Building Bridges Radio: Your Community & Labor Report

Produced and Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash over WBAI,99.5FM in the NYC Metro Area

WHO WE ARE

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.


For more information you can contact us at knash@igc.org
In Struggle Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash

Showing posts with label William Spriggs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label William Spriggs. Show all posts

Obama Wins; Jobless Increase; Veterans Speak  

WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Monday, November 10, 2008, 7 – 8 PM EST, over 99.5 FM
**********************************
Obama Wins Presidency as Jobless Rate at 14-Year High
with
William Spriggs, Chair, Economics Department Howard University

The Language of Race, Class & Gender How Was It Used and
How Did It Affect The Voters In Election 2008?

with
Patricia Williams, Nation Columnist and Professor of Law,
Columbia University

Veteran’s Day Special:
Supporting the Troops, Defeating the Policies

with
. Matt Howard, Iraq Veterans Against the War and American
Friends Service Committee

. Drew Cameron, Warrior Writers Project, Iraq Veterans Against
the War


play or Download

click below for more information or to post to this blog



Obama Wins Presidency as Jobless Rate at 14-Year High
with
William Spriggs, Chair, Economics Department Howard University

President-elect Barack Obama will assume office in January in an
American economy which has lost 240,000 jobs in October, and has shed
1.2 million jobs since the beginning of the year. The country and the world
is sinking deeper into the quicksand of recession. Saddled with over-
whelming challenges, the electorate has placed its hope in his leadership.
So what are the first steps he’s taking or should take on the path to
address the economic freefall?
*******
The Language of Race, Class & Gender How Was It Used and
How Did It Affect The Voters In Election 2008?

with
Patricia Williams, Nation Columnist and Professor of Law,
Columbia University


In the aftermath of the extraordinary election of Barack Obama, Prof.
Williams, tries to parse out the victory using the multiple lens of race, class
and gender to determine how the electorate saw the candidates, their
messages and how Obama’s candidacy overcame the historic barriers of
racism and red-baiting.
*******
Veteran’s Day Special:
Supporting the Troops, Defeating the Policies

with
. Matt Howard, Iraq Veterans Against the War and American
Friends Service Committee. Drew Cameron, Warrior Writers Project,

Iraq Veterans Against the War

Service members continue to die, and are catastrophically wounded due
to the predatory wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? According to researchers,
large numbers of American soldiers when they’ve returned from combat
show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and others psychiatric
difficulties, suicides are increasing. The average age of the fighting
personnel is just 19, but the prognosis for a healthy life is bleak.

Read More...
AddThis Social Bookmark Button