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

NYC Financial Services Reform to Combat Inequality - 26:21  

New York Has the Financial Muscle to Leverage to Combat Inequality 
Connie Razza, Research Dir., Center for Popular Democracy 
Arthur Cheliotes, Pres. Local 1180, Communication Workers of America

New York is among the most unequal cities in the US.  This inequality has become the most pressing issue in New York City and New York State.  The good news is New Yorkers are demanding action - and now a broad coalition of organizations has a plan to help create a new economy that serves the needs of working families and their communities.  New York City is uniquely positioned to lead the way in holding Wall Street to a new standard.  The city and its related authorities and has the financial leverage and economic power to demand that Wall Street fundamentally change how it relates to our communities.  New York City should not be a passive participant in a market that is rigged by the financial sector.  With hundreds of billions of dollars to shop on financial services, the City can shape the market.
State Owned Banks Can Help Revive the Economy
Ellen Hodgson Brown 
Chairman and President Of the public banking institute 

Hodgson Brown explains the rationale behind state owned banks. For Michigan, California, Florida, and other states looking to solve their economic problems, the state owned bank model, and the Bank of North Dakota in particular, should be studied in depth, as such a bank could provide the credit needed within that state 
economy during depressions and other tough economic times.



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