Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg, Co-Producers
Mondays from 7:00-8:00 PM (EST) on WBAI (99.5), New York, New York

The multiple award-winning “Building Bridges” airs Mondays, 7 – 8 pm, EST, over Pacifica’s WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York. A half-hour weekly edition is distributed to over 40 broadcast and internet radio stations throughout the U.S., Canada and Great
Britain. “Building Bridges” also produces extended specials for Labor Day and covers May Day events around the world, as well as other events of import to the working class. Our docudramas for Women’s History Month have also won numerous awards.

Our beat is the heart beat of workers in the global labor market. We bring you the stories of their blood, sweat, tears: their triumphs and defeats in this period of intensified class warfare. We amplify the voices of the working class and their issues as they organize to improve their lives. So, build bridges, tune into the sounds of people everywhere mobilizing to reclaim the wealth they create, to have a real say in how society runs, and against the pain and indignity of all forms of discrimination.

Recently we’ve sought to highlight the intensification of poverty and the global struggles against the politics of austerity and the plutocracy. We’ve walked the picket lines with locked out and striking workers, and we’ve cheered along with the low-wage worker groups who’ve won their wage and benefit battles and, yes, they’ve organized associations. And, oh how exciting it’s been as immigrant worker groups build new community/labor organizing centers. We’re there to build bridges and to make sure that the American-American and Latino communities have a platform from which to broadcast and to mobilize around the eradication of one of the most pernicious manifestations of racism, the Stop & Frisk practices of the New York Police Department.
So, wherever there is sweated labor crying out for justice and equal rights, from the mineworkers of South Africa, to the garment workers of Bangladesh, or the occupied communities of Haiti and the occupied land of Palestine and right in our own backyard, we’ll just continue to build bridges.

“Building Bridges” is archived at www.wbai.org and is being PodCast. Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg can be reached at 917 647-2781, at knash@igc.org, or at buildingbridgesradio@gmail.com.

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