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More Talk Radio on 07/08/13

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Let's Talk (Or Not) About Race

Let's Talk (Or Not) About Race. Several public incidents have bought race and race relations to the forefront of civic attention. We will explore the responses that encourage or interfer with honest dialogue about race and race relations.  Why do some people have a visceral and defensive response when their words or actions are called racist by people of color? What are some of the tools you use to have meaningful discussion about race with your friends, family, coworkers, or neighbors?  Is it easier to avoid the subject?  Join us with your responses to these queries.   503-231-8187. moretalkradio@gmail.com

More Talk Radio on 07/01/13

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Declaration of Independence: A hindrance or roadmap for a more democratic society?

In 1776 a group of men debated and signed a document which listed their greivances with the King of England  and the reasons why they declared independence from Great Britiain.  As the United States of America prepares to observes the 237th anniversary of that event, do you think that our government lives up to its ideals? Is it time, in the words of the Declaration of Independence, for "the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness"?  Is the US government securing or preventing the  inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the inhabitants of its land?

More Talk Radio on 06/24/13

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Finding Home: How Americans Prevail

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with journalist Sally Ooms about her new book "Finding Home: How Americans Prevail." Ooms writes about Americans who are dealing with housing problems on a daily basis: vets, foster kids, single moms, laid-off workers, retirees and small business owners. Ooms strove to understand what the word home really means to people. She also wanted to look at displaced people and how they created, recreated and/or retained their homes.

More Talk Radio on 06/17/13

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he United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing
 
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Greg Carter about his new book "The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing."
 
Barack Obama’s historic presidency has re-inserted mixed race into the national conversation. While the troubled and pejorative history of racial amalgamation throughout U.S. history is a familiar story, Greg Carter asks us to reconsider an understudied optimist tradition, one which has praised mixture as a means to create a new people, bring equality to all, and fulfill an American destiny.

More Talk Radio on 06/10/13

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Maintaining Integrity in a Hostile World

Join Celeste and Cecil for a discussion about the nature and role of integrity in our personal, social, and political lives. All of us are confronted with insincerity in our workplace, double dealing by our political allies, and dishonesty by people closest to us. How do you deal with these realities while maintaining faith in the possibility of positive transformation? How do we resist cynicism and defeatism in a hostile world? Call us at 503-231-8187 or email at moretalkradio@gmail.com with your ideas and questions.

More Talk Radio on 06/03/13

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Cultural Influences on Our Social and Political Lives

What is the soundtrack of your life? What movies and television shows had a lasting impact on you? Celeste and Cecil invite your calls to talk about how television, movies, and music influence you and your circle.  Join us in a discussion about the role of traditional and new media in shaping our political and cultural landscapes.  Our phone number is 503-231-8187.  Email us at moretalkradio@gmail.com

More Talk Radio on 05/20/13

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We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with scholar and activist Akinyele Umoja about his book We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement.
 
The notion that the civil rights movement in the southern United States was a nonviolent movement remains a dominant theme of civil rights memory and representation in popular culture. Yet in dozens of southern communities, Black people picked up arms to defend their leaders, communities, and lives.

More Talk Radio on 05/13/13

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The Folly of Technological Solutionism

Join us Monday at 8am when our guest will be Evgeny Morozov, author of "To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism". Mr. Morozov, author of the well received "The Net Delusion", considers our inordinate love affair with "technological solutionism"as threatening to fundamental democratic ideals and practices. 

The temptation of the digital age is to fix everything—from crime to corruption to pollution to obesity—by digitally quantifying, tracking, or gamifying behavior. But when we change the motivations for our moral, ethical, and civic behavior we may also change the very nature of that behavior.

More Talk Radio on 05/06/13

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Why people react differently to panhandlers

Why do people react differently to panhandlers?  A recent article by Alyssa Figueroa reflected on people's various responses to panhandlers.  Join us as we discuss Ms. Figueroa's article.  Are you a panhandler? Do you give to all those who ask? Share your views  by calling or emailing to join the conversation.  503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com.


http://www.alternet.org/hard-times-usa/why-people-react-differently-panh...

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Stephen Vladeck: Free Speech, Peacemakers and the Supreme Court

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Stephen Vladeck, Professor at Washington College of Law, American University, about "Free Speech, Peacemakers and the Supreme Court." On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Supreme Court heard a one hour oral argument for Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (HLP) to determine whether several key terms in the definition of prohibited material support of terrorism violate the First and Fifth amendments. The case marks the first ever challenge to the Patriot Act at the Supreme Court level and addresses the overbroad scope of the prohibition on "material support" to listed terrorist organizations, which effectively criminalizes peacebuilding programs of U.S. organizations in conflict zones around the world.

Hanford - A National Radioactive Waste Dump?

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Hearings on Federal Plans to Make Hanford a National Radioactive Waste Dump and Abandon Existing Contamination - In Hood River on Tuesday 2/9 and in Portland on Wednesday 2/10

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Gerald Pollet, Executive Director, Co-Founder & Attorney for Heart of America Northwest, a 16,000 member citizens group: providing research and leading organizing, legal and lobbying efforts in the region and nationally for cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation; protecting the Northwest and Columbia River from the threat to resume using Hanford as a national radioactive and radioactive hazardous waste dump; and, working for a safe and clean energy future to reduce global warming without creating more nuclear waste.

For 25 years Gerry Pollet has been organizing on Hanford, environmental and peace issues, and political campaigns in Washington. Gerry has lobbied, written major legislation at federal and state level, and testified to Congress. He will talk about the movement to stop use of Hanford as a national radioactive waste dump and to oppose USDOE's plan to abandon the contamination leaked from the High-Level Nuclear Waste Tanks as it spreads rapidly towards the Columbia River.

Tuesday February 9
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Meeting: Hood River TC & WM EIS Public Hearing
Location: Columbia Gorge Hotel 4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR, 97031

      
Wednesday February 10
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Meeting: Portland TC & WM EIS Public Hearing
Location: Double Tree @ Lloyd Center 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland,
OR, 97232
 

Check out Heart of America's website,

www.hoanw.org

, for a Citizens' Guide to the Energy Department's (USDOE's) proposals for Hanford and the impacts to health and the Columbia River.



The risk from truck shipments of radiaoctive waste will hit home for KBOO listeners, as well as the long term contamination of the Columbia from plans to dump more waste at Hanford, and USDOE's plan NOT to cleanup High-Level Nuclear Wastes that have leaked.

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Joseph Needleman on his book, "What is God?"

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview religious scholar and philosopher Jacob Needleman about his new book, "What Is God?" In the book Needleman traces his evolution from an atheistic Ivy-educated student of philosophy to a Zen Buddhist seeker, and finally to a believer with a newfound respect for the religious texts he once rejected. Jacob Needleman, author of "The American Soul" and "Money and the Meaning of Life," is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University.

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Author Roberto Mangabeira Unger on "The Left Alternative"

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Roberto Mangabeira Unger, a leading social and political thinker. Until recently he served as Brazil's Minister for Strategic Affairs in Brazil. He recently returned to teach at Harvard Law School. They discuss his new book, The Left Alternative. The book sets out the principles for a future left and searches for a progressive alternative to neoliberalism.

Michael Klare on "The Second Decade, The World in 2020"

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod look at the fate of China, the United States, the Global South, and planet with guest Michael T. Klare, whose recent article on TomDispatch is "The Second Decade, The World in 2020" http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175186/

Michael Klare, the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies (a joint appointment at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst), and Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS), a position he has held since 1985 is the author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy,

Klare contends that while the first decade of the twenty-first century still looked at least somewhat like the world of 1999, by 2020, this planet will have a genuinely different look to it. Momentous shifts in global power relations and a changing of the imperial guard, just now becoming apparent, will be far more pronounced by that year as new actors, new trends, new concerns, and new institutions dominate the global space.

Klare tracks all of this from China's rise to America's relative descent and the increasing power and energy of the global South. But that's only part of his canny, wide-ranging analysis of where we'll be a decade from now. The kicker is that "blowback," still a political concept today, will become a natural one by 2020. As Klare writes of the imperial and other politics of the planet to come: "Nonetheless, all of this is the norm of history, no matter how dramatic it may seem to us. Less normal -- and so the wild card of the second decade (and beyond) -- is intervention by the planet itself. Blowback, which we think of as a political phenomenon, will by 2020 have gained a natural component. Nature is poised to strike back in unpredictable ways whose effects could be unnerving and possibly devastating."

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Religious garb in public schools: yes? or no?

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 Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of the issue of wearing religious clothing in public schools. In Oregon teachers are prohibited from wearing religious garb in school. The law dates to 1923  when an open supporter of the Ku Klux Klan, presided as speaker of the Oregon House. It was included in the Alien Property Act of 1923, which prohibited Japanese Americans from owning property in Oregon, and was designed to prevent nuns and priests from wearing religious garb in classrooms.

Oregon House Speaker Dave Hunt says the law should be overturned. Hunt plans to introduce a bill to repeal the law in the upcoming special session.

Speaking in favor of overturning the Oregon law is Kevin Finney, currently public policy director at the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO). In recent years, Kevin Finney has served as political director with the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, California outreach coordinator with the Union of Concerned Scientists and climate change program director with the Coalition for Clean Air.

Opposing the law change is Oregon Attorney Charlie Hinkle, who has been lead counsel in many landmark decisions construing the Oregon Constitution in the areas of religious liberty, open courts, commercial speech, election law, and property rights. He is one of the most active and prominent cooperating attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union in Oregon. 

 

Hunger in Oregon

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Mon, 11/23/2009

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod look at Hunger in Oregon. Their guests are Joy Margheim, Policy Analyst at the Oregon Center for Public Policy and author of their new report on "Oregon Hunger Rate Surges; Food Stamps Fill Need" and Rachel Bristol, Director of the Oregon Food Bank

Dr. John Prados: How Afghanistan Compares to Vietnam

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Mon, 11/09/2009

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Dr. John Prados, a prominent analyst at the National Security Archive and author of numerous books including the recent one, VIETNAM: THE HISTORY OF AN UNWINNABLE WAR, 1945-1975. Dr. Prados will discuss Vietnam and how it compares to Afghanistan. He spoke in Portland Monday,  November 9,  at Portland State University at the College of Urban and Public Affairs.

Eleanor Hinton Hoytt speaks about the Black Women's Health Imperative

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Mon, 10/26/2009

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Black Women's Health Imperative.

Equity Issues and the East Portland Action Plan

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Mon, 10/19/2009

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Lore WintergreenEast Portland Action Plan Advocate at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, East Portland Neighborhood Office and Karen Fisher Gray, East Portland Action Plan Communications Chairperson and Parkrose School District Superintendant to talk about equity issues East Portland and the East Portland Action Plan.

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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