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Rustbelt Radio for June 23, 2008
by Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2008 at 2:17 AM (email address validated) 412-923-3000 WRCT 88.3FM

On this week's show... * Making Contact explores repression of the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York * Election Unspun covers the candidates' views on Iran and same sex marriage * Highlights from the 100th episode of the Food Politics Radio show 'Deconstructing Dinner' * and a look at the security situation in Iraq

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Rustbelt Radio for June 23, 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.

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We turn now to this week's stories.



[8:15] Election Unspun Same-Sex marraige

First we'll hear from the Free Speech Radio News program Election Unspun on new challenges facing the movement to legalize same-sex marriage.

You can hear more from Election Unspun at the Free Speech Radio News website,

[6:00] Deconstructing Dinner

Canadian radio program "Deconstructing Dinner" is celebrating its 100th episode with a best-of episode, with excerpts from previous shows mixed with music. In this segment, host John Steinman interviews Toronto's "Guerilla Gourmet" as she sourced ingredients for a unique meal and a unique way of dining out.

That was from Deconstructing Dinner's 100th episode, best-of edition. You can hear more from Deconstructing Dinner on the website deconstructing dinner (dot) C A . (

[4:00] Amnesty on Iraq

The Human Rights organization Amnesty International has accused the international community, especially the US and Britain, of promoting a false picture of the security situation in Iraq. The following comes from the Shortwave Report, a weekly program compiled from stories broadcast on shortwave radio.

That story comes to us from the Shortwave Report.

[6:15] Election Unspun on Iran

And now we'll hear another excerpt Election Unspun. On the June 20th episode, the program examined the views of Barack Obama and John McCain on Iran.

To hear more from Election Unspun, go to the Free Speech Radio News website at

[4:15] Music Break: Abjeez - Demokrasi

You're listening to Rustbelt Radio. We now present music from Abjeez, a group fronted by two Iranian women. This song is called "democracy" and is sung in Farsi.

That was "Demokrasi" by Abjeez.



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

Making Contact: RNC Protests

In anticipation of the 2008 Republican National Convention, Rustbelt Radio presents this report from Making Contact and the National Radio Project titled "Conventional Dissent: Free Speech in the Streets."


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 Ben Klahr, Carlin Christy and Larry Miller with contributions from Matt Toups, Ben Klahr, and Jessica McPherson. 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 June 23, 2008 (ogg vorbis)
by Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2008 at 2:17 AM 412-923-3000 WRCT 88.3FM

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