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

Justice For Trayvon Martin - 26 minutes
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As We Demand Justice For Trayvon Martin
His Death Reveals A Long-Frayed Racial Nerve
Linn Washington, Professor of Journalism at Temple University
Colin Goddard, shot 4 times at the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre and
Assistant Director of Federal Legislation for the Brady Campaign
to Prevent Gun Violence

The murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black youth in

Sanford, Florida, who was shot by George Zimmerman, cloaked in the
reactionary “Stand Your Ground” law, is a crime against humanity and
violation of human rights. The refusal of the Sanford police department
to arrest Zimmerman, despite having evidence that he pursued Trayvon,
and aired profanity and alleged racial epithets along with the cover up
actions by the Sanford police department, sends an age old racist
message - that Black people have no rights that a white is bound to
respect. We’ll examine the demands for the arrest of Zimmerman, the
temporary stepping down of the Sanford police chief and analyze the
role of the National Rifle Association whose vision for America is
embodied in this tragic shooting, with its successful push for the
enactment of laws for carrying of concealed weapons, and the Stand
Your Ground law, which has been referred to as the Shoot to Kill law.

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