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

Love, Justice,Family and Equality; No Justice, No Pizza - Dominos Beware! - 28:03  

Love, Justice, Family and Equality
with Emily Hecht-McGowan, Family Equality Council

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two potentially landmark cases: the challenge to Proposition 8, which took away the freedom to marry from same-sex couples in California, and the challenge to Section 3 of the misnamed "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA), which denies legally married same-sex couples over 1,000 rights, protections and responsibilities under federal law simply because they are gay.  Never before has the court heard two significant gay rights cases simultaneously.  Emily Hecht-McGowan, Director of Public Policy for the  Family Equality Council joins us to look at these two cases which could be a defining moment in the LGBT community's decades-long struggle for equality under the law. 
Children’s Voices On Love, Justice, Family and Equality
Zach Wahls

The son of two moms, Zach Wahls, speaks before the Democratic National Convention on "My Two Moms"
No Justice, No Pizza – Domino's Beware!
with The Justice Will Be Served Campaign

Pizza workers and supporters rallied against their employer Domino’s over years of unpaid wages and retaliation experienced when they stood up for their rights.  During the rally they celebrated their first of its kind court ruling permitting them to sue Domino’s Pizza Corp. as a joint employer along with the individual franchise holder, which would also apply to other fast food workers in establishments like McDonald's and retail workers at places like Walmarts.  The right of the Latino, African and Bangladeshi workers to proceed with the suit they filed in 2010 against Domino's Pizza’s franchise owner David Melton and the Domino's Corp. is a huge victory. The workers had commenced suit after receiving below the minimum wage, were forced to make deliveries during extreme weather conditions, and didn’t have a place to take a break or eat during their excessively long work hours.

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