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More Talk Radio on 12/19/11

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New Report: Huge Disconnect Between Blacks, Whites

Misperceptions About Economics, Health, Discrimination May Skew Politics, Fuel Conflicts

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Daniel Byrd, research director at the Greenlining Institute and lead author of their new report which finds a huge gulf in perceptions between black and white Americans on a wide range of issues, a gulf that may be contributing to America’s increasingly divisive politics.

"Post Racial? Americans and Race in the Age of Obama" was written by Greenlining Institute Research Director Daniel Byrd, Ph.D. and Media Relations Coordinator Bruce Mirken.

Among the key findings:

More Talk Radio on 12/12/11

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Steve Fraser on his article "Take Our Children, Please! A Modest Proposal for Occupy Wall Street

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Steve Fraser, historian of Wall Street and author of "Wall Street: America's Dream Palace." Steve Fraser has a current article on TomDispatch.com called "Take Our Children, Please! A Modest Proposal for Occupy Wall Street” http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175473/

More Talk Radio on 12/05/11

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No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson’s Library: How Writing an Op-ed Can Get You Fired

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Peter Van Buren about the ever-greater erosion of American rights. Van Buren is the author of a recent article on TomDispatch called, “No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson’s Library, George Orwell, Philip K. Dick, and Ray Bradbury Would Have Recognized Morris Davis’s Problem.”

TomDispatch regular and State Department Official Peter Van Buren, begins his article with the First Amendment, now endangered in Washington. “Those beautiful words,” he writes, “almost haiku-like, are the sparse poetry of the American democratic experiment.”

More Talk Radio on 11/28/11

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Oregon death penalty opponents on Kitzhaber's announcement on the death penalty

On Tuesday Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced that he is stopping the scheduled execution of Oregon death row inmate Gary Haugen. He also said he would not allow any other executions during his term as Governor. The Governor's announcement came just after the Oregon Supreme Court said it would allow the execution to proceed on December 6th.

More Talk Radio host Cecil Prescod will interview Jeff Ellis, of the Oregon Capital Resource Center. The group had petitioned the state Supreme Court to stop Haugen's execution. He also speaks with Ron Steiner of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty about Kitzhaber's decision and what it means for the future of the death penalty in Oregon

More Talk Radio on 11/21/11

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Christopher Phillips, author of "Constitution Café: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution"

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Christopher Phillips, author of "Constitution Café: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution."

Call in to discuss whether you think the Constitution should be revised every twenty years.

A radical in his own day, Thomas Jefferson believed that the Constitution should be revised periodically to keep up with the changing times. Instead, it has become a sacred, immutable text-and in Phillips's opinion, it's in need of some shaking up.

For his book Phillips gathered together Americans from all walks of life, moderating dialogues inspired by Jefferson's own populist political philosophy, formulating new Constitutional articles.

More Talk Radio on 11/14/11

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Kevin Williams, writer, director and editor of the film "FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN"

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Kevin Williams, writer, director and editor of the film "FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN: Does the Republican Party Really Want More African Americans?"

From the Civil War to FDR, the GOP was the party for African-Americans.  Today, less than 10% of African Americans consider themselves to be Republican.  This documentary film explores the phenomenon of Black Republicans, their battles with Democrats and their own Party, their struggle for power and acceptance within the African-American community and how this affects Black America and Urban America.

More Talk Radio on 11/07/11

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The effects of the Congressional Super Committee's proposed cuts in Social Security, Medicare, etc.

Cecil Prescod hosts a show about the so-called Super Committee's possible proposals for cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and the effects the cuts might have on Americans. His guest are Nancy J.

More Talk Radio on 10/31/11

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Counter-military recruiting in Portland schools

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with John Grueschow of the Military & Draft Counseling Project of War Resisters League about the Portland School Board's decision to give counter-recuriters the same access to high school students that military recruiters enjoy under federal law. Activists will be able to staff recruiting tables and hand out literature in the school career center or cafeteria.

 

More Talk Radio on 10/24/11

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Jeffrey Winters, professor of Political Economy at Northwestern and author of "Oligarchy"

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Professor Jeffrey Winters, author of the new book "Oligarchy," Winters says: "By choosing Wall Street as the origin of their action, and by focusing on the gap separating the 1% from 99%, the Occupy movement has hit upon the chronic problem of oligarchy and democracy in America. The power of concentrated wealth has overwhelmed and effectively disenfranchised the majority of American citizens. One person/one vote will be meaningless in U.S. politics unless the distorting power of wealth is addressed. Failing to do so could result in a deep crisis of legitimacy in American democracy."

More Talk Radio on 10/17/11

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"Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence."

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Christian Parenti, author of "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence." Parenti explores how, from Africa to Asia, extreme weather brought on by global warming is unleashing cascades of unrest and violence.

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Bruce Jacobs author of "Race Manners For The 21st Century"

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Sun, 11/16/2008

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Bruce Jacobs, author of Race Manners about how to talk to each other in this new era of race relations. RACE MANNERS is a weapon for all people of good will. It encourages and equips people to honestly confront racial assumptions, misunderstandings and hostilities in everyday life, and it breaks down the workings of racial prejudice in ways we can all understand. At a time when the ostensible "War On Terror" has spawned malevolence and misinformation, RACE MANNERS is an antidote to the politics of fear.

Peggy McIntosh hosted by Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey

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Sun, 10/26/2008
An interview with Peggy McIntosh hosted by Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey.

Free Lunch: An Interview with David Cay Johnston

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Sun, 10/12/2008

Guest host Dave Mazza talks with former New York Times investigative journalist David Cay Johnston about his latest book, Free Lunch. Johnston's recent work explores the impacts of three decades of deregulation on the economy and how taxpayers are paying the cost for corporate socialism.

Fouad Pervez on Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Sun, 08/10/2008

 


Host Celeste Carey spoke with Fouad Pervez about Afghanistan and Pakistan. Fouad Pervez is a writer, actor, and policy analyst. The Karachi native grew up in New Jersey, and lives and works in Washington, DC. He has organized on a variety of political issues. He currently works as a senior researcher at  George Washington University. He is also a contributor to Foreign Policy in Focus, a think tank and online journal comprised  of over 600 scholars and activists that analyzes U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. Additionally, Fouad is a member  of Transcend International, a global group of over 300 scholars and practitioners working on issues of peace and  development. 

Torture: What Can We Do?

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Sun, 07/06/2008

Host Cecil Prescod spoke with Reed professor Darius Rejali, (DAR-ee-us Ray-JAHL-ee) author of "Torture and Democracy"; Princeton Theological Seminary professor George Hunsinger, (HUN-sing-er) author of "Torture is a Moral Issue: Christians, Jews, Muslims and People of Conscience Speak"; and Kevin Finney of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.

 

Honor the Dead, but Save the Living

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Sun, 05/25/2008

A Memorial Day Special Edition with Ret. Col. Ann Wright:  Mike Marceau, Washington D.C. Veterans for Peace: and Chanan Suarezdiaz, Seattle Iraq Veterans Against the War.  The costs of war go far beyond those who have lost their lives. The toll on survivors, their families and the nation is immeasurable.

Ann Wright discusses the additional burdens that women soldiers carry. Mike Marceau relates how DC VFP was dis-invited from the Capital's Memorial Day Parade for being "too political" and Chanan Suarezdiaz invites Cascadia to NW Winter Soldier in Seattle on May 31. 

Inheriting the Trade - Legacy of Slavery

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Sun, 03/23/2008

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Thomas Norman DeWolf, author of the memoir, Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History. He discusses what happened in the summer of 2001 when he and other family members traced the slave trade route of their ancestors, the DeWolf family, the largest slave-trading dynasty in early America. who transported 10,000 Africans to America and the Caribbean between 1769 and 1820.

Antonia Juhasz and David Cobb speak of Building the future we want.

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Sun, 03/02/2008

More Talk Radio hosts, Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey guests are Antonia Juhasz, policy-analyst, activist  and author of The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time and David Cobb, activist and former candidate for President of the Green Party. They are in Portland for the Procession for the Future, a 3-day touring parade, using high production value art and spectacle to animate our aspirations and deliver a compelling progressive vision for the country.

Jobs with Justice Launches the Health Care Initiative Campaign

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Sun, 12/30/2007

Dana Welty and Britta Duncan, co-chairs of Portland Jobs with Justice Health Care Committee, join host Martha Odom to discuss JwJ's Health Care Initiative Campaign. This is one of the most critical issues of the day and JwJ joins other groups across the country in support of HR676 to fix  a problem facing  millions of Americans.

Dennis Parker on Supreme Court Decision on Diversity

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Sun, 07/15/2007

Dennis Parker, Director of the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union was interviewed by More Talk Radio hosts, Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod. The topic was the recent Supreme Court decision on diversity in schools and what it means for the future of education.

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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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