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The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarcerations in America

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Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarcerations in America
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Todd Clear, Dean of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University and co-author with Natasha Frost of the new book, "The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarcerations in America."

Yes on 88 Campaign for Driver Cards

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Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Yes on 88 Campaign for Driver Cards
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with members of the Yes on 88 Campaign.

Oregon Ballot Measure 88 allows the DMV to issue “driver cards” to Oregon residents who meet the following requirements:
Pass the State’s written driver knowledge test;
Pass the State’s behind-the-wheel driver test;
Provide proof of residence in Oregon for more than one year; and
Provide proof of identity and date of birth.

The driver card may not be used as identification for air travel, to enter a federal building, to register to vote, or to obtain any government benefit requiring proof of citizenship or lawful presence in United States.

Pacific Northwest Social Forum, a convergence of people's movements in the Pacific Northwest

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Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Pacific Northwest Social Forum, a convergence of people's movements in the Pacific Northwest

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Dione Johnson-Tyson of the Multi-Media Center (Oakland & Seattle) and Edgar Franks of Community to Community/Comunidad a Comunidad in Bellingham, Washington. They will talk about the Pacific NW Social Forum (PNWSF) coming up this weekend.

N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy: How should 20 million dollars be used?

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Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy: How should 20 million dollars be used?

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Traci Manning and Leslie A. Goodlow of the Portland Housing Bureau and Bishop Steven Holt, Lead Pastor of the The International Fellowship Family and member of the Community Advisory Committee to the North-Northeast Neighborhood Housing Strategy, about the the N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy.
 

KBOO Board of Directors Candidate Forum Jason Pretty Boy and Jessie Sponberg

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Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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KBOO Board of Directors Candidate Forum Jason Pretty Boy and Jessie Sponberg

Get to know your candidates for the KBOO Board Directors 2014 elections!


Today Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod invite KBOO board candidates Jason Pretty Boy and Jessie Sponberg to talk about KBOO's Board of Directors and what they feel they have to offer as candidates.

Listeners, particularly members, are encouraged to phone in with  questions for the candidates.

Labor Day Discussion: how much money do you need right now to get out of debt?

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Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Labor Day Discussion: how much money do you need right now to get out of debt?

The 15th Annual Job Gap Report by the Alliance for a Just Society shows that a $15 minimum wage is not enough to keep the average worker out of poverty. In honor of Labor Day, guest host Lisa Loving asks: What is your job? How much are you earning? And how much money do you need right now to get out of debt?
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The average single resident of Oregon or Washington actually needs to make almost $16 an hour to stay out of poverty -- almost twice Oregon's minimum wage of $9.10 an hour. 

While the campaign for a $15 minimum wage takes root across the country, a new report underscores just how meager that wage really is for families.

Elizabeth Beavers on Ferguson and Military Policing

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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Elizabeth Beavers on Ferguson and Military Policing

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Elizabeth Beavers, Legislative Associate, Militarism & Civil Liberties of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest.
They'll talk about Ferguson and Military Policing. Elizabeth co-authored the recent article "Get the Military Off of Main Street: Ferguson Shows the Risks of Militarized Policing," which points out that the Ferguson  police force got equipped by the Pentagon. The Department of Defense provides military-grade weapons and equipment to local law enforcement agencies through the 1033 program, enacted by Congress in 1997 to expand the practice of dispensing extra military gear. .

Enough Is Enough: A Community's Response to Violence

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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Community seeks to bring those affected by violence together for healing, support and strength
This Monday on More Talk Radio hear the collective call that says "Enough Is Enough" as Portlanders take a stand to end the violence stealing our family members.
Often these senseless deaths are one or two witnesses away from justice. Yet no one will step forward to speak the truth, allowing the killers to hold our community hostage through our silence. Families are devastated by this loss and ongoing lack of closure. Witnesses may be devastated by a sense of helplessness.
As a reply that says the community does not condone violence or the silence, "Enough Is Enough", a community led effort, seeks to bring those affected by this violence together for healing, support and strength.
Share your thoughts: 503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com

Portland Police Bureau's Engagement With The Community

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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion about Portland Police Bureau and Community Policing
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Constantine Severe, Director of the Portland Auditor’s Independent Police Review, Citizens' Review Committee (CRC) chair Rodney Paris, and CRC member Mae Wilson.  They will discuss the powers and duties of the City Auditor’s Independent Police Review Division, the duties and responsibilities of the volunteer advisory body of the Citizen Review Committee, and the upcoming CRC Race Talk Fora on Community Policing

Aviva Chomsky on her book, "Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal"

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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Aviva Chomsky on her book, "Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal"

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Aviva Chomsky about her latest book, "Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal." Noted historian and activist Chomsky presents grounding historical and cultural context for a conversation often broken into sound bites, and her latest book has been praised as “a catalyst to let the deeper and higher thinking begin.”

Chomsky, a professor of Latin American Studies at Salem State University, argues that our immigration issues stem from the fundamental—and deeply prejudicial—way we classify who comes into this country, and who is not allowed.

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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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