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Lawless Capitalism with professor and author Steven Ramirez

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Mon, 10/14/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Discussion of how the economic crisis is the result of a gross failure of law
In this innovative and exhaustive study, Steven A. Ramirez posits that the subprime mortgage crisis, as well as the global macroeconomic catastrophe it spawned, is traceable to a gross failure of law. The rule of law must appropriately channel and constrain the exercise of economic and political power. Used effectively, it ensures that economic opportunity isn’t limited to a small group of elites that enjoy growth at the expense of many, particularly those in vulnerable economic situations. In Lawless Capitalism, Ramirez calls for the rule of law to displace crony capitalism. Only through the rule of law, he argues, can capitalism be reconstructed.

A Time to Reflect and Share

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Mon, 10/07/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Community discussion about our community's health
Join Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod with your views and opinions about current topics in our city, state, nation, and world. What are your thoughts about what is going on, or not, in Washington, D.C., Salem, and Portland? We invite you to call or email us at 503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com.

Workers and the new health insurance exchanges

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Mon, 09/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Workers and the new health insurance exchanges

More Talk Radio presents the third in a series of programs looking at the Affordable Care Act, the new health insurance exchanges and Cover Oregon.

On today's show hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod focus on the effects of the new program on workers, including union workers. How will the multiemployer health care plans, sometimes called Taft-Hartley plans, benefit funds administered by a joint board representing both union and management, be affected?

Will some businesses reduce workers' hours in response to the new laws?

How does organized labor view the new exchanges, including Cover Oregon?

Call in with your comments and questions.

Health Care in Oregon under Cover Oregon

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Mon, 09/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Navigating the new health care insurance changes
Health Care in Oregon under Cover Oregon

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host the second in a series of programs on the new Health Insurance Exchanges including Cover Oregon. They hope to provide insight on how to navigate the upcoming health care changes. Guests include Amy Fauver, Chief Communications Officer with Cover Oregon and Jim Houser, co-owner of Hawthorne Auto Clinic and member of the Main Street Alliance of Oregon.

Cover Oregon, http://www.coveroregon.com/

Main Street Alliance Oregon, http://oregon.mainstreetalliance.org/

 

More Talk Radio on 09/16/13

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Mon, 09/16/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Peter Shapiro discusses the upcoming health care changes
How to navigate the upcoming health care changes. Part 1

Peter Shapiro and Cover Oregon join Cecil and Celeste to provide insight on how to navigate the upcoming health care changes. Part 1

Cover Oregon, http://www.coveroregon.com/

 

 

 

More Talk Radio on 09/09/13

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Mon, 09/09/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Scot Nakagawa on Civil Rights, Economics, Language and More

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Scot Nakagawa,  Senior Partner in ChangeLab, a grassroots institute for the advancement of racial equity. Scot’s primary work in progressive social change has been as a social movement analyst with a particular emphasis on analyzing and creating strategies to counter rightwing movements. His current blog, Race Files, addresses race and racism in U.S. politics and culture. 

The topic is civil rights for anyone and the question "Are we living in a post racial society, and why is that a popular talking point for some?

 

More Talk Radio on 08/26/13

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Mon, 08/26/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Call-in Talk Radio
Guest host Paul Roland takes listener calls about consensus in organizations.

Guest host Paul Roland takes listener calls about consensus in organizations.

More Talk Radio on 08/19/13

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Mon, 08/19/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: Why Are We Still Marching?
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: Why Are We Still Marching?

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: Why Are We Still Marching?

This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  On a hot August day in 1963 over 200,000 people gathered on the Washington Mall to declare their commitment to social and economic justice and demand the federal government take action to guarantee the civil rights of all citizens.

As Oregonians join people throughout the nation to commemorate this event, we pause and ask, why are the gains of the civil rights movement being dismantled?  What is the clarion call to justice for our generation?  What lessons can we learn from the victories and failures of the civil right struggles of the 1950s and 1960s? 

More Talk Radio on 08/12/13

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Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration.
Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration.

Host Celeste Carey interviews Ediberto Román: author of Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration.

In Those Damned Immigrants, Ediberto Román takes on critics of Latina/o immigration, drawing on empirical evidence to refute charges of links between immigration and crime, economic downfall, and a weakening of Anglo culture. Román utilizes government statistics, economic data, historical records, and social science research to provide a counter-narrative to what he argues is a largely one-sided public discourse on Latino/a immigration.

More Talk Radio on 07/29/13

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Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A Conversation about Race: After Trayvon, How Do We Talk?

Let's Talk: Why is it so easy to buy into stereotypes and negative images of black people, especially black men?  Why do we not see our common humanity?  Join Celeste and Cecil as we enter into a difficult but necessary conversation about race. Share your thoughts at 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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