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11:20 am
Sun March 27, 2011

Making Contact: on Sex Education, and the Criminalization of Homelessness

4/3 at 7pm: Making Contact is an international radio program based in Oakland, California, that links people, vital ideas and important information together. Tune in for their exploration of two critical issues: criminalization of the homeless, and sex education.

The first piece, Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani made so-called 'quality of life' policing a worldwide trend. And while it may have temporarily decreased crime, there are harsh consequences for the thousands of innocent people caught up in the frenzy of arrests. If it's illegal to be on a city's sidewalks, parks and plazas, where else can people go? In this segment Making Contact will explore the criminalization of homelessness.

The second segment, the 1973 Roe versus Wade decision was hailed as a victory by many advocates of a woman's right to choose. But decades later, many young people still lack the resources to make informed choices about sex - choices that could affect the rest of their lives. Making Contact brings you a discussion about sex education in schools, federal funding for sex-ed and how advocacy groups and parents are making their voices heard on the issue.

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