Making Contact

Independent news magazine


  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:08pm

    The stage is set for a battle between two world-views. Is housing a human right, or a commodity? And where on that continuum is California’s common ground? This week, we look at the fight over rent control, and police policies that affect the homeless.

  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018 12:25pm

    Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is an examination of the experiences of black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged "by teachers, administrators, and the justice system" and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish.

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018 4:15pm

    This week, Making Contact looks at The Cost of Deportations through the lens of one Central American nation that sends migrants north— Guatemala. Will Guatemala and the other countries these migrants left be prepared for an influx of returnees?

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:24pm

    On this edition of Making Contact we go from Cape Town, South Africa to Los Angeles and Oakland, California— three cities grappling with evictions, displacement, and homelessness. 

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:53pm

    On May 18, 1980, the people of Gwangju, South Korea rose up for reunification and an end to U.S.-backed military dictatorships.Their actions changed the course of Korean history.

    We hear from survivors of the Gwangju Uprising about how they took on the tasks of history and the lesson they carry.