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Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy

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Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview investigative journalist Reese Erlich, who was recently in Syria, about "Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy."  Erlich is the author of the new book "Inside Syria: the Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect."

A talk by Reese Erlich: Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00pm, at the College of Urban and Public Affairs, Second Floor Gallery, Portland State University at 506 SW Mill Street. Free and Open to the Public.

Voting Progressive Yet Still Oppressing

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Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Voting Progressive Yet Still Oppressing: A discussion on the work that needs to be done.
"So pot is legal, but some mothers can not get driver cards to take their kids to school?"
The recent elections in Oregon revealed that there is much work to be done before Oregon can boast that it is a progressive state. In a recent blog Adam Phillips wrote "Our version of progressivism is truly weird: many of us in favor of left-leaning consumerism but forgetting that a truly progressive vision includes everyone in the fight for the common good." Libertarian or libertine might be a more appropriate label to put on Oregon.

The Right To Die/The Right To Live: A Difficult But Necessary Conversation

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Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion on "the right to die"
On October 27, 1997 Oregon enacted the nation's first Death with Dignity Act which allows terminally-ill Oregonians to end their lives through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose. Since that time the states of Washington and Vermont have enacted similiar legislation.
Last spring doctors told Brittany Maynard, 29, that she had six months to live after she was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma. She moved to Oregon and shared with the public her decision to end her life.  Ms. Maynard's openess about her condition and decision to end her life reignited public and private conversations about the right to die. Brittany Maynard ended her life on Saturday, November 1.

After One Month is the Strategy Against ISIS Working?

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Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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After One Month is the Strategy Against ISIS Working?
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action’s (formerly SANE/Freeze) political director, who works with their members to abolish nuclear weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary solutions to the conflicts with Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. 

They'll discuss the October 23rd statement from Peace Action marking one month since air strikes were launched on ISIS in Syria.  

The Past, Present and Future of Affordable Housing in the U.S.

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Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Past, Present and Future of Affordable Housing in the U.S.
The guest is James Tracy, founder of the San Francisco Community Land Trust, and author of the new book, "Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes from San Francisco's Housing Wars." Per Fagereng will sit in as guest host. They will discuss the dysfunctional housing machine and how it works for the rich. 

James Tracy is a Bay Area native and community activist. He is co-founder of the San Francisco Community Land Trust, as well as a poet and co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists: Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power.

Scientist Michael Hansen on Oregon Ballot Measure 92

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Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Scientist Michael Hansen on Oregon Ballot Measure 92

Sam Bouman guest hosts. He speaks with Michael Hansen, Ph.D, Senior Scientist
Consumers Union, about Oregon Ballot Measure 92, which would require the labeling of food sold inOregon that contains genetically modified organisms.

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.
 

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State Senator Chip Shields takes a look at Oregon Legislature

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Mon, 08/22/2011

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Oregon State Senator Chip Shields from District 22 in Portland about the recent legislative session, a day in the life of a legislator, what's coming up, and more. 

Addressing Transportation in Portland

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Mon, 07/25/2011

 Host Cecil Prescod discusses transportation issues in Portland with Dave Wetzel  from England. As well as being President of the Labour Land Campaign (www.LabourLand.org), Dave Wetzel FCILT is CEO of 'Transforming Communities' the transport, housing, land tax consultancy he founded in 2008. For eight years he was the first Vice-Chair of Transport for London and was also Chair of London Buses and TfL's Safety, Health and Environment Committee.

More Talk Radio 07/18/2011

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Mon, 07/18/2011

Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey comment on various topics including: our dependence on technology, re-purposing job skills to adapt to the emerging green economy, and same sex marriage.

How Proposed Budget Cuts Impact Women

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Mon, 07/11/2011

Join Celeste and Cecil, and their guest, Tim Casey of the Women's Legal Education and Defense Fund, in a discussion on how the proposed federal budget cuts will impact women.
Last week the New York Times reported : "President Obama stepped up pressure on Congressional Republicans on Tuesday to agree to a broad deficit-cutting deal, pledging to put popular entitlement programs like Medicare on the table in return for Republican acquiescence to some higher taxes."
Responding to the President's proposals Casey, a senior staff attorney at Legal Momentum, said : "Many of the proposed cuts are most devastating to communities least able to afford them: women and families hardest hit during the economic downturn, including single parent families, pregnant women, and children."
We invite your participation. Our phone number is 231-8187. Our email address is moretalkradio@gmail.com

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How Proposed Budget Cuts Impact Women

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Mon, 07/11/2011

Join Celeste and Cecil, and their guest, Tim Casey of the Women's Legal Education and Defense Fund, in a discussion on how the proposed federal budget cuts will impact women.

Last week the New York Times reported : "President Obama stepped up pressure on Congressional Republicans on Tuesday to agree to a broad deficit-cutting deal, pledging to put popular entitlement programs like Medicare on the table in return for Republican acquiescence to some higher taxes."

Responding to the President's proposals Casey, a senior staff attorney at Legal Momentum, said : "Many of the proposed cuts are most devastating to communities least able to afford them: women and families hardest hit during the economic downturn, including single parent families, pregnant women, and children."

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Open Forum on Violence in our Communities

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Mon, 06/27/2011

This  program is an open forum on what are we doing about the upsurge in violence in our communities.

The recent increased in violence in our communities has lead many to find out why and  what can we do to reduce violence.

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A discussion about the Death Penalty and the movement to abolish it in Oregon.

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Mon, 06/20/2011

A discussion about the Death Penalty and the movement to abolish it in Oregon

Do you think a death row inmate has the right to insist on execution?  Should the death penalty be abolished?

Join me, Cecil Prescod, this Monday, June 20 at 8AM when I speak with Ron Steiner of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and attorney Jeff Ellis of Oregon Capital Resource Center about the death penalty and the scheduled execution of Oregon prisoner Gary Haugen.

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Technology and Personal Connections: A Distraction From Action or a Medium for Protest, and Gender Roles Blogging

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Mon, 06/06/2011

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey discuss the role of technology in modern society and the effect it has had on personal connections.

In light of the recent death of Gil Scott-Heron, Celeste Carey asks: Do we respond anymore to the meaningful exchange we had with protest singers when we heard their songs?  Has Tweeting in the digital age replaced it and is it as effective?

Inspired by Arwyn Arising's blog 'Raising My Boychick' (http://www.raisingmyboychick.com/) Cecil Prescod discusses gender roles, the idea of gender assignment, and raising a child without an imposed gender.

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Social Security: Beyond the Doom and Gloom

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Thu, 05/26/2011

Host Celeste Carey interviews Max Richtman, Executive VP/Acting CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

Richtman says, “It’s important that Americans understand the [just-released] 2011 Trustees Report which confirms that Social Security and Medicare continue to fulfill their mission, providing retirement and health security to millions still suffering during the worst economic crisis of a generation. Beyond the doom-and-gloom news headlines and calls to cut these programs in order to ‘save’ them, the fiscal facts in this annual report show that Social Security has a $2.6 trillion surplus which continues to grow."

MALCOLM X: A Life of Reinvention

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Mon, 05/16/2011

MALCOLM X: A Life of Reinvention

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Kevin Doughten, an editor at Viking Penguin, about the new book MALCOLM  X: A Life of Reinvention, by Manning Marable. MALCOLM X was ten years in the making and draws from multiple untapped sources. Reviewers say the text will stand as the definitive work on Malcolm X.
Unfortunately author Manning Marable died on April 1st just as this major work was being released. He was Professor of African American Studies and a professor of history and public affairs at Columbia University. He was the founding director of African American Studies at Columbia from 1993 to 2003, and also served as director of the university’s Center for Contemporary Black History. The author of fifteen books, Marable also edited of the quarterly journal Souls.

 

MALCOLM X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America, from the rise of Marcus Garvey and the Ku Klux Klan to the struggles of the civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties. Reaching into Malcolm’s troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents’ activism through his own engagement with the Nation of Islam, charting his astronomical rise in the world of Black Nationalism and culminating in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Marable has based his work on extensive interviews with Louis Farrakhan and other intimates, as well as previously unseen FBI files and archival information from the Nation of Islam’s own records.

 


In MALCOLM X, Marable draws on previously unavailable portions of Malcolm’s diaries from his travels in the Middle East and Africa, documenting a pivotal moment in his transformation from a staunch devotee of the Nation of Islam to the leader of a new movement.  Through his tireless work and countless speeches, Malcolm X empowered hundreds of thousands of black Americans to create better lives and stronger communities while establishing the template for the self-actualized, independent African American man. In death he became a broad symbol of both resistance and reconciliation for millions around the world. Manning Marable’s MALCOLM X will stand as the definitive work on one of the most important figures in the history of civil rights, surpassing previous treatments in its depth and intensity and capturing with revelatory clarify a man who constantly strove, in the great American tradition, to remake himself anew.

 

As an editor Kevin Doughten has worked with a range of authors, including Barack Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, Pulitzer Prize–winner Jimmy Breslin, and bestselling authors Robert Lacey and Rafe Esquith.


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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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