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More Talk Radio on 11/05/12

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Steven Hill on The Blue State Strategy for Progressive Renewal

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview columnist and political analyst Steven Hill about his recent article in The Nation called The Blue State Strategy for Progressive Renewal Hill has been "thinking strategically about how progressives can make some legislative/policy headway, despite the fact that the federal level has been paralyzed (and is likely to continue to be so after the upcoming election)."

More Talk Radio on 10/29/12

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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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More Talk Radio on 10/22/12

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More Talk Radio on 10/22/12

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Where have all the heroes gone? George McGovern and his legacy

"Where have all the heroes gone?: George McGovern and his legacy" As voters begin to cast their ballots, we will ponder the question of who inspires us today.  George McGovern motivated a generation of activists to become involve in electoral politics.  Are there inspirational political figures today who capture the imaginations and enthusiasm of people?

Many Portland voters have expressed their dissatisfaction with the candidates for mayor.  Some have stated they will write in a candidate?  Will you write in a candidate or vote for one of the two candidates on the ballot?

Call or write in and share your thoughts. 503-281-2187.  Email: moretalkradio@gmail.com

More Talk Radio on 10/15/12

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Mon, 10/15/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got S

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Mike Lofgren who spent twenty-eight years working in Congress, the last sixteen as a senior analyst on the House and Senate Budget committees, which gave him an insider’s look at the Bush tax cuts, the Troubled Asset Relief Program, Hurricane Katrina disaster relief, debates on the Pentagon budget, and the various deficit-reduction commissions.

Increasingly frustrated by the gridlock and partisan polarization in Congress, Lofgren left government service as the debt ceiling crisis of 2011 came to a boil.

More Talk Radio on 10/08/12

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Mon, 10/08/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What Is the Meaning of Life?

What Is the Purpose of Life on Earth?

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey ponder the meaning of life with Jacob Needleman, Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. His new book is An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth.

More Talk Radio on 10/01/12

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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Rethinking Oregon's justice system, to invest fewer dollars in prison beds and more for services

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod look at the issue of reinvesting some of Oregon's massive corrections budget and a new campaign called "Stand Strong for Safety and Savings." Activists say the prison budget continues to climb, while programs that work to prevent crime are critically under-funded. What do you think? Call in with your questions and comments.

Guests are Cassandra Villanueva, the Director of Organizing and Advocacy at Partnership for Safety and Justice and Paul Solomon who heads "Sponsors," a nonprofit re-entry service for people released from prison. 

More Talk Radio on 09/24/12

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Mon, 09/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Social media and politics

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod look at how social media is changing electoral campaigns, elections and the entire political process. They will ask you to call in about how you are using social media politically and what the challenges are?

 

More Talk Radio on 09/17/12

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Mon, 09/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Will the GOP Steal America's 2012 Election?

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Harvey Wasserman about the article "Will the GOP Steal America's 2012 Election?" It's also the title of an e-book Harvey just co-authored with Bob Fitrakis. Wasserman says chances are good for a stolen election this year. Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis have co-authored four books on election protection, including How the GOP Stole America's 2004 Election, at www.freepress.org.

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More Talk Radio on 09/10/12

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Mon, 09/10/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Fraud Prevention or Voter Suppression: Voter ID Battle Heats Up What Does this Mean for America?

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Maya Wiley, President, Center for Social Inclusion, about voter suppression issues in the upcoming election. They'll discuss the debate about fraud prevention or voter suppression: the voter ID battle and what it means for America’s poor and minorities.

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

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Mon, 02/01/2010

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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Mon, 01/25/2010

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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Mon, 01/11/2010

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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Mon, 12/21/2009

 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.

Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice

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On October 5, Cecil and Celeste speak with Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Fernando Gapasin, authors of "Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice".

Solidarity Divided is a critical examination of labor's current crisis and a plan for a bold new way forward into the 21st century. Bill Fletcher and Fernando Gapasin, longtime union insiders whose experiences as activists of color grant them a unique vantage on the problems now facing U. S. labor, offer a mix of history and probing analysis.  Ultimately calling for a wide-ranging re-examination of the ideological and structural underpinnings of today's labor movement, this is essentila reading for understanding how the battle for social justice can be fought and won. newunionism.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/solidarity-divided-the-crisis-in-organized-labor-and-a-new-path-toward-social-justice/

New Generation of Black Leaders Demands Bold Action

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Mon, 08/31/2009

Join Cecil Prescod in speaking with Charles McGee, President and CEO of the Black Parents Initiative, and Johnell Bell, former staff aide to Mayor Potter and Multnomah Chair Tom Wheeler, about the  "The Joshua Generation: A New Generation Heeding the Call to Leadership".

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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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