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Don Merrill and Joe Meyer's Call in Show on School Board Elections

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Mon, 05/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Don Merrill and Joe Meyer host a call in show on school board elections

Joe Meyer and Don Merrill host a call in show about the Portland Public School board election.

The discussion will be based on the KBOO candidate interviews posted at http://KBOO.fm/pps2015

Have a listent to what the candidates have to say and then call in to have your say.

School Board Ballots are due May 19th. 

DETAINED AND DEPORTED: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire

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Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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DETAINED AND DEPORTED: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview journalist and author Margaret Regan about her new book, DETAINED AND DEPORTED: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire. 

Immigrants who’ve lived in the United States for years, are being detained and deported at unprecedented rates. Thousands languish in detention centers—often torn from their families—for months or even years. Deportees are returned to violent Central American nations or unceremoniously dropped off in dangerous Mexican border towns. Despite the dangers of the desert crossing, many immigrants will slip across the border again, stopping at nothing to get home to their children.

Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars with investigative journalist Chris Woods

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Mon, 05/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars with investigative journalist Chris Woods

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with investigative journalist Chris Woods, who specializes in conflict and national security issues, about his new book, Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars and the secretive history of the United States' use of armed drones and their key role not only on today's battlefields.

Chris Woods speaks Monday May 4th, 7:30pm  at  Powell's City of Books  

Community Conversations: Talking About Issues That Are Important To You

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Mon, 04/27/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Conversations About Issues That Impact Our Lives
Join Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod as they engage in conversations on international and domestic political, social, and economic issues that impact our daily lives.  Share your thoughts and help build community conversations for social change. 503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com

2015 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Recipients Speak

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Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Peace Writing Scholarship Recipients Share Their Award Winning Essays

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility's (PSR) 2015 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship recipients: : First Place - Chelsea Lin (West Linn High School, West Linn, OR) Second Place - Everett Somers (The Academy of Arts and Academics, Springfield, OR) Third Place - Josiah Taylor (Trillium Charter School, Portland, OR)

#DearIRS We Refuse To Pay For War and Weapons

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Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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War Tax Resistance

   As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, many social justice people are conflicted about the use of their tax dollars for US mililtarism. Cecil Prescod speaks with Ruth Benn, Coordinator for the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee about conscientious objectors to paying taxes for war. 

It's Spring: Signs of Renewal and Hope

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Mon, 04/06/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Discussion on signs of new life in our community
It is spring. Time for spring cleaning, new life, new hope. The news is not all bad. Share signs of new life and new hope in yourself, your community, and our world.  Where are the signs of transformation? How do we spot  these signs?  Join Celeste and Cecil for a conversation about renewal, restoration, and revolution.  503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com

Addressing Challenges That Women Face In Society

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Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion on how women confront gender inequality in our culture
As Women History Month comes to a close you are invited to reflect on the challenges that women still face, especially in fields dominated by men that are powerful forces in our culture and economy. Share your views  with hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod and the community. 503.231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com

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Beyond Starbucks: Talking About Race in America

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Mon, 03/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How do we have meaningful conversations about race in our society?
Race and racial issues are on everyone's lips these days. With Starbuck's short-lived PR Campaign "Race Together", its even more so...literally.  Is this just lip service? Or should there be short, sweet and superficial chats along with deep and profound conversations? Join Celeste and Cecil on  More Talk Radio to discuss how we can meaningfully address race issues in America.
Share your thoughts, 503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com

ACTIVISM AND YOU: FIRED UP OR BURNT OUT?

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Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion on activism and what inspires or defeats us

Join Celeste and Cecil for a discussion about  activism and finding balance in our lives. 

The Trappist monk and social critic Thomas Merton o observed  “There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.” 

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Kathleen Gerson on her latest book "The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work, and Family."

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In the controversial public debate over modern American families, the vast changes in family life--the rise of single, two-paycheck, and same-sex parents--have often been blamed for declining morality and unhappy children. Drawing upon pioneering research with the children of the gender revolution, Kathleen Gerson reveals that it is not a lack of "family values," but rigid social and economic forces that make it difficult to have a vibrant and committed family and work life.

Despite the entrance of women into the workforce and the blurring of once clearly defined gender boundaries, men and women live in a world where the demands of balancing parenting and work, autonomy and commitment, time and money are left largely unresolved. Gerson finds that while an overwhelming majority of young men and women see an egalitarian balance within committed relationships as the ideal, today's social and economic realities remain based on conventional--and now obsolete--distinctions between breadwinning and caretaking. In this equity vacuum, men and women develop conflicting strategies, with women stressing self-reliance and men seeking a new traditionalism.

Kathleen Gerson is Professor of Sociology and Collegiate Professor of Arts and Science at New York University. A recognized authority on work, gender, and family life, Kathleen is the author of five books and over fifty articles. She has participated in many public initiatives to foster equality at work and in the home, including the Council on Contemporary Families; the Ford Foundation Project on Integrating Work, Family, and Community; the Sloan Foundation Research Network on Work-Family Issues; and Catalyst's Advisory Board for "The Next Generation of Women Leaders." She contributes regularly to media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, PBS, CNN, and National Public Radio.

For more articles and features on "The Unfinished Revolution," go to

storify.com/contronews/the-unfinished-revolution-by-kathleen-gerson

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Janice Thompson, executive director of Common Cause, Oregon, about money in politics.

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Mon, 01/30/2012
 Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Janice Thompson, executive director of Common Cause, Oregon, about money in politics.

In the landmark 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment prohibits government from placing limits on independent spending for political purposes by corporations and unions. What have been the effects of this ruling? How is its influence being felt in campaign spending in state and national elections? What will the future effects be? Can Citizens United be overturned?

Janice Thompson is executive director of Common Cause Oregon, which she joined in 2009 after leading the Money in Politics Research Action Project and Democracy Reform Oregon.

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Robert Applebaum, founder of ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com on forgiving student loan debt

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Mon, 01/23/2012
 

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Robert Applebaum, founder of Founder of ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com, a grassroots movement that began as a proposal entitled "Forgive Student Loan Debt to Stimulate the Economy" which he posted to a Facebook group by the same name in late January, 2009.

The following is from http://forgivestudentloandebt.com/content/about

Almost immediately upon posting the proposal, people from all walks of life began to join, sharing their stories of economic hardship and struggle as a result of their crushing student loan debts. While the original proposal was intended as an alternative economic stimulus plan, the group quickly evolved as a vehicle for exposing the gross inequities and unfair practices inherent in the student lending industry.

After membership grew to approximately 1000 people within the first week, a reporter for the Huffington Post wrote an article about the proposal and group and, thereafter, membership grew by the thousands. The group enjoyed a great deal of positive press attention in the Spring of 2009 which only served to increase membership, now close to a quarter of a million people!

ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com was founded so as to take this growing grassroots movement to the next level through lobbying, education and advocacy for a complete overhaul to the way higher education is financed in this country.

 

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More Talk Radio on 01/09/12

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Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Angela Martin, Executive director of Economic Fairness Oregon, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to consumer protection and fair lending laws. They will discuss a financial system built to work for the people, not against them as well as an upcoming forum on January 11th in Hillsboro on how you can help win passage of strong homeowner protections and hear how Oregonians are already fighting foreclosures. They will also share details of legislation Oregon lawmakers will soon be considering and how you can have a voice in the process! 

www.economicfairnessoregon.org/

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More Talk Radio on 12/26/11

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Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with attorney James Otto, who has filed a lawsuit demanding that Americans have equal access to American jobs. He is co-author, (with Ilene Proctor), of the article "Where Have All The Jobs Gone?" They say that American corporations are betraying the American Dream by hiring 2,000,000 workers per year from foreign countries."

James Otto says that for the past 30 years, American firms have failed to adhere to civil rights laws. Otto declares corporations have installed surreptitious strategies to illegally discriminate against the entire American workforce.

More Talk Radio on 12/26/11

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Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with attorney James Otto, who has filed a lawsuit demanding that Americans have equal access to American jobs. He is co-author, (with Ilene Proctor), of the article "Where Have All The Jobs Gone?" They say that American corporations are betraying the American Dream by hiring 2,000,000 workers per year from foreign countries."

James Otto says that for the past 30 years, American firms have failed to adhere to civil rights laws. Otto declares corporations have installed surreptitious strategies to illegally discriminate against the entire American workforce.

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More Talk Radio on 12/12/11

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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/

The article plays off of the words of satirist Jonathan Swift, who at a moment when Ireland had fallen into utter destitution at the hands of British landlords, offered a “modest proposal” that they should sell their own children to the rich as food. Steve Fraser proposes that on January 16th, Martin Luther King Day, Americans should descend on Wall Street for a “macabre gathering,” a day that would be dubbed “We Surrender” or “Restore Debtor’s Prisons” or “De-Fault Is Ours” or “Collateralize Us.”

There, he suggests, we would offer ourselves and our children as a sacrifice to Wall Street. As he describes it in part: “You’ll want to turn in your subprime mortgage documents. And do you really need that mobile home or tent? And certainly, you’ll want to offer up your children to Wall Street if they’re young enough to make a “delicious” and nourishing meal. If a bit older, haul along that creaky swing-set from your backyard, or dilapidated blackboards and outmoded computer consoles from your child’s underfunded, disintegrating school… If your children are older still, and waterlogged from the college loans that put them ‘underwater’ before they even had their first jobs, why not donate those debts as securitized gifts to the Street? Better yet: give back their college diplomas.”

Fraser means this proposal seriously in the spirit of Martin Luther King, that “lawbreaker for justice.” As he writes, “If credit-default swaps and structured investment vehicles are legal, as they are, and if marching in the streets is becoming ever less so, as it is, then on January 16th we should begin to turn that kind of preposterous world upside down. What was lawful shall become criminal and what was denied to the people shall be taken by them and made good law.”

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More Talk Radio on 12/05/11

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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.”

He urges its rereading “at this moment when the government seems to be carving out an exception to it large enough to drive a tank through. As the occupiers of Zuccotti Park, like those pepper-sprayed at UC Davis or the Marine veteran shot in Oakland, recently found out, the government’s ability to limit free speech, to stopper the First Amendment, to undercut the right to peaceable assemble and petition for redress of grievances, is perhaps the most critical issue our republic can face.”

Van Buren describes the dramatic case of Morris Davis, former Air Force colonel and chief military prosecutor at Guantanamo, who stated he would not use evidence obtained through torture and then resigned when a torture advocate was named his boss.

Davis was a researcher for the Library of Congress in 2009 when he was fired for writing an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that had nothing to do with his work at the library, which was considered exemplary. Writes Van Buren: “The simple act of speaking out on a subject at odds with an official government position was the real grounds for his firing. That, and that alone, was enough for termination. As any devoted fan of George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, or Philip K. Dick would know, Davis committed a thought crime.”

Davis has taken the case to court where a loss would be a chilling precedent at a moment when secrecy is becoming the first principle of the American government.

Peter Van Buren spent a year in Iraq as a State Department Foreign Service Officer serving as Team Leader for two Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs). Now in Washington, he writes about Iraq and the Middle East at his blog, "We Meant Well." His new book is "We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People", (The American Empire Project, Metropolitan Books).

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More Talk Radio on 11/28/11

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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

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More Talk Radio on 11/21/11

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

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.

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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