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"Airline Monopolies: Back to the Future" with Richard Baxley of FlyersRights

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Mon, 11/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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"Airline Monopolies: Back to the Future" with Richard Baxley of FlyersRights

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Richard Baxley, staff attorney at FlyersRights about the recent artilce on FlyersRights.org on "Airline Monopolies: Back to the Future." 

During the last 10 years, the Associated Press reported that domestic airfares rose faster than inflation. Why?

The AP showed that competition at the biggest airports across the country has been reduced through mergers, creating a situation where passengers are paying higher fares and fees.

A single airline controls a majority of the market at 40 of the top 100 U.S. airports. At 93 of the top 100, one or two airlines control a majority of the seats. 

Electoral Reform, Part 2, with Drew Spencer, legal director at FairVote

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Mon, 11/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Electoral Reform, Part 2, with Drew Spencer, legal director at FairVote

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Drew Spencer, legal director at FairVote about the role that electoral reform played in the 2015 elections this year.

Hunger and Poverty Growth in Oregon

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Mon, 11/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hunger and Poverty Growth in Oregon

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Tyler Mac Innis, Policy Analyst, at the Oregon Center for Public Policy, about recent reports that Oregonians are more likely to live in poverty now than during the Great Recession and how more Oregonians are struggling to put food on the table, even as the economy has been in recovery.

Premilla Nadesen on "HOUSEHOLD WORKERS UNITE", Domestic Worker Activism in the 1960's and 1970's

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Mon, 11/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Premilla Nadesen on "HOUSEHOLD WORKERS UNITE", Domestic Worker Activism in the 1960's and 1970's

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with scholar and activist Premilla Nadasen about her book, HOUSEHOLD WORKERS UNITE: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement and the little-known history of domestic worker activism in the 1960s and 1970s. Premilla Nadasen offers new perspectives on race, labor, feminism, and organizing.
 
Nadasen shows how these women were a far cry from the stereotyped passive and powerless victims; they were innovative labor organizers who tirelessly organized on buses and streets across the United States to bring dignity and legal recognition to their occupation.

Portland is off-the chain: Are self-indulgent pet owners dissing real service animals?

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Mon, 10/26/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Theft of a Black Baptist Church in Gentrified Rip City

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Mon, 10/19/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion on how gentrication impacted a local community
Cecil Prescod interviews Dan Forbes about his recent series "The Theft of a Black Baptist Church in Gentrified Portland" published in Atticus Review.
Mr. Forbes' journalism has received awards from Columbia University, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Drug Policy Alliance.  His novel, "Derail This Train Wreck" (2015, Fomite Press) was sparked  by  a NYPD assault and his sucessful lawsuit against Lincoln Center and the police.

"In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now," with Benjamin Hedin

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Mon, 10/12/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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"In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now," with Benjamin Hedin

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Benjamin Hedin about his book, "In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now."  Hedin discusses the history of the civil rights movement and current events, which can look like the past. For example today's schools revert to being all-black or all-white. African-Americans are denied access to the polls. Unarmed black men are killed by police. Has America progressed on matters of race, or are we stalled - or even moving backward?

(This show was previously scheduled for 9/14/15, but was rescheduled for this time.)

More Talk Radio on 10/05/15

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Mon, 10/05/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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National Day of Action for "Medicare for All"

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Mon, 09/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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National Day of Action for "Medicare for All"

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Students for a National Health Program or SNaHP, the student arm of Physicians for a National Health Program or PNHP. Their guests are Scott Goldberg, a student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Umer Waris, who is at UC Davis School of Medicine

Citing the persistence of thousands of preventable deaths each year due to lack of health insurance, students at more than 20 medical schools will hold teach-ins, rallies and candlelight vigils on October 1st to bring national attention to ‘our failing health care system and the need for single-payer health reform

Fairness for the Land and the Worker:” 2015 Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting

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Mon, 09/21/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Fairness for the Land and the Worker:” 2015 Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Joel Iboa of Beyond Toxics and Carl Wilmsen from the Northwest Forest Worker Center about environmental justice and “Fairness for the Land and the Worker:” 2015 Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force Meeting," 

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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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