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Rustbelt Radio for Apr. 23, 2012
by Pittsburgh Indymedia: Rustbelt Radio Collecti Monday, Apr. 23, 2012 at 7:31 PM
radio@indypgh.org

On today's show: We bring you several features in honor of earth day, including an interview with filmmaker Craig Rosebraugh on the oil industry; Activist, scholar and writer Dr. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson of the First Nation Anishinabek people answers the question: "Can Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge Survive in the Modern World?" Black Agenda Radio talks about preparing communities to apply for a low power FM radio license and more in our local and global headlines.

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Rustbelt Radio for April 23, 2012

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Welcome to this week's edition of Rustbelt Radio, the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center's bi-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 other 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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[ 5:30 ] Black Agenda Radio journalist, Glen Ford, on LFPM Radio Stations

For more than a decade, community radio advocates have been fighting to get more community radio stations on the FM dial. The Federal Communications Commission recently took a step in that direction by adopting new rules that clear the way for an increase in a class of radio stations called Low Power FM stations or LPFMs.

Meanwhile, hundreds of communities across the country have been closely tracking the FCC’s action on the issue, including the LPFM victory that came with President Obama’s 2011 signing of the Local Community Radio Act. That law removed the ban on having low-power stations within three “clicks” on the dial of a full-power station, a requirement based on worries about interference.

For more on this issue, we now hear from journalist, Glen Ford, from Black Agenda Radio. Glen Ford is organizing with Philadelphia based, Prometheus Radio, to prepare as many communities as possible to apply for radio licenses when the application window is announced by the FCC.

That was Glen Ford from Black Agenda Radio speaking about the recent FCC plans to open up the airwaves to community-based, Low Power FM radio stations or LPFMs.

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

[22:40 ] New Film on Big Oil

Last year, Radio Eco Shock interviewed long-time activist and first-time film director Craig Rosebraugh. His film, Greedy Lying Bastards, was filmed on five continents and in nine different countries. The film claims to expose the human and environmental cost of unchecked corporate profit. Radio Eco Shock brings us this interview.

The film Greedy Lying Bastards will be released later this year.

[3:12] Litany for the Sea (poem)

Friday April 20th marked the 2nd anniversary of the BP oil spill. We bring you the poem Litany for the Sea by Aimee Suzara.

[26:30] Traditional Ecological Knowledge - can it survive?

Also in honor of Earth day and those who stewarded the land where we now live for many thousands of years before we came here, we bring you a Native American perspective on the question of how indigenous traditional knowledge can survive in the modern world. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is an activist, writer and scholar of Michi Saagiik Nishnaabeg ancestry and is a member of Alderville First Nation. In this talk given at Ryerson University in Canada in 2008, she addresses how her culture's traditional knowledge is integrated with ecological and cultural relationships, how it differs from western colonial ways of knowing, and how this knowledge can survive today.

That was Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, activist, writer, and scholar of the Alderville First Nation.

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Thanks for tuning in to Rustbelt Radio here on WRCT Pittsburgh, WIUP Indiana, WNJR Washington, WLRI LanChester, and FRSC Santa Cruz.

Our hosts this week are [ ] and [ ] with contributions from [ ]. This week's show was produced by Shawn Watson (and) Phill Cresswell. Special thanks to all of our hosts, producers, and contributors.

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

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Rustbelt Radio for Apr. 23, 2012
by Pittsburgh Indymedia: Rustbelt Radio Collecti Monday, Apr. 23, 2012 at 7:31 PM
radio@indypgh.org

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