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More Talk Radio on 12/21/09

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Mon, 12/21/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

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.

More Talk Radio on 12/07/09

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Today's topic is global warming with guests from the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Dartmouth Professor Michael Dorsey specializes in climate justice issues. Environmental activist Sandy Gauntlett, who is of Maori Indigenous descent, has worked on forest related issues for over a decade.

More Talk Radio on 11/23/09

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Mon, 11/23/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

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. 
 

More Talk Radio on 11/09/09

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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 is speaking in Portland tonight (Monday, 9 November) from 6:00-7:30 pm at Portland State University, 2nd Floor Gallery, College of Urban and Public Affairs.

More Talk Radio on 10/19/09

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Lore Wintergreen, East 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.

More Talk Radio on 10/05/09

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On October 5, our guests will be Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Fernando Gapasin, authors of "S:olidarity Divided: The Crisis 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.

More Talk Radio on 09/28/09

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The guest is Sara Robinson, of the Campaign for America’s Future and the Cognitive Policy Works.

More Talk Radio on 08/31/09

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Mon, 08/31/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A new generation of black leaders demand bold action

Join us as we speak 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".

More Talk Radio on 08/24/09

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Interview with eco-food activist Bryant Terry

This Monday, August 24, More Talk Radio hosts a conversation with Bryant Terry, author of Vegan Soul Kitchen (VSK): Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine (Da Capo/Perseus March 2009).

Bryant Terry has spent the last decade advocating for and building a more just and sustainable food system, and uses his talents as a chef to examine the intersections of race, poverty, and food insecurity.  Mr. Terry is coming to the Portland Farmer's Market and the King Farmer's Market, August 29 and 30 for events for youth and adults.

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Mon, 08/17/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

The Real "Teachable Moment"

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Bryant Terry: Vegan Soul Kitchen

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Sun, 08/23/2009

 

 More Talk Radio hosts a conversation with eco-food activist Bryant Terry, author of Vegan Soul Kitchen (VSK): Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine (Da Capo/Perseus March 2009).  Bryant Terry has spent the last decade advocating for and building a more just and sustainable food system, and uses his talents as a chef to examine the intersections of race, poverty, and food insecurity.  Mr. Terry is coming to the Portland Farmer's Market and the King Farmer's Market, August 29 and 30 for events for youth and adults.

 

Sam Fulwood III on the Gates Incident and "The Real Teachable Moment"

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Sun, 08/16/2009

The Real "Teachable Moment"             Sam Fulwood III, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, recalibrates the racial debate revolving around the Gates incident. He joins Celeste and Cecil to offer just what the  real "teachable moment" is that arises from this collision of perspectives and perceptions. Our guest believes something very positive and groundbreaking occurred, and we might miss it by focusing too much on "who was right to say and do what". For his article: www.americanprogress.org/issues2009/07/teachable_moment.html.   Cecil Prescod and Celeste host.

 


 

 

Sankofa

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Sun, 08/02/2009

"Se wo were fi na wosan kofa a, yenkyi"... From the Akan people of West Africa we get "Sankofa", which teaches us to return to our roots to move forward. We take the best of what our past has to teach us to become all we are and grow into our future. Whatever was lost, forgone, forgotten, or stolen will be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated.

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Tricia Rose, author of "The Hip Hop Wars"

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HIp Hop: progressive critique of its flaws and an appreciation of its extraordinary gifts

Tricia Rose, author of "The Hip Hop Wars", is the guest.  This book "explores the divisive, vitriolic debate about race and culture in America, concluding with a call for the revitalization of the progressive and creative heart of hip hop" (from the book cover).  Henry Louis Gates, Jr. writes  "The Hip Hop Wars is a hopeful, inspiring book that speaks to the necessity of a community-centered vision for justice for all."  Her website is www.triciarose.com

Faith, Health, and the Law

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 Call-in Talk Radio hosted by Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey.  In this program they are talking about the intersection between faith, health, and the law.

More Talk on Sit/Lie

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Sun, 07/19/2009

 Recently a Multnomah county judge ruled that the city had exceeded its power in enacting the Sit/Lie ordinance and ruled it to be unconstitutional (for the SECOND time). Cause for celebration right? Well…no not really. Guest Hosts, Erik Jorgen Jorgensen and Sara Fay Goldman speak with Brendan Phillips of Sisters of the Road and take calls from KBOO listeners.

Rev. Sekou

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Celeste and Cecil interview the Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, the author of an article entitled "Gays Are the New Niggers", published in Killing the Buddha, "a religion magazine for people made anxious by churches" website.

Mr. Sekou is the Senior Minister of Lemuel Haynes Congregational Church (UCC) in South Jamaica Queens, New York. He is third generation ordained Elder in the Church of God in Christ. Rev. Sekou holds fellowships with the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, The Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the Institute for Policy Studies. His forthcoming book is Gods, Gays, and Guns: Religion and the Future of Democracy.

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Carol Mase

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Cecil and Celeste speak with Carol Mase about what makes organizations vibrant, healthy, living organisms.

Carol's blog can be found at: http://www.organizationsasorganisms.com/wordpress/

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Robin Hahnel,Town Hall on the Economic Crisis

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Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Robin Hahnel, Professor Emeritus at American University in Washington DC and currently Visiting Professor at PSU working with the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices as well as the Dept. of Economics and Sociology. He has published hundreds of articles, many in academic journals and 
many in journals for general audiences. He will discuss the upcoming Town Hall on the Economic Crisis which will be focused in Portland's Cully Neighborhood as well as plans for other community town halls proposed for other economically stressed communities.

The sight bits & sound “bites” of social networking

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Ersatz Chats: The sight bits & sound “bites” of social networking

We spend so much time imitating communication; social networking sites do promote contact...sometimes as the end itself. But do they really promote connection, community, communion with another person? Is social networking a conversation without context? Was that great 20th century philosopher James Brown (a.k.a. The Godfather) presciently, prophetically on point...that we are a culture "talking loud and saying nothing"? Join Cecil Prescod and myself, Celeste Carey as we muse over the demise of face-to-face social interaction and blame social networking sites .

Facebook, Twitter, and the Death of Body Language | Media/Culture | ReligionDispatches

Source: www.religiondispatches.org
Anthony B. Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities & Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University. 

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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