Best Rustbelt podcasts we could find (Updated April 2019)
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Rustbelt Abolition Radio (RAR) is a prison abolitionist movement-building and media project based in Detroit, MI.
 
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CLEnow
Weekly
 
A movement of Rustbelt Reinvention in the city of Cleveland.
 
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Midwest Nice
Monthly
 
Every election cycle all eyes are on the midwest but few microphones. Listen to a slew of hosts working in politics deep in the heart of the rustbelt talk shop on current events, working in the political machine, and what it means to be midwest nice. Keep your accent strong and the ranch dressing close-by.
 
The G-Infinity Media Project is a project of the Pittsburgh Independent Media center which aims to bring together grassroots voices to cover issues related to the policies of the G-20 from a people's perspective.
 
nextSTL began as the St. Louis Urban Workshop in 2009. Since then, the site has continued to evolve. Incorporating more voices across more platforms to tell the story, past, present, & future, of St. Louis. The evolution of Facebook and Twitter has changed the discussion, and the process of writing about urban and civic issues. Conferences, events, appearances by nextSTL contributors on radio and television, we’ve done, and will continue to do it all. Now it’s time to launch the Future Great ...
 
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Rustbelt Renaissance
Monthly+
 
The adventures and discussions of modern day renaissance men living in the rust belt.
 
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Rustbelt Radio
Monthly+
 
The Pittsburgh Independent Media Center's weekly review of news from the grassroots, news overlooked by the corporate media. Airs weekly on WRCT Pittsburgh 88.3FM and other independent radio stations in the region. Online at http://radio.indypgh.org
 
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On January 2019, more than two thousand women confined at Michigan’s only women’s prison were put in quarantine. The quarantine comes in the wake of a possible scabies outbreak at the facility -- which has a long history of abuse and multiple cases of medical neglect. While many of the women held captive there displayed no symptoms, and pointed ...…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, Evelyn Maidlow, and Mariel Brown-Fallon. Topics include: Tony Evers' new efforts to curb gerrymandering, Betsy Devos' new efforts renewed fight against education, and a magic mini fridge bringing hope in the heart of a tragedy. Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, Lauren Coffman, Campbell Thompson, and Mariel Brown-Fallon. Topics include: Remembering the life and career of Congressman John Dingell, Ohio Republican Jim Jordan being a hypocrite in the Cohen Hearings, Midwesterners running for president, and the Ranch Lady Hero we've all been wa ...…
 
"Predictive" instruments are common currency within the carceral reform movement. In this episode we speak with three abolitionists --Rodrigo Ochigame, Chelsea Barabas, and Hamid Khan-- to contextualize the use of pre-trial assessments and algorithmic policing tools by technocratic stalker state.
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, and Lauren Coffman. Topics include: Lavora Barnes elected as chair of Michigan Democratic Party, John Engler gets fired as interim president of MSU, and a fast food sign war. Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, Mariel Brown-Fallon, and Evelyn Maidlow. Topics include: The Polar Vortex gripping the Midwest, Lee Chatfield being terrible again, and a glorified coffee boy making a terrible run for President. Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.…
 
In the thick of the 2018 prison strike, we published a notice in the San Francisco Bay View -- the extraordinary monthly Black newspaper which circulates through hundreds of prisons and other centers of detention in the United States -- asking those on the inside to write to us with their immediate reflections on the prison strike. Specifically ...…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, Mariel Brown-Fallon, and Lauren Coffman. Topics include: Lame Duck Legislative Session results in Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer's Inauguration and first Executive actions, and a catfishing story with a happy ending. Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, Mariel Brown-Fallon, and Lauren Coffman. Topics include: Lame Duck Legislative Sessions in the Midwest, more strange Midwest foods, and costumes for concrete geese. Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.
 
Nos encontramos frente a la difícil tarea de entablar un diálogo más allá del rustbelt, más allá del “cinturón oxidado,” más allá de esos territorios y poblaciones como Detroit y Flint, zonas de abandono organizado y violencia organizada del Estado y el capitalismo racial. Es decir, nos encontramos frente a una cierta tarea de traducción, una t ...…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, Mariel Brown-Fallon, and Campbell Thompson. Topics include: The results of the Midterm election in the Midwest, what that means for the rest of the country, strange Midwest foods, and a generous A&W patron. Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.…
 
In this episode, we speak with Joshua Clover, author of Riot. Strike. Riot: The New Era of Uprisings and professor of literature and critical theory at the University of California Davis, about the ongoing crisis of racial capitalism and its relation to riots and the carceral state.
 
In this special bonus episode, we present a conversation between True Leap Press and Lorenzo Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin, recorded in Chicago earlier last month. Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin is an anarchist writer, organizer, and former political prisoner who came up through the Black Panther Party in the 1960’s. Among other works, he is the author o ...…
 
In this episode, we speak with Michigan-based writer and activist Dennis Boatwright. Dennis was held captive by the state for 24 years of his life and has written about the strategies and politics of the prisoner resistance movement. We speak with him in the wake of the two most massive prison strikes in Amerikan history to grapple with the pos ...…
 
As reports of the 2018 prison strike actions and state retaliation continue to come in, we speak with Amani Sawari, organizer and media contact with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, about ways to support prison rebels. We also hear from J, a prison rebel who’s among the strikers inside a South Carolina Prison.…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, Mariel Brown-Fallon, and Lauren Coffman. Topics include: The results of Michigan's primary election, the MDP convention and endorsements, a super PAC with a great name, and an Amish Uber service.
 
Preparing for the upcoming 2018 Prisoner Strike -- slated to take place between August 21st and September 9th -- we speak with members of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee of the IWW about the lead-up to the strike and how you can get involved. This year’s actions come in the wake of the extraordinary 2016 prison strike -- the large ...…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, Mariel Brown-Fallon, and Lauren Coffman. Topics include: The primary election in Michigan, our elephant in the room Rep. Lee Chatfield forgetting about a loaded, unregistered handgun in his carry-on bag, Ann Arbor winning the right to ban firearms in schools, a big win for urban far ...…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, Mariel Brown-Fallon, and special guest Amanda Stitt, CEO of Change Media Group. Topics include: The changing digital landscape of politics in the Midwest, the future of the Democratic party, the promising future of unions, and a crowded race for cat mayor. Find out more on the Midwe ...…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, and Mariel Brown-Fallon. Questions discussed today: Do Republican voters even care if their candidate is under investigation by the FBI? Will the State Supreme Court allow a redistricting proposal to make it on the ballot? Will Grand Rapids' new ordinance allowing for medical mariju ...…
 
Nick Estes identifies the anti-Indian origins of the carceral state within the U.S. settler colonial project and argues that indigenous liberation offers critical frameworks for understanding how to abolish it. Estes is a co-founder of The Red Nation: an anti-profit coalition dedicated to the liberation of Native Nations, lands, and peoples. He ...…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Lauren Coffman, and Amy Libka. Topics include: The upcoming primary elections, the chances Democrats will flip Michigan's state house, more shady Super PAC money from the always terrible DeVos family, and a happy ending to the Pants Baby saga that's taken Lansing by storm. Find out more on the ...…
 
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Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Lauren Coffman, Mariel Brown-Fallon, and special guest Sara Cederberg. Topics include: Digital work in politics, Midwest vs. D.C. Political consulting, the Supreme Court decision to uphold Ohio purging their voter rolls, and a squirrel saved by 'The Office'. Find out more on the Midwest Nice w ...…
 
The crew of CLEnow sat down with Jarred Smith of NOOMA and discussed their motivation to create a healthy alternative to traditional sports drinks, in Cleveland, Ohio. NOOMA exists to inspire people to live healthier and more active lives through their clean & organic fitness beverages, community involvement, and wellness knowledge.…
 
In this episode, “Abolishing Electronic Incarceration”, co-producer a Maria speaks with Myaisha Hayes and James Kilgore about the movement to challenge the widening use of “electronic monitoring devices,” or ankle shackles. Myaisha is the National Organizer of Criminal Justice & Technology at the Center for Media Justice. James works with the U ...…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, Mariel Brown-Fallon, and special guest Haley Dalian. Topics include: Winning the battle for the soul of Kalkaska Michigan, Michigan Man vs. Floria Man, A new Medicaid work requirements bill heading to the Governor's desk, and the closest thing Lansing will ever have to our own Ocean ...…
 
On the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, hundreds imprisoned inside Michigan’s Kinross Correctional Facility refused to report to work or lock down in their barracks. Instead, they joined the largest prisoner labor strike in U.S. history.Rustbelt Abolition Radio co-produced this April 25, 2018 episode of Making Contact, in which f ...…
 
CLEnow: A Movement of Rustbelt Reinvention
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, Lauren Coffman, and Mariel Brown-Fallon. Topics include: Billionaire progressive Tom Steyer helping organize young voters in the midwest, Senate Republicans making a decision on whether or not to pass a bill legalizing marijuana in Michigan themselves before it reaches the ballot, a ...…
 
CLEnow: A Movement of Rustbelt Reinvention
 
CLEnow: Amovement of Rustbelt Reinvention
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, and Mariel Brown-Fallon. Topics include: How climate change is affecting infrastructure in the midwest, A new package of bills giving a committee of industry reps veto power over DEQ rules, and an overzealous squirrel. Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.…
 
CLEnow: A Movement of Rustbelt Reinvention
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, Lauren Coffman, and Mariel Brown-Fallon. Topics include: The growth in population and opportunity in up-and-coming Midwest cities, the hostile Republican Primary for Governor, Cub Scouts, and cats in the police force. Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.…
 
In this episode we speak with Sandro Mezzadra, who has written extensively about borders and migration, such as in a book he co-authored with Brett Neilson titled “Border as Method.” He talks about the processes of bordering that extend far beyond the walls we usually think about when we speak of borders.…
 
CLEnow: A Movement of Rustbelt Reinvention
 
CLEnow: A Movement of Rustbelt Reinvention
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Amy Libka, and Mariel Brown-Fallon. Topics include: City accents fading in rustbelt cities, Trump's Midwest supporters and latest rally in Michigan, and Yoga classes with goats. Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.
 
Episode Notes Today's mini episode hosted by John Flynn, Lauren Coffman, Amy Libka, and Mariel Brown-Fallon. Topics include: The Michigan Democratic Party's state convention and endorsements, Paul Ryan's retirement in November, and John's ultimate failures as a podcast leader. Dislaimer: Today's episode was cut short due to technical problems. ...…
 
The crew of CLEnow Podcast interview the people of Tech Elevator and their efforts to elevate the tech talent in the Heartland.
 
This episode features Jackie Wang and her recently released collection of essays titled “Carceral Capitalism.” She provides a framework to understand how racial capitalism produces gratuitous violence against Black bodies as well as profit-generating technologies of extraction -- from Ferguson to Flint and beyond.…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Lauren Coffman, Amy Libka, and Mariel Brown-Fallon. Topics include: Disparities between city and rural areas of the Midwest, the Facebook data breach controversy, charter Schools in Michigan, and innovations in raw cookie dough. Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.…
 
The Crew of CLEnow interview the owners of Sokolowski's University Inn and listen to their exciting encounters with People like Bill Clinton.
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Lauren Coffman, Amy Libka, Mariel Brown-Fallon, and special guest Evelyn Maidlow. Topics include: Field organizing, fundraising, special elections, marijuana law, and road trips with cows. Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.
 
The crew of CLEnow interviews Mark Woodka, the CEO of OnShift, and discuss how he cultivates Cleveland through investments and entrepreneurship
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Lauren Coffman, Amy Libka, and Mariel Brown-Fallon. Topics include: The Blue Wave, local issue advocacy, gun control, gerrymandering, Governor's race updates, and Chipotle Batman. Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.
 
This episode features Karmyn, a writer and artist who was discharged from Michigan’s Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility after being locked up for 7 years. She speaks about the struggle to maintain a sense of self during and after imprisonment, and how the fear of state retaliation continues to saturate daily life.…
 
Episode Notes Today's episode hosted by John Flynn, Lauren Coffman, Amy Libka, and Mariel Brown-Fallon. Topics include: misconceptions of the midwest, working in politics, the upcoming Michigan race for Governor, White Nationalist speakers on campus, and "Berging". Find out more on the Midwest Nice website.…
 
The crew of CLEnow interviews Paul Benner, the owner of Platform Brewery.
 
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