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What Can Young People Do To Create A More Healthy, Just And Peaceful World?

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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A conversation with the 2014 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship recipients

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility's (PSR) 2014 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship recipients: 1st Place winner Sashka Warner of South Eugene High School (Be the Change You Wish to See), and 2nd Place winner Natalie Skowlund of Lake Oswego High School (Let Peace Begin with You), They will share their writings and perspectives. 
Sean Tenney, PSR's Communications and Development Associate, will speak about the history of the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, and the 2014 award ceremony.

The Movement To End Human Trafficking

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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Stopping Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a terrible crime that exploits innocent and vulnerable people. It is one of the fastest-growing criminal industries in the world that involves the recruiting, transporting, selling, or buying of people for the purpose of various forms of exploitation. Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speaks with Portland's Office of Equity and Human Rights' Human Trafficking Task Force members Kyle Busse, Damon Isiah Turner, and Chris Killmer about its work to raise awareness and mobilize communities to end human trafficking.  They will also share information about a Free Legal Counseling Event on Sunday, April 27, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sauvie Island Grange, located at 14443 NW Charlton Rd. Portland, OR 97231

Astra Taylor on her book THE PEOPLE"S PLATFORM: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

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Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Astra Taylor on her book THE PEOPLE"S PLATFORM: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Astra Taylor, best-known as the director of two widely-acclaimed documentary films on philosophy (Zizek!Examined Life). Her first book, THE PEOPLE’S PLATFORM, is just out from Metropolitan Books this month.
http://us.macmillan.com/thepeoplesplatform/AstraTaylor
 

The Rent is Too Damn High!

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Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Struggle to Protect and Expand Affordable Housing

"The Rent Is Too Damn High": Recent news reports and studies verify what many people know: Individuals and families are being force to move out of their communities because housing is becoming more expensive and affordable housing is difficult to find. 
Justin Buri, Interim Director of the Community Alliance of Tenants, join Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod  to discuss why affordable housing is becoming more difficult to find, what housing advocates are doing to address this crisis, and how tenants can defend their rights.

How Do We Revitalize Our Neighborhoods?

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Mon, 03/24/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Revitalizing NE Portland

REVIEWING REVITALIZATION
Most of the business revitalizing in NE Portland has come through local small business ventures.  How can the same focus benefit the King neighborhood? More Talk Radio asks your opinions on the local business versus Trader Joe issue.  Call and share your views.  503-231-8187, Email: moretalkradio@gmail.com

How Employees on Wall Street Continue to Get More Breaks and Money than Workers on Main Street

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Mon, 03/17/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How Employees on Wall Street Continue to Get More Breaks and Money than Workers on Main Street

Host Celeste Carey speaks with Sarah Anderson, who directs the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. They just released the report "Wall Street Bonuses and the Minimum Wage," which says the New York financial industry's bonus pool exceeded the annual earnings of the more than 1 million Americans who work full-time at the federal minimum wage.

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better.

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Mon, 03/10/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Author and journalist Clive Thompson on how technology is changing our minds for the better

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Clive Thompson, author of "Smarter Than You Think: How How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better."  Thompson argues that the Internet age has produced bold new forms of human cognition, worthy of both celebration and investigation. We learn more and retain the information longer, write and think with global audiences, and even gain an ESP-like awareness of the world around us. 

Expanding Economic Opportunities For Those Who Have Been Shut Out

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Mon, 03/03/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Opportunities for women and multicultural owned businesses and inspiring male youth of color

Join us for a conversation with Deena Pierott about how women and people of color are breaking the glass ceiling of economic opportunity in our region and nation and how she is working to inspire male youth of color to become tomorrow's technology leaders. 

Bradley Garrett, author of Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City, on reclaiming the city

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Mon, 02/24/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Bradley Garrett, author of Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City, on reclaiming the city

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with writer and photographer Bradley Garrett, author of Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City, published by Verso.

It is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us—the cities we live in—that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place for endless adventure.

The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom and Deception in the New World

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Mon, 02/17/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Greg Grandin on The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom and Deception in the New World

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Greg Grandin, author of "The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World."  The book explores an American theme: the paradox of society aspiring to good while acting profoundly immoral. 

Greg Grandin is one of our foremost historians, an original scholar and a gifted storyteller. He is the author of Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City.

The Lewis and Clark College History Department is sponsoring the 51st Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Lecture
by Greg Grandin “Who Aint a Slave:  Slavery in Fact and Melville’s Fiction”

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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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