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More Talk Radio on 12/26/11

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Mon, 12/26/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Where Have All The Jobs Gone?

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with attorney James Otto, who has filed a lawsuit demanding that Americans have equal access to American jobs. He is co-author, (with Ilene Proctor), of the article "Where Have All The Jobs Gone?" They say that American corporations are betraying the American Dream by hiring 2,000,000 workers per year from foreign countries."

James Otto says that for the past 30 years, American firms have failed to adhere to civil rights laws. Otto declares corporations have installed surreptitious strategies to illegally discriminate against the entire American workforce.

More Talk Radio on 12/19/11

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Mon, 12/19/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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New Report: Huge Disconnect Between Blacks, Whites

Misperceptions About Economics, Health, Discrimination May Skew Politics, Fuel Conflicts

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Daniel Byrd, research director at the Greenlining Institute and lead author of their new report which finds a huge gulf in perceptions between black and white Americans on a wide range of issues, a gulf that may be contributing to America’s increasingly divisive politics.

"Post Racial? Americans and Race in the Age of Obama" was written by Greenlining Institute Research Director Daniel Byrd, Ph.D. and Media Relations Coordinator Bruce Mirken.

Among the key findings:

More Talk Radio on 12/12/11

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Mon, 12/12/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Steve Fraser on his article "Take Our Children, Please! A Modest Proposal for Occupy Wall Street

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Steve Fraser, historian of Wall Street and author of "Wall Street: America's Dream Palace." Steve Fraser has a current article on TomDispatch.com called "Take Our Children, Please! A Modest Proposal for Occupy Wall Street” http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175473/

More Talk Radio on 12/05/11

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Mon, 12/05/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson’s Library: How Writing an Op-ed Can Get You Fired

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Peter Van Buren about the ever-greater erosion of American rights. Van Buren is the author of a recent article on TomDispatch called, “No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson’s Library, George Orwell, Philip K. Dick, and Ray Bradbury Would Have Recognized Morris Davis’s Problem.”

TomDispatch regular and State Department Official Peter Van Buren, begins his article with the First Amendment, now endangered in Washington. “Those beautiful words,” he writes, “almost haiku-like, are the sparse poetry of the American democratic experiment.”

More Talk Radio on 11/28/11

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Mon, 11/28/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Oregon death penalty opponents on Kitzhaber's announcement on the death penalty

On Tuesday Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced that he is stopping the scheduled execution of Oregon death row inmate Gary Haugen. He also said he would not allow any other executions during his term as Governor. The Governor's announcement came just after the Oregon Supreme Court said it would allow the execution to proceed on December 6th.

More Talk Radio host Cecil Prescod will interview Jeff Ellis, of the Oregon Capital Resource Center. The group had petitioned the state Supreme Court to stop Haugen's execution. He also speaks with Ron Steiner of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty about Kitzhaber's decision and what it means for the future of the death penalty in Oregon

More Talk Radio on 11/21/11

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Mon, 11/21/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Christopher Phillips, author of "Constitution Café: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution"

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Christopher Phillips, author of "Constitution Café: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution."

Call in to discuss whether you think the Constitution should be revised every twenty years.

A radical in his own day, Thomas Jefferson believed that the Constitution should be revised periodically to keep up with the changing times. Instead, it has become a sacred, immutable text-and in Phillips's opinion, it's in need of some shaking up.

For his book Phillips gathered together Americans from all walks of life, moderating dialogues inspired by Jefferson's own populist political philosophy, formulating new Constitutional articles.

More Talk Radio on 11/14/11

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Mon, 11/14/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Kevin Williams, writer, director and editor of the film "FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN"

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.

More Talk Radio on 11/07/11

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Mon, 11/07/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The effects of the Congressional Super Committee's proposed cuts in Social Security, Medicare, etc.

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.

More Talk Radio on 10/31/11

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Mon, 10/31/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Counter-military recruiting in Portland schools

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.

 

More Talk Radio on 10/24/11

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Mon, 10/24/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Jeffrey Winters, professor of Political Economy at Northwestern and author of "Oligarchy"

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Professor Jeffrey Winters, author of the new book "Oligarchy," Winters says: "By choosing Wall Street as the origin of their action, and by focusing on the gap separating the 1% from 99%, the Occupy movement has hit upon the chronic problem of oligarchy and democracy in America. The power of concentrated wealth has overwhelmed and effectively disenfranchised the majority of American citizens. One person/one vote will be meaningless in U.S. politics unless the distorting power of wealth is addressed. Failing to do so could result in a deep crisis of legitimacy in American democracy."

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Author Dave Zirin on "Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love"

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Mon, 10/18/2010

 

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with writer Dave Zirin about his latest book, Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love.

Named one of the UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World", Dave Zirin writes about the politics of sports for the Nation Magazine. He is their first sports writer in 150 years of existence.

Dave Zirin writes the weekly online sports column edgeofsports.com. He is also the host of Sirius XM Radio's popular weekly show, Edge of Sports Radio. He has been called "the best sportswriter in the United States," by Robert Lipsyte.

Dave Zirin is, in addition, a columnist for SLAM Magazine, the Progressive, and a regular op-ed writer for the Los Angeles Times.

His books include "A People's History of Sports in the United States," part of Howard Zinn's People's History series for the New Press; "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports" (with a foreword by the immortal Chuck D.); and "What's My Name, Fool?" Sports and Resistance in the United States" (Haymarket Books). 

 

 
 

 

 

More Talk Radio, Interview with Marty Hart-Landsberg, on 10/11/10

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Mon, 10/11/2010

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Martin Hart-Landsberg, Professor of Economics and Director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis and Clark College. They'll discuss how the economic crisis is affecting average Americans and how the economy could really be improved for all. They'll also look at the future of Social Security.

http://media.lclark.edu/content/hart-landsberg/

Medicare - what's at stake

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Mon, 09/20/2010

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Dr. Oliver Fein, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, which is an organization of more than 17,000 doctors who advocate for single-payer Medicare for all. A general internist who is active in clinical practice, Dr. Fein is also professor of clinical medicine and clinical public health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he serves as associate dean responsible for the Office of Affiliations and the Office of Global Health Education. Dr. Fein has advocated for an expanded role for primary care, for academic health centers in urban health care delivery systems, and for national health system reform. He was Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow during 1993-1994, when he worked in the office of Senate Democratic Majority Leader George Mitchell. He spent 17 years at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center developing community-based ambulatory care practices and the Division of General Medicine. He is chair of the New York City chapter of PNHP and immediate past vice president of the American Public Health Association

Portland Jobs with Justice joins National Day of Action to protect safety net

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Mon, 09/13/2010

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of the National Day of Action that calls on members of Congress to lead the fight against those blocking good jobs and a real recovery and demands that our safety net programs be protected from any cuts. Local activists from Portland Jobs with Justice will be the guests.

On September 15th, Portland Jobs with Justice activists will join thousands across the country to declare a national jobs emergency and to demand that Congress recognize the emergency by fixing the jobs deficit now. Portland Jobs with Justice activists will also demand that cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits suggested in connection with President Obama’s deficit commission be rejected.  Petitions with over 1000 signatures will be delivered to members of Congress. Activists will meet at 4:15 at NE 6th and Holladay, march at 4:30. At 5:15, a rally with speakers, chants, and street theater will happen at 911 NE 11th.

Oregon New Sanctuary Movement responds to needs of immigrants

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Thu, 08/26/2010

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Beth Poteet and Marco Mejia of the Oregon New Sanctuary Movement (ONSM), an interfaith coalition of individuals and groups called by their faith to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of immigrants residing in the United States. The group believes that everyone, regardless of national origin, has basic common rights, including but not limited to: 1) livelihood; 2) family unity; and 3) physical and emotional safety. 

What's at stake in the recent Wikileaks releases?

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Mon, 08/16/2010
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Ray McGovern, who was a CIA analyst for 27 years and Coleen Rowley, an FBI whistleblower who was named one of Time Magazine's people of the year in 2002. She recently co-wrote the piece "Wikileak Case Echoes Pentagon Papers."
 

They will discuss some of the issues raised by the recent Wikileaks releases.  They ask you to join the discussion focusing on these questions, "How do we as a society address the need for accurate and timely information? Do we adapt to high tech methods to acquire authentic stories or do we rely on government sources?" 

Independence Day Question: What do folks like & dislike about the USA?

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Mon, 07/05/2010

Guest host Per Fagereng asks an Independence Day question of listeners. What do you like and dislike about the United States of America?

OR State Rep Lew Frederick discusses his move for police reform, other issues

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Mon, 06/28/2010

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Oregon State Representative Lew Frederick about his move for concrete police reform in the legislature and other legislative issues.

Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence talks about recent visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Mon, 06/21/2010

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Kathy Kelly, of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. In early June she returned from over a month in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Several articles written by Kathy and Joshua Broiler are on the group's web page: http://vcnv.org .
Kathy says "it's what do people in Afghanistan want. There's real fear of the Taliban, but people ask why 
the U.S. invaders and their warlord clients should run the country. There are an estimated 850 children dying every day (see Save the Children). Meanwhile, we're spending $1 million per year just to deploy one 
soldier." 

David Helvarg reflects on the state of our seas and our links to the natural world

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Mon, 06/14/2010

 

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with environmental journalist David Helvarg. He is the founder and president of the marine conservation lobbying organization Blue Frontier Campaign, a part of the Seaweed rebellion, which arose from his second book Blue Frontier. His new book is Saved By the Sea: A Love Story with Fish, the story of Helvarg's personal love, loss, and redemption. It's a reflection on the state of our seas and the intimate ways in which our lives are all linked to the natural world around us.  http://www.emagazine.com/view/?4505

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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