and tenant organizers helped the most vulnerable in their community survive and recover. Community organizers and hosts of the podcasts But Next Time Chrishelle Palay and Rose Arrieta bring us the first of four stories of hard-won lessons learned from people on the frontlines of California’s wildfires and Texas’ storms as they work to answer the question, how can next time be different? 


  • Posted on 12 Oct 2021

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    But Next Time Part 1: Toward the Fire

    As fires ravaged California's world-famous wine country in 2017,a community radio station, emergency dispatcher, and tenant organizers helped the most vulnerable in their community survive and recover. Community organizers and hosts of the podcasts But Next Time Chrishelle Palay and Rose Arrieta bring us the first of four stories of hard-won lessons learned from people on the frontlines of California’s wildfires and Texas’ storms as they work to answer the question, how can next time be different? 


  • Posted on 06 Oct 2021

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    A More Perfect Union: Latinos, Minority Majorities, and Redistricting

    How will demographic shifts affect redistricting in 2021?

    Latinos are the second largest ethnic group in the U.S. In California, the Latinos grew to 39% of the population, surpassing whites as the largest ethnic group. Meanwhile, the white population decreased nationwide for the first time.


  • Posted on 29 Sep 2021

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    Black Women In History

    While Black women have played a critical role in the development of the nation, their stories have been mostly overlooked. In the new book, A Black Women’s History of the United States, historians Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross honor the many significant contributions of Black women who have worked tirelessly to build this country and fight for social justice in the face of racism and sexism.


  • Posted on 22 Sep 2021

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