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

Unemployment Emergency: One-Million Plus Have Lost Benefits  

What's Ahead for More than One-Million who Just Lost Unemployed Benefits ,  the Unraveling of the Safety Net and Planning for Job Creation,  to Address Income Stagnation and Wealth Inequality
Richard Eskow, Senior Fellow, Campaign for America’s Future

The unemployment insurance program provides laid-off workers with a fraction of their old salary for a fixed period of time while  the  search for a new job.  Roughly 1.3 million out-of-work Americans lost their unemployment insurance Dec. 28,    because Congress declined to renew an emergency 
aid  program for the jobless that expired.   While Congressional Democrats are now attempting  to renew the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program , if that  effort fails, the nation's safety net for the unemployed will shrink drastically.  Congress is also slated to debate how much more to cut the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (food stamps).   But what's not on the agenda for Congress is  devising a way out of the recession for the 99% , which has been prolonged by continued federal deficit reduction and income inequality.   Richard Eskow discusses these challenges and looks at what is to be done about job creation, wage stagnation,  and income and wealth inequality.

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