Making Contact


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Making Contact: Friday at 10:00 AM

Making Contact, produced by International Media Project, is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on over 140 radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Ireland.

Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems. The program features:

  • In-depth reports on political and social issues, trends and events, contributed by journalists from around the globe.
  • Ordinary people talk about how public policy affects their daily lives, families and communities.
  • Speeches by social activists and advocates share a vision of a better world.
  • Special mini-series, such as How We Survive.

Founded in 1994, International Media Project (non-profit tax ID# 94-323-9511) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material. Its core focus is Making Contact. Foundations know us as International Media Project, but you can just call us Making Contact.

You can find out more about Making Contact from their brochure:


  • Friday - 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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  • Avatar Ellie Mast says:


    Our names are Ellie Mast and Aaliyah Adkins and we are seniors in the Leadership and International Relations Center at James River High School.

    As part of our curriculum, each senior has the opportunity to create and execute a Capstone Service Project. We are hosting a charity music festival, River Jam, that will benefit the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, which provides resources for teens suffering from mental health issues. River Jam will be held on March 10 from 1PM-4PM at James River High School.

    River Jam will be a dynamic event that hosts local bands, food trucks, and carnival-style games. The event will also have informational booths run by the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation and Beacon Tree that will offer supportive resources and information about mental illnesses.

    River Jam will directly impact the youth in our community by providing students with coping mechanisms, creating a positive campus culture, and Speaking Up about mental health.

    Our goal is to host over 1,000 Jammers at River Jam so as to spread awareness of this pressing issue and to provide coping mechanisms to the community. We would be very grateful if you would consider covering and promoting the event.

    We hope that you join us at River Jam! Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

    Thank you!
    Ellie Mast and Aaliyah Adkins

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