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More Talk Radio on 04/05/10

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The New Deal Legacy: What Government at Its Best Can Do

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview author and historical geographer Gray Brechin and Sarah Baker Munro, Board Member of the National New Deal Preservation Association and author of "Timberline Lodge: The History, Art and Craft of an American Icon." They'll discuss the New Deal Legacy, reminding those who have forgotten what government at its best can do to promote peace, education, and the common good.

More Talk Radio on 03/29/10

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The Demise of ACORN and the role the of the "Pimp" Hoax story and of the New York Times

The guest is Brad Friedman of BradBlog.com. He'll talk about ACORN, "Pimp" Hoax story, The New York Times and the "correction" came six months after the Times first damagingly misreported the story, and was followed by repeated similar misreports. Brad says the correction also came on the same day that the four-decade-old community organization announced it had been forced to close shop in the wake of the phony scandal.

More Talk Radio on 03/22/10

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Iraq: the Forgotten War

The guest is Dahr Jamail, Independent Journalist, author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq and The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the keynote speaker for the Physicians for Social Responsibility awards dinner on April 10th at the Oregon Zoo where he will be discussing the health effects of war, including on Iraqi civilians and US soldiers. For more information on the dinner go to www.oregonpsr.or

For more information on Dahr Jamail go to http://dahrjamailiraq.com/.

More Talk Radio on 03/15/10

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TriMet Service Cuts

TriMet is proposing cuts in transit services for September of this year including a 5 percent administrative cut, a salary and hiring freeze, reductions to bus and MAX service and a five-cent fare increase. They are also exploring WES frequency reductions of up to 15 minutes and/or reducing hours of operation.

Today on More Talk Radio Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Mary Fetsch, TriMet Communications Director and Kerry Ayres-Palanuk from the TriMet service planning staff about the proposed cuts. Call in with your questions.

More Talk Radio on 03/01/10

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Free Speech, Peacemakers and the Supreme Court.

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Stephen Vladeck, Professor at Washington College of Law, American University about "Free Speech, Peacemakers and the Supreme Court."

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Supreme Court heard a one hour oral argument for Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (HLP) to determine whether several key terms in the definition of prohibited material support of terrorism violate the First and Fifth amendments. The case marks the first ever challenge to the Patriot Act at the Supreme Court level and addresses the overbroad scope of the prohibition on "material support" to listed terrorist organizations, which effectively criminalizes peacebuilding programs of U.S. organizations in conflict zones around the world.

More Talk Radio on 02/22/10

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"The Supreme Court on Corporate Spending in Elections."

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Solange Hansen on "The Supreme Court on Corporate Spending in Elections." 

How does this decision affect the black vote?

More Talk Radio on 02/15/10

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Tre Arrow on political protest

Marianne Barisonek guest hosts. She speaks with activist Tre Arrow, who was recently released from federal prison, about the effectiveness of different forms of protest and the imposition of long prison sentences for political protesters.

More Talk Radio on 02/08/10

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Hearings on Federal Plans to Make Hanford a National Radioactive Waste Dump and Abandon Existing Contamination - In Hood River on Tuesday 2/9 and in Portland on Wednesday 2/10

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Gerald Pollet, Executive Director, Co-Founder & Attorney for Heart of America Northwest, a 16,000 member citizens group: providing research and leading organizing, legal and lobbying efforts in the region and nationally for cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation; protecting the Northwest and Columbia River from the threat to resume using Hanford as a national radioactive and radioactive hazardous waste dump; and, working for a safe and clean energy future to reduce global warming without creating more nuclear waste.

For 25 years Gerry Pollet has been organizing on Hanford, environmental and peace issues, and political campaigns in Washington. Gerry has lobbied, written major legislation at federal and state level, and testified to Congress. He will talk about the movement to stop use of Hanford as a national radioactive waste dump and to oppose USDOE's plan to abandon the contamination leaked from the High-Level Nuclear Waste Tanks as it spreads rapidly towards the Columbia River.

More Talk Radio on 02/01/10

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview religious scholar and philosopher Jacob Needleman about his new book, "What Is God?" In the book Needleman traces his evolution from an atheistic Ivy-educated student of philosophy to a Zen Buddhist seeker, and finally to a believer with a newfound respect for the religious texts he once rejected. Jacob Needleman, author of "The American Soul" and "Money and the Meaning of Life," is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University.

More Talk Radio on 01/25/10

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Roberto Mangabeira Unger, a leading social and political thinker. Until recently he served as Brazil's Minister for Strategic Affairs in Brazil. He recently returned to teach at Harvard Law School. They discuss his new book, "The Left Alternative." The book sets out the principles for a future left and searches for a progressive alternative to neoliberalism.

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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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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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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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