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More Talk Radio on 01/30/12

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"Citizens United" and Money in Politics

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Janice Thompson, executive director of Common Cause, Oregon, about money in politics.

In the landmark 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment prohibits government from placing limits on independent spending for political purposes by corporations and unions. What have been the effects of this ruling? How is its influence being felt in campaign spending in state and national elections? What will the future effects be? Can Citizens United be overturned?

Janice Thompson is executive director of Common Cause Oregon, which she joined in 2009 after leading the Money in Politics Research Action Project and Democracy Reform Oregon.

More Talk Radio on 01/23/12

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Robert Applebaum, founder of ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com on forgivind student loan debt

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Robert Applebaum, founder of Founder of ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com, a grassroots movement that began as a proposal entitled "Forgive Student Loan Debt to Stimulate the Economy" which he posted to a Facebook group by the same name in late January, 2009.

The following is from http://forgivestudentloandebt.com/content/about

More Talk Radio on 01/09/12

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Angela Martin of Economic Fairness Oregon on the foreclosure crisis and foreclosure relief bills

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Angela Martin, Executive director of Economic Fairness Oregon, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to consumer protection and fair lending laws. They will discuss a financial system built to work for the people, not against them as well as an upcoming forum on January 11th in Hillsboro on how you can help win passage of strong homeowner protections and hear how Oregonians are already fighting foreclosures. They will also share details of legislation Oregon lawmakers will soon be considering and how you can have a voice in the process! 

www.economicfairnessoregon.org/

More Talk Radio on 01/02/12

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Mon, 01/02/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting on current elections problems

Guest host Marianne Barisonek interviews Bev Harris of the non-profit elections watchdog group BlackBoxVoting about the latest elections problems including the omission of valid voters from "who can vote" lists, particularly young and black voters.

http://www.blackboxvoting.org/

More Talk Radio on 12/26/11

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Mon, 12/26/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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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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.

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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".

Bryant Terry: Vegan Soul Kitchen

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Sun, 08/23/2009

 

 More Talk Radio hosts a conversation with eco-food activist Bryant Terry, author of Vegan Soul Kitchen (VSK): Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine (Da Capo/Perseus March 2009).  Bryant Terry has spent the last decade advocating for and building a more just and sustainable food system, and uses his talents as a chef to examine the intersections of race, poverty, and food insecurity.  Mr. Terry is coming to the Portland Farmer's Market and the King Farmer's Market, August 29 and 30 for events for youth and adults.

 

Sam Fulwood III on the Gates Incident and "The Real Teachable Moment"

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Sun, 08/16/2009

The Real "Teachable Moment"             Sam Fulwood III, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, recalibrates the racial debate revolving around the Gates incident. He joins Celeste and Cecil to offer just what the  real "teachable moment" is that arises from this collision of perspectives and perceptions. Our guest believes something very positive and groundbreaking occurred, and we might miss it by focusing too much on "who was right to say and do what". For his article: www.americanprogress.org/issues2009/07/teachable_moment.html.   Cecil Prescod and Celeste host.

 


 

 

Sankofa

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Sun, 08/02/2009

"Se wo were fi na wosan kofa a, yenkyi"... From the Akan people of West Africa we get "Sankofa", which teaches us to return to our roots to move forward. We take the best of what our past has to teach us to become all we are and grow into our future. Whatever was lost, forgone, forgotten, or stolen will be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated.

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Tricia Rose, author of "The Hip Hop Wars"

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Sun, 07/26/2009

HIp Hop: progressive critique of its flaws and an appreciation of its extraordinary gifts

Tricia Rose, author of "The Hip Hop Wars", is the guest.  This book "explores the divisive, vitriolic debate about race and culture in America, concluding with a call for the revitalization of the progressive and creative heart of hip hop" (from the book cover).  Henry Louis Gates, Jr. writes  "The Hip Hop Wars is a hopeful, inspiring book that speaks to the necessity of a community-centered vision for justice for all."  Her website is www.triciarose.com

Faith, Health, and the Law

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Sun, 07/19/2009

 Call-in Talk Radio hosted by Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey.  In this program they are talking about the intersection between faith, health, and the law.

More Talk on Sit/Lie

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Sun, 07/19/2009

 Recently a Multnomah county judge ruled that the city had exceeded its power in enacting the Sit/Lie ordinance and ruled it to be unconstitutional (for the SECOND time). Cause for celebration right? Well…no not really. Guest Hosts, Erik Jorgen Jorgensen and Sara Fay Goldman speak with Brendan Phillips of Sisters of the Road and take calls from KBOO listeners.

Rev. Sekou

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Sun, 07/12/2009

Celeste and Cecil interview the Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, the author of an article entitled "Gays Are the New Niggers", published in Killing the Buddha, "a religion magazine for people made anxious by churches" website.

Mr. Sekou is the Senior Minister of Lemuel Haynes Congregational Church (UCC) in South Jamaica Queens, New York. He is third generation ordained Elder in the Church of God in Christ. Rev. Sekou holds fellowships with the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, The Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the Institute for Policy Studies. His forthcoming book is Gods, Gays, and Guns: Religion and the Future of Democracy.

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Carol Mase

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Cecil and Celeste speak with Carol Mase about what makes organizations vibrant, healthy, living organisms.

Carol's blog can be found at: http://www.organizationsasorganisms.com/wordpress/

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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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