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More Talk Radio on 06/21/10

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Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence on Afghanistan and Pakistan

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Kathy Kelly, of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. In early June she returned from over a month in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Several articles written by Kathy and Joshua Broiler are on the group's web page: http://vcnv.org .
Kathy says "it's what do people in Afghanistan want. There's real fear of the Taliban, but people ask why

More Talk Radio on 06/14/10

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David Helvarg on "Saved by the Sea"

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with environmental journalist David Helvarg. He is the founder and president of the marine conservation lobbying organization Blue Frontier Campaign, a part of the Seaweed rebellion, which arose from his second book Blue Frontier.

More Talk Radio on 05/31/10

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Malik Rahim on the Oil Spill in the Gulf

Maggie Starr and Louzio Luna guest host. They’ll speak with community activist Malik Rahim about the BP oil spill and the crisis in the Gulf.

More Talk Radio on 05/10/10

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Unbillable Hours: A Memoir of a Young Lawyer

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Ian Graham about his memoir, "Unbillable Hours."
The story—part memoir, part hard-hitting expose—of a first-year law associate negotiating the arduous path through a system designed to break those who enter it before it makes them.

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Anna Lappe' about "Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Ca

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Anna Lappe' about "Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It."

Anna Lappe' is a best-selling author and public speaker on food politics, sustainable agriculture, globalization and social change. She is the co-author with her mother, Frances Moore Lappe', of "Hope's Edge." She has worked with her mother in directing the Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education. 

 

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Black Chapter Portland PFLAG on Mother's Day, homophobia, and support

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Geri Washington, Antoinette and Khalil Edwards (mother and son), and Jala Waleed about the Black Chapter of PFLAG in Portland and their upcoming  celebration of  Mother's Day. They'll also discuss homophobia, how the black community is dealing with the GLBT community, bullying in schools and other issues. Black Chapter PFLAG is under the umbrella of Portland's PFLAG and is also  supported by Basic Rights of Oregon.

 

More Talk Radio on 04/19/10

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"Scramble for Africa: Darfur Intervention and the USA."

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Steven Fake, co author with Kevin Funk of "Scramble for Africa: Darfur Intervention and the USA."

Steven Fake and Kevin Fink have been researching and writing about Sudan since 2006. Their book is a scathing, indictment of the constellation of government leaders, corporate media outlets, and NGOs swirling around Sudan and the myriad ways in which the West has failed Darfur. They look at the NGO culpability, not just at US foreign policy.

Celeste and Cecil will ask Steven Fake about the history of US relations with Sudan, the level of funding of humanitarian efforts in Africa, and some of the contradictions in how aid and humanitarian efforts are distributed.

More Talk Radio on 04/05/10

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The New Deal Legacy: What Government at Its Best Can Do

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview author and historical geographer Gray Brechin and Sarah Baker Munro, Board Member of the National New Deal Preservation Association and author of "Timberline Lodge: The History, Art and Craft of an American Icon." They'll discuss the New Deal Legacy, reminding those who have forgotten what government at its best can do to promote peace, education, and the common good.

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The Demise of ACORN and the role the of the "Pimp" Hoax story and of the New York Times

The guest is Brad Friedman of BradBlog.com. He'll talk about ACORN, "Pimp" Hoax story, The New York Times and the "correction" came six months after the Times first damagingly misreported the story, and was followed by repeated similar misreports. Brad says the correction also came on the same day that the four-decade-old community organization announced it had been forced to close shop in the wake of the phony scandal.

More Talk Radio on 03/22/10

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Iraq: the Forgotten War

The guest is Dahr Jamail, Independent Journalist, author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq and The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the keynote speaker for the Physicians for Social Responsibility awards dinner on April 10th at the Oregon Zoo where he will be discussing the health effects of war, including on Iraqi civilians and US soldiers. For more information on the dinner go to www.oregonpsr.or

For more information on Dahr Jamail go to http://dahrjamailiraq.com/.

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Women Issues in the 2012 Presidential Campaign

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Join Celeste and Cecil this Monday, April 16, as we discuss this 
presidential campaign's controversial focus on women and women's issues:
reproductive rights, access to health care, wages, jobs and working vs 
stay at home mothers. 

How will this attention affect the roles and status of women in US society?
Share your thoughts 
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Scott Crow, community organizer, writer, strategist and speaker on anarchism

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Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Scott Crow, a community organizer, writer, strategist and speaker who advocates the philosophy and practices of anarchism for social, environmental, and economic aims.

For over almost two decades he has continued to use his experience and ideas in co-founding and co-organizing numerous radical grassroots projects in Texas, including Treasure City Thrift, Radical Encuentro Camp, UPROAR (United People Resisting Oppression and Racism), Dirty South Earth First! and the Common Ground Collective, the largest anarchist influenced organization in modern U.S. history to date.

Scott Crow's writings have appeared in the anthology What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race, and the State of the Nation (2006 South End Press) as well as various radical print magazines and online sites over the last decade.

From his home in Austin Scott currently works at Ecology Action an anarchist worker-run recycling center cooperative, consults in building worker cooperatives, travels for speaking, and organizes projects. In his spare time, he and his partner bike around town, raise a barnyard of funny animals and dream of sustainable futures.

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The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers—and the Coming Cashless Society

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview David Wolman about his new book, "The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--And the Coming Cashless Society." David is a contributing editor at Wired, a former Fulbright journalism fellow, and a graduate of Stanford University's journalism program. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

In The End of Money, David Wolman takes a critical look at cash, considering its liabilities and what our world would be like without those trillions of little numbered bits of paper and tiny metal disks.

David Wolman received a 2011 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. His previous books are A Left-Hand Turn Around the World and Righting the Mother Tongue. Visit his website at www.david-wolman.com

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and the medical hazards of the nuclear age.

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Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Dr. John Pearson of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility on the medical hazards of the nuclear age. Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is the U.S. affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.

The Oregon PSR chapter’s mission is to eliminate the gravest threats to human health and survival and to create a healthy just and peaceful world for all. We bring a unique medical, public health and scientific perspective to these threats and together with individuals and groups in the larger community, we work to abolish nuclear weapons, stop the toxic degradation of our environment, guarantee safe and sustainable foods, and slow, stop, and reverse the effects of global warming. More information: www.oregonpsr.org

The Obama Haters: Behind the Right-Wing Campaign of Lies, Innuendo & Racism

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with journalist and author John Wright about his book The Obama Haters: Behind the Right-Wing Campaign of Lies, Innuendo & Racism.

In The Obama Haters Wright asks who are the Obama haters and why do they despise him? He investigates the persistent expressions of hatred for President Obama, connecting historic antecedents of political mudslinging along with the background of virulent right-wing smear tactics over the past two decades.

John Wright is an award-winning journalist with more than thirty-five years of experience. He has worked for the Associated Press in Latin America and Knight-Ridder (Bridge News), and served as the bureau chief for Dow Jones newswires in Brazil. He lives in the Seattle area.

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Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Ellen Schultz about her book, "Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers."

It's no secret that hundreds of companies have been slashing pensions and health coverage earned by millions of retirees. Employers blame an aging workforce, stock market losses, and spiraling costs — what they call "a perfect storm" of external forces that has forced them to take drastic measures.

But this so-called retirement crisis is no accident. Ellen E. Schultz, award-winning investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, reveals how large companies and the retirement industry — benefits consultants, insurance companies, and banks — have all played a huge and hidden role in the death spiral of American pensions and benefits.

A little over a decade ago, most companies had more than enough set aside to pay the benefits earned by two generations of workers, no matter how long they lived. But by exploiting loopholes, ambiguous regulations, and new accounting rules, companies essentially turned their pension plans into piggy banks, tax shelters, and profit centers.

Drawing on original analysis of company data, government filings, internal corporate documents, and confidential memos, Schultz uncovers decades of widespread deception during which employers have exaggerated their retiree burdens while lobbying for government handouts, secretly cutting pensions, tricking employees, and misleading shareholders.

Ellen E. Schultz is an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal who has covered the so-called retirement crisis for more than a decade. Her reporting has led to Congressional hearings, proposed legislation, and investigations by the Treasury and the GAO.

Schultz has won dozens of journalism awards for economics, financial, and investigative reporting, including three Polk Awards, two Loeb awards, and a National Press Club award. In 2003, Schultz was part of a team of Wall Street Journal reports awarded the Pulitzer Prize, for articles on corporate scandals.

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Jessie Klein, author of "The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America 's Schools"

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Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Jessie Klein, author of The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America 's Schools. Based on extensive research and interviews with wide-ranging bullying victims, and backed by her decades of experience as a sociologist and educator, Klein uncovers the roots of bullying and its devastating results--from a rise in teen depression to the horrific school shootings. Klein says students learn—not only from other students, but also from teachers, coaches, parents, and other influential adults—that the drive to “get even” and the ability to fight back and win are essential to developing "character"—embedded in values associated with hyper self-reliance and independence.

JESSIE KLEIN, PhD, MSW, M.Ed., is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Adelphi University, where she specializes in school violence, friendship, gender, and society. Her work has appeared in USA Today,Newsday, and the New York Times, as well as many scholarly journals. During her more than twenty years in education, she also served as a teacher, school social worker, Acting Assistant Principal of Guidance, and social work professor. 

Listener calls on smart phones, apps and personal privacy.

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Listener calls on smart phones, apps and personal privacy.

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The War on Women and Their Reproductive Rights!

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The War on Women and Their Reproductive Rights!

From the recent Planned Parenthood victory over the Komen Foundation to

Obama and the Bishops the war against a women's rights to reproductive freedom is heating up! Join Kboo host Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guest David Greenberg, President of Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette.

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Michael Shuman on his new book "Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street"

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Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Michael Shuman about his new book "Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity--A Resilient Communities Guide" (from Chelsea Green.)

Michael Shuman is director of research for Cutting Edge Capital, director of research and economic development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute. He holds an AB with distinction in economics and international relations from Stanford University and a JD from Stanford Law School. He has led community-based economic-development efforts across the country and has authored or edited seven previous books, including The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (BK Currents) (2006) and Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age (1998).

www.postcarbon.org/person/36217-michael-shuman

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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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