Building Bridges Radio: Your Community & Labor Report

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


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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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Lynne Stewart's Persecution - 28 minutes  

Another Blow To Democracy :
Defense Attorney Lynne Stewart Given A 10 Year Prison Sentence

Seventy-year old attorney Lynne Stewart, was resentenced to ten years in prison by Manhattan District Court Judge John Koeltl, after an appeals court ruled that her original twenty-eight month prison term was too light. As the 120 month sentence was pronounced attorney Stewart’s supporters, who packed the large overflow courtroom gasped in disbelief and dismay, sobs were audible. Attorney Stewart, visibly shaken rose slowly “I’m somewhat stunned, Judge, by the swift change in my outlook,” she said. “We will continue to struggle on to take all available options to do what we need to do to change this.” She added: “I feel like I let a lot of my good people down,” to which her numerous supporters responded by calling out their belief in her and pledged ongoing support. The sentence was the latest grim chapter where the government has used attorney Stewart to send a chilling message to the legal community to be wary of representation of defendants whom it distains the views of. We’ll bring you excerpts of the reactions to the resentencing with Stewart’s attorney, family and supporters – who vow to intensify their efforts to Free Lynne Stewart.

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