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Rustbelt Radio for February 18, 2008
by Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at 5:44 PM
radio@indypgh.org (email address validated) 412-923-3000 WRCT 88.3 FM

On this week's show... * the documentary Gone Tomorrow looks at "The Hidden Life of Garbage" * Pacifica's Sprouts presents: Doing It Yourself Democracy * plus the weekly radio spin, and this week's day in radical history Rustbelt Radio is now 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 18, 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.

Rustbelt Radio is now 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

[1:00] Radical Day in History

On today's show, we first bring you a radical history lesson for February 18th.

[5:00] Weekly Radio Spin

We now bring you the Weekly Radio Spin, from the Center for Media and Democracy.

Features

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Intro

You're listening to Rustbelt Radio, the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center's weekly review of news from the grassroots.

[19:00] Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage

The United Sates produces more garbage than any other country in the world- with only four percent of the world's population, we produce 30 percent of it's garbage. Each American throws away 4.5 pounds of trash every day- yet few people think about what happens to their waste after it gets tossed in a garbage can or recycling bin. Heather Rogers, the author of Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage, has produced a short documentary that examines not only where all of our trash ends up, but also why we have so much of it in the first place.

You've been listening audio from the documentary Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage, by Heather Rogers.

[29:08] Sprouts

Now we'll hear this week's episode of Sprouts, a program of the Pacifica radio network.

You're listening to Rustbelt Radio. This week we've featured segments created by other independent media sources. Next week we'll have stories produced by our own local volunteers. We are now temporarily alternating locally produced stories with pre-produced stories from elsewhere every other week, as our current volunteer pool cannot sustain the demands of producing original content every week. If you'd like to hear original, locally created news every week once again, consider volunteering for Rustbelt Radio. We offer training in all aspects of radio production. No prior experience is necessary, only a commitment to independent media in Pittsburgh. Whether you have a lot of time to give or just a little, every contribution is valuable.

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Calendar of Events

And now we present the Indymedia Calendar of Events:

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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 [ ] and [ ] with contributions from Carlin Christy, Rob Cullen and Matt Toups. This week's show was produced by [ ]. 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 18, 2008 (ogg vorbis)
by Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at 5:44 PM
radio@indypgh.org 412-923-3000 WRCT 88.3 FM

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