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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Social Security Attacked; Tyson Discrimination Suit - 27:52  

Social Security Under Attack
Eric Kingson, Prof. of Social Work, Syracuse University’s
School of Social Work & Co-Dir., Social Security Works

It’s the Social Security program, which in large part keeps
older people from poverty and destitution. But, the program is
under attack from the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction
Commission established by the President, The attack is
dressed up in the fallacious rhetoric of the necessity of
deficit reduction, it’s really a raid on the social security
trust fund to help balance the federal budget deficit. They
will call for deep benefit cuts, probably in the form of
another rise in the retirement age.

2nd Jury Nullification in Tyson Discrimination Suit
U. W. Clemon, Alabama's first African-American Federal
judge, who also served as chief judge of the U,S. District
Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Before his
notable career on the federal bench, he was a distinguished
civil rights activist, a lawyer, and state senator.

For the second time a federal appeals court panel rejected jury
awards in favor of African-American plaintiffs who alleged
discrimination against the poultry company Tyson Foods. In a
2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
found that a Tyson manager's use of the word "boy" to address
an African-American man, did not amount to evidence of racial


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