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More Talk Radio on 04/22/13

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Robert Bullard on How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Robert Bullard, the Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. Robert Bullard is often described as the father of environmental justice. He is the author of seventeen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity. He'll discuss his most recent book "The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities."  

 

More Talk Radio on 04/15/13

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The Unknown History of the Death Penalty

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Stephen John Hartnett about his book EXECUTING DEMOCRACY: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT & THE MAKING OF AMERICA.

Even the most ardent death penalty supporter doesn’t claim that capital punishment is a deterrent to crime. We know that it’s not. We also know that innocent people have landed on death row. But what else do we know about the death penalty, and about its fraught history in the U.S.? Tune in to find out more.

More Talk Radio on 04/08/13

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Rules of Engagement: Gender-Sensitivity

Rules of Engagement: Gender-Sensitivity in Society. Women continue to battle sexism . At a recent fundraiser President Obama stated that California Attorney General Kamala Harris was "brilliant," "dedicated," "tough," and "exactly what you'd want in anybody who is administering the law" .  He then refered to her as "by far the best-looking attorney general in the country".  The president, criticized by many for his remarks about the Attorney General 's appearance, subsequently apologized.  The incident became the subject of many discussions  about the struggles of women to be accepted in society.

More Talk Radio on 04/01/13

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Debunking Myths about Labor Unions with Bill Fletcher Jr.

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with long-time racial justice, labor and international activist Bill Fletcher Jr. about his new book "They're Bankrupting Us! (And 20 Other Myths about Unions)." Fletcher debunks the most well-known myths about labor, provides an honest assessment of the missteps of the labor movement and offers a vision of the way forward.

Bill Fletcher Junior has served in leadership positions with many prominent union and labor organizations, including the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union. He is immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum and is the coauthor, with Dr. Fernando Gapasin, of "Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice." 

More Talk Radio on 03/25/13

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"Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science"

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with David A. Harris, professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgn about his book "Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science."

With the popularity of crime dramas like CSI focusing on forensic science, and increasing numbers of police and prosecutors making wide-spread use of DNA, high-tech science seems to have become the handmaiden of law enforcement. But this is a myth,asserts law professor and nationally known expert on police profiling David A. Harris. In fact, most of law enforcement does not embrace science—it rejects it instead, resisting it vigorously. The question at the heart of this book is why.

More Talk Radio on 03/18/13

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Guns in Schools

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon about guns in schools. Ceasefire Oregon works to prevent gun violence by advocating reasonable, effective gun laws. We educate the public and legislators about gun violence, lobby on behalf of bills that will help make our communities safer, and work to prevent the passage of bills that would make it easier for dangerous people to obtain and carry firearms.

More Talk Radio on 03/11/13

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Portland's Worst Polluters and Profits from Tar Sands

The topic is "Portland's Worst Polluters; Many of Whom Also Happen To Be Tar Sands Profiteers." Hosts Cecil and Celeste look at a week of action March 16th-23rd with guests Nick Caleb, Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky of Portland Rising Tide, and Isabel Swift. Jasmine and Nick will talk about local action around climate justice, Isabel discusses the actual resistance aspect of the Tar Sands blockade. 

More Talk Radio on 03/04/13

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Why Civil Resistance Works

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Erica Chenoweth, co-author with Maria Stephan of "Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict."

Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan maintain that successful nonviolent resistance ushers in more durable and internally peaceful democracies, which are less likely to regress into civil war. They debunk the myth that violence occurs because of structural and environmental factors and that it is necessary to achieve certain political goals. Instead, they say violent insurgency is rarely justifiable on strategic grounds.

More Talk Radio on 02/25/13

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Examining Today's Headlines

Join Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod as they examine a topic from today's headlines. To participate in the conversation call 503-231-8187 or email: moretalkradio@gmail.com

More Talk Radio on 02/18/13

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Guest host Paul Roland talks with Bruce Levine about recovering collective self-confidence

Today's guest is Bruce Levine--psychologist, social critic and author of several books and numerous articles. His most recent book is "Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated and Battling the Corporate Elite." He has also written "Surviving Depression" and "Commonsense Rebellion: Taking Back Your Life from Drugs, Shrinks, Corporations and a World Gone Crazy."

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State Senator Chip Shields takes a look at Oregon Legislature

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Mon, 08/22/2011

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. 

Addressing Transportation in Portland

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Mon, 07/25/2011

 Host Cecil Prescod discusses transportation issues in Portland with Dave Wetzel  from England. As well as being President of the Labour Land Campaign (www.LabourLand.org), Dave Wetzel FCILT is CEO of 'Transforming Communities' the transport, housing, land tax consultancy he founded in 2008. For eight years he was the first Vice-Chair of Transport for London and was also Chair of London Buses and TfL's Safety, Health and Environment Committee.

More Talk Radio 07/18/2011

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Mon, 07/18/2011

Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey comment on various topics including: our dependence on technology, re-purposing job skills to adapt to the emerging green economy, and same sex marriage.

How Proposed Budget Cuts Impact Women

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Mon, 07/11/2011

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."
Responding to the President's proposals Casey, a senior staff attorney at Legal Momentum, said : "Many of the proposed cuts are most devastating to communities least able to afford them: women and families hardest hit during the economic downturn, including single parent families, pregnant women, and children."
We invite your participation. Our phone number is 231-8187. Our email address is moretalkradio@gmail.com

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How Proposed Budget Cuts Impact Women

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Mon, 07/11/2011

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."

Responding to the President's proposals Casey, a senior staff attorney at Legal Momentum, said : "Many of the proposed cuts are most devastating to communities least able to afford them: women and families hardest hit during the economic downturn, including single parent families, pregnant women, and children."

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Open Forum on Violence in our Communities

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Mon, 06/27/2011

This  program is an open forum on what are we doing about the upsurge in violence in our communities.

The recent increased in violence in our communities has lead many to find out why and  what can we do to reduce violence.

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A discussion about the Death Penalty and the movement to abolish it in Oregon.

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A discussion about the Death Penalty and the movement to abolish it in Oregon

Do you think a death row inmate has the right to insist on execution?  Should the death penalty be abolished?

Join me, Cecil Prescod, this Monday, June 20 at 8AM when I speak with Ron Steiner of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and attorney Jeff Ellis of Oregon Capital Resource Center about the death penalty and the scheduled execution of Oregon prisoner Gary Haugen.

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Technology and Personal Connections: A Distraction From Action or a Medium for Protest, and Gender Roles Blogging

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Mon, 06/06/2011

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey discuss the role of technology in modern society and the effect it has had on personal connections.

In light of the recent death of Gil Scott-Heron, Celeste Carey asks: Do we respond anymore to the meaningful exchange we had with protest singers when we heard their songs?  Has Tweeting in the digital age replaced it and is it as effective?

Inspired by Arwyn Arising's blog 'Raising My Boychick' (http://www.raisingmyboychick.com/) Cecil Prescod discusses gender roles, the idea of gender assignment, and raising a child without an imposed gender.

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Social Security: Beyond the Doom and Gloom

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Thu, 05/26/2011

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."

MALCOLM X: A Life of Reinvention

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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.
Unfortunately author Manning Marable died on April 1st just as this major work was being released. He was Professor of African American Studies and a professor of history and public affairs at Columbia University. He was the founding director of African American Studies at Columbia from 1993 to 2003, and also served as director of the university’s Center for Contemporary Black History. The author of fifteen books, Marable also edited of the quarterly journal Souls.

 

MALCOLM X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America, from the rise of Marcus Garvey and the Ku Klux Klan to the struggles of the civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties. Reaching into Malcolm’s troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents’ activism through his own engagement with the Nation of Islam, charting his astronomical rise in the world of Black Nationalism and culminating in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Marable has based his work on extensive interviews with Louis Farrakhan and other intimates, as well as previously unseen FBI files and archival information from the Nation of Islam’s own records.

 


In MALCOLM X, Marable draws on previously unavailable portions of Malcolm’s diaries from his travels in the Middle East and Africa, documenting a pivotal moment in his transformation from a staunch devotee of the Nation of Islam to the leader of a new movement.  Through his tireless work and countless speeches, Malcolm X empowered hundreds of thousands of black Americans to create better lives and stronger communities while establishing the template for the self-actualized, independent African American man. In death he became a broad symbol of both resistance and reconciliation for millions around the world. Manning Marable’s MALCOLM X will stand as the definitive work on one of the most important figures in the history of civil rights, surpassing previous treatments in its depth and intensity and capturing with revelatory clarify a man who constantly strove, in the great American tradition, to remake himself anew.

 

As an editor Kevin Doughten has worked with a range of authors, including Barack Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, Pulitzer Prize–winner Jimmy Breslin, and bestselling authors Robert Lacey and Rafe Esquith.


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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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