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On today's show... A look back at some of our stories from 2012
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Rustbelt Radio for December 31, 2012
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.
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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For this show, we at Rustbelt would like to take a look back at the stories that we have covered in 2012. Many of our contributors have been steadfastly reporting on singular issues throughout the year and are taking a chance to really look at what has changed in 2012, and how it will inform the future.
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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.
This week's show was produced by Phill Creswell and directed by Hannah Taleb. Rustbelt Radio wishes to thank all of the amazing show contributors, whether as hosts, directors, editors or story makers, from 2012: Seth Bearden and Carlin Christy, both of whom we miss, Jessica McPherson (FIR, there is no FEAR in McPherson), Emily DeMarco, Nigel Parry, Hannah Taleb, Don Carpenter, Tom Jeffereson, Gretchen Neidert, Lizzie Anderson, Kayla Slicker and Emily Laychak, with outside contributions from Robert Saleem Holbrook and Human Right’s Coalition Fed Up Chapter with their weekly Prison Report. We want to acknowledge some outside radio sources we have gratefully used this year, including Mumia Abu-Jamal's Prison Radio broadcast and the Black Agenda Report. Thank you to our trusty producers, Shawn Watson and Phill Cresswell – without you, this show would literally not go on the air. Rustbelt also has endless appreciation for those who agreed to be interviewed or have their music played on our show for sharing their wisdom and insight.
We wish you the very best for 2013, and we hope that this might be the year for prison justice, a healthy environment, economic justice, and freedom from police brutality. If it happens, we promise we'll still find good stuff to cover. In the meantime, though, we want to end by thanking all the people in our fair city of Pittsburgh and beyond who contribute to making this world a place in which we all may thrive.
You can get involved with Rustbelt Radio in the new year! To contact us, email RADIO at I-N-D-Y-P-G-H dot ORG. Become our fan on Facebook to receive updates on our latest episode, and follow us on Twitter @pghimc. All of our shows are available 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 bi-weekly review of news from the grassroots.