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More Talk Radio on 12/26/11

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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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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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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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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.

Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice

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Mon, 10/05/2009

 

On October 5, Cecil and Celeste speak with Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Fernando Gapasin, authors of "Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice".

Solidarity Divided is a critical examination of labor's current crisis and a plan for a bold new way forward into the 21st century. Bill Fletcher and Fernando Gapasin, longtime union insiders whose experiences as activists of color grant them a unique vantage on the problems now facing U. S. labor, offer a mix of history and probing analysis.  Ultimately calling for a wide-ranging re-examination of the ideological and structural underpinnings of today's labor movement, this is essentila reading for understanding how the battle for social justice can be fought and won. newunionism.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/solidarity-divided-the-crisis-in-organized-labor-and-a-new-path-toward-social-justice/

New Generation of Black Leaders Demands Bold Action

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Mon, 08/31/2009

Join Cecil Prescod in speaking with Charles McGee, President and CEO of the Black Parents Initiative, and Johnell Bell, former staff aide to Mayor Potter and Multnomah Chair Tom Wheeler, about the  "The Joshua Generation: A New Generation Heeding the Call to Leadership".

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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