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

Zero Dark Thirty Controversy: Torture, Art, and Politics - 28:17  

The Zero Dark Thirty Controversy: Torture, Art, and Politics
Alexander Abdo, attorney, National Security Project, ACLU


Since the release of the award-winning Zero Dark Thirty, many critics have condemned the film, claiming it contains serious historical inaccuracies and accepts some of this country’s worst post 9/11 abuses. Alexander Abdo discusses the relationship and responsibility that prominent works of culture have to the historic narrative and the American public, particularly as many of the illegal practices, torture, extraordinary rendition, and now the advent of extrajudicial killings of American citizens and the “dehumanized others” along with the secrecy that shrouds these practices and lack of accountability for the policies persist.
Reckoning With Torture
Robert Redford and Paul Auster


Reckoning With Torture, is a collaborative film project between Doug Liman, Director of the Bourne Identity, the ACLU and PEN American Center that examines the human cost of America's post 9/11 torture program. This excerpt features a collage of readings of testimonies by torture victims and witnesses introduced by Robert Redford plus author Paul Auster reading Manner of Death: Homicide, excerpts from autopsy reports of detainees held in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan, December 2002 to November 2004. 

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