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Cecil and Celeste welcome your calls. This program is open to local, national and international issues ranging from poverty in Portland to politics in Africa.

 

Episode Archive

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.” 

International Women's Day 2015

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Mon, 03/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Women speak about issues concerning women
In recognition of  International Women's Day (March 8), women will talk about issues concerning women.  Women (women only) are invited to call and share your thoughts 503-231-8187, or email at moretalkradio@gmail.com

A New Poor People's Campaign For Today

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Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Building A New Social Movement To End Poverty
Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak to Willie Baptist and John Wessel-McCoy from the Poverty Initiative/ Kairos Center and the new Poor People's Campaign about the movement to end poverty. 
The cornerstone of the Kairos Center is the Poverty Initiative whose mission is to raise up generations of religious and community leaders dedicated to building a social movement to end poverty, led by the poor.
Join us with your questions and comments. 503-231-8187. moretalkradio@gmail.com

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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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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.

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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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