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

Obama Vows Massive Deportations of Central American Refugees -26:03  

Immigrants Decry President Obama’s New Year Resolution to Begin Massive Roundups and Deportations of Central Americans
Oscar Charcon, Executive Director Alianza Americas

To stanch the flow of undocumented refugees to the U.S., President Obama, who some now refer to as the Deporter-In-Chief’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been preparing a national operation to deport Central American families, many of whom have been showing up at the southwest border, driven to leave El Salvador and Honduras which is gripped by terrifying violence, in a region that has also been plagued by a devastating drought.  Starting this month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a DHS unit, plans to start rounding up hundreds of families that entered the U.S. without documents and deport them. Building Bridges speaks with Oscar Chacon, Executive Director of Alianza Americas, an immigrant from El Salvador, Chacon is a frequent lecturer on Latino immigrant issues in the U.S. and the impacts of the Latino diaspora in Latin America and decries this betrayal of the U.S.’s touted principles of human rights 

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