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: Malalai Joya - an Afghan Woman Who Dared to Speak Out - 28:17  

A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of
an Afghan Woman Who Dared to Speak Out
Malalai Joya

Malalai Joya, is an extraordinary young woman who helped establish a free medical clinic and orphanage in her impoverished home province of Farah; and a constitutional assembly in Kabul, Afghanistan.  She became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan’s new Parliament, but in 2007 was suspended for her persistent criticism of the warlords, drug barons and their cronies.  She has survived four assassination attempts and now sleeps only
in safe houses, accompanied at all times by armed guards.  Malalai takes us inside her important and insufficiently understood country, explaining the desperate day-to-day situations its remarkable people face at every turn, and recounts some of the many acts of rebellion that are helping to change it. A controversial political figure in one of the most dangerous places on earth, Malalai Joya is a woman of tremendous grit and determination, a sheroe in the struggle for self-determination, for peace and justice.

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