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More Talk Radio on 10/17/11

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"Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence."

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Christian Parenti, author of "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence." Parenti explores how, from Africa to Asia, extreme weather brought on by global warming is unleashing cascades of unrest and violence.

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"The Authenticity Hoax: How We Get Lost Finding Ourselves"

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod Andrew Potter about his book, The Authenticity Hoax: How We Get Lost Finding Ourselves. Andrew Potter is public affairs columnist with Maclean's magazine, Canada's premier newsweekly, and a features editor with Canadian Business magazine.

More Talk Radio on 10/03/11

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Renewable energy - Why it shouldn't be discredited because of Solyndra's failure

Solyndra, a solar power company that got more than half a billion dollars in loan guarantees from a Department of Energy Recovery Act program, went bankrupt at the beginning of September. The reason why it happened and who’s to blame is still unclear, but that’s not the main issue taking place in the political field.

Opponents of clean energy who favor fossil fuels want the U.S. public to think that clean energy is weak, unreliable, marginal, and dependent on government subsidies. They have been trying to make that case for a long while. They are trying to use Solyndra as a symbol, something to use as a stand-in to discredit not just the DOE loan program, but all government support for clean energy.

More Talk Radio on 09/26/11

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The Independent Police Review Division, police oversight and the Citizen Review Committee

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with representatives of the Independent Police Review Division, (IPR), to talk about police oversight and the recruitment of new volunteers to serve on the Citizen Review Committee.

More Talk Radio on 09/19/11

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Mon, 09/19/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Portland Housing Discrimination Based on Race or National Origin

Linda Olson Osterlund guest hosts. Her topic is Housing Discrimination in Portland.

A recent audit by the Fair Housing Council of Oregon on how black and Latino renters fared in the Portland housing market, found discrimination in 64 percent of 50 tests across the city.
 
Linda asks you to weigh in on Fair Housing in Portland and what should be done about housing discrimination.
 

More Talk Radio on 09/05/11

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Wobbly Free Speech Movement

Taking it to the Streets, the Rails and the Mountains: A Labor Day Special

Join host Kevin Card and his guest Wes Brain in a lively discussion on the Wobbly Free Speech movement and the need to get back up on our soapboxes.

More Talk Radio on 08/29/11

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Police Accountability

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Tyrone Waters, African American, native Portlander, and a certified life coach. Waters has written about his own negative encounters with members of the Portland Police Force. He will talk about his ideas on how to improve interactions between the police and citizens with mental illness.

More Talk Radio on 08/22/11

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Oregon State Senator Chip Shields on the Oregon Legislature

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Oregon State Senator Chip Shields from District 22 in Portland about the recent legislative session, a day in the life of a legislator, what's coming up, and more.

More Talk Radio on 08/15/11

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The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water, which explores our strange and complex relationship to water. We love water — but at the moment, we don’t appreciate it or respect it. Just as we’ve begun to reimagine our relationship to food, a change that is driving the growth of the organic and local food movements, we must also rethink how we approach and use water.

In the course of reporting about water to write The Big Thirst, Fishman has stood at the bottom of a half-million-gallon sewage tank, sampled water directly from the springs in San Pellegrino, Italy, and Poland Spring, Maine, and carried water on his head for 3 km with a group of Indian villagers.

More Talk Radio on 07/11/11

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Mon, 07/11/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How Proposed Budget Cuts Impact Women

Join Celeste and Cecil, and their guest, Tim Casey of the Women's Legal Education and Defense Fund, in a discussion on how the proposed federal budget cuts will impact women.

Last week the New York Times reported : "President Obama stepped up pressure on Congressional Republicans on Tuesday to agree to a broad deficit-cutting deal, pledging to put popular entitlement programs like Medicare on the table in return for Republican acquiescence to some higher taxes."

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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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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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Mon, 02/20/2012

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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Kathleen Gerson on her latest book "The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work, and Family."

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Mon, 02/06/2012
 
In the controversial public debate over modern American families, the vast changes in family life--the rise of single, two-paycheck, and same-sex parents--have often been blamed for declining morality and unhappy children. Drawing upon pioneering research with the children of the gender revolution, Kathleen Gerson reveals that it is not a lack of "family values," but rigid social and economic forces that make it difficult to have a vibrant and committed family and work life.

Despite the entrance of women into the workforce and the blurring of once clearly defined gender boundaries, men and women live in a world where the demands of balancing parenting and work, autonomy and commitment, time and money are left largely unresolved. Gerson finds that while an overwhelming majority of young men and women see an egalitarian balance within committed relationships as the ideal, today's social and economic realities remain based on conventional--and now obsolete--distinctions between breadwinning and caretaking. In this equity vacuum, men and women develop conflicting strategies, with women stressing self-reliance and men seeking a new traditionalism.

Kathleen Gerson is Professor of Sociology and Collegiate Professor of Arts and Science at New York University. A recognized authority on work, gender, and family life, Kathleen is the author of five books and over fifty articles. She has participated in many public initiatives to foster equality at work and in the home, including the Council on Contemporary Families; the Ford Foundation Project on Integrating Work, Family, and Community; the Sloan Foundation Research Network on Work-Family Issues; and Catalyst's Advisory Board for "The Next Generation of Women Leaders." She contributes regularly to media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, PBS, CNN, and National Public Radio.

For more articles and features on "The Unfinished Revolution," go to

storify.com/contronews/the-unfinished-revolution-by-kathleen-gerson

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Janice Thompson, executive director of Common Cause, Oregon, about money in politics.

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 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.

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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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