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More Talk Radio on 01/30/12

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Mon, 01/30/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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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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.

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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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Sun, 04/19/2009
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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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Sun, 04/12/2009

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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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