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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.

More Talk Radio on 10/10/11

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

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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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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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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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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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Panel discussion and call-in with the two organizers of "Rethinking Psychiatric Care, Moving Mental Health Recovery Forward"

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Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey host a panel discussion and call-in with two organizers of "Rethinking Psychiatric Care,: Moving Mental Health Recovery Forward." Will Hall is a Portland therapist and national leader in "peer recovery." He also hosts Madness Radio. Marcia Meyers is a teacher and activist and a long time member of the Economic Justice Action Group (EJAG). She is a co-director of the Real Wealth of Portland and co-chair of the national organization Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community (UUJEC).

Rethinking psychiatry and moving mental health recovery forward

"Anatomy of an Epidemic" author, Robert Whitaker, will lead panel in Portland, February 10, 2011

Could our drug-based paradigm of psychiatric care be fueling a modern-day plague of mental illness? What would a truly humane mental health system look like? Journalist Robert Whitaker's controversial book "Anatomy of an Epidemic" has inspired Oregon leaders in the mental health field to question present practices and initiate major reforms. At 7 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland, Whitaker and a panel of mental health providers and peers will share their perspectives and plans to create a more compassionate mental health system in Oregon and across the nation.

The panel will include:

Robert Whitaker, author, "Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America"

Beckie Child, Director of the Mental Health America of Oregon

Cindi Fisher, Movement of Mothers Standing - Up -Together: Taking Back Our Children ( The M.O.M.S. Movement )

Chris Gordon, Assistant professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Medical Director of Mental Health Advocacy.

Will Hall, Portland therapist and national leader in Peer Recovery

Gina Nikkel, Director of the Oregon Association of Community Mental Health Programs

More Talk Radio on 01/31/11

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Danielle Nierenberg about State of the World 2011: Innovations that Nourish the Planet.

Danielle Nierenberg is an expert in sustainable agriculture and  a senior researcher for the Worldwatch Institute, an environmental policy organization based in Washington DC. As she's traveled she's had a wide variety of op-eds and columns published in major publications around the world, including USA Today, the Seattle Times, the Guardian (UK), Israel's Jerusalem Post, Mexico's El Norte, South Africa's Cape Argus and more. She also been interviewed on many radio shows including Voice of America, Pacifica, Clear Channel, and Radio America affiliates. She blogs daily at www.NourishingthePlanet.org.

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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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