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What It Feels Like To Be Black In America with Kevin Gray, co-editor of "Killing Trayvons"

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Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What It Feels Like To Be Black In America with Kevin Gray, co-editor of "Killing Trayvons"

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Kevin Alexander Gray, civil rights organizer in South Carolina and author of Waiting for Lightening to Strike!: Fundamentals of Black Politics. He is co-editor, with Jeffrey St. Clair and JoAnn Wypijewski, of Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence.

They will discuss "Killing Trayvons" and Kevin Gray's essay in that book, "'No Rights That Any White Man Is Bound to Respect': What It Feels Like To Be Black In America."

Repentance, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: How And When These Concepts Become Real In Our Lives

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Mon, 12/08/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Repentance, Forgiveness, Reconciliation
Repentance, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation. As many enter into the holiday season, Celeste and Cecil invite listeners to reflect on the themes of repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Call in and share stories about repentance, forgiveness and reconciliation. What experiences have you had with giving or receiving forgiveness? What projects are examples of reconciliation? What models are useful for our personal and social lives.

Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections on Ferguson, Portland, and our Future.

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Mon, 12/01/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Sharing your views about Ferguson, Portland, and what needs to be done to establish justice
Celeste and Cecil invite people of color, especially peopleof color under 25,  to call in and share your reflections on the events surrounding and following the grand jury decision in Ferguson. What are your reactions to the events in Ferguson? Have you participated in rallies, civil disobedience, or marches? What individuals and groups are doing the needed work for change? Share your stories about the police and what we must do to establish justice in local, state, and federal governments. 503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com

Craig K. Collins on his memoir THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: A Portrait of American Gun Culture

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Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Craig K. Collins on his memoir THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: A Portrait of American Gun Culture
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Craig K. Collins about his memoir THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: A Portrait of American Gun Culture. In the book Collins talks about  growing up with guns and explores gun violence from the perspective of someone who has experienced first-hand their lure, their importance to a way of life, and their capacity to wreak devastation.

Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy

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Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview investigative journalist Reese Erlich, who was recently in Syria, about "Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy."  Erlich is the author of the new book "Inside Syria: the Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect."

A talk by Reese Erlich: Assad, ISIS, Obama and US Middle East Policy
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00pm, at the College of Urban and Public Affairs, Second Floor Gallery, Portland State University at 506 SW Mill Street. Free and Open to the Public.

Voting Progressive Yet Still Oppressing

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Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Voting Progressive Yet Still Oppressing: A discussion on the work that needs to be done.
"So pot is legal, but some mothers can not get driver cards to take their kids to school?"
The recent elections in Oregon revealed that there is much work to be done before Oregon can boast that it is a progressive state. In a recent blog Adam Phillips wrote "Our version of progressivism is truly weird: many of us in favor of left-leaning consumerism but forgetting that a truly progressive vision includes everyone in the fight for the common good." Libertarian or libertine might be a more appropriate label to put on Oregon.

The Right To Die/The Right To Live: A Difficult But Necessary Conversation

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Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion on "the right to die"
On October 27, 1997 Oregon enacted the nation's first Death with Dignity Act which allows terminally-ill Oregonians to end their lives through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose. Since that time the states of Washington and Vermont have enacted similiar legislation.
Last spring doctors told Brittany Maynard, 29, that she had six months to live after she was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma. She moved to Oregon and shared with the public her decision to end her life.  Ms. Maynard's openess about her condition and decision to end her life reignited public and private conversations about the right to die. Brittany Maynard ended her life on Saturday, November 1.

After One Month is the Strategy Against ISIS Working?

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Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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After One Month is the Strategy Against ISIS Working?
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Action’s (formerly SANE/Freeze) political director, who works with their members to abolish nuclear weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary solutions to the conflicts with Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. 

They'll discuss the October 23rd statement from Peace Action marking one month since air strikes were launched on ISIS in Syria.  

The Past, Present and Future of Affordable Housing in the U.S.

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Mon, 10/20/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Past, Present and Future of Affordable Housing in the U.S.
The guest is James Tracy, founder of the San Francisco Community Land Trust, and author of the new book, "Dispatches Against Displacement: Field Notes from San Francisco's Housing Wars." Per Fagereng will sit in as guest host. They will discuss the dysfunctional housing machine and how it works for the rich. 

James Tracy is a Bay Area native and community activist. He is co-founder of the San Francisco Community Land Trust, as well as a poet and co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists: Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power.

Scientist Michael Hansen on Oregon Ballot Measure 92

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Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Scientist Michael Hansen on Oregon Ballot Measure 92

Sam Bouman guest hosts. He speaks with Michael Hansen, Ph.D, Senior Scientist
Consumers Union, about Oregon Ballot Measure 92, which would require the labeling of food sold inOregon that contains genetically modified organisms.

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Stephen Vladeck: Free Speech, Peacemakers and the Supreme Court

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Mon, 03/01/2010

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.

Hanford - A National Radioactive Waste Dump?

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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.

Tuesday February 9
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Meeting: Hood River TC & WM EIS Public Hearing
Location: Columbia Gorge Hotel 4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR, 97031

      
Wednesday February 10
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Meeting: Portland TC & WM EIS Public Hearing
Location: Double Tree @ Lloyd Center 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland,
OR, 97232
 

Check out Heart of America's website,

www.hoanw.org

, for a Citizens' Guide to the Energy Department's (USDOE's) proposals for Hanford and the impacts to health and the Columbia River.



The risk from truck shipments of radiaoctive waste will hit home for KBOO listeners, as well as the long term contamination of the Columbia from plans to dump more waste at Hanford, and USDOE's plan NOT to cleanup High-Level Nuclear Wastes that have leaked.

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Joseph Needleman on his book, "What is God?"

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Mon, 02/01/2010

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.

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Author Roberto Mangabeira Unger on "The Left Alternative"

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Mon, 01/25/2010

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.

Michael Klare on "The Second Decade, The World in 2020"

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Mon, 01/11/2010

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.

Klare tracks all of this from China's rise to America's relative descent and the increasing power and energy of the global South. But that's only part of his canny, wide-ranging analysis of where we'll be a decade from now. The kicker is that "blowback," still a political concept today, will become a natural one by 2020. As Klare writes of the imperial and other politics of the planet to come: "Nonetheless, all of this is the norm of history, no matter how dramatic it may seem to us. Less normal -- and so the wild card of the second decade (and beyond) -- is intervention by the planet itself. Blowback, which we think of as a political phenomenon, will by 2020 have gained a natural component. Nature is poised to strike back in unpredictable ways whose effects could be unnerving and possibly devastating."

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Religious garb in public schools: yes? or no?

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Mon, 12/21/2009

 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. 

 

Hunger in Oregon

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Mon, 11/23/2009

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

Dr. John Prados: How Afghanistan Compares to Vietnam

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Mon, 11/09/2009

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Dr. John Prados, a prominent analyst at the National Security Archive and author of numerous books including the recent one, VIETNAM: THE HISTORY OF AN UNWINNABLE WAR, 1945-1975. Dr. Prados will discuss Vietnam and how it compares to Afghanistan. He spoke in Portland Monday,  November 9,  at Portland State University at the College of Urban and Public Affairs.

Eleanor Hinton Hoytt speaks about the Black Women's Health Imperative

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Mon, 10/26/2009

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Black Women's Health Imperative.

Equity Issues and the East Portland Action Plan

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Mon, 10/19/2009

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Lore WintergreenEast Portland Action Plan Advocate at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, East Portland Neighborhood Office and Karen Fisher Gray, East Portland Action Plan Communications Chairperson and Parkrose School District Superintendant to talk about equity issues East Portland and the East Portland Action Plan.

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

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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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