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

Lincoln, Greenbacks & Today's Debt Debate - 26'  

Lincoln Used Greenbacks To Fight Civil War, Can’t We To Eradicate Debt!

Timothy A. Canova, Prof. of Law & Public Finance

In 1862 Pres. Lincoln signed an act to create a new government-issued paper money, Greenbacks, not redeemable in gold or any precious metals. His successful experiment helped finance the North to prevail in the Civil War. We’ll explore why Lincoln chose this path and the lessons we can learn, including discussing the issuance of a $1 trillion dollar coin, as our recovery is threatened by obsessive concern by both parties about cutting deficits and funding the government – the so-called debt limit and the fiscal cliff.

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