Sunday, January 31, 2010

I'll Be on WBAI Monday Evening

Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash host Building Bridges on 99.5 FM radio: WBAI. I will be one of three guests talking about school closings. The program airs between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Tune in. Here is the lineup for the program.

WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor ReportProduced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken NashMonday, February 1, 2010, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FMor streaming live at

*************** Stand With Haitians For Reconstruction By Haitians & Against Foreign Exploitation And OccupationAt 4:53 pm the time of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, which left 200,000 dead, some 2 million homeless and thousands more wounded and dying very day from infections, embolism and a lack of medical care and supplies, a broad coalition organized by Haitian activists marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to rally in Foley Square. Their message resounded over the freezing winds - support the Haitian people with services and supplies, not troops. Cease the US military occupation of Haiti and support Haiti’s reconstruction by Haitian workers and respect its sovereignty. Demand that the US and France return the wealth, extracted from Haitian labor, cancel the debt and France repay the reparations extracted from Haiti for its liberation. **********

Instruction, Not Destruction: Protesting Proposed School ClosingswithCarmen Applewhite, Teacher, Candidate for UFT President, Chancellor, International Assocation of Educators for Peace.andJames Eterno, Teacher, Jamaica High School, UFT Chapter Chair, Candidate for UFT Presidentand William Hargraves, Member Coalition for Pubic Education, Parent

The Department of Education’s Panel for Education Policy was meeting at Brooklyn Technical High School, and thousands of teachers, parents, students and concerned community members were out on a chilly January evening to protest the D.O.E.’s plan to close at least 19 city schools this year. All 21 of the schools slated to close are in largely Black and Latino areas and overwhelming populated by students of color. We’ll talk with parent and teacher representatives who were chanting “Instruction, not Destruction”, and claim there’s no justifiable reason for closing the schools and even raise the spectre of privatizing the public school system. **********

Tribeca’s Amish Market Accused Of Wage TheftThe NYS Department of Labor announced a $1.5 million enforcement action against the Amish Market, Park Place store among a number of others over stolen wages. To protect themselves from this and other abuses, the Amish Market’s low wage workers have been trying to unionize, but have been met with firings, harassment and intimidation from the store's management. Local 1500 of the United Food and Commercial Workers who the workers have been seeking to unite with rallied in protest and support of the workers, calling for a boycott of the store. *************** Building Bridges and most WBAI Programs are now being archived for 90 Days. They are also being PodCast. These links will be live ca. 15 minutes after the program ends. To listen, download or pod cast archived shows go to Visit our web site -

To listen to the segment on closing schools, you have to get to about 25 minutes into the show. We are the remainder of the hour.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well done.