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Pepe Escobar on "Eurasian Integration vs. the Empire of Chaos"

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Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Investigative journalist Pepe Escobar on the Eurasian world and how it looks different from Beijing

Guest host Per Fagereng interviews investigative journalist Pepe Escobar, the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT, and a TomDispatch regular. They will talk about Escobar's recent articles on the how the world looks different when viewed from Beijing. 

Pepe Escobar is TomDispatch’s peripatetic wanderer on the Eurasian mainland, which he’s dubbed "Pipelineistan."  He's also visited other spots along the future “new Silk Roads” that China wants to establish all the way to Western Europe.  He offers a vision of a different Eurasian world than the one reflected in news reports in this country.  

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.

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More Talk Radio on 11/14/11

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Mon, 11/14/2011

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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