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What Can Young People Do To Create A More Healthy, Just And Peaceful World?

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Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A conversation with the 2014 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship recipients

Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility's (PSR) 2014 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship recipients: 1st Place winner Sashka Warner of South Eugene High School (Be the Change You Wish to See), and 2nd Place winner Natalie Skowlund of Lake Oswego High School (Let Peace Begin with You), They will share their writings and perspectives. 
Sean Tenney, PSR's Communications and Development Associate, will speak about the history of the Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, and the 2014 award ceremony.

The Movement To End Human Trafficking

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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Stopping Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a terrible crime that exploits innocent and vulnerable people. It is one of the fastest-growing criminal industries in the world that involves the recruiting, transporting, selling, or buying of people for the purpose of various forms of exploitation. Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speaks with Portland's Office of Equity and Human Rights' Human Trafficking Task Force members Kyle Busse, Damon Isiah Turner, and Chris Killmer about its work to raise awareness and mobilize communities to end human trafficking.  They will also share information about a Free Legal Counseling Event on Sunday, April 27, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Sauvie Island Grange, located at 14443 NW Charlton Rd. Portland, OR 97231

Astra Taylor on her book THE PEOPLE"S PLATFORM: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

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Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Astra Taylor on her book THE PEOPLE"S PLATFORM: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Astra Taylor, best-known as the director of two widely-acclaimed documentary films on philosophy (Zizek!Examined Life). Her first book, THE PEOPLE’S PLATFORM, is just out from Metropolitan Books this month.
http://us.macmillan.com/thepeoplesplatform/AstraTaylor
 

The Rent is Too Damn High!

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Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Struggle to Protect and Expand Affordable Housing

"The Rent Is Too Damn High": Recent news reports and studies verify what many people know: Individuals and families are being force to move out of their communities because housing is becoming more expensive and affordable housing is difficult to find. 
Justin Buri, Interim Director of the Community Alliance of Tenants, join Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod  to discuss why affordable housing is becoming more difficult to find, what housing advocates are doing to address this crisis, and how tenants can defend their rights.

How Do We Revitalize Our Neighborhoods?

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Mon, 03/24/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Revitalizing NE Portland

REVIEWING REVITALIZATION
Most of the business revitalizing in NE Portland has come through local small business ventures.  How can the same focus benefit the King neighborhood? More Talk Radio asks your opinions on the local business versus Trader Joe issue.  Call and share your views.  503-231-8187, Email: moretalkradio@gmail.com

How Employees on Wall Street Continue to Get More Breaks and Money than Workers on Main Street

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Mon, 03/17/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How Employees on Wall Street Continue to Get More Breaks and Money than Workers on Main Street

Host Celeste Carey speaks with Sarah Anderson, who directs the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. They just released the report "Wall Street Bonuses and the Minimum Wage," which says the New York financial industry's bonus pool exceeded the annual earnings of the more than 1 million Americans who work full-time at the federal minimum wage.

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better.

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Mon, 03/10/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Author and journalist Clive Thompson on how technology is changing our minds for the better

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Clive Thompson, author of "Smarter Than You Think: How How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better."  Thompson argues that the Internet age has produced bold new forms of human cognition, worthy of both celebration and investigation. We learn more and retain the information longer, write and think with global audiences, and even gain an ESP-like awareness of the world around us. 

Expanding Economic Opportunities For Those Who Have Been Shut Out

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Mon, 03/03/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Opportunities for women and multicultural owned businesses and inspiring male youth of color

Join us for a conversation with Deena Pierott about how women and people of color are breaking the glass ceiling of economic opportunity in our region and nation and how she is working to inspire male youth of color to become tomorrow's technology leaders. 

Bradley Garrett, author of Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City, on reclaiming the city

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Mon, 02/24/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Bradley Garrett, author of Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City, on reclaiming the city

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with writer and photographer Bradley Garrett, author of Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City, published by Verso.

It is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us—the cities we live in—that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its forgotten tunnels and scale unfinished skyscrapers high above the metropolis? Explore Everything reclaims the city, recasting it as a place for endless adventure.

The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom and Deception in the New World

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Mon, 02/17/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Greg Grandin on The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom and Deception in the New World

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Greg Grandin, author of "The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World."  The book explores an American theme: the paradox of society aspiring to good while acting profoundly immoral. 

Greg Grandin is one of our foremost historians, an original scholar and a gifted storyteller. He is the author of Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City.

The Lewis and Clark College History Department is sponsoring the 51st Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Lecture
by Greg Grandin “Who Aint a Slave:  Slavery in Fact and Melville’s Fiction”

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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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