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Iran Nuclear Deal

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Mon, 12/02/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Analysis and discussion about Iran nuclear deal and its future impact

Last week Iran and six nations reached agreement on Iran nuclear programme. Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Moji Agha, founder of the Mossadegh Legacy Institute, about  details of the agreement, reaction to the agreement (Including resistance in the US Congress and Israel's intransigence), and what steps are needed to guarantee the agreement's  success and reconciliation among the nations.

Home for the Holidays: How do we deal with difficult situations with difficult family members?

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Mon, 11/25/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Resolving family tensions during the holidays
Home for the Holidays: How do we deal with difficult situations with difficult family members?  The holidays are meant to be time of merriment.  Often the holidays are times of tension, anxiety, stress, and anger.  We will examine some of the difficulties people encounter with family members during the holidays (disagreements over politics, religion, food)  and share ways  people reach a peaceful coexistence if not harmony during the holiday season.  Share your thoughts and experiences, challenges and successes.  503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com

1963: The Year of Hope & Hostility

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Mon, 11/18/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Byron Williams on his book 1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Byron Williams, a Pulitzer-prize nominated columnist for The Huffington Post and the author of 1963: The Year of Hope & Hostility, which examines the Kennedy Administration, how he emerged as a world leader and his contributions to Civil Rights. Rev. Williams also examines the two other influential figures of 1963: Martin Luther King, and George Wallace.  

Proposals to Make Changes to the Independent Police Review Division

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Mon, 11/04/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Constantine Severe of the Portland IPR on proposed changes to the IPR

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Constantine Severe, director of the Portland auditor’s Independent Police Review, or IPR, division. They will discuss proposed changes to the way the IPR operates.

Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

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Mon, 10/28/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Anthony "Tony" Greenwald discusses Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview psychologist Anthony "Tony" Greenwald, who with Mahzarin R. Banaji wrote the book "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People," which explores the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality.

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/

 

 

 

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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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