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

Arizona: Anti-Immigrant Testing Ground - 27:17  

Arizona, the Anti-Immigrant Testing Ground
Isabel Garcia, Director, Pima County Legal Defender's Officeand Co-chair, Coalition de Derechos Humanos

Arizona While a federal judge blocked key controversial provisions of Arizona's new immigration legislation, one of the harshest anti-immigrant laws ever passed in the United States still went into effect on July 29 in that state and the injunction imposed on part of the legislation will be appealed. Eighteen other states are poised to enact similar legislation – pending the outcome of the Arizona litigation. We’ll head to Arizona to analyze the confluence of the immigration, military, border, and economic policies that has made it the country's primary laboratory forimplementing draconian immigration policies.

PlusBoycott Arizona

The Urban Nomad covers the first press conference of the Sound Strike movement, led by Zack De La Rocha and Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine and Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes. They are organizing a large group of musicians, from Kanye West, to NIN to boycott playing in Arizona, in defiance of their newly enacted immigration law, SB1070. And, in protest of AZ anti-immigrant law, Outernational featuring Tom Morello & Cuéntame have produced a moving version of Woody Guthrie’s song “Deportee” that highlights the struggles and lives of migrants and "deportees" across the country today.

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