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"Facing Race," a New Report with Priorities for the Oregon Legislature to Improve Civil Rights

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Mon, 02/08/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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"Facing Race," a New Report with Priorities for the Oregon Legislature to Improve Civil Rights

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Kristina Narayan, with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon or APANO, and David Anitok, co-founder, COFA Alliance National Network. (COFA stands for Compact of Free Association, representing U.S. residents from the Marshall Islands, Palau and Micronesia.)
They'll talk about the new "Facing Race" report released last month by a coalition of groups. It outlines priorities for the Oregon Legislature to improve civil rights and criminal justice, and boost fairness in the economy, education and health care. 

The Iran Deal, Diplomacy and Syria and North Korea

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Mon, 02/01/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Iran Deal, Diplomacy and Syria and North Korea

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Paul Kawika Martin, Policy and Political Director of Peace Action, about his views on the recent deal with Iran and how it relates to the potential for peace in places like Syria and North Korea.

Wage Theft in Oregon with Michael Dale of the Northwest Workers' Justice Project

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Mon, 01/25/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Wage Theft in Oregon with Michael Dale of the Northwest Workers' Justice Project

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Michael Dale, executive director, Northwest Workers' Justice Project, about wage theft and how some Oregon workers aren't getting paid what they are owed. 

Recent high-profile wage-theft busts on state-funded construction jobs have raised public awareness of the problem in the state. Since Thanksgiving, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries or "BOLI" has announced settlements recovering two-point-seven million dollars in unpaid wages for construction workers on state-funded projects. But Dale says workers in many fields, particularly in rural Oregon, can't always get the help they need if they aren't being paid fairly – or paid at all.


Portland Tenants United: Confronting the Rental Crisis In Portland

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Mon, 01/11/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Metro tenants take collective action to insure housing security
Representatives of Portlant Tenants United (PTU) speak with Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod about the housing crisis, the impact of inadequate tenant protections, the organizing campaigns to take collective action toward housing security, and the Housing Justice Rally and March at Portland City Hall that will take place on January 15, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

https://libcom.org/blog/portland-tenants-united-goals-united-tenants-union-19112015


White Supremacy: Origins, Challenges, And Ways To Overcome It

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Mon, 01/04/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion with Francisco Holdman about white supremacy
White supremacy is an ideology that has shaped America since the first European settlers. Join Cecil and Celeste as they speak to social justice activist Francisco Holdman about how to identify and organize against white supremacy.

Francisco Holdman was born In San Francisco and raised in Portland Oregon. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Portland State with a double major in Black studies and social science. He has worked for the Urban League of Portland as a community organizer, for Working America organizing for universal health care. He was also the President of the Black Student Union at PCC. Since 2008 he has studied Non-violent theory.
 

Homeless Memorial Day

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Mon, 12/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Homeless Memorial Day

Will the growing number of Hoovervilles organizing across the region force local governments to act on affordable housing and jobs? Or is it up to us, the people, to help our own friends and neighbors? Sitting in for Cecil and Celeste this morning, host Lisa Loving speaks with the Vancouver group Outsiders Inn on their event, Homeless Memorial Day in Vancouver, Wednesday, December 30, 7 p.m. at Esther Short Park main stage. Connect with them on their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/outsidersinn.org/

More Talk Radio on 12/21/15

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"When Were They Radicalized? That’s Not the Right Question!" with Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler

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Mon, 12/14/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler about his recent article in Counterpunch, "When Were They Radicalized? That’s Not the Right Question!"

WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR NOW IS EACH OTHER: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice

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Mon, 12/07/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR NOW IS EACH OTHER: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice

Hosts Celeste and Cecil speak with  independent journalist and climate activist Wen Stephenson about his new book, WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR NOW IS EACH OTHER: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice

Family Caregiving in Oregon with Jon Bartholomew of AARP Oregon

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Mon, 11/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Family Caregiving in Oregon with Jon Bartholomew of AARP Oregon

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Jon Bartholomew, AARP Oregon's Director of Government Relations about family caregivers in Oregon, the Oregon CARE Act, and other issues related to caregiving and helping people live independently as long as possible. 

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More Talk Radio on 11/14/11

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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.

Today, many Black Republicans keep their political views to themselves or within family circles.  Some endure insults like “Traitor,” “Uncle Tom” or “Oreo Cookie.” Based on their political beliefs, some question whether one can really be Black and a Republican at the same time.  What does this mean for the future of America’s Two-Party Political System and Urban America?

Beginning in his hometown of Trenton, NJ, independent filmmaker Kevin Williams takes a non-partisan journey over four years, two Presidential Elections and eleven states to find out if the Two-Party Political system in Urban America may be failing his city and the country.; In taking a self-critical look at his own Republican Party, Williams focuses his camera on the GOP’s efforts in the African-American community and examines the history and lives of Black Republicans; the GOP’s campaign strategy in urban areas versus the suburbs; media perceptions of Black Republicans; Republican Party efforts to recruit African-Americans; Democratic Party efforts and success in retaining the African-American vote; what both parties are doing today and what it means to be a “Black Republican.”

The film screens November 17th at Portland State University

www.fearofablackrepublican.com

More Talk Radio on 11/07/11

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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. Altman, who has a thirty-five year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions and Greg Margolis of Portland Jobs with Justice.  Nancy Altman is co-director of Social Security Works and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition and campaign.   She is the author of The Battle for Social Security:  From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble.

Local advocates in states represented by the 12-member “Super Committee” recently released new reports detailing the projected fall-out resulting from the committee’s proposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. In the eleven Super Committee states represented, 20.3 million Americans receive Social Security, 18.5 million Americans receive Medicare, and 21.4 million Americans receive Medicaid.

The so-called Congressional “Super Committee” is just 30 days from its deadline. As lobbyists attempt to save tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, the new reports reveal a possible economic crisis for many Americans should the committee vote to cut benefits. The full reports are available at http://www.strengthensocialsecurity.org/super-committee/

Opinion poll after opinion poll show that the vast majority of Americans want no cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.

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Counter-military recruiting in Portland schools

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Mon, 10/31/2011

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.

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Christian Parenti discusses "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence"

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Mon, 10/17/2011

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. 

 Christian Parenti is a contributing editor at The Nation, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, and a visiting scholar at the City University of New York. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from the London School of Economics. The author of Lockdown AmericaThe Soft Cage, and The Freedom. Parenti has written for FortuneThe New York TimesLos AngelesTimesWashington PostPlayboyMother Jones, and The London Review of Books. He has held fellowships from the Open Society Institute, Rockefeller Brother Fund and the Ford Foundation; and has won numerous awards, including the 2009 Lange-Tailor Prize and “Best Magazine Writing 2008” from the Society for Professional Journalists.

Andrew Potter: "The Authenticity Hoax: How We Get Lost Finding Ourselves"

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Mon, 10/10/2011

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod Andrew Potter about his book, The Authenticity Hoax: How We Get Lost Finding Ourselves. Andrew Potter is public affairs columnist with Maclean'smagazine, Canada's premier newsweekly, and a features editor with Canadian Business magazine.

Until recently he was the national editor with the Ottawa Citizen. In addition to the Authenticity Hoax, he wrote a lengthy introduction to the 40th anniversary edition of Lament for a Nation, by George Grant. He also coauthored the international bestseller The Rebel Sell (called Nation of Rebels in the United States) with Joseph Heath.

 http://authenticityhoax.squarespace.com/the-author/ 

A backward agenda: Using Solyandra failure to end support for clean energy

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Mon, 10/03/2011

Solyndra, a solar power company that got more than half a billion dollars in loan guarantees from a Department of Energy Recovery Act program, went bankrupt at the beginning of September. The reason why it happened and who’s to blame is still unclear, but that’s not the main issue taking place in the political field.

Opponents of clean energy who favor fossil fuels want the U.S. public to think that clean energy is weak, unreliable, marginal, and dependent on government subsidies. They have been trying to make that case for a long while. They are trying to use Solyndra as a symbol, something to use as a stand-in to discredit not just the DOE loan program, but all government support for clean energy.

When “Climategate” first broke back in late 2009 right-wing conservatives opened a massive attack coordinated among ideological media, staffers, lobbyists, and politicians. When the left took action, it was too late.

This is what is happening now around Solyndra. The conservatives are going after this.

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate Center, National Resources Defense Council, about why clean energy shouldn’t be discredited entirely because of one failed solar power company. 

More Talk Radio: The Independent Police Review Division, police oversight and the Citizen Review Committee

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Mon, 09/26/2011
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The Independent Police Review Division, police oversight and the Citizen Review Committee

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with representatives of the Independent Police Review Division, (IPR), to talk about police oversight and the recruitment of new volunteers to serve on the Citizen Review Committee.

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Remembering 9/11 -- What happened to the Unity?

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Mon, 09/12/2011

 Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey recollect and reflect on 9/11/2001.  What happened to the unity?  Why have we accepted curtailment of civil liberties? Listeners particitpate.

Labor day special: Wobbly Walk thru the Siskiyous, and Jobs with Justice actions today

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Mon, 09/05/2011

Guest host Kevin Card with a special Labor Day show, interview guest Wes Brain of Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice.  Brain reviews the Wobbly Walk through the Siskiyous, and how it's being commemorated today. Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice brings together labor unions, religious congregations, student groups and community organizations to improve working peoples’ standard of living, job security and their right to organize. 

 

Mental illness and police accountability

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Mon, 08/29/2011

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Tyrone Waters, African American, native Portlander, and a certified life coach. Waters has written about his own negative encounters with members of the Portland Police Force. He will talk about his ideas on how to improve interactions between the police and citizens with mental illness. 

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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