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Race, Faith, and Justice: A Discussion with The Rev. Osagyefo Sekou

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Mon, 06/29/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion on the movement for racial social justice
The Rev. Osagyefo Sekou returns to More Talk Radio.  The Rev. Sekou, organizer, author, public intellectual will give the keynote address at Warner Pacific College on June 29 at a forum entitled "Race, Faith, and Justice in the age of Ferguson and Baltimore".

The Incomes of the Top .001 Percent of Taxpayers Are Soaring While Their Tax Burdens Are Falling

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Mon, 06/22/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Incomes of the Top .001 Percent of Taxpayers Are Soaring While Their Tax Burdens Are Falling
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Pulitzer-Prize-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnston, who has an opinion piece on Al Jazeera America about a new IRS report which examines incomes and tax burdens of all Americans. Johnston writes, “Its story of stagnation should be familiar to all. For 80% of Americans, average incomes fell between 2003 and 2012…But depressing as that news is, the real story from the report concerns the very top level of income earners.

The Importance of "Rites Of Passage" In Life

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Mon, 06/15/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion on how and why we acknowledge changes in our individual and communal lives

Join Celeste and Cecil in a discussion about "Rites of Passage".  All societies have rites of pasages-transitional phases to help people stay positively aligned with each other and accept new levels of growth, being, responsibility, and celebration.

What rites of passage do we as a culture (in the US) now have...or SHOULD have in 2015? What are ways you acknowledge life transitions in your community?  How do you promote your cultural heritages and identities in your  family and community?

Share your wisdom at 503-231-8187. moretalkradio@gmail.com

Rites of Passage: Rituals Affirming the Journey of Life

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Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion on how and why we acknowledge changes in our individual and communal lives

Join Celeste and Cecil in a discussion about "Rites of Passage".  All societies have rites of pasages-transitional phases to help people stay  positively aligned with each other and accept new levels of growth and being.

What rites of passage do we as a culture (in the US) now have...or SHOULD have in 2015? What are ways you acknowledge life transitions in your community?  How do you promote your cultural heritages and identities in your  family and community?

Share your wisdom at 503-231-8187. moretalkradio@gmail.com

 

 

DREAMERS: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream with Eileen Truax

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Mon, 06/01/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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DREAMERS: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream with Eileen Truax

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Eileen Truax, author of DREAMERS: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream.

Dreamers is a movement book for the generation brought to the United States as children—and now fighting to live here legally

Memorial Day: Lets Talk War and Soldiers

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Mon, 05/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Talk Radio, American Soldiers, Heroes or Imperial Storm Troopers?

Memorial Day: Let's Talk War & Soldiers

It is common now for many Americans to say "Thank You for your Service" when they meet or even just encounter a person in Military Service. When I hear someone is in the military, I always want to say,  " Oh I am so sorry". I hate war and know it twists and damages even the conquering forces. How do you react when you meet a soldier? Does the knee jerk or even the genuine, "Thank You" help keep our endless wars going? Does  support of the individual soldiers lead to  unquestioning support of the military and the silence of the Anti- War movement ?  Or is it only what they are due, no matter how you feel about war.

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

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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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Mon, 11/07/2011

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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