Building Bridges Radio: Your Community & Labor Report

Produced and Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash over WBAI,99.5FM in the NYC Metro Area


WORKERS OF THE WORLD TUNE IN! Introducing "Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report"

Our beat is the labor front, broadly defined, both geographically and conceptually. We examine the world of work and workers on the job as well as where they live. We examine the issues that affect their everyday lives, with a particular sensitivity towards human rights abuses, environmental concerns and the U.S. drive for global domination. We record their global struggles and provide analysis of their efforts to empower themselves and transform society to provide greater democratic, human, social, political and economic rights. Each program consists of feature stories, generally interviews, within a historical context, often accompanied by sound from demonstrations, rallies or conferences, and complemented and enhanced by poetry and instrumental or vocal -- people's culture.

Over the years Building Bridges has produced a weekly one hour program, Mondays from 7-8 PM EST, covering local, national and international labor and community issues over radio WBAI-Pacifica 99.5 FM in New York. We also produce half hour version, Building Bridges National, which is distribtued to over 40 broadcast and internet radio stations.

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In Struggle Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash

Live Coverage of NYC Public Worker Protest at City Hall  

Play 3-5 pm

Play 5-6pm

Above are links to the
WBAI (99.5FM) Live coverage of June 16 labor rally
against budget cutbacks at City Hall.
Hosted by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg, co-hosts of
"Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report,"
regularly heard Mondays at 7pm.

You can also download sound by going to the WBAI archives
for June 16 3-6 pm

A coalition of municipal labor unions, are fed up and can’t take it anymore –
they’re saying that job losses and service cuts will permanently alter the lives
of City workers and the city’s residents. The Mayor is sharpening his carving
knife and on the chopping block are thousands of civil service jobs, educators,
transit workers, public health and social service workers, and library workers.
The loss of these jobs mean we are all faced with reduced transit services,
education, healthcare, and fire services, and the myriad services provided
by public sector workers. And, at the same time the city hemorrhages public
sector jobs and services, it aggressively advances the privatization of public
sector jobs and the services and resources they provide. Hey, it’s an all out
attack on public sector unions and the workers, and benefits those unions
fought for. So in the fight for its life, public workers and their unions say hell
no to pro-corporate policies that serve the wealthy at the expense of the
majority of New Yorkers.

The broadcast included the voices from the demonstration including
speeches, special interviews, and analysis of recent budget decisions
of Mayor Bloomberg, the City Council, and Governor Paterson, and the
State Legislature in Albany.

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