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

What Chicago Teachers Taught Us - 27:11  

What Chicago Teachers Taught Us

Kimberly Bowsky, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) rank and file
activist, member of CORE, Council of Rank and File Educators and the CTU House of Delegates
Brian Jones, former NYC public elementary school teacher, now pursuing a doctorate in urban education, co-narrator of the film “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman” and contributor to the book “Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation”

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has a tentative agreement. Some have proclaimed the strike as the biggest and most inspiring union victory since the 1997 UPS Teamsters strike. While it clearly demonstrates the
resilience of unions and the viability of the traditional strike tactic, it also raises the limitations of what even the best led unions can accomplish through collective bargaining alone today. What are the lessons of the CTU strike for N.Y.C.'s school personnel and its students, and for teacher’s
unions and public workers across the country facing challenges to their very existence?  
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