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On today's show: University of Pittsburgh Students hold an event to showcase new Affordable Care Act contraceptive policy; Occupy Pittsburgh exits its downtown camp; Lessons learned from Iraq, as peace activists work to end the Afghanistan war; Occupy Our Heathcare demands universal healthcare at a rally downtown; A feature on the importance of radical love and more in our local and global headlines.
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Rustbelt Radio for (month) (day), 2012
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On February 8th, Occupy Pittsburgh exited its camp after 118 days of occupying a downtown park outside BNY Mellon's Pittsburgh headquarters.
Camper Don Carpenter introduced the open format press conference on the green, renamed "People's Park" by the anti-corporate power protesters:
One of the original initiators of Occupy Pittsburgh, Nathaniel Glosser, spoke of his pride at the many thousands of supporters the local movement has heard from since October:
Occupy Pittsburgh Lawyer Paul Hanlon spoke of what Occupy Pittsburgh discovered through the legal process:
Registered Nurse Marcy Bruno reminded people of some of the achievements of Occupy Pittsburgh on an individual level:
Livestreamer Nigel Parry spoke of the long journey from New York's Occupy Wall Street to the present day in Pittsburgh, and of the most basic reason the movement began: challenging unchecked corporate power:
For some campers, their time in People's Park necessitated leaving their homes behind:
Another camper, artist Laney Troutman, read a reflection of her experiences at Occupy Pittsburgh:
Organizer Maria Soma thanked local businesses and reminded all those present that the movement transcends the physical camp:
Audio from this report courtesy of Occupy Pittsburgh cameraman Tom Jefferson.
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And now we present the Indymedia Calendar of Events:
* In 1995, Jonny Gammage--cousin of former Pittsburgh Steeler Ray Seals--was stopped by a Brentwood police officer. Seven minutes later, Gammage was dead. The bare facts, as troubling as they may be, fail to capture the often unaddressed problems of race relations in Pittsburgh. The Gammage Project—an original docudrama coproduced by Pitt Rep and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, runs from Feb 9th-19th and again from March 2nd-4th. Visit www.play.pitt.edu for more information and tickets.
* Inequality and the American City: Implications of the Neighborhood Effect, a lecture by Robert Sampson. February 22nd, noon to 1:30 pm in the School of Social Work Conference Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Visit crsp.pitt.edu for details about the lecture series.
* Just Harvest is now offering its annual free tax preparation services to low-income individuals and families until April 16, 2012. Locations include the Southside, Monroeville, and the Hill District. For more information, call 412-431-8964, or visit pghfreetaxes.org.
* Occupy Pittsburgh is currently holding a series of upcoming events to coincide with a visit to town by Occupy Wall Street activists. See www.occupypittsburgh.org for more information.
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