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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.

More Talk Radio on 01/18/10

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Guest host Marianne Barisonek interviews author and activist Raj Patel about his new book, "The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy."

Raj Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved, is an activist and academic who has been hailed as "avisionary" for his prescience about the food crisis. He has worked for the World Bank and the World Trade Organization and has protested against them on four continents. He is currently a visitng scholar at UC Berkeley's Center for African Studies and a fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First. Learn more at www.rajpatel.org.

Raj Patel will speak at Powell's City of Books on Tuesday, January 19th, at 7:30PM.

 

More Talk Radio on 01/11/10

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod look at the fate of China, the United States, the Global South, and planet with guest Michael T. Klare, whose recent article on TomDispatch is "The Second Decade, The World in 2020" http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175186/

Michael Klare, the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies (a joint appointment at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst), and Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS), a position he has held since 1985 is the author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy,

Klare contends that while the first decade of the twenty-first century still looked at least somewhat like the world of 1999, by 2020, this planet will have a genuinely different look to it. Momentous shifts in global power relations and a changing of the imperial guard, just now becoming apparent, will be far more pronounced by that year as new actors, new trends, new concerns, and new institutions dominate the global space.

More Talk Radio on 01/11/10

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http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175186/

The all-encompassing pursuit of energy is shifting as new players vie for pre-eminent purchasing position. The United States is waning as a super power, politically and economically. Russia, China and India broker deals with Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia for raw materials in a move that could propel any one or more of them to new economic status and power.
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More Talk Radio on 12/21/09

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Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of the issue of wearing religious clothing in public schools. In Oregon teachers are prohibited from wearing religious garb in school. The law dates to 1923  when an open supporter of the Ku Klux Klan, presided as speaker of the Oregon House. It was included in the Alien Property Act of 1923, which prohibited Japanese Americans from owning property in Oregon, and was designed to prevent nuns and priests from wearing religious garb in classrooms.

Oregon House Speaker Dave Hunt says the law should be overturned. Hunt plans to introduce a bill to repeal the law in the upcoming special session.

Speaking in favor of overturning the Oregon law is Kevin Finney, currently public policy director at the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO). In recent years, Kevin Finney has served as political director with the Oregon League of Conservation Voters, California outreach coordinator with the Union of Concerned Scientists and climate change program director with the Coalition for Clean Air.

Opposing the law change is Oregon Attorney Charlie Hinkle, who has been lead counsel in many landmark decisions construing the Oregon Constitution in the areas of religious liberty, open courts, commercial speech, election law, and property rights. He is one of the most active and prominent cooperating attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union in Oregon.

More Talk Radio on 12/07/09

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Today's topic is global warming with guests from the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Dartmouth Professor Michael Dorsey specializes in climate justice issues. Environmental activist Sandy Gauntlett, who is of Maori Indigenous descent, has worked on forest related issues for over a decade.

More Talk Radio on 11/23/09

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod look at Hunger in Oregon. Their guests are Joy Margheim, Policy Analyst at the Oregon Center for Public Policy and author of their new report on "Oregon Hunger Rate Surges; Food Stamps Fill Need" and Rachel Bristol, Director of the Oregon Food Bank. 
 

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More Talk Radio on 11/01/10

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Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Rinku Sen, the President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center (ARC) and Publisher of ColorLines magazine. She'll talk about her recent article "The Most Racist Campaign in Decades, and What It Demands of Us."

In the second half of the show the guest is Jamilah King, ColorLines news editor who will talk about the youth vote.

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Doug Henway on the future of Social Security

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Mon, 10/25/2010

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Doug Henwood, editor and publisher of Left Business Observer. They will discuss the Democrat's pledge to protect Social Security, possible post-election scenarios and how they might affect Social Security, and the factors affecting the future of the program.

Besides editing LBO, Henwood is a contributing editor of The Nation, and hosts a radio weekly program on WBAI (New York). His book Wall Street was published by Verso in June 1997; it went out of print in 2005 and is now available for free download. His social atlas of the U.S. (in the Pluto atlas series), The State of the USA, was published by Simon & Schuster in the fall of 1994. His latest effort, After the New Economy, was published in late 2003 by The New Press. He's now in the early stages of a book on the current American ruling class, whoever that might be.

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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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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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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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.

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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