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

Building Bridges: Long Term Unemployme​nt A National Crisis - 27:51  

Long Term Unemployment A National Crisis
with Christine Owens, Ex. Dir., National Employment Law Project

Another month and another tepid unemployment report. The nation's unemployment rate just went up to 7.6% with no prospect for a significant decline in sight. The plight of the long term unemployed who represent over 37% of the unemployed is all but forgotten. Facing daunting odds in finding work, they are also being hit with federal unemployment benefit cuts, that states have been forced to implement due to sequestration and now qualify for fewer weeks of unemployment coverage than at any time since the beginning of the economic crisis. 
The Economic Elephant
with Robert Reich, Prof. of Public Policy. UC Berkeley, and former
Secretary of Labor

What's really wrong with the economy, and why? Unemployment is still high and job creation hasn't made a big dent this many years into the so-called recovery. Who has the best plan? Is it the Keynesians? On the other end, the Austerics? They both neglect the economic elephant in the room - spreading wealth to the wealthy keeps buying power away from the 99%; it simply does not lead to economic recovery.

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