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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.

Digitally Enabled Social Change with professor and author Jennifer Earl

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Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Digitally Enabled Social Change with professor and author Jennifer Earl

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Jennifer Earl, co-author with Katrina Kimport of "Digitally Enabled Social Change,"  They will discuss how the Internet affects social change and political protest.

How Then Shall We Live? A Time To Pause, Reflect, And Share

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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Sharing our hopes and concerns for our community

A Time to Reflect and Share

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Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A conversation about concerns in our communities

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Robert Whitaker on the astonishing rise of mental illness in America

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Mon, 05/09/2011

 Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in AmericaRobert Whitaker probed into clinical studies in prestigious scientific journals, some dating back more than 50 years. He noticed a shocking anomaly. Psychiatric drugs have repeatedly been shown to worsen mental illness, to say nothing of the risks of liver damage, weight gain, elevated cholesterol and blood sugar, and reduced cognitive function they entail. The reality, he says, is that, because no one knows what causes mental illness, there’s no cure or palliation to be found in these pills.

Robert Whitaker returns to Portland on May 13-14 to focus on alternatives to psychotropic drugs. He will facilitate a conversation with the audience and a panel of mental health providers and peers on the current national movement to move our mental health care to a more holistic, effective and humane system.

Location: First Unitarian Church of Portland

Time: ‎7:00PM Friday, May 13th; Saturday, May 14, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

 

"All Labor Has Dignity" -- the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Mon, 05/02/2011

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Michael Honey about All Labor Has Dignity, a book of speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on economic justice. Honey edited the book.

People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. As we struggle with massive unemployment, a staggering racial wealth gap, and the near collapse of our financial system, King’s prophetic writings and speeches underscore King’s relevance for today. Michael Honey's collection traces King’s economic dream, from lectures to unions in the 1960s to addresses during his Poor People’s Campaign, culminating with his momentous “Mountaintop” speech, delivered in support of striking black sanitation workers in Memphis.

Michael Honey is an educator who combines scholarship with civic engagement. He teaches African-American, civil rights and labor history and specializes in work on Martin Luther King, Jr. Honey holds the Fred T. and Dorothy G. Haley Endowed Professorship in the Humanities at the University of Washington, Tacoma (UWT) and previously served as the Harry Bridges Chair of Labor Studies for the University of Washington and as President of the Labor and Working-Class History Association.

Honey’s work is noted for his extensive use of oral history, deep archival research, and vibrant writing  style.

http://thekinglegacy.org/books/all-labor-has-dignity

Debate: Yes or no, on Bond Measure 26-121 to update Portland public school buildings

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Thu, 04/28/2011

Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey host a debate on Measure 26-121 a bond for the Portland Public Schools to update and renovate public school buildings. Representative from Portlanders for Schools, (for the Measure), and from Learning Now, Buildings Later, (against the measure), will be the guests.  The election is Tuesday, May 17th. 

The devastation of foreclosure; what can be done

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Mon, 04/18/2011

 

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Nancie Koerber of the non-profit organization Good Grief America which works to fight foreclosure and to support our communities.

Housing was the vehicle that Wall Street used to drain the life out of America.  The result has caused record unemployment, foreclosures, homelessness and the unweaving of our community fiber.  All linked to this issue are increased suicides, divorces, bankruptcies, and small business failure.  Our community services such as food stamps, unemployment, foster care, homeless shelters and many others are over burdened and unable to meet the needs of struggling families. 

Nancie discusses what happens with foreclosure in Oregon, how individuals and families deal with the experience, how communities can help and what the future holds regarding this issue.

Opposing perspectives on U.S. role in Libya

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Mon, 04/11/2011

Host Cecil Prescod moderates a discussion with two local peace activists who have differing opinions about the U.S. led U.N. bombing of Libya and their subsequent involvement in that country. Listeners call in.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/BACK-TO-THE-BRIDGES-by-Joe-Walsh-110330-130.html

http://chuckcurrie.blogs.com/ 

 

Labor rights, economic justice, and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Mon, 04/04/2011

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod lead a discussion of how the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. relates to current labor issues in the U.S. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th in 1968. Their guest is Isaiah Poole, whose current article is "From Memphis to Madison: The April 4th Stand For Economic Justice."

Isaiah Poole is Executive Editor of TomPaine.com. He has worked for more than 25 years as an editor and reporter for various newspapers, mostly in Washington, and has written articles on topics ranging from presidential politics to pop culture. He is also a founding member of the Washington Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He is a native Washingtonian.

http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2011031223/memphis-madison-april-4-stand-economic-justice

 
 

 

 

Young union members seek social change through YELL

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Mon, 03/28/2011

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Allie Medeiros and Nick Gaitaud of The Oregon AFL-CIO Young Emerging Labor Leaders (YELL) which mobilizes young union members to become leaders and activists for social change within their unions and communities at large.

YELL provides networking opportunities and resources for young union members to engage in social gatherings, conferences, and events. 

 

Avel Gordley discusses memoir of her life as an Oregon activist, legislator and public servant

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Mon, 03/21/2011

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with former Oregon State Senator Avel Gordley about her new memoir Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator and Public Servant

Avel Louise Gordly was elected to the Oregon State Senate in 1996, after she had served three terms in the House of Representatives, running on both Democratic and Republican ballots in each election. Throughout her career, she always insisted that the legislative process belongs to the People,  that it be open and transparent to constituents from every place in Oregon.

A native of Portland, daughter of a Union Pacific Pullman porter and a working mother active in women's organizations, Avel Louise Gordly is the first African-American woman elected to the Oregon Senate in the history of the state.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in the Administration of Justice from Portland State University and completed the Program for Senior Executives at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

She is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum and has a long professional career including service as an Adult Parole and Probation Officer for the State of Oregon Corrections Division; as Director of Youth Services for the Urban League of Portland; as Community Liaison for the Multnomah County Health Department, where she worked on the County's emergency preparedness and health disparity issues.

Avel's career as a community leader and public servant includes Program Director of the House of Umoja, providing services to gang-impacted youth and families, and as Executive Director of the American Friends Service Committee, Portland office.

Avel is currently an Associate Professor in the Black Studies Department, Portland State University, where she has developed and teaches a course on Black leadership, public policy and community development.

Her memoir, “Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator and Public Servant” was just published by the Oregon State University Press.

Throughout her career in public service, Avel has worked for environmental, economic and social justice; for family wage jobs in environmentally sound workplaces, for communities free of hate and full of diversity.

Senator Gordly is a recognized champion of support for mental health. She is a founder of the African American Mental Health Commission, and of the Oregon Mental Health Caucus. Her tireless efforts to address the stigma of mental illnesses, and as an advocate for mental health treatment played a key role in the passage of Senate Bill 1 (2005), mental health parity.

She continues to advocate for appropriate mental health treatment, the removal of the stigma associated with mental illness which acts as a barrier to effective treatment, and for the replacement of the Oregon State Hospital and the establishment of a statewide community-based treatment infrastructure as a top priority.

The Lost Portland Neighborhood of Guild's Lake Courts

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Mon, 02/28/2011

 

The topic is the lost Portland neighborhood of Guild's Lake Courts.

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with local historian Tanya March, who has researched the Guild's Lake development during the 1930s and 40s, and former Guild's Lake Courts resident Charles Charnquist.

A riparian marsh known as Guild's Lake was deepened by damming and other construction and used as the setting for the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. After the fair land developers and land owners filled in Guild’s Lake for industrial use.

During World War II the Housing Authority of Portland built temporary housing on the fill to accommodate a large influx of workers to the city. Guild's Lake Courts was home to many black residents, some of whom were moved to the area after Vanport City was flooded out. 

 

Lessons and Implications from Egypt

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Mon, 02/14/2011

We invite your calls as we reflect upon the amazing events in Egypt.  What are the lessons that we can learn from this revolution?  Call in and share your thoughts.

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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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