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

Greek SYRIZA Leader Tsipras in NY Condemns Austerity; NYC School Bus Strike Update  

Greece’s Radical Left Coalition SYRIZA Leader in Alexis Tsipras in U.S. Says No To Austerity Politics
Alexis Tsipras, member, Hellenic parliament, Pres. of the Synaspismos political party, head of the SYRIZA parliamentary group, and leader of the opposition since June 2012

The Radical Coalition of the Left (Syriza) has become Greece's second-largest party following its dramatic success in parliamentary election’s. It has campaigned steadfastly against the recovery blueprint for Greece drawn up by
the European Union (EU) & the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The party is led by the country's youngest political leader, Alexis Tsipras. Tsipras talks about the unpopular EU-IMF plan, known in Greece as the ''memorandum'' and says that the election result represented radical change in both Greece and Europe, showing that people are not prepared to settle for "barbarous memorandums" and bailouts.

ATU Local 1181 Strike Update
Jimmy Hedge, Exec. Board Member/Delegate, Amalgamated Transportation Union (ATU) Local 1181

Members of Local 1181 have been on strike, walking picketlines, with the weather in the teens since Jan.16, in protest of NYC's most recent special education contract bid, which would exclude their Employee Protection Provision (EPP) guarantees. The bid fails to protect both special ducation students, & NYC's most experienced and safe drivers and escorts jobs.  Local 1181 members all come from modest means, and keeping their EPP’s, their job security is about maintaining their livelihood and the integrity of their union. 

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