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

Making of Global Capitalism with Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin plus Mouseland - 27'  

The Making of Global Capitalism:

The Political Economy of American Empire
. Leo Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political
Economy in the Dept. of Political Science at York University
. Sam Gindin, former Research Dir. of the Canadian Autoworkers Union and Prof. at York University

Panitch and Gindin discuss the intimate relationship between modern capitalism and the American state, including its role as an informal empire promoting free trade and capital movements. Through a powerful historical survey, they’ll show how the US has superintended
the restructuring of other states in favor of competitive markets and coordinated the management of increasingly frequent financial crises. Analyzing the first great economic crisis of the twenty-first century, they identify the centrality of the social conflicts that occur within states rather than between them and how these emerging fault lines hold out the possibility of new political movements transforming nation states and transcending global markets.
"The Story of Mouseland"
Narrated by Tommy Douglas, leader of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and, later, the New Democratic Party of Canada, both social democratic parties.

A political fable expressing the CCF's view that the political system was flawed in offering voters a false dilemma: the choice of two parties, neither of which represented their interests.   
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