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Our story begins in 1973 when the shy and reclusive schoolboy Jeff would spend hours hiding in the "studio" (little more than a school broom cupboard) with a record player, a cassette recorder and a handful of scratched 45's endlessly trying to emulate the DJs he would listen to whilst hiding under his bedcovers with his battered transistor radio pressed to his ear all night long endlessly as he tried to maintain the shaky reception to stations like Radio Luxembourg, the FAB 208, where you c ...
 
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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 figh…
 
Tune in to “JEFF THE FISH'S SONIC NATION” a musical utopia where cultures meet - This week featuring: Anthony Joseph, Esinam, Batavia Collective, Mark de Clive-Lowe & André Espeut, Blockhead, Sampology, The White Blinds, Crouton Cannon, Castaway Radio, Ventrelles, People Years, Islandman, Kondi Band, Jembaa Groove, Night Owls, Gia Yee, Taj Weekes, …
 
Tune in to “JEFF THE FISH'S SONIC NATION” a musical utopia where cultures meet - This week featuring: Irreversible Entanglements, Ishmael Ensemble,Orquestra Afro-Brasileira, Lukas Setto, Digital Liquid, Yakul, Amami, Akiko Yano, Taj Weekes, Rootz Radicals & Jahcoustix, Footshooter & André Espeut, Spiteri, Kuoko, Castaway Radio, B. Hamilton, Tanaya …
 
September 11th, 2021 marks 20 years since the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. Today, we turn our attention not to the tragedy of 9/11 itself, but to 9/11 as an inflection point in U.S. culture and policy in two areas: domestic surveillance in the form of fusion centers, and the rise and fall of the use of torture in the War on Terror.…
 
Tune in to “JEFF THE FISH'S SONIC NATION” a musical utopia where cultures meet - This week featuring: Balimaya Project, York, Crouton Cannon, Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Saint Bodhi, Dos Santos, Kondi Band, Siguarajazz, Amami, Castaway Radio, Handsome Jack, El Perro, Manudigital & Rastar All Stars, Taj Weekes, Big Audio Dynamite, Demetrius Rhymes, Log…
 
Tune in to “JEFF THE FISH'S SONIC NATION” a musical utopia where cultures meet - This week featuring: Lekan Babalola, Balimaya Project, fox capture plan, Quintin Copper & Nas Mellow, Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble, Altın Gün, Super db, Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Gizelle Smith, Siguarajazz, On Our Own Clock, Shanmukhapriya, King Brasstards, BF Holiday, Kam…
 
On June 14, 2017, a fire started in a 24-story public housing apartment in West London called Grenfell Tower. The fire raged all night and reduced the building to a shell. Seventy-two people lost their lives, making the Grenfell Tower fire the United Kingdom’s deadliest disaster since World War II. In this episode, we examine the events that led up…
 
Tune in to “JEFF THE FISH'S SONIC NATION” a musical utopia where cultures meet - This week featuring: Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble, fox capture plan, Lekan Babalola, Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Gizelle Smith, Super db, Malik and Niki King, Andrew Gabbard, Manudigital & Rastar All Stars, Uwe Banton, Taj Weekes, Verbs of Iron Bridge, Quintin Copper & Nas M…
 
Tune in to “JEFF THE FISH'S SONIC NATION” a musical utopia where cultures meet - This week featuring: Bram Weijters' Crazy Men, fox capture plan, Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble, Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Gizelle Smith, Claudio Corona, Lekan Babalola, Siguarajazz, Miguel de Armas Quartet, Uwe Banton, Dean Fraser, Lord Tanamo, JazzZ, WheelUP, Blue Lab Beat…
 
Barbara Bernstein’s story of several communities in the Pacific Northwest of the United States who are fighting mammoth fracked gas projects that would turn this green region into a fracked-gas export hub. For years, Bernstein has reported for Making Contact on David versus Goliath battles against oil and gas corporations, and the fight for a clean…
 
Regardless of race, gender, or political affiliation, Americans in 2020 bought guns; many, for the first time. In this show, we hear from gun and mental health communities on last year’s panic buying, and what they are doing to prevent gun violence and suicides in the wake of surging national gun sales.…
 
As reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act awaits a vote in the U.S. Senate, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls continue to face an unequal system of justice. In this show we’ll hear from indigenous women scholars and activists on what justice means for MMIWG2.
 
Our radio adaptation of the film Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chican@ Movement, offers a reflection on the untold stories of the Chicano Movement with a focus on Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Produced by Freedom Archives, the film delves into issues of cultural identity, student activism; land rights and social justice…
 
Our radio adaptation of the film Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement, offers a reflection on the untold stories of the Chicano Movement with a focus on Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Produced by Freedom Archives, the film delves into issues of cultural identity, student activism; land rights and social justice…
 
Minneapolis, MN - May 25 marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd's death - captured on video that showed Chauvin's knee on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes - sparked a global uprising in defense of Black lives and against police brutality. But amid the coverage o…
 
It's been a year since the call to "Defund the Police" rang out through the George Floyd Protests. The idea isn't new - redistributing police funds into community projects that better support healthy communities -but, it's never been as popular and forceful. We take a look at some of the gains organizers have made over the past year and, we talk ab…
 
2020 and the first few months of 2021 are shaping up to be some of the biggest periods ever for U.S. firearms sales. In California, however, gun sales last year decreased slightly. In this episode we hear from members of the gun and mental health communities on what they are doing to help prevent gun violence in the wake of surging national gun sal…
 
Three years after Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Ricans are still reeling from its effects and aftereffects. We bring you a Haymarket Books talk by Marisol LeBrón, Yarimar Bonilla, and Molly Crabapple, on a collection of essays called “Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm” which discusses the legacy of Maria, and also commun…
 
Domestic abuse affects everyone it touches—intimate partners, children, and elders. COVID-19 created new problems for victims of domestic violence and made some worse. This show looks at the challenges to survivors and their advocates posed by the pandemic and examines a landmark piece of legislation in the UK that could change the way countries th…
 
Water is critical to maintaining the balance of life. Some corporations claim ownership of fresh water sources to bottle and sell for profit. Others use water as a tool to extract oil and gas. In this encore edition, we'll hear from communities fighting to keep water bottling companies out of rural Oregon, and to protect water from oil and gas cont…
 
Amid national outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020, and other police-shootings of Black people, the movement to "defund the police" became a rallying cry to reimagine our approach to public safety. In this show, we'll hear from scholars about how we can build a global movement for abolition.…
 
We take a look at the ongoing rise in hate incidents against Asians in the U.S., a long-running history of anti-Asian racism, and a new push by Asian Americans — especially in underserved communities — to expose and overcome this ugly side of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode (the first of a three-part series by Self Evident), we hear the stor…
 
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