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"Airline Monopolies: Back to the Future" with Richard Baxley of FlyersRights

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Mon, 11/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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"Airline Monopolies: Back to the Future" with Richard Baxley of FlyersRights

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Richard Baxley, staff attorney at FlyersRights about the recent artilce on FlyersRights.org on "Airline Monopolies: Back to the Future." 

During the last 10 years, the Associated Press reported that domestic airfares rose faster than inflation. Why?

The AP showed that competition at the biggest airports across the country has been reduced through mergers, creating a situation where passengers are paying higher fares and fees.

A single airline controls a majority of the market at 40 of the top 100 U.S. airports. At 93 of the top 100, one or two airlines control a majority of the seats. 

Electoral Reform, Part 2, with Drew Spencer, legal director at FairVote

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Mon, 11/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Electoral Reform, Part 2, with Drew Spencer, legal director at FairVote

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Drew Spencer, legal director at FairVote about the role that electoral reform played in the 2015 elections this year.

Hunger and Poverty Growth in Oregon

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Mon, 11/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hunger and Poverty Growth in Oregon

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Tyler Mac Innis, Policy Analyst, at the Oregon Center for Public Policy, about recent reports that Oregonians are more likely to live in poverty now than during the Great Recession and how more Oregonians are struggling to put food on the table, even as the economy has been in recovery.

Premilla Nadesen on "HOUSEHOLD WORKERS UNITE", Domestic Worker Activism in the 1960's and 1970's

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Mon, 11/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Premilla Nadesen on "HOUSEHOLD WORKERS UNITE", Domestic Worker Activism in the 1960's and 1970's

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with scholar and activist Premilla Nadasen about her book, HOUSEHOLD WORKERS UNITE: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement and the little-known history of domestic worker activism in the 1960s and 1970s. Premilla Nadasen offers new perspectives on race, labor, feminism, and organizing.
 
Nadasen shows how these women were a far cry from the stereotyped passive and powerless victims; they were innovative labor organizers who tirelessly organized on buses and streets across the United States to bring dignity and legal recognition to their occupation.

Portland is off-the chain: Are self-indulgent pet owners dissing real service animals?

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Mon, 10/26/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Theft of a Black Baptist Church in Gentrified Rip City

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Mon, 10/19/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion on how gentrication impacted a local community
Cecil Prescod interviews Dan Forbes about his recent series "The Theft of a Black Baptist Church in Gentrified Portland" published in Atticus Review.
Mr. Forbes' journalism has received awards from Columbia University, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Drug Policy Alliance.  His novel, "Derail This Train Wreck" (2015, Fomite Press) was sparked  by  a NYPD assault and his sucessful lawsuit against Lincoln Center and the police.

"In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now," with Benjamin Hedin

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Mon, 10/12/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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"In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now," with Benjamin Hedin

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Benjamin Hedin about his book, "In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now."  Hedin discusses the history of the civil rights movement and current events, which can look like the past. For example today's schools revert to being all-black or all-white. African-Americans are denied access to the polls. Unarmed black men are killed by police. Has America progressed on matters of race, or are we stalled - or even moving backward?

(This show was previously scheduled for 9/14/15, but was rescheduled for this time.)

More Talk Radio on 10/05/15

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National Day of Action for "Medicare for All"

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Mon, 09/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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National Day of Action for "Medicare for All"

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Students for a National Health Program or SNaHP, the student arm of Physicians for a National Health Program or PNHP. Their guests are Scott Goldberg, a student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Umer Waris, who is at UC Davis School of Medicine

Citing the persistence of thousands of preventable deaths each year due to lack of health insurance, students at more than 20 medical schools will hold teach-ins, rallies and candlelight vigils on October 1st to bring national attention to ‘our failing health care system and the need for single-payer health reform

Fairness for the Land and the Worker:” 2015 Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting

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Mon, 09/21/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Fairness for the Land and the Worker:” 2015 Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Joel Iboa of Beyond Toxics and Carl Wilmsen from the Northwest Forest Worker Center about environmental justice and “Fairness for the Land and the Worker:” 2015 Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting," 

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In Doubt: the Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process

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Mon, 07/02/2012

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview professor Dan Simon about his book In Doubt: The Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process. Simon is Professor of Law and Psychology at the University of Southern California.

The criminal justice process is unavoidably human. Police detectives, witnesses, suspects, and victims shape the course of investigations, while prosecutors, defense attorneys, jurors, and judges affect the outcome of adjudication. Dan Simon will talk about how flawed investigations can produce erroneous evidence and why well-meaning juries send innocent people to prison and set the guilty free.

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Voter Suppression by the Right Wing

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Mon, 06/25/2012

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Brentin Mock, Investigative Reporter who covers the challenges presented by new voter ID laws, suppression of voter registration drives, and other attempts to limit electoral power of people of color. They'll talk about his reports which include "Voter Suppression Groups Plot a Million-Person Army to Swarm Polls,"  "Civil Rights Groups Sue Florida Over Voter Purging Lists," "Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Places Expiration Date on Democracy" and more.

Brentin Mock is a New Orleans-based journalist who serves as Colorlines.com's Reporting Fellow on Voting Rights, covering the challenges presented by new voter ID laws, suppression of voter registration drives, and other attempts to limit electoral power of people of color. In his previous position as senior editor at The Loop 21, Brentin also covered electoral politics with a significant amount of reporting on voter ID issues.

In New Orleans, Brentin also works as web editor for the online, citizen-journalist driven blogsite Bridge the Gulf and helped launch the New Orleans online investigative news site The Lens. He previously worked at The American Prospect as a reporter and blogger covering environmental justice issues through a fellowship awarded by the Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting. Brentin also served on the staff of the national magazine Intelligence Report, published by Southern Poverty Law Cent

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Occupy Providence Hospital Pool: People with disabilities organize to save a community resource

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Mon, 06/18/2012

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Noah Dundas and Brian Crosby-Payne  about a grass roots effort to save the only warm water therapy pool in the Portland area.

In 1992  Dorothy Torgler, a foundational pillar for Providence Hospital, through a charitable contribution, made possible a therapy pool. It serves elderly and children, people with cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, post-surgical patients, individuals with autism, and more. Warm water adaptive exercise programs help alleviate the pain of arthritis and increase range of motion for stroke patients, those recovering from injury, and those who are physically challenged by disabilities.

The hospital plans to convert it for a day surgery facility (one is already located at the hospital). When the pool users found out about this plan, they began to organize to save the pool. In a matter of a couple of weeks more than 500 people have signed their petition to save the pool.

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/easter-seals-oregon-and-providence...

Join us for a discussion on how a group of people living with disabilities are building community and confronting corporate power.

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Author Anthony Swofford on his new memoir HOTELS, HOSPITALS, AND JAILS

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Mon, 06/11/2012

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview former Portlander Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead, a memoir of his time in the marines. They'll discuss his new book Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir, a journey of despair and redemption chronicling the years after his military service in the Gulf War.

In Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails, Swofford describes his search for identity, meaning, and reconciliation with his dying father in the years after he returned from serving as a sniper in the Marines. Adjusting to life after war, he watched his older brother succumb to cancer and his first marriage crumble, leading him to pursue an excessive lifestyle in Manhattan that brought him to the brink of collapse. Consumed by drugs, drinking, expensive cars, and women, Swofford lost almost everything and everyone that mattered to him.

In the memoir Swofford describes how he connected with own father and began to understand that becoming a father himself might be the ultimate measure of his manhood.

Anthony Swofford was born on Travis Air Force Base in 1970. He joined the marines at age 18 and fought in the 1990-91 Gulf War with a scout/sniper platoon in the 2nd battalion of the 7th Marines. He left the marines in 1992 and held jobs in restaurants, banks, and shopping malls as well working a long stint as a union warehouseman. In 1999 he graduated from UC Davis with his BA in English and proceeded to graduate writing studies at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was a Teaching Writing Fellow and later a Michener-Copernicus Fellow. His first book, Jarhead, a memoir of his time in the marines, came out in the winter of 2003. A film adaptation directed by Sam Mendes was released in 2005. Exit A, his novel of military life in Japan during peace time, was published in 2007. His memoir Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails will be published in June 2012. He has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Lewis and Clark College. He is married to the photographer and writer Christa Parravani-Swofford.

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Charles Shaw on Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality

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Mon, 06/04/2012

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Charles Shaw about his new book Exile Nation.

Charles Shaw is an award-winning journalist and editor, author of the memoir, Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality (2012, Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press), and Director of the documentary, The Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs & The American Criminal Justice System.

Charles serves as Editor for the openDemocracy Drug & Criminal Justice Policy Forum and the Dictionary of Ethical Politics, both collaborative projects of Resurgence, openDemocracy, and the Tedworth Charitable Trust.

Charles’ work has appeared in Alternet, Alternative Press Review, Conscious Choice, Common Ground, Grist, Guardian UK, Huffington Post, In These Times, Newtopia, The New York Times, openDemocracy, Planetizen, Punk Planet, Reality Sandwich, San Diego Uptown News, Scoop, Shift, Truthout, The Witness, YES!, and Znet. He was a Contributing Author to the 2008 Shift Report from the Institute for Noetic Sciences, and in Planetizen’s Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning (2007, Island Press). In 2009 he was recognized by the San Diego Press Club for excellence in journalism.

Email Charles: ( cshaw [at] exilenation [dot] org )

www.exilenation.org/

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Hosts Cecil and Celeste interview Reverand Lennox Yearwood Jr., CEO of The Hip Hop Caucus

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Wed, 05/23/2012

Hosts Cecil and Celeste interview Reverand Lennox Yearwood Jr., CEO of The Hip Hop Caucus

Over the past three years the Hip Hop Caucus has been successfully bridging the gap between our communities and the green movement. One Planet. One Voice. is our new global green campaign. The Hip Hop Caucus works to improve the conditions of our communities by empowering young leaders and linking them to policymakers. From getting out the vote to working with the White House, Congress, State Houses, Mayors and City Councils, we push to create a better future for our country.

The mission of the Hip Hop Caucus is to organize young people to be active in elections, policymaking and service projects. We mobilize, educate, and engage young people, ages 14 to 40, on the social, issues that directly impact their lives and communities.

http://hiphopcaucus.org/one-planet-one-voice/index.php

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Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent

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Mon, 05/14/2012

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Daniel Medwed, author of "Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent."

American prosecutors are asked to play two roles within the criminal justice system: they are supposed to be ministers of justice whose only goals are to ensure fair trials, whatever the outcomes of those trials might be—and they are also advocates of the government whose success rates are measured by how many convictions they get. Because of this second role, sometimes prosecutors suppress evidence in order to establish a defendant’s guilt and safeguard that conviction over time.

Daniel S. Medwed, a nationally-recognized authority on wrongful convictions, has wrestled with these issues for nearly fifteen years, ever since he accepted a job as a public defender with the Legal Aid Society of New York City. Combining his hands-on experience in the courtroom and his role as a teacher and scholar in the classroom, Medwed shows how prosecutors are told to lock up criminals and protect the rights of defendants. This double role creates an institutional “prosecution complex” that animates how district attorneys’ offices treat potentially innocent defendants at all stages of the process—and that can cause prosecutors to aid in the conviction of the innocent. Ultimately, Prosecution Complex is not intended to portray prosecutors as rogue officials indifferent to the conviction of the innocent, but rather to explain why, while most prosecutors aim to do justice, only some hit that target consistently.

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iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us"

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Mon, 05/07/2012

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Dr. Larry Rosen, author of "iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us"

Dr. Rosen says iDisorder: changes to your brain’s ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen also offers explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." How do we stay human in an increasingly technological world.

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Hosts Celeste and Cecil speak with human rights and social justice activist Kelvin Hazangwi

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Mon, 04/30/2012

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with human rights and social justice activist Kelvin Hazangwi about linkages between the global south and countries such as Greece, Spain and Ireland around the economic justice issues of debt, banks and who is impacted by our current financial systems. Who has global power and why? What can we do about these injustices?

Currently, Kelvin Hazangwi is the Executive Director of PADARE / ENKUNDLENI / Men’s Forum on Gender. He has organized national campaigns on trade justice, anti – privatization and has participated actively in the national, regional and international social forum processes. He also participated and presented at
the Annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and Girls at the UN headquarters in New York, USA.

Also Bob Brown of Jubilee Oregon will talk about their work on debt cancellation.

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Domestic Surveilance

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Mon, 04/23/2012

Hosts Celeste and Cecil share community news, events, and upcoming political forums, then discuss and take calls about the issue of domestic surveilance. They particularly focus on how to do community building, research and take action with all the government monitoring and cameras watching.

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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