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

Puerto Rico Libre - 27:55  

Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!
Dylcia Pagan, former Puerto Rican political prisoner, who spent nearly 20 years in prison for her involvement in the Puerto Rican Independence Movement
Jan Susler, attorney, distinguished for her work with the Puerto Rican Independence Movement, having represented Puerto Rican political prisoners for over two decades. Served as lead counsel in the efforts culminating in the 1999 presidential commutation of the sentences of 16 Puerto Rican nationalist prisoners

Puerto Rico has endured over 100 years of colonialism by the US. Today it is still a colony that continues vehemently to ask for its basic democratic right of self-determination. Susler discusses the recent hearings on the status of Puerto Rico at the UN Decolonization Committee Hearings on Puerto Rico and Pagan evaluates the status of the Independence Movement and events on the Island now especiallyhighlighing Governor Fortuño's reneging on the deal made with student protesters at the University of Puerto Rico.

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