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What It Feels Like To Be Black In America with Kevin Gray, co-editor of "Killing Trayvons"

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Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What It Feels Like To Be Black In America with Kevin Gray, co-editor of "Killing Trayvons"

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Kevin Alexander Gray, civil rights organizer in South Carolina and author of Waiting for Lightening to Strike!: Fundamentals of Black Politics. He is co-editor, with Jeffrey St. Clair and JoAnn Wypijewski, of Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence.

They will discuss "Killing Trayvons" and Kevin Gray's essay in that book, "'No Rights That Any White Man Is Bound to Respect': What It Feels Like To Be Black In America."

Repentance, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: How And When These Concepts Become Real In Our Lives

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Mon, 12/08/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Repentance, Forgiveness, Reconciliation
Repentance, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation. As many enter into the holiday season, Celeste and Cecil invite listeners to reflect on the themes of repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Call in and share stories about repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation. What experiences have you had with giving or receiving forgiveness? What projects are examples of reconciliation? What models are useful for our personal and social lives.

Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections on Ferguson, Portland, and our Future.

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Mon, 12/01/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Sharing your views about Ferguson, Portland, and what needs to be done to establish justice
Celeste and Cecil invite people of color, especially peopleof color under 25,  to call in and share your reflections on the events surrounding and following the grand jury decision in Ferguson. What are your reactions to the events in Ferguson? Have you participated in rallies, civil disobedience, or marches? What individuals and groups are doing the needed work for change? Share your stories about the police and what we must do to establish justice in local, state, and federal governments. 503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com

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.

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Greening Military Bases

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Sun, 04/05/2009

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with two guests about a new project for turning US military bases into eco-development centers. This project will forge a diverse global coalition to press for the transformation of hundreds of US military bases overseas into eco-centers for launching the global green economy from the grassroots.

In the first half hour of the show the guest is Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange. Since co-founding Global Exchange in 1988, Dr. Danaher has spoken at hundreds of universities and for community organizations throughout the U.S. He conducts workshops on issues ranging from the dynamics of the global economy to how we can replace the power of transnational corporations with local green economy networks.

In the second part of the show the guest is Miriam Pemberton, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, who writes and speaks on demilitarization issues for its Foreign Policy In Focus project. She leads a group that produces the annual “Unified Security Budget for the United States.

 

Afghanistan with Reuben Brigety and Carl Conetta

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Sun, 03/15/2009

The topic is Afghanistan with guests Reuben Brigety of the Center for American Progress and Carl Conetta, co-director at the Project on Defense Alternatives.

More Talk Radio, USA Foreign Policy on Africa

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Sun, 03/08/2009

What Do We Know About Current US Foreign Policy for Africa and What Should We Know?

The guests are Imani Countess and Melvin Foote. Ms Countess is TransAfrica Forum's Senior Director of Public Affairs (http://www.transafricaforum.org )and the Co-Chair of the Jubilee USA Network (http://www.jubileeusa.org).

Mr. Foote is the founder and President of Constituency for Africa (http://www.cfanet.org  and http://allafrica.com). He is a pioneer in the field of African Affairs with over 35 years of experience in 30 countries.

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host.

Randy Shaw, social activist and writer

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Sun, 03/01/2009

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with activist and writer Randy Shaw, author of "Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century." Shaw will discuss the UFW's impact and its influence on recent labor organizing, the immigrant rights movement and other current social activism.

More Talk Radio 02/23/2009

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Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Harold Holzer, co-chairman of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and author of over 30 books on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Holzer is a contributor to a special Smithsonian Collector's Edition called "Lincoln: America's Greatest President at 200."

Harold Holzer is one of the country's leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. His latest book is Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861.

Hussein Ibish discusses the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

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Sun, 01/11/2009

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Hussein Ibish, Senior Fellow, the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP); former Communications Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He'll discuss the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; U.S. actions and their implications in the Arab world.

Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence

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Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. The group is organizing with other secular and faith-based groups "Camp Hope: Countdown to Change" in Chicago, four blocks from Obama's residence there. The camp begins on New Year's Day and continues to Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Kelly says "Large lobbying groups, including some of the large corporations, are pushing Obama around the clock to preserve the status quo, wage war and provide for unbridled greed. What we're asking is that the money spent on the military be spent instead on soluble problems such as lack of healthcare."
 

Doreen Binder, Executive Director of Transition Projects

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Sun, 12/14/2008

Hosts Cecil and Celeste lead a discussion of the increased need for food and shelter for low-income and others affected by the current recession. Their guest is Doreen Binder, Executive Director of Transition Projects.

Pulitzer Prize journalist Steve Fainaru

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Sun, 12/07/2008

Cecil and Celeste speak with Pulitzer Prize journalist Steve Fainaru. On assignment for the Washington Post he traveled with a group of security contractors on their missions in Iraq. He was one of the last people to see them alive. Fainaru's new book, Big Boy Rules, is a shocking expose' of the parallel army of private contractors. He talks about the people who are fighting America's war for money.

Global Policy Network Organizer Tony Avirgan

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Sun, 11/23/2008

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Global Policy Network Organizer Tony Avirgan about what kind of world system might emerge out of our economic meltdown.

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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