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"Airline Monopolies: Back to the Future" with Richard Baxley of FlyersRights

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Mon, 11/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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"Airline Monopolies: Back to the Future" with Richard Baxley of FlyersRights

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Richard Baxley, staff attorney at FlyersRights about the recent artilce on FlyersRights.org on "Airline Monopolies: Back to the Future." 

During the last 10 years, the Associated Press reported that domestic airfares rose faster than inflation. Why?

The AP showed that competition at the biggest airports across the country has been reduced through mergers, creating a situation where passengers are paying higher fares and fees.

A single airline controls a majority of the market at 40 of the top 100 U.S. airports. At 93 of the top 100, one or two airlines control a majority of the seats. 

Electoral Reform, Part 2, with Drew Spencer, legal director at FairVote

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Mon, 11/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Electoral Reform, Part 2, with Drew Spencer, legal director at FairVote

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Drew Spencer, legal director at FairVote about the role that electoral reform played in the 2015 elections this year.

Hunger and Poverty Growth in Oregon

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Mon, 11/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hunger and Poverty Growth in Oregon

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Tyler Mac Innis, Policy Analyst, at the Oregon Center for Public Policy, about recent reports that Oregonians are more likely to live in poverty now than during the Great Recession and how more Oregonians are struggling to put food on the table, even as the economy has been in recovery.

Premilla Nadesen on "HOUSEHOLD WORKERS UNITE", Domestic Worker Activism in the 1960's and 1970's

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Mon, 11/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Premilla Nadesen on "HOUSEHOLD WORKERS UNITE", Domestic Worker Activism in the 1960's and 1970's

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with scholar and activist Premilla Nadasen about her book, HOUSEHOLD WORKERS UNITE: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement and the little-known history of domestic worker activism in the 1960s and 1970s. Premilla Nadasen offers new perspectives on race, labor, feminism, and organizing.
 
Nadasen shows how these women were a far cry from the stereotyped passive and powerless victims; they were innovative labor organizers who tirelessly organized on buses and streets across the United States to bring dignity and legal recognition to their occupation.

Portland is off-the chain: Are self-indulgent pet owners dissing real service animals?

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Mon, 10/26/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Theft of a Black Baptist Church in Gentrified Rip City

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Mon, 10/19/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion on how gentrication impacted a local community
Cecil Prescod interviews Dan Forbes about his recent series "The Theft of a Black Baptist Church in Gentrified Portland" published in Atticus Review.
Mr. Forbes' journalism has received awards from Columbia University, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Drug Policy Alliance.  His novel, "Derail This Train Wreck" (2015, Fomite Press) was sparked  by  a NYPD assault and his sucessful lawsuit against Lincoln Center and the police.

"In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now," with Benjamin Hedin

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Mon, 10/12/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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"In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now," with Benjamin Hedin

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Benjamin Hedin about his book, "In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now."  Hedin discusses the history of the civil rights movement and current events, which can look like the past. For example today's schools revert to being all-black or all-white. African-Americans are denied access to the polls. Unarmed black men are killed by police. Has America progressed on matters of race, or are we stalled - or even moving backward?

(This show was previously scheduled for 9/14/15, but was rescheduled for this time.)

More Talk Radio on 10/05/15

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National Day of Action for "Medicare for All"

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Mon, 09/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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National Day of Action for "Medicare for All"

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Students for a National Health Program or SNaHP, the student arm of Physicians for a National Health Program or PNHP. Their guests are Scott Goldberg, a student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Umer Waris, who is at UC Davis School of Medicine

Citing the persistence of thousands of preventable deaths each year due to lack of health insurance, students at more than 20 medical schools will hold teach-ins, rallies and candlelight vigils on October 1st to bring national attention to ‘our failing health care system and the need for single-payer health reform

Fairness for the Land and the Worker:” 2015 Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting

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Mon, 09/21/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Fairness for the Land and the Worker:” 2015 Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Joel Iboa of Beyond Toxics and Carl Wilmsen from the Northwest Forest Worker Center about environmental justice and “Fairness for the Land and the Worker:” 2015 Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting," 

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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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