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DREAMERS: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream with Eileen Truax

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Mon, 06/01/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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DREAMERS: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream with Eileen Truax

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Eileen Truax, author of DREAMERS: An Immigrant Generation's Fight for Their American Dream.

Dreamers is a movement book for the generation brought to the United States as children—and now fighting to live here legally

Memorial Day: Lets Talk War and Soldiers

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Mon, 05/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Memorial Day: Let's Talk War & Soldiers

It is common now for many Americans to say "Thank You for your Service" when they meet or even just encounter a person in Military Service. When I hear someone is in the military, I always want to say,  " Oh I am so sorry". I hate war and know it twists and damages even the conquering forces. How do you react when you meet a soldier? Does the knee jerk or even the genuine, "Thank You" help keep our endless wars going? Does  support of the individual soldiers lead to  unquestioning support of the military and the silence of the Anti- War movement ?  Or is it only what they are due, no matter how you feel about war.

Don Merrill and Joe Meyer's Call in Show on School Board Elections

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Mon, 05/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Don Merrill and Joe Meyer host a call in show on school board elections

Joe Meyer and Don Merrill host a call in show about the Portland Public School board election.

The discussion will be based on the KBOO candidate interviews posted at http://KBOO.fm/pps2015

Have a listent to what the candidates have to say and then call in to have your say.

School Board Ballots are due May 19th. 

DETAINED AND DEPORTED: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire

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Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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DETAINED AND DEPORTED: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview journalist and author Margaret Regan about her new book, DETAINED AND DEPORTED: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire. 

Immigrants who’ve lived in the United States for years, are being detained and deported at unprecedented rates. Thousands languish in detention centers—often torn from their families—for months or even years. Deportees are returned to violent Central American nations or unceremoniously dropped off in dangerous Mexican border towns. Despite the dangers of the desert crossing, many immigrants will slip across the border again, stopping at nothing to get home to their children.

Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars with investigative journalist Chris Woods

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Mon, 05/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars with investigative journalist Chris Woods

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with investigative journalist Chris Woods, who specializes in conflict and national security issues, about his new book, Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars and the secretive history of the United States' use of armed drones and their key role not only on today's battlefields.

Chris Woods speaks Monday May 4th, 7:30pm  at  Powell's City of Books  

Community Conversations: Talking About Issues That Are Important To You

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Mon, 04/27/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Conversations About Issues That Impact Our Lives
Join Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod as they engage in conversations on international and domestic political, social, and economic issues that impact our daily lives.  Share your thoughts and help build community conversations for social change. 503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com

2015 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Recipients Speak

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Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Peace Writing Scholarship Recipients Share Their Award Winning Essays

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility's (PSR) 2015 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship recipients: : First Place - Chelsea Lin (West Linn High School, West Linn, OR) Second Place - Everett Somers (The Academy of Arts and Academics, Springfield, OR) Third Place - Josiah Taylor (Trillium Charter School, Portland, OR)

#DearIRS We Refuse To Pay For War and Weapons

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Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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War Tax Resistance

   As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, many social justice people are conflicted about the use of their tax dollars for US mililtarism. Cecil Prescod speaks with Ruth Benn, Coordinator for the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee about conscientious objectors to paying taxes for war. 

It's Spring: Signs of Renewal and Hope

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Mon, 04/06/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Discussion on signs of new life in our community
It is spring. Time for spring cleaning, new life, new hope. The news is not all bad. Share signs of new life and new hope in yourself, your community, and our world.  Where are the signs of transformation? How do we spot  these signs?  Join Celeste and Cecil for a conversation about renewal, restoration, and revolution.  503-231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com

Addressing Challenges That Women Face In Society

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Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion on how women confront gender inequality in our culture
As Women History Month comes to a close you are invited to reflect on the challenges that women still face, especially in fields dominated by men that are powerful forces in our culture and economy. Share your views  with hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod and the community. 503.231-8187, moretalkradio@gmail.com

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268789/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=t7AhrbtT

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Robert Whitaker on the astonishing rise of mental illness in America

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Mon, 05/09/2011

 Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in AmericaRobert Whitaker probed into clinical studies in prestigious scientific journals, some dating back more than 50 years. He noticed a shocking anomaly. Psychiatric drugs have repeatedly been shown to worsen mental illness, to say nothing of the risks of liver damage, weight gain, elevated cholesterol and blood sugar, and reduced cognitive function they entail. The reality, he says, is that, because no one knows what causes mental illness, there’s no cure or palliation to be found in these pills.

Robert Whitaker returns to Portland on May 13-14 to focus on alternatives to psychotropic drugs. He will facilitate a conversation with the audience and a panel of mental health providers and peers on the current national movement to move our mental health care to a more holistic, effective and humane system.

Location: First Unitarian Church of Portland

Time: ‎7:00PM Friday, May 13th; Saturday, May 14, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

 

"All Labor Has Dignity" -- the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Mon, 05/02/2011

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Michael Honey about All Labor Has Dignity, a book of speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on economic justice. Honey edited the book.

People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. As we struggle with massive unemployment, a staggering racial wealth gap, and the near collapse of our financial system, King’s prophetic writings and speeches underscore King’s relevance for today. Michael Honey's collection traces King’s economic dream, from lectures to unions in the 1960s to addresses during his Poor People’s Campaign, culminating with his momentous “Mountaintop” speech, delivered in support of striking black sanitation workers in Memphis.

Michael Honey is an educator who combines scholarship with civic engagement. He teaches African-American, civil rights and labor history and specializes in work on Martin Luther King, Jr. Honey holds the Fred T. and Dorothy G. Haley Endowed Professorship in the Humanities at the University of Washington, Tacoma (UWT) and previously served as the Harry Bridges Chair of Labor Studies for the University of Washington and as President of the Labor and Working-Class History Association.

Honey’s work is noted for his extensive use of oral history, deep archival research, and vibrant writing  style.

http://thekinglegacy.org/books/all-labor-has-dignity

Debate: Yes or no, on Bond Measure 26-121 to update Portland public school buildings

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Thu, 04/28/2011

Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey host a debate on Measure 26-121 a bond for the Portland Public Schools to update and renovate public school buildings. Representative from Portlanders for Schools, (for the Measure), and from Learning Now, Buildings Later, (against the measure), will be the guests.  The election is Tuesday, May 17th. 

The devastation of foreclosure; what can be done

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Mon, 04/18/2011

 

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Nancie Koerber of the non-profit organization Good Grief America which works to fight foreclosure and to support our communities.

Housing was the vehicle that Wall Street used to drain the life out of America.  The result has caused record unemployment, foreclosures, homelessness and the unweaving of our community fiber.  All linked to this issue are increased suicides, divorces, bankruptcies, and small business failure.  Our community services such as food stamps, unemployment, foster care, homeless shelters and many others are over burdened and unable to meet the needs of struggling families. 

Nancie discusses what happens with foreclosure in Oregon, how individuals and families deal with the experience, how communities can help and what the future holds regarding this issue.

Opposing perspectives on U.S. role in Libya

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Mon, 04/11/2011

Host Cecil Prescod moderates a discussion with two local peace activists who have differing opinions about the U.S. led U.N. bombing of Libya and their subsequent involvement in that country. Listeners call in.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/BACK-TO-THE-BRIDGES-by-Joe-Walsh-110330-130.html

http://chuckcurrie.blogs.com/ 

 

Labor rights, economic justice, and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Mon, 04/04/2011

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod lead a discussion of how the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. relates to current labor issues in the U.S. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th in 1968. Their guest is Isaiah Poole, whose current article is "From Memphis to Madison: The April 4th Stand For Economic Justice."

Isaiah Poole is Executive Editor of TomPaine.com. He has worked for more than 25 years as an editor and reporter for various newspapers, mostly in Washington, and has written articles on topics ranging from presidential politics to pop culture. He is also a founding member of the Washington Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He is a native Washingtonian.

http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2011031223/memphis-madison-april-4-stand-economic-justice

 
 

 

 

Young union members seek social change through YELL

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Mon, 03/28/2011

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Allie Medeiros and Nick Gaitaud of The Oregon AFL-CIO Young Emerging Labor Leaders (YELL) which mobilizes young union members to become leaders and activists for social change within their unions and communities at large.

YELL provides networking opportunities and resources for young union members to engage in social gatherings, conferences, and events. 

 

Avel Gordley discusses memoir of her life as an Oregon activist, legislator and public servant

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Mon, 03/21/2011

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with former Oregon State Senator Avel Gordley about her new memoir Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator and Public Servant

Avel Louise Gordly was elected to the Oregon State Senate in 1996, after she had served three terms in the House of Representatives, running on both Democratic and Republican ballots in each election. Throughout her career, she always insisted that the legislative process belongs to the People,  that it be open and transparent to constituents from every place in Oregon.

A native of Portland, daughter of a Union Pacific Pullman porter and a working mother active in women's organizations, Avel Louise Gordly is the first African-American woman elected to the Oregon Senate in the history of the state.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in the Administration of Justice from Portland State University and completed the Program for Senior Executives at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

She is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum and has a long professional career including service as an Adult Parole and Probation Officer for the State of Oregon Corrections Division; as Director of Youth Services for the Urban League of Portland; as Community Liaison for the Multnomah County Health Department, where she worked on the County's emergency preparedness and health disparity issues.

Avel's career as a community leader and public servant includes Program Director of the House of Umoja, providing services to gang-impacted youth and families, and as Executive Director of the American Friends Service Committee, Portland office.

Avel is currently an Associate Professor in the Black Studies Department, Portland State University, where she has developed and teaches a course on Black leadership, public policy and community development.

Her memoir, “Remembering the Power of Words: The Life of an Oregon Activist, Legislator and Public Servant” was just published by the Oregon State University Press.

Throughout her career in public service, Avel has worked for environmental, economic and social justice; for family wage jobs in environmentally sound workplaces, for communities free of hate and full of diversity.

Senator Gordly is a recognized champion of support for mental health. She is a founder of the African American Mental Health Commission, and of the Oregon Mental Health Caucus. Her tireless efforts to address the stigma of mental illnesses, and as an advocate for mental health treatment played a key role in the passage of Senate Bill 1 (2005), mental health parity.

She continues to advocate for appropriate mental health treatment, the removal of the stigma associated with mental illness which acts as a barrier to effective treatment, and for the replacement of the Oregon State Hospital and the establishment of a statewide community-based treatment infrastructure as a top priority.

The Lost Portland Neighborhood of Guild's Lake Courts

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Mon, 02/28/2011

 

The topic is the lost Portland neighborhood of Guild's Lake Courts.

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with local historian Tanya March, who has researched the Guild's Lake development during the 1930s and 40s, and former Guild's Lake Courts resident Charles Charnquist.

A riparian marsh known as Guild's Lake was deepened by damming and other construction and used as the setting for the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition. After the fair land developers and land owners filled in Guild’s Lake for industrial use.

During World War II the Housing Authority of Portland built temporary housing on the fill to accommodate a large influx of workers to the city. Guild's Lake Courts was home to many black residents, some of whom were moved to the area after Vanport City was flooded out. 

 

Lessons and Implications from Egypt

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Mon, 02/14/2011

We invite your calls as we reflect upon the amazing events in Egypt.  What are the lessons that we can learn from this revolution?  Call in and share your thoughts.

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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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