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A Note to our Listeners, Supporters, and the Greater Pittsburgh community


After years of grassroots reporting including over 300 episodes, coverage of major events like the 2009 G-20 summit in Pittsburgh, presentations to national audiences at the annual Allied Media Conference and more, Rustbelt Radio and the Pittsburgh IMC are facing a gap in volunteer capacity that is preventing the show from airing new episodes for the first time in nine years.

Rustbelt Radio for May 20, 2013


Pittsburgh's Ride of Silence memorializes bicyclists injured on the roads; Cindy Sheehan interviews Margaret Kimberly of Black Agenda Report about the Obama administration's renewed pursuit of Assata Shakur; and the growth of bike sharing programs - Radio Ecoshock looks at the worldwide picture, and we bring you an update on Pittsburgh's new program.

Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz Files Lawsuit Protesting 22 Straight Years in Solitary Confine


Earlier this week, on Wednesday, May 8, lawyers for Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz filed a federal lawsuit regarding his placement in solitary confinement for over 22 consecutive years. Last month, when a 30-day action campaign was launched, lawyers promised to file this litigation if Maroon had not been transferred into general population by the morning of May 8.

Rustbelt Radio for May 06, 2013


On today’s show, in honor of May Day and Cinco de Mayo, we bring you updates from May day activities in Pittsburgh, an interview with representatives from the Coalition for Immokalee Workers and Student-Farmworker Alliance, and a talk by Gloria Munoz Ramirez on indigenous struggles in Mexico.

Rustbelt Radio for April 22, 2013


Today in celebration of earth day, we bring you a report from statewide grassroots protests demanding that the Pennsylvania DEP put environmental safety above corporate interests, and we bring you a special feature on corporate land-grabbing in Africa, and its implications for food security and environmental health.

Why Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz Must Be Released From Solitary Confinement


This month, a 30-day action campaign was launched demanding the release of Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz from solitary confinement, where he has been held for over 23 consecutive years, and 28 of the last 30 years, in Pennsylvania prisons.

Rustbelt Radio for April 08, 2013


On today's show: sportswriter Dave Zirin addresses the intersections of politics and sports, and Susan Crawford on internet access as a public right; a feature by Chicago Indymedia's From the Trenches radio.

Rustbelt Radio for March 25, 2013


A verdict is reached in the Steubenville Rape trial; local employee hour cutting in anticipation for the Affordable Care Act; and on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war, Iraq Veterans Against the War and Iraqi groups come together to launch the Right to Heal campaign.

Rustbelt Radio for March 11, 2013


On today's show, Anonymous holds a rally in West Virginia, Stop The Frack Attack in Dallas, Texas, and McDonald's Must Pay - foreign students exploited by McDonalds demand justice.

Rustbelt Radio for February 25, 2013


On today's show... Pittsburghers for Public Transit take their message to Harrisburg, Allegheny County Council Approves Fracking at the Pittsburgh International Airport, One Billion Rising for an end to domestic violence, and The Pennsylvania Prison Report

Rustbelt Radio for February 11, 2013


Occupy Pittsburgh now celebrates one year in publication; Ujamaa collective hosts a discussion on the new book "We Have Not Been Moved", essays on race and political struggle in America; Lockdown at a shell fracking pad near Maggie's farm; Continued Coverage of the Steubenville Case.

Rustbelt Radio for January 28, 2013


On today's show... One Pittsburgh holds rally calling for UPMC to treat it's employees fairly Two vigils were held in honor of intimate Partner and Gun violence victim Ka'Sandra Wade Civil rights activist and scholar Angela Davis speaks as part of MLK day commemorations Rally against hate crimes based on queer and trans identity in the South Side After twelve years in solitary confinement Paul Rogers may be released to general population And more in our local and global headlines...

Rustbelt Radio for January 13, 2013


On today's show: SEIU holds a Jobs Not Cuts Rally In Washington, DC; Anonymous jumps into a Steubenville Rape Case, and more in our local and global headlines.

Rustbelt Radio for December 31, 2012


On today's show... A look back at some of our stories from 2012

Rustbelt Radio for December 17, 2012


On today's show... A look at the formation of the USW's Fight Back Pittsburgh We catch up with Action United and learn about their work in Pittsburgh and elsewhere in Pennsylvania A report on the Pittsburgh Citizen Police Review Boards's look into the use of undercover officers and 99 cars in Pittsburgh and we take a look back at the first Jordan Miles Civil Trial