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More Talk Radio on 06/13/11

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PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story

Science writer Susan Freinkel talks about her book PLASTIC: A Toxic Love Story. 

In PLASTIC, Susan traces the history of the substance, and our pervasive use of it. She writes about the good uses of plastic (IV bags, heart monitors, design concepts, etc) and the bad aspects (health concerns, danger to animals, etc). She follows the history of plastic through eight household items including the comb, credit card, and soda bottle. She visited factories in China, where women toil 60-hour weeks for $175 a month to make Frisbees. She also visited preemie wards, where the lifesaving vinyl tubes that deliver food and oxygen to premature babies may cause altered thyroid function, allergies, and liver problems later in life.

More Talk Radio on 05/30/11

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The Rights of The Earth; Guest Cormac Cullinan,author of Wild Law

Maybe You’ve heard about it, The movement to establish the Rights of Mother Earth. Are you on board with it or do you wonder what the heck it really means?

Either way, I’ve got the show for you. This coming Monday morning . I’m Linda Olson-Osterlund and my guest will be author of  Wild Law, Cormac Cullinan. We invite you to call in and Give a voice to you comments questions. 

More Talk Radio on 05/23/11

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Social Security: Beyond the Doom and Gloom

Host Celeste Carey interviews Max Richtman, Executive VP/Acting CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

Richtman says, “It’s important that Americans understand the [just-released] 2011 Trustees Report which confirms that Social Security and Medicare continue to fulfill their mission, providing retirement and health security to millions still suffering during the worst economic crisis of a generation. Beyond the doom-and-gloom news headlines and calls to cut these programs in order to ‘save’ them, the fiscal facts in this annual report show that Social Security has a $2.6 trillion surplus which continues to grow."

More Talk Radio on 05/16/11

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MALCOLM X: A Life of Reinvention
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Kevin Doughten, an editor at Viking Penguin, about the new book MALCOLM  X: A Life of Reinvention, by Manning Marable. MALCOLM X was ten years in the making and draws from multiple untapped sources. Reviewers say the text will stand as the definitive work on Malcolm X.

More Talk Radio on 05/09/11

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Robert Whitaker on Anatomy of an Epidemic

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Robert Whitaker, author of "Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America." Robert Whitaker probed into clinical studies in prestigious scientific journals, some dating back more than 50 years. He noticed a shocking anomaly. Psychiatric drugs have repeatedly been shown to worsen mental illness, to say nothing of the risks of liver damage, weight gain, elevated cholesterol and blood sugar, and reduced cognitive function they entail. The reality, he says, is that, because no one knows what causes mental illness, there’s no cure or palliation to be found in these pills.

More Talk Radio on 05/02/11

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All Labor Has Dignity, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Economic Justice

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Michael Honey about "All Labor Has Dignity," a book of speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on economic justice. Honey edited the book.

People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. As we struggle with massive unemployment, a staggering racial wealth gap, and the near collapse of our financial system, King’s prophetic writings and speeches underscore King’s relevance for today. Michael Honey's collection traces King’s economic dream, from lectures to unions in the 1960s to addresses during his Poor People’s Campaign, culminating with his momentous “Mountaintop” speech, delivered in support of striking black sanitation workers in Memphis.

More Talk Radio on 04/25/11

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Mon, 04/25/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Debate on Measure 26-121 a bond for Portland Public Schools renovation

Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey host a debate on Measure 26-121 a bond for the Portland Public Schools to update and renovate public school buildings. Representative from Portlanders for Schools, (for the Measure), and from Learning Now, Buildings Later, (against the measure), will be the guests.  The election is Tuesday, May 17th.

More Talk Radio on 04/18/11

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Mon, 04/18/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Fight foreclosure and support our communities

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Nancie Koerber of the non-profit organization Good Grief America which works to fight foreclosure and support our communities.

Housing was the vehicle that Wall Street used to drain the life out of America.  The result has caused record unemployment, foreclosures, homelessness and the unweaving of our community fiber.  All linked to this issue are increased suicides, divorces, bankruptcies, and small business failure.  Our community services such as food stamps, unemployment, foster care, homeless shelters and many others are over burdened and unable to meet the needs of struggling families. 

More Talk Radio on 04/11/11

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Mon, 04/11/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Libya: What Should the role of the U.S. be there?

Host Cecil Prescod moderates a discussion with two local peace activists who have differing opinions about the U.S. led U.N. bombing of Libya and their subsequent involvement in that country. Your calls welcome.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/BACK-TO-THE-BRIDGES-by-Joe-Walsh-110330-130.html

http://chuckcurrie.blogs.com/

More Talk Radio on 04/04/11

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Labor Issues Today

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod lead a discussion of how the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. relates to current labor issues in the U.S. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th in 1968. Their guest is Isaiah Poole, whose current article is "From Memphis to Madison: The April 4th Stand For Economic Justice."

Isaiah Poole is Executive Editor of TomPaine.com. He has worked for more than 25 years as an editor and reporter for various newspapers, mostly in Washington, and has written articles on topics ranging from presidential politics to pop culture. He is also a founding member of the Washington Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He is a native Washingtonian.

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Robin Hahnel,Town Hall on the Economic Crisis

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Sun, 06/21/2009

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Robin Hahnel, Professor Emeritus at American University in Washington DC and currently Visiting Professor at PSU working with the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices as well as the Dept. of Economics and Sociology. He has published hundreds of articles, many in academic journals and 
many in journals for general audiences. He will discuss the upcoming Town Hall on the Economic Crisis which will be focused in Portland's Cully Neighborhood as well as plans for other community town halls proposed for other economically stressed communities.

The sight bits & sound “bites” of social networking

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Sun, 06/14/2009

Ersatz Chats: The sight bits & sound “bites” of social networking

We spend so much time imitating communication; social networking sites do promote contact...sometimes as the end itself. But do they really promote connection, community, communion with another person? Is social networking a conversation without context? Was that great 20th century philosopher James Brown (a.k.a. The Godfather) presciently, prophetically on point...that we are a culture "talking loud and saying nothing"? Join Cecil Prescod and myself, Celeste Carey as we muse over the demise of face-to-face social interaction and blame social networking sites .

Facebook, Twitter, and the Death of Body Language | Media/Culture | ReligionDispatches

Source: www.religiondispatches.org
Anthony B. Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities & Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University. 

Healthcare; Access and Reform

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Sun, 06/07/2009

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of equal access to health care and reform of the healthcare system with local people fighting for health equity and health equity legislation including representatives of APANO, NARA, the Urban League and the Multnomah County Health Equity Initiative. The Health Equity Initiative works to address the root causes of socioeconomic and racial injustices that lead to health disparities.

Dr. Patricia T. Morris, Peace X Peace

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Sun, 05/31/2009
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Dr. Patricia T. Morris, Executive Director of Peace X Peace; a nonprofit Global Network where women connect through the internet to promote sustainable peace. Dr. Morris is an internationally known leader in women’s rights and development. She comes to Peace X Peace from Women for Women International, where she designed and directed programs for women survivors of conflict and war in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Dr. Morris is also a calypso singer and songwriter. Under her pseudonym, Pepper Pat, she writes songs for non-profit organizations like Women Thrive Worldwide. Pepper Pat composed and produced “A Better Tomorrow” for Women Thrive Worldwide’s fifth anniversary. “A Better Tomorrow” may also be heard on Let Freedom Ring, a collection of acoustic and world music songs in support of Soroptomist International’s Project Independence. Let Freedom Ring is featured in the 49th Annual Grammy Awards Entry List in the category of Best Contemporary World Music Album.
 

 

John R. Talbott, author of "The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street"

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Sun, 05/17/2009

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with John R. Talbott, former investment banker for Goldman Sachs and Visiting Scholar at UCLA's Anderson School of Management. His new book is "The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street." Talbott will talk about the lies and the truth of what it will take to rebuild our economy.

David Korten, Agenda for a New Economy

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Sun, 05/10/2009

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with David Korten, author, lecturer and engaged citizen. They discuss his newest book, Agenda for a New Economy. David Korten is a leading critic of corporate globalization and a visionary proponent of a planetary system of local living economies. He will be speaking in Portland on Saturday, May 30, 7:00-9:00 pm on Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth at the First Baptist Church of Portland, 1220 SW 12th (the corner of SW 12th & Taylor)

Regina Birchem on her recent trip to Gaza

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Sun, 05/03/2009

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Regina Birchem, past president of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. She reports on her recent trip to Gaza. She speaks in Portland on Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church. Also on the show will be Yvonne Simmons of Portland WILPF.

President Obama's first one hundred days in office

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Sun, 04/26/2009

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of President Obama's first one hundred days in office. Call in with your opinion about how he is doing at 503 231-8187.

More Talk Radio 04/20/2009

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Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of domestic and sexual violence. Is it on the increase? Does the current economic climate have an effect on it?

Guests include Gabby Santos, Program Coordinator for Underserved Communities at the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Local Effects of the Housing Crisis

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod look at the housing crisis and how it is affecting the local area. Their guests are Michael Anderson of the Community Development Network and Oregon Opportunity Network and Reverend Renee Ward, a local activist and minister who has organized local summit meetings on foreclosures.

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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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