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Rustbelt Radio for February 4, 2008
by Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective Tuesday, Feb. 05, 2008 at 2:07 PM
radio@indypgh.org (email address validated) 412-923-3000 WRCT 88.3 FM

On today's show... * Paul Wright discusses his new book "Prison Profiteers - Who Makes Money From Mass Incarceration" * This Week in Palestine, from the International Middle East Media Center * And excerpts from "World VS. Bank" a film by Friends of the Earth International We need your help! Starting this week, Rustbelt Radio will begin broadcasting bi-weekly episodes which are exclusively comprised of content from other independent media sources. We are making this change temporarily because our current all-volunteer staff cannot sustain the huge demands that come from producing a one hour original show every week. If you would like Rustbelt Radio to continue producing original shows which feature local content each week, please consider getting involved. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us by emailing radio@indypgh.org or by calling 412-923-3000.

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Rustbelt Radio for February 4, 2008

[1:00] Intro

Welcome to this week's edition of Rustbelt Radio, the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center's weekly review of the news from the grassroots, news overlooked by the corporate media.

On today's show...

Rustbelt Radio is broadcast live from WRCT studios every Monday at 6 PM on 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, and the program airs again on WRCT every Tuesday morning at 9AM.

We can also be heard weekly on the following stations:

We're also available on the internet, both on WRCT's live webstream at W-R-C-T dot ORG and for download, stream or podcast from our website at radio dot I-N-D-Y-P-G-H dot org.

Starting this week, Rustbelt Radio will begin broadcasting bi-weekly episodes which are exclusively comprised of content from other independent media sources. We are making this change temporarily because our current all-volunteer staff cannot sustain the huge demands that come from producing a one hour original show every week.

If you would like Rustbelt Radio to continue producing original shows which feature local content each week, please consider getting involved. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us by emailing RADIO at I-N-D-Y-P-G-H dot ORG or by calling 412-923-3000.

Stories

[1:10] Radical Day in History

On today's show, we start off with a radical history lesson for February 5th

Thanks to Radio Rootz for that report.

[8:30] World vs. Bank

Last October the World Bank Campaign Europe and the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal held a public hearing on the World Bank, approximately a week prior to the bank's annual meeting in Washington, DC. The public hearing was held in The Hague, Netherlands, and included testimony from witnesses who have observed the impact of the World Bank policies and practices around the world.

This month a new film has been released documenting the hearing, entitled "World vs. Bank." The film shows how in many cases, World Bank activities led to more poverty, the violation of peoples' rights and environmental devastation. But the testimonies also tell stories of resistance and resilience and of hope for a better future. Here are some of the voices from the film:

The Public Hearing delves into an intensive debate about the future of the World Bank, the current development model and alternatives to ensure justice and dignity for people and for the planet.

A DVD of the video "World VS. Bank" is available from Friends of the Earth International. For more information visit "i f i watch (dot) tv"

(on the web: http://ifiwatch.tv)

[4:00] Musical Break- Keny Arkana

That was Keny Arkana, with La Rage

[15:00] IMEMC This Week in Palestine

From the International Middle East Media Center, a summary of news this week in Palestine:

That was "This Week In Palestine" from the International Middle East Media Center.

[26:00] Prison Profiteering

With over 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States, prisons have become an increasingly profitable industry. A new book "Prison Profiteers - Who Makes Money From Mass Incarceration" edited by Paul Wright and Tanya Herivel reveals who benefits from our nations every increasing prison population. In an interview that originally aired on the radio show "Century of Lies," Paul Wright, editor of Prison Legal News speaks about Prison Profiteering and the 80 billion dollar a year Industry of Incarceration.

That was just Paul Wright speaking with Dean Becker about Prison Profiteering. Thanks to the Century of Lies Radio show for that interview.

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Calendar of Events

And now we present the Indymedia Calendar of Events:

[1:00] Outro

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Thanks for tuning in to Rustbelt Radio here on WRCT Pittsburgh, WPTS Pittsburgh, WNJR Washington, WVJW Benwood, WIUP Indiana and WKCO Gambier.

Our hosts this week are Matt Toups and Carlin Christy with additional contributions from Andalusia Knoll and Diane Amdor. This week's show was produced by Phil Cresswell. Special thanks to all of our hosts, producers, and contributors.

You can get involved with Rustbelt Radio! To contact us, or to send us your comments, email RADIO at I-N-D-Y-P-G-H dot ORG. All of our shows are available for download or podcast on our website at RADIO dot INDY-P-G-H dot ORG and this show can be heard again Tuesday morning on WRCT at 9 AM after Democracy Now!

Tune in next week at this time for another edition of Rustbelt Radio, the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center's weekly review of news from the grassroots.

Rustbelt Radio for February 4, 2008 (ogg vorbis)
by Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective Tuesday, Feb. 05, 2008 at 2:07 PM
radio@indypgh.org 412-923-3000 WRCT 88.3 FM

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