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

Black Farmers Speakout for Justice with Alice Walker - 27:19  

Still Fighting for Their Forty Acres And A Mule: The Plight Of Black Farmers
. Gary Grant, Pres., Black Farmers & Agriculturalists Assn., N.C.
. Eddie Carthan, Pres., Mississippi Family Farmers Association
. Hezekiah Gibson, Pres. United Farmers, USA , S.C.

It’s been more than a decade since Black farmers filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, because of decades of discrimination. Thousands of farmers have not yet had their day in court or been allowed to file a claim even though the second phase of the suit (known as Pigford v Vilsack) was settled in February 2010. The reason for this is that Congress has not provided the $1.25 billion for farmers, who through no fault of their own, suffered discrimination from the same government that now denies them relief.
Alice Walker Remembers Her Parents:
The Plight of Black Sharecroppers

Recently, author Alice Walker accepted an award from the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund. Her brief but insightful remarks convey a sense of the real value of life and what we work for, as we continue to build bridges. Alice Walker talks about her parents who were sharecropers, their struggles and the sacrifices they made for her.

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