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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Calling for an End to Nuclear Weapons

Today on Hiroshima Day hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with participants in the Portland event marking 50 years of remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki and calling for end to nuclear weapons.

Peace and community groups in Portland will mark their 50th year of commemorating the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with a program of speakers and performers featuring Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken beginning at 6pm on August 6th, at the Japanese American Historical Plaza on the Portland Waterfront at NW Naito Parkway & Couch Street. http://kboo.fm/2012psr

More Talk Radio on 07/30/12

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American Canopy: Trees, Forests and the Making of a Nation

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Eric Rutkow about his new book American Canopy: Trees, Forests and the Making of a Nation. The book tells the story of the relationship between Americans and their trees across the entire span of our nation’s history.

Eric Rutkow reads at Powell's on Burnside on Monday, 7/30, at 7:30PM and at the Hoyt Arboretum at 4000 SW Fairview Boulevard on Tuesday, 7/31, at 6pm. 

More Talk Radio on 07/23/12

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Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Tanner Colby, author of "SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE BLACK: The Strange Story of Integration in America," one white man’s unflinching exploration of Jim Crow’s legacy and what it will take to see that legacy undone.

In spite of all the efforts of Martin Luther King, Jr., and a multitude of other Civil Rights leaders and activists, the disheartening reality in today’s America is that black people and white people still don’t spend much time together—at work, school, church, or really anywhere.

More Talk Radio on 07/16/12

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So Rich, So Poor - Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Peter Edelman, author of the new book So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America. The income-level disparity in this country is now wider than at any point since the Great Depression. How can some be so rich, while others are so poor? According to Edelman, we have taken important positive steps without which 25 to 30 million more people would be poor, but poverty fluctuates with the business cycle. The structure of today’s economy has stultified wage growth for half of America’s workers—with even worse results at the bottom and for people of color—while bestowing billions on those at the top.

More Talk Radio on 07/09/12

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The Gender Entrapment of Black Women and How VIolence in the Lives of Black Women is Ignored

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Beth Richie, Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her new book is Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America's Prison Nation.

More Talk Radio on 07/02/12

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In Doubt: the Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview professor Dan Simon about his book In Doubt: The Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process. Simon is Professor of Law and Psychology at the University of Southern California.

The criminal justice process is unavoidably human. Police detectives, witnesses, suspects, and victims shape the course of investigations, while prosecutors, defense attorneys, jurors, and judges affect the outcome of adjudication. Dan Simon will talk about how flawed investigations can produce erroneous evidence and why well-meaning juries send innocent people to prison and set the guilty free.

More Talk Radio on 06/25/12

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Voter Suppression by the Right Wing

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Brentin Mock, Investigative Reporter who covers the challenges presented by new voter ID laws, suppression of voter registration drives, and other attempts to limit electoral power of people of color. They'll talk about his reports which include "Voter Suppression Groups Plot a Million-Person Army to Swarm Polls,"  "Civil Rights Groups Sue Florida Over Voter Purging Lists," "Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Places Expiration Date on Democracy" and more.

More Talk Radio on 06/18/12

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Occupy Providence Hospital Pool: People with disabilities organize to save a community resource

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Noah Dundas and Brian Crosby-Payne  about a grass roots effort to save the only warm water therapy pool in the Portland area.

In 1992  Dorothy Torgler, a foundational pillar for Providence Hospital, through a charitable contribution, made possible a therapy pool. It serves elderly and children, people with cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, post-surgical patients, individuals with autism, and more. Warm water adaptive exercise programs help alleviate the pain of arthritis and increase range of motion for stroke patients, those recovering from injury, and those who are physically challenged by disabilities.

More Talk Radio on 06/11/12

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Author Anthony Swofford on his new memoir HOTELS, HOSPITALS, AND JAILS

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview former Portlander Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead, a memoir of his time in the marines. They'll discuss his new book Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir, a journey of despair and redemption chronicling the years after his military service in the Gulf War.

More Talk Radio on 06/04/12

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Charles Shaw on Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Charles Shaw about his new book Exile Nation.

Charles Shaw is an award-winning journalist and editor, author of the memoir, Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality (2012, Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press), and Director of the documentary, The Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs & The American Criminal Justice System.

Charles serves as Editor for the openDemocracy Drug & Criminal Justice Policy Forum and the Dictionary of Ethical Politics, both collaborative projects of Resurgence, openDemocracy, and the Tedworth Charitable Trust.

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Women Issues in the 2012 Presidential Campaign

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Mon, 04/16/2012
Join Celeste and Cecil this Monday, April 16, as we discuss this 
presidential campaign's controversial focus on women and women's issues:
reproductive rights, access to health care, wages, jobs and working vs 
stay at home mothers. 

How will this attention affect the roles and status of women in US society?
Share your thoughts 
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Scott Crow, community organizer, writer, strategist and speaker on anarchism

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Mon, 04/09/2012

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Scott Crow, a community organizer, writer, strategist and speaker who advocates the philosophy and practices of anarchism for social, environmental, and economic aims.

For over almost two decades he has continued to use his experience and ideas in co-founding and co-organizing numerous radical grassroots projects in Texas, including Treasure City Thrift, Radical Encuentro Camp, UPROAR (United People Resisting Oppression and Racism), Dirty South Earth First! and the Common Ground Collective, the largest anarchist influenced organization in modern U.S. history to date.

Scott Crow's writings have appeared in the anthology What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race, and the State of the Nation (2006 South End Press) as well as various radical print magazines and online sites over the last decade.

From his home in Austin Scott currently works at Ecology Action an anarchist worker-run recycling center cooperative, consults in building worker cooperatives, travels for speaking, and organizes projects. In his spare time, he and his partner bike around town, raise a barnyard of funny animals and dream of sustainable futures.

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The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers—and the Coming Cashless Society

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Mon, 04/02/2012

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview David Wolman about his new book, "The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--And the Coming Cashless Society." David is a contributing editor at Wired, a former Fulbright journalism fellow, and a graduate of Stanford University's journalism program. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

In The End of Money, David Wolman takes a critical look at cash, considering its liabilities and what our world would be like without those trillions of little numbered bits of paper and tiny metal disks.

David Wolman received a 2011 Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. His previous books are A Left-Hand Turn Around the World and Righting the Mother Tongue. Visit his website at www.david-wolman.com

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and the medical hazards of the nuclear age.

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Mon, 03/26/2012

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Dr. John Pearson of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility on the medical hazards of the nuclear age. Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is the U.S. affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.

The Oregon PSR chapter’s mission is to eliminate the gravest threats to human health and survival and to create a healthy just and peaceful world for all. We bring a unique medical, public health and scientific perspective to these threats and together with individuals and groups in the larger community, we work to abolish nuclear weapons, stop the toxic degradation of our environment, guarantee safe and sustainable foods, and slow, stop, and reverse the effects of global warming. More information: www.oregonpsr.org

The Obama Haters: Behind the Right-Wing Campaign of Lies, Innuendo & Racism

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Mon, 03/19/2012

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with journalist and author John Wright about his book The Obama Haters: Behind the Right-Wing Campaign of Lies, Innuendo & Racism.

In The Obama Haters Wright asks who are the Obama haters and why do they despise him? He investigates the persistent expressions of hatred for President Obama, connecting historic antecedents of political mudslinging along with the background of virulent right-wing smear tactics over the past two decades.

John Wright is an award-winning journalist with more than thirty-five years of experience. He has worked for the Associated Press in Latin America and Knight-Ridder (Bridge News), and served as the bureau chief for Dow Jones newswires in Brazil. He lives in the Seattle area.

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Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

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Mon, 03/12/2012

 

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Ellen Schultz about her book, "Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers."

It's no secret that hundreds of companies have been slashing pensions and health coverage earned by millions of retirees. Employers blame an aging workforce, stock market losses, and spiraling costs — what they call "a perfect storm" of external forces that has forced them to take drastic measures.

But this so-called retirement crisis is no accident. Ellen E. Schultz, award-winning investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, reveals how large companies and the retirement industry — benefits consultants, insurance companies, and banks — have all played a huge and hidden role in the death spiral of American pensions and benefits.

A little over a decade ago, most companies had more than enough set aside to pay the benefits earned by two generations of workers, no matter how long they lived. But by exploiting loopholes, ambiguous regulations, and new accounting rules, companies essentially turned their pension plans into piggy banks, tax shelters, and profit centers.

Drawing on original analysis of company data, government filings, internal corporate documents, and confidential memos, Schultz uncovers decades of widespread deception during which employers have exaggerated their retiree burdens while lobbying for government handouts, secretly cutting pensions, tricking employees, and misleading shareholders.

Ellen E. Schultz is an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal who has covered the so-called retirement crisis for more than a decade. Her reporting has led to Congressional hearings, proposed legislation, and investigations by the Treasury and the GAO.

Schultz has won dozens of journalism awards for economics, financial, and investigative reporting, including three Polk Awards, two Loeb awards, and a National Press Club award. In 2003, Schultz was part of a team of Wall Street Journal reports awarded the Pulitzer Prize, for articles on corporate scandals.

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Jessie Klein, author of "The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America 's Schools"

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Mon, 03/05/2012

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Jessie Klein, author of The Bully Society: School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America 's Schools. Based on extensive research and interviews with wide-ranging bullying victims, and backed by her decades of experience as a sociologist and educator, Klein uncovers the roots of bullying and its devastating results--from a rise in teen depression to the horrific school shootings. Klein says students learn—not only from other students, but also from teachers, coaches, parents, and other influential adults—that the drive to “get even” and the ability to fight back and win are essential to developing "character"—embedded in values associated with hyper self-reliance and independence.

JESSIE KLEIN, PhD, MSW, M.Ed., is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Adelphi University, where she specializes in school violence, friendship, gender, and society. Her work has appeared in USA Today,Newsday, and the New York Times, as well as many scholarly journals. During her more than twenty years in education, she also served as a teacher, school social worker, Acting Assistant Principal of Guidance, and social work professor. 

Listener calls on smart phones, apps and personal privacy.

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Mon, 02/27/2012

Listener calls on smart phones, apps and personal privacy.

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The War on Women and Their Reproductive Rights!

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The War on Women and Their Reproductive Rights!

From the recent Planned Parenthood victory over the Komen Foundation to

Obama and the Bishops the war against a women's rights to reproductive freedom is heating up! Join Kboo host Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guest David Greenberg, President of Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette.

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Michael Shuman on his new book "Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street"

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Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Michael Shuman about his new book "Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity--A Resilient Communities Guide" (from Chelsea Green.)

Michael Shuman is director of research for Cutting Edge Capital, director of research and economic development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), and a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute. He holds an AB with distinction in economics and international relations from Stanford University and a JD from Stanford Law School. He has led community-based economic-development efforts across the country and has authored or edited seven previous books, including The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (BK Currents) (2006) and Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in a Global Age (1998).

www.postcarbon.org/person/36217-michael-shuman

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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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