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Students Speak Out:"We're the future of this nation, we deserve an education!"

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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Students speaks out for change

In recent weeks, a wave of activism has surged among Portland Public Schools students. While the teachers and the Portland School Board have been engaged in contract negotiations, students have shown their support for their teachers by speaking up and walking out of schools. The students are raising their voices to demand  changes such as smaller classes and better working conditions for teachers. Join us as we speak with student activists Sekai Edwards from Jefferson High School, Keenan Murray of Wilson High School, and Zoe La Du from Cleveland High School.  503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com
 

Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in the 21st Century

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Mon, 01/06/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with David Ikard about Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in the 21st Century
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with professor and author DAVID IKARD about his latest book, Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in the 21st Century. 

More Talk Radio on 12/30/13

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Mon, 12/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Let's talk about religion/spirituality...and try to get past superficial differences and dualisms.

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Mon, 12/23/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Paul Roland facilitates a conversation on some difficult topics.

I believe it was William Blake who said, "The cistern contains, the fountain overflows." From my perspective, we live in a society in which the impulse toward and desire for transcendance is thwarted and frustrated, while immanence tends to become entrapment. 

David Swanson on Ending War

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Mon, 12/16/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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David Swanson on Ending War

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with author and radio host David Swanson about how to end and recover from war. 

Swanson's latest book is War No More: The Case for Abolition. His previous books include When the World Outlawed War, named by Ralph Nader as one of the six books everyone should read; the best-selling classic War Is A Lie, and Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union.

Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in the 21st Century

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Mon, 12/09/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with David Ikard about Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in the 21st Century

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with professor and author DAVID IKARD about his latest book, Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in the 21st Century.

Iran Nuclear Deal

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Mon, 12/02/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Analysis and discussion about Iran nuclear deal and its future impact

Last week Iran and six nations reached agreement on Iran nuclear programme. Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Moji Agha, founder of the Mossadegh Legacy Institute, about  details of the agreement, reaction to the agreement (Including resistance in the US Congress and Israel's intransigence), and what steps are needed to guarantee the agreement's  success and reconciliation among the nations.

Home for the Holidays: How do we deal with difficult situations with difficult family members?

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Mon, 11/25/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Resolving family tensions during the holidays
Home for the Holidays: How do we deal with difficult situations with difficult family members?  The holidays are meant to be time of merriment.  Often the holidays are times of tension, anxiety, stress, and anger.  We will examine some of the difficulties people encounter with family members during the holidays (disagreements over politics, religion, food)  and share ways  people reach a peaceful coexistence if not harmony during the holiday season.  Share your thoughts and experiences, challenges and successes.  503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com

1963: The Year of Hope & Hostility

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Mon, 11/18/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Byron Williams on his book 1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Byron Williams, a Pulitzer-prize nominated columnist for The Huffington Post and the author of 1963: The Year of Hope & Hostility, which examines the Kennedy Administration, how he emerged as a world leader and his contributions to Civil Rights. Rev. Williams also examines the two other influential figures of 1963: Martin Luther King, and George Wallace.  

Proposals to Make Changes to the Independent Police Review Division

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Mon, 11/04/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Constantine Severe of the Portland IPR on proposed changes to the IPR

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Constantine Severe, director of the Portland auditor’s Independent Police Review, or IPR, division. They will discuss proposed changes to the way the IPR operates.

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More Talk Radio on 11/14/11

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Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Kevin Williams, writer, director and editor of the film "FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN: Does the Republican Party Really Want More African Americans?"

From the Civil War to FDR, the GOP was the party for African-Americans. Today, less than 10% of African Americans consider themselves to be Republican. This documentary film explores the phenomenon of Black Republicans, their battles with Democrats and their own Party, their struggle for power and acceptance within the African-American community and how this affects Black America and Urban America.

Today, many Black Republicans keep their political views to themselves or within family circles.  Some endure insults like “Traitor,” “Uncle Tom” or “Oreo Cookie.” Based on their political beliefs, some question whether one can really be Black and a Republican at the same time.  What does this mean for the future of America’s Two-Party Political System and Urban America?

Beginning in his hometown of Trenton, NJ, independent filmmaker Kevin Williams takes a non-partisan journey over four years, two Presidential Elections and eleven states to find out if the Two-Party Political system in Urban America may be failing his city and the country.; In taking a self-critical look at his own Republican Party, Williams focuses his camera on the GOP’s efforts in the African-American community and examines the history and lives of Black Republicans; the GOP’s campaign strategy in urban areas versus the suburbs; media perceptions of Black Republicans; Republican Party efforts to recruit African-Americans; Democratic Party efforts and success in retaining the African-American vote; what both parties are doing today and what it means to be a “Black Republican.”

The film screens November 17th at Portland State University

www.fearofablackrepublican.com

More Talk Radio on 11/07/11

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Mon, 11/07/2011

Cecil Prescod hosts a show about the so-called Super Committee's possible proposals for cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and the effects the cuts might have on Americans. His guest are Nancy J. Altman, who has a thirty-five year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions and Greg Margolis of Portland Jobs with Justice.  Nancy Altman is co-director of Social Security Works and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition and campaign.   She is the author of The Battle for Social Security:  From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble.

Local advocates in states represented by the 12-member “Super Committee” recently released new reports detailing the projected fall-out resulting from the committee’s proposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. In the eleven Super Committee states represented, 20.3 million Americans receive Social Security, 18.5 million Americans receive Medicare, and 21.4 million Americans receive Medicaid.

The so-called Congressional “Super Committee” is just 30 days from its deadline. As lobbyists attempt to save tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, the new reports reveal a possible economic crisis for many Americans should the committee vote to cut benefits. The full reports are available at http://www.strengthensocialsecurity.org/super-committee/

Opinion poll after opinion poll show that the vast majority of Americans want no cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.

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Counter-military recruiting in Portland schools

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Mon, 10/31/2011

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with John Grueschow of the Military & Draft Counseling Project of War Resisters League about the Portland School Board's decision to give counter-recuriters the same access to high school students that military recruiters enjoy under federal law. Activists will be able to staff recruiting tables and hand out literature in the school career center or cafeteria.

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Christian Parenti discusses "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence"

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Mon, 10/17/2011

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. 

 Christian Parenti is a contributing editor at The Nation, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, and a visiting scholar at the City University of New York. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from the London School of Economics. The author of Lockdown AmericaThe Soft Cage, and The Freedom. Parenti has written for FortuneThe New York TimesLos AngelesTimesWashington PostPlayboyMother Jones, and The London Review of Books. He has held fellowships from the Open Society Institute, Rockefeller Brother Fund and the Ford Foundation; and has won numerous awards, including the 2009 Lange-Tailor Prize and “Best Magazine Writing 2008” from the Society for Professional Journalists.

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

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Mon, 10/10/2011

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'smagazine, Canada's premier newsweekly, and a features editor with Canadian Business magazine.

Until recently he was the national editor with the Ottawa Citizen. In addition to the Authenticity Hoax, he wrote a lengthy introduction to the 40th anniversary edition of Lament for a Nation, by George Grant. He also coauthored the international bestseller The Rebel Sell (called Nation of Rebels in the United States) with Joseph Heath.

 http://authenticityhoax.squarespace.com/the-author/ 

A backward agenda: Using Solyandra failure to end support for clean energy

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Mon, 10/03/2011

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.

When “Climategate” first broke back in late 2009 right-wing conservatives opened a massive attack coordinated among ideological media, staffers, lobbyists, and politicians. When the left took action, it was too late.

This is what is happening now around Solyndra. The conservatives are going after this.

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Laurie Johnson, Chief Economist, Climate Center, National Resources Defense Council, about why clean energy shouldn’t be discredited entirely because of one failed solar power company. 

More Talk Radio: The Independent Police Review Division, police oversight and the Citizen Review Committee

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Mon, 09/26/2011
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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.

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Remembering 9/11 -- What happened to the Unity?

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Mon, 09/12/2011

 Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey recollect and reflect on 9/11/2001.  What happened to the unity?  Why have we accepted curtailment of civil liberties? Listeners particitpate.

Labor day special: Wobbly Walk thru the Siskiyous, and Jobs with Justice actions today

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Mon, 09/05/2011

Guest host Kevin Card with a special Labor Day show, interview guest Wes Brain of Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice.  Brain reviews the Wobbly Walk through the Siskiyous, and how it's being commemorated today. Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice brings together labor unions, religious congregations, student groups and community organizations to improve working peoples’ standard of living, job security and their right to organize. 

 

Mental illness and police accountability

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Mon, 08/29/2011

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. 

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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