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Craig K. Collins on his memoir THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: A Portrait of American Gun Culture

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Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Craig K. Collins on his memoir THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: A Portrait of American Gun Culture
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Craig K. Collins about his memoir THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: A Portrait of American Gun Culture. In the book Collins talks about  growing up with guns and explores gun violence from the perspective of someone who has experienced first-hand their lure, their importance to a way of life, and their capacity to wreak devastation.

Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy

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Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview investigative journalist Reese Erlich, who was recently in Syria, about "Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy."  Erlich is the author of the new book "Inside Syria: the Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect."

A talk by Reese Erlich: Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00pm, at the College of Urban and Public Affairs, Second Floor Gallery, Portland State University at 506 SW Mill Street. Free and Open to the Public.

Voting Progressive Yet Still Oppressing

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Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Voting Progressive Yet Still Oppressing: A discussion on the work that needs to be done.
"So pot is legal, but some mothers can not get driver cards to take their kids to school?"
The recent elections in Oregon revealed that there is much work to be done before Oregon can boast that it is a progressive state. In a recent blog Adam Phillips wrote "Our version of progressivism is truly weird: many of us in favor of left-leaning consumerism but forgetting that a truly progressive vision includes everyone in the fight for the common good." Libertarian or libertine might be a more appropriate label to put on Oregon.

The Right To Die/The Right To Live: A Difficult But Necessary Conversation

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Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion on "the right to die"
On October 27, 1997 Oregon enacted the nation's first Death with Dignity Act which allows terminally-ill Oregonians to end their lives through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose. Since that time the states of Washington and Vermont have enacted similiar legislation.
Last spring doctors told Brittany Maynard, 29, that she had six months to live after she was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma. She moved to Oregon and shared with the public her decision to end her life.  Ms. Maynard's openess about her condition and decision to end her life reignited public and private conversations about the right to die. Brittany Maynard ended her life on Saturday, November 1.

After One Month is the Strategy Against ISIS Working?

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Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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After One Month is the Strategy Against ISIS Working?
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action’s (formerly SANE/Freeze) political director, who works with their members to abolish nuclear weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary solutions to the conflicts with Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. 

They'll discuss the October 23rd statement from Peace Action marking one month since air strikes were launched on ISIS in Syria.  

The Past, Present and Future of Affordable Housing in the U.S.

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Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Past, Present and Future of Affordable Housing in the U.S.
The guest is James Tracy, founder of the San Francisco Community Land Trust, and author of the new book, "Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes from San Francisco's Housing Wars." Per Fagereng will sit in as guest host. They will discuss the dysfunctional housing machine and how it works for the rich. 

James Tracy is a Bay Area native and community activist. He is co-founder of the San Francisco Community Land Trust, as well as a poet and co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists: Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power.

Scientist Michael Hansen on Oregon Ballot Measure 92

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Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Scientist Michael Hansen on Oregon Ballot Measure 92

Sam Bouman guest hosts. He speaks with Michael Hansen, Ph.D, Senior Scientist
Consumers Union, about Oregon Ballot Measure 92, which would require the labeling of food sold inOregon that contains genetically modified organisms.

The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarcerations in America

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Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarcerations in America
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Todd Clear, Dean of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University and co-author with Natasha Frost of the new book, "The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarcerations in America."

Yes on 88 Campaign for Driver Cards

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Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Yes on 88 Campaign for Driver Cards
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with members of the Yes on 88 Campaign.

Oregon Ballot Measure 88 allows the DMV to issue “driver cards” to Oregon residents who meet the following requirements:
Pass the State’s written driver knowledge test;
Pass the State’s behind-the-wheel driver test;
Provide proof of residence in Oregon for more than one year; and
Provide proof of identity and date of birth.

The driver card may not be used as identification for air travel, to enter a federal building, to register to vote, or to obtain any government benefit requiring proof of citizenship or lawful presence in United States.

Pacific Northwest Social Forum, a convergence of people's movements in the Pacific Northwest

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Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Pacific Northwest Social Forum, a convergence of people's movements in the Pacific Northwest

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Dione Johnson-Tyson of the Multi-Media Center (Oakland & Seattle) and Edgar Franks of Community to Community/Comunidad a Comunidad in Bellingham, Washington. They will talk about the Pacific NW Social Forum (PNWSF) coming up this weekend.

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Robin Hahnel,Town Hall on the Economic Crisis

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Sun, 06/21/2009

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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Sun, 06/14/2009

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. 

Healthcare; Access and Reform

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Sun, 06/07/2009

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of equal access to health care and reform of the healthcare system with local people fighting for health equity and health equity legislation including representatives of APANO, NARA, the Urban League and the Multnomah County Health Equity Initiative. The Health Equity Initiative works to address the root causes of socioeconomic and racial injustices that lead to health disparities.

Dr. Patricia T. Morris, Peace X Peace

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Sun, 05/31/2009
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Dr. Patricia T. Morris, Executive Director of Peace X Peace; a nonprofit Global Network where women connect through the internet to promote sustainable peace. Dr. Morris is an internationally known leader in women’s rights and development. She comes to Peace X Peace from Women for Women International, where she designed and directed programs for women survivors of conflict and war in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Dr. Morris is also a calypso singer and songwriter. Under her pseudonym, Pepper Pat, she writes songs for non-profit organizations like Women Thrive Worldwide. Pepper Pat composed and produced “A Better Tomorrow” for Women Thrive Worldwide’s fifth anniversary. “A Better Tomorrow” may also be heard on Let Freedom Ring, a collection of acoustic and world music songs in support of Soroptomist International’s Project Independence. Let Freedom Ring is featured in the 49th Annual Grammy Awards Entry List in the category of Best Contemporary World Music Album.
 

 

John R. Talbott, author of "The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street"

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Sun, 05/17/2009

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with John R. Talbott, former investment banker for Goldman Sachs and Visiting Scholar at UCLA's Anderson School of Management. His new book is "The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street." Talbott will talk about the lies and the truth of what it will take to rebuild our economy.

David Korten, Agenda for a New Economy

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Sun, 05/10/2009

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with David Korten, author, lecturer and engaged citizen. They discuss his newest book, Agenda for a New Economy. David Korten is a leading critic of corporate globalization and a visionary proponent of a planetary system of local living economies. He will be speaking in Portland on Saturday, May 30, 7:00-9:00 pm on Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth at the First Baptist Church of Portland, 1220 SW 12th (the corner of SW 12th & Taylor)

Regina Birchem on her recent trip to Gaza

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Sun, 05/03/2009

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Regina Birchem, past president of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She reports on her recent trip to Gaza. She speaks in Portland on Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church. Also on the show will be Yvonne Simmons of Portland WILPF.

President Obama's first one hundred days in office

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Sun, 04/26/2009

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of President Obama's first one hundred days in office. Call in with your opinion about how he is doing at 503 231-8187.

More Talk Radio 04/20/2009

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Sun, 04/19/2009
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Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of domestic and sexual violence. Is it on the increase? Does the current economic climate have an effect on it?

Guests include Gabby Santos, Program Coordinator for Underserved Communities at the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Local Effects of the Housing Crisis

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Sun, 04/12/2009

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod look at the housing crisis and how it is affecting the local area. Their guests are Michael Anderson of the Community Development Network and Oregon Opportunity Network and Reverend Renee Ward, a local activist and minister who has organized local summit meetings on foreclosures.

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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