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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A Conversation with Isabel Allende - 28:28  

A Conversation With Best-Selling Author Isabel Allende

Building Bridges had a rare opportunity to sit down with one of the most
widely read writers in the world, Isabel Allende, on the occasion of the
paperback release of her bestseller “Island Beneath The Sea”. Allende
discusses her novel, which powerfully evokes historical events that
rocked the late 18th century. She discusses the enthralling, blood-chilling,
and heart-breaking story that connects the links between the American
Revolution, the French Revolution, the revolt of the Haitian slaves led by
Toussaint Louverture , the sale of Louisiana to the U.S, & the rising
influence of the Abolition movement. Allende provided insight into her
politics & its creative expression through her writing. She juxtaposes slave
rebellion & the quest for self-determination of past decades with the
continuing reality of various nation’s imperialist designs, and the still
catastrophic results for the world’s peoples.

Allende also spoke of her painful recollections the death of her cousin ,

Chile’s socialist Pres. Salvador Allende, who died in a coup engineered
by General Augusto Pinchot, leading to years of fascist rule which deeply
influenced the core of her writings. Similarly her desire for the exhumation
of Salvator Allende to determine the exact manner of his death, as are her
writings, are a quest for historic reclamation & social rectification.

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