Our First Radio Documentary.
“From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks”. Our first radio documentary explores Bridges' early life, the creation of the ILWU, his campaigns for social justice, and the five trials and hearings that he endured during his quest for citizenship. It includes interviews with union members, his lawyers, and personal friends. Rare union and folk songs, are also woven into the story. Voices include Ed Asner and Haskell Wexler. The documentary was distributed by PRI (Public Radio International) and it aired across the country on over 75 public radio stations on Labor Day 2000, as well as in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. This project was funded by a major grant from the California Council for the Humanities.
5 Minute Excerpt from the Radio Documentary
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