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

Green Jobs: Steelworkers Fight to Reindustrialize America - 57;59  


"Fighting for Jobs, Jobs, and Green Jobs! "
a 58 minute SpecialA production of
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report, WBAI-Pacifica, New York City

Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg

Building a Movement for Green Jobs to Re-industrialize the U.S.
Leo Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers

We feature the voice of a labor leader who is building bridges between workers internationally and sees the ties that bind the labor and environmental movements in the U.S. Leo Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers with 850,000 members in the USA and Canada is a co-founder of the Apollo Alliance, whose goal is developing efficient energy alternatives to fossil fuels and jobs, jobs, jobs. Labor & environmental activists are pressing for the creation of green jobs as the way to re-industrialize the U.S., and are fighting to make sure that U.S. trade relations change so that jobs are kept in the U.S.. The Steelworkers recently filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization(WTO), which the Obama administration is investigating, which accuses China of violating the WTO free-trade rules by subsidizing exports of clean energy equipment like solar panels and wind turbines.

President Gerard spoke recently at a forum sponsored by the organization Rekindling Reform and by the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies at the City University of New York.

And then building more bridges

The One Nation Working Together March on Washington

We present excerpts from the One Nation Working Together March on Washington, which brought hundreds of thousands of men and woman from the working class
sponsored by the AFL-CIO, NAACP, La Raza and hundreds of diverse organizations,
to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC to continue the call 47 years earlier of the
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King for jobs, jobs, jobs and justice.

Van Jones, Author, The Green Collar Economy
Mary K. Henry – Pres., Service Employees Intl Union (SEIU)
Arthur Cheliotes, President, Local 1180, CWA
Harry Belafonte, a remarkable call for Jobs, Peace and Justice from the great actor, singer and social justice activist

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