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Rustbelt Radio for April 21, 2008
by Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2008 at 1:28 AM
radio@indypgh.org (email address validated) 412-923-3000 WRCT 88.3FM

On this week's show... * Family Members accuse Pennsylvania Prisons of abusing inmates * A look at tax fairness and wealth in American families * Uprising Radio examines the World Bank's perpetuation of Global Warming * and Burger King allegedly spies on members of the Student Farmworker Alliance

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Rustbelt Radio for April 21, 2008

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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.

Headlines

[4:30] PA Prison Abuse

After the Abu Ghraib torture scandal broke in 2004, US Army Specialist Charles Graner's indictment drew a connecting line between the abuse of detainees in Iraq and widespread abuse of prisoners right here in the US. Prior to heading to Abu Ghraib – where and he and other soldiers would go on to psychologically, physically and sexually degrade prisoners – Graner worked as a Pennsylvania Correctional Officer at SCI Greene, which has seen its own share of prisoner abuse scandals. Rustbelt Radio's Andalusia Knoll reports from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on demands for an independent investigation into deaths and allegations of torture within Pennsylvania's correctional facilities.

[1:10] Radical Day

Radio Rootz brings us this radical history lesson for April 22nd.

* raddayAPR22.ogg: radical day 1 min

[1:40] Infiltration of Farmworker Organizations Traced to Burger King

An investigation by the Fort Myers News-Press reveals that people with ties or possible links to Burger King have attempted to infiltrate the Student Farmworker Alliance and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Both groups campaign to pressure fast food giants to use their buying power to raise wages and put an end to modern day slavery in Florida's tomato fields. From Free Speech Radio News Andalusia Knoll has more.

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Features

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

[19:00] World Bank Profits from Global Warming

A new report released by the Institute for Policy Studies states that the World Bank is a “climate profiteer.” The study analyzed the bank’s role in the carbon finance market and how the World Bank benefits from global warming. Uprising Radio interviews Janet Redman, a Researcher at the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, on the topic:

That was Uprising Radio interviewing Janet Redman. Visit Uprisingradio.org to hear more.

[28:30] Who Would Jesus Tax?

In April of 2007, Making Contact, a weekly international radio program, took a look at tax policy in the US and the difficulties faced by single parents who struggle to get by. The program also took a look at how the Christian Right influences tax policy to maintain and strengthen the economic gap between the haves and the have-nots. Today, Rustbelt Radio will bring you this program, entitled "Who Would Jesus Tax?" which originally aired on April 11, 2007.

You have been listening to Making Contact. Visit www.radio project. org for more information on this program.

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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 Carlin Christy and Matt Toups with additional contributions from Andalusia Knoll and Juliana Stricklen. This week's show was produced by Phill 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 April 21, 2008 (ogg vorbis)
by Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2008 at 1:28 AM
radio@indypgh.org 412-923-3000 WRCT 88.3FM

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