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More Talk Radio on 06/28/10

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Concrete Police Reform in the Legislature and Other Legislative Issues

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Oregon State Representative Lew Frederick about his move for concrete police reform in the legislature and other legislative issues.

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Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence on Afghanistan and Pakistan

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Kathy Kelly, of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. In early June she returned from over a month in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Several articles written by Kathy and Joshua Broiler are on the group's web page: http://vcnv.org .
Kathy says "it's what do people in Afghanistan want. There's real fear of the Taliban, but people ask why

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David Helvarg on "Saved by the Sea"

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with environmental journalist David Helvarg. He is the founder and president of the marine conservation lobbying organization Blue Frontier Campaign, a part of the Seaweed rebellion, which arose from his second book Blue Frontier.

More Talk Radio on 05/31/10

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Malik Rahim on the Oil Spill in the Gulf

Maggie Starr and Louzio Luna guest host. They’ll speak with community activist Malik Rahim about the BP oil spill and the crisis in the Gulf.

More Talk Radio on 05/10/10

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Unbillable Hours: A Memoir of a Young Lawyer

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Ian Graham about his memoir, "Unbillable Hours."
The story—part memoir, part hard-hitting expose—of a first-year law associate negotiating the arduous path through a system designed to break those who enter it before it makes them.

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Anna Lappe' about "Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Ca

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Anna Lappe' about "Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It."

Anna Lappe' is a best-selling author and public speaker on food politics, sustainable agriculture, globalization and social change. She is the co-author with her mother, Frances Moore Lappe', of "Hope's Edge." She has worked with her mother in directing the Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education. 

 

More Talk Radio on 04/26/10

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Black Chapter Portland PFLAG on Mother's Day, homophobia, and support

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Geri Washington, Antoinette and Khalil Edwards (mother and son), and Jala Waleed about the Black Chapter of PFLAG in Portland and their upcoming  celebration of  Mother's Day. They'll also discuss homophobia, how the black community is dealing with the GLBT community, bullying in schools and other issues. Black Chapter PFLAG is under the umbrella of Portland's PFLAG and is also  supported by Basic Rights of Oregon.

 

More Talk Radio on 04/19/10

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"Scramble for Africa: Darfur Intervention and the USA."

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Steven Fake, co author with Kevin Funk of "Scramble for Africa: Darfur Intervention and the USA."

Steven Fake and Kevin Fink have been researching and writing about Sudan since 2006. Their book is a scathing, indictment of the constellation of government leaders, corporate media outlets, and NGOs swirling around Sudan and the myriad ways in which the West has failed Darfur. They look at the NGO culpability, not just at US foreign policy.

Celeste and Cecil will ask Steven Fake about the history of US relations with Sudan, the level of funding of humanitarian efforts in Africa, and some of the contradictions in how aid and humanitarian efforts are distributed.

More Talk Radio on 04/05/10

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The New Deal Legacy: What Government at Its Best Can Do

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview author and historical geographer Gray Brechin and Sarah Baker Munro, Board Member of the National New Deal Preservation Association and author of "Timberline Lodge: The History, Art and Craft of an American Icon." They'll discuss the New Deal Legacy, reminding those who have forgotten what government at its best can do to promote peace, education, and the common good.

More Talk Radio on 03/29/10

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The Demise of ACORN and the role the of the "Pimp" Hoax story and of the New York Times

The guest is Brad Friedman of BradBlog.com. He'll talk about ACORN, "Pimp" Hoax story, The New York Times and the "correction" came six months after the Times first damagingly misreported the story, and was followed by repeated similar misreports. Brad says the correction also came on the same day that the four-decade-old community organization announced it had been forced to close shop in the wake of the phony scandal.

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In Doubt: the Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process

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Mon, 07/02/2012

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview professor Dan Simon about his book In Doubt: The Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process. Simon is Professor of Law and Psychology at the University of Southern California.

The criminal justice process is unavoidably human. Police detectives, witnesses, suspects, and victims shape the course of investigations, while prosecutors, defense attorneys, jurors, and judges affect the outcome of adjudication. Dan Simon will talk about how flawed investigations can produce erroneous evidence and why well-meaning juries send innocent people to prison and set the guilty free.

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Voter Suppression by the Right Wing

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Mon, 06/25/2012

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Brentin Mock, Investigative Reporter who covers the challenges presented by new voter ID laws, suppression of voter registration drives, and other attempts to limit electoral power of people of color. They'll talk about his reports which include "Voter Suppression Groups Plot a Million-Person Army to Swarm Polls,"  "Civil Rights Groups Sue Florida Over Voter Purging Lists," "Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Places Expiration Date on Democracy" and more.

Brentin Mock is a New Orleans-based journalist who serves as Colorlines.com's Reporting Fellow on Voting Rights, covering the challenges presented by new voter ID laws, suppression of voter registration drives, and other attempts to limit electoral power of people of color. In his previous position as senior editor at The Loop 21, Brentin also covered electoral politics with a significant amount of reporting on voter ID issues.

In New Orleans, Brentin also works as web editor for the online, citizen-journalist driven blogsite Bridge the Gulf and helped launch the New Orleans online investigative news site The Lens. He previously worked at The American Prospect as a reporter and blogger covering environmental justice issues through a fellowship awarded by the Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting. Brentin also served on the staff of the national magazine Intelligence Report, published by Southern Poverty Law Cent

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Occupy Providence Hospital Pool: People with disabilities organize to save a community resource

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Mon, 06/18/2012

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Noah Dundas and Brian Crosby-Payne  about a grass roots effort to save the only warm water therapy pool in the Portland area.

In 1992  Dorothy Torgler, a foundational pillar for Providence Hospital, through a charitable contribution, made possible a therapy pool. It serves elderly and children, people with cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, post-surgical patients, individuals with autism, and more. Warm water adaptive exercise programs help alleviate the pain of arthritis and increase range of motion for stroke patients, those recovering from injury, and those who are physically challenged by disabilities.

The hospital plans to convert it for a day surgery facility (one is already located at the hospital). When the pool users found out about this plan, they began to organize to save the pool. In a matter of a couple of weeks more than 500 people have signed their petition to save the pool.

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/easter-seals-oregon-and-providence...

Join us for a discussion on how a group of people living with disabilities are building community and confronting corporate power.

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Author Anthony Swofford on his new memoir HOTELS, HOSPITALS, AND JAILS

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview former Portlander Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead, a memoir of his time in the marines. They'll discuss his new book Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir, a journey of despair and redemption chronicling the years after his military service in the Gulf War.

In Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails, Swofford describes his search for identity, meaning, and reconciliation with his dying father in the years after he returned from serving as a sniper in the Marines. Adjusting to life after war, he watched his older brother succumb to cancer and his first marriage crumble, leading him to pursue an excessive lifestyle in Manhattan that brought him to the brink of collapse. Consumed by drugs, drinking, expensive cars, and women, Swofford lost almost everything and everyone that mattered to him.

In the memoir Swofford describes how he connected with own father and began to understand that becoming a father himself might be the ultimate measure of his manhood.

Anthony Swofford was born on Travis Air Force Base in 1970. He joined the marines at age 18 and fought in the 1990-91 Gulf War with a scout/sniper platoon in the 2nd battalion of the 7th Marines. He left the marines in 1992 and held jobs in restaurants, banks, and shopping malls as well working a long stint as a union warehouseman. In 1999 he graduated from UC Davis with his BA in English and proceeded to graduate writing studies at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was a Teaching Writing Fellow and later a Michener-Copernicus Fellow. His first book, Jarhead, a memoir of his time in the marines, came out in the winter of 2003. A film adaptation directed by Sam Mendes was released in 2005. Exit A, his novel of military life in Japan during peace time, was published in 2007. His memoir Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails will be published in June 2012. He has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Lewis and Clark College. He is married to the photographer and writer Christa Parravani-Swofford.

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Charles Shaw on Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Charles Shaw about his new book Exile Nation.

Charles Shaw is an award-winning journalist and editor, author of the memoir, Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality (2012, Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press), and Director of the documentary, The Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs & The American Criminal Justice System.

Charles serves as Editor for the openDemocracy Drug & Criminal Justice Policy Forum and the Dictionary of Ethical Politics, both collaborative projects of Resurgence, openDemocracy, and the Tedworth Charitable Trust.

Charles’ work has appeared in Alternet, Alternative Press Review, Conscious Choice, Common Ground, Grist, Guardian UK, Huffington Post, In These Times, Newtopia, The New York Times, openDemocracy, Planetizen, Punk Planet, Reality Sandwich, San Diego Uptown News, Scoop, Shift, Truthout, The Witness, YES!, and Znet. He was a Contributing Author to the 2008 Shift Report from the Institute for Noetic Sciences, and in Planetizen’s Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning (2007, Island Press). In 2009 he was recognized by the San Diego Press Club for excellence in journalism.

Email Charles: ( cshaw [at] exilenation [dot] org )

www.exilenation.org/

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Hosts Cecil and Celeste interview Reverand Lennox Yearwood Jr., CEO of The Hip Hop Caucus

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Hosts Cecil and Celeste interview Reverand Lennox Yearwood Jr., CEO of The Hip Hop Caucus

Over the past three years the Hip Hop Caucus has been successfully bridging the gap between our communities and the green movement. One Planet. One Voice. is our new global green campaign. The Hip Hop Caucus works to improve the conditions of our communities by empowering young leaders and linking them to policymakers. From getting out the vote to working with the White House, Congress, State Houses, Mayors and City Councils, we push to create a better future for our country.

The mission of the Hip Hop Caucus is to organize young people to be active in elections, policymaking and service projects. We mobilize, educate, and engage young people, ages 14 to 40, on the social, issues that directly impact their lives and communities.

http://hiphopcaucus.org/one-planet-one-voice/index.php

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Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent

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Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Daniel Medwed, author of "Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent."

American prosecutors are asked to play two roles within the criminal justice system: they are supposed to be ministers of justice whose only goals are to ensure fair trials, whatever the outcomes of those trials might be—and they are also advocates of the government whose success rates are measured by how many convictions they get. Because of this second role, sometimes prosecutors suppress evidence in order to establish a defendant’s guilt and safeguard that conviction over time.

Daniel S. Medwed, a nationally-recognized authority on wrongful convictions, has wrestled with these issues for nearly fifteen years, ever since he accepted a job as a public defender with the Legal Aid Society of New York City. Combining his hands-on experience in the courtroom and his role as a teacher and scholar in the classroom, Medwed shows how prosecutors are told to lock up criminals and protect the rights of defendants. This double role creates an institutional “prosecution complex” that animates how district attorneys’ offices treat potentially innocent defendants at all stages of the process—and that can cause prosecutors to aid in the conviction of the innocent. Ultimately, Prosecution Complex is not intended to portray prosecutors as rogue officials indifferent to the conviction of the innocent, but rather to explain why, while most prosecutors aim to do justice, only some hit that target consistently.

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iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us"

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Dr. Larry Rosen, author of "iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us"

Dr. Rosen says iDisorder: changes to your brain’s ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen also offers explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." How do we stay human in an increasingly technological world.

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Hosts Celeste and Cecil speak with human rights and social justice activist Kelvin Hazangwi

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with human rights and social justice activist Kelvin Hazangwi about linkages between the global south and countries such as Greece, Spain and Ireland around the economic justice issues of debt, banks and who is impacted by our current financial systems. Who has global power and why? What can we do about these injustices?

Currently, Kelvin Hazangwi is the Executive Director of PADARE / ENKUNDLENI / Men’s Forum on Gender. He has organized national campaigns on trade justice, anti – privatization and has participated actively in the national, regional and international social forum processes. He also participated and presented at
the Annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and Girls at the UN headquarters in New York, USA.

Also Bob Brown of Jubilee Oregon will talk about their work on debt cancellation.

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Domestic Surveilance

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Hosts Celeste and Cecil share community news, events, and upcoming political forums, then discuss and take calls about the issue of domestic surveilance. They particularly focus on how to do community building, research and take action with all the government monitoring and cameras watching.

Comments

Poll Watcher:"High Concetration of People of Color" Voting

If the act of voting -exercising a duty and privilege- evokes this response, we ought recognize that the vote is most valuable and must be protected.

federal reserve

greetings, good show this morning. another good book is "web of debt" and also a podcast going through the basics. a link to the book can be found from the podcast page. folks should get onto this.

http://c-realmpodcast.podomatic.com/entry/449084

My error

Hi, Cecil, I called in to your fine program this morning to give the announcement about Imam Mamadou Toure's presentation at the Quaker Meetinghouse. Apparently I gave the wrong date: the correct date is Friday, January 25. I would greatly appreciate it if you could give that date on next week's program, I'm sorry to have confused things.
Peace, Jim Metcalfe

 

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