Building Bridges is a weekly show about labor, in all its manifestations. The show’s beat is the labor front, broadly defined, both geographically and conceptually. Hosts examine the world of work and workers on the job as well as where they live. They 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. Contributors 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.