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More Talk Radio on 10/04/10

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Fatima Bhutto on her life and the politics of Pakistan

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview author, journalist and poet Fatima Bhutto about her new memoir, "Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter's Memoir," just out from Nation Books.

Fatima Bhutto is an Afghan-born Pakistani poet and writer. She studied at Columbia University, and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Her work has appeared in The Daily Beast, New Statesman, and other publications. She currently lives in Karachi.

More Talk Radio on 09/27/10

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Interview with Mary Catherine Bateson about "Composing a Further Life"

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson about her new book, Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom, on the contributions and improvisations of engaged older adults, written to raise consciousness of the changing life cycle and to encourage older adults to claim a voice for the future.

More Talk Radio on 09/20/10

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Medicare

Medicare: Threats, financial status, the significance of the Medicare Advantage program, and improved Medicare for all - single-payer national health insurance.

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Dr. Oliver Fein of Physicians for a National Health Program.

More Talk Radio on 09/13/10

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Protecting our safety net programs from any cuts with local activists

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.

More Talk Radio on 09/06/10

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Labor and the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign

Crystal Leighty guest hosts a special Labor Day edition of More Talk Radio focusing on labor and the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign. She speaks with Arthur Stamoulis of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign about how NAFTA and the WTO have been a disaster for working people in Oregon and around the globe and about  opportunities to not only stop the expansion of these corporate trade deals, but to actually begin fixing the problems they have created. Later in the hour Crystal will take your calls on labor issues.

www.citizenstrade.org/oregon.php

More Talk Radio on 08/30/10

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The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton

Distorting Martin Luther King: Critiquing Beck and Sharpton

Saturday, August 28 was the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. Rallies were held there on Saturday by Fox host Glenn Beck and by Al Sharpton.

 Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Kevin Gray, the author of "Waiting for Lightning to Strike: The Fundamentals of Black Politics."

More Talk Radio on 08/23/10

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The Oregon New Sanctuary Movement and the Rights of Immigrants

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.

More Talk Radio on 08/16/10

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Wikileaks Do we use high tech methods to acquire authentic stories or do we rely on government?

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?"

More Talk Radio on 08/09/10

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Disclosure in America

What does the controversy over WikiLeaks disclosures say about our culture? How do we judge those who say that suppressing the leaks is in the interests of national security? Are they upholding national security, or are they betraying American democracy?

More Talk Radio on 08/02/10

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POLICE STOPS IN OREGON & RACIAL PROFILING

POLICE STOPS IN OREGON & RACIAL PROFILING

ISN'T IT TIME TO END IT!

The studies are in and the reports have been issued. The Police and the Justice system in Oregon target and lock up a disproportianate percentage people of color.

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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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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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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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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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 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

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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