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More Talk Radio on 01/09/12

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Angela Martin of Economic Fairness Oregon on the foreclosure crisis and foreclosure relief bills

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Angela Martin, Executive director of Economic Fairness Oregon, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to consumer protection and fair lending laws. They will discuss a financial system built to work for the people, not against them as well as an upcoming forum on January 11th in Hillsboro on how you can help win passage of strong homeowner protections and hear how Oregonians are already fighting foreclosures. They will also share details of legislation Oregon lawmakers will soon be considering and how you can have a voice in the process! 

www.economicfairnessoregon.org/

More Talk Radio on 01/02/12

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Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting on current elections problems

Guest host Marianne Barisonek interviews Bev Harris of the non-profit elections watchdog group BlackBoxVoting about the latest elections problems including the omission of valid voters from "who can vote" lists, particularly young and black voters.

http://www.blackboxvoting.org/

More Talk Radio on 12/26/11

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Mon, 12/26/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Where Have All The Jobs Gone?

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with attorney James Otto, who has filed a lawsuit demanding that Americans have equal access to American jobs. He is co-author, (with Ilene Proctor), of the article "Where Have All The Jobs Gone?" They say that American corporations are betraying the American Dream by hiring 2,000,000 workers per year from foreign countries."

James Otto says that for the past 30 years, American firms have failed to adhere to civil rights laws. Otto declares corporations have installed surreptitious strategies to illegally discriminate against the entire American workforce.

More Talk Radio on 12/19/11

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Mon, 12/19/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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New Report: Huge Disconnect Between Blacks, Whites

Misperceptions About Economics, Health, Discrimination May Skew Politics, Fuel Conflicts

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Daniel Byrd, research director at the Greenlining Institute and lead author of their new report which finds a huge gulf in perceptions between black and white Americans on a wide range of issues, a gulf that may be contributing to America’s increasingly divisive politics.

"Post Racial? Americans and Race in the Age of Obama" was written by Greenlining Institute Research Director Daniel Byrd, Ph.D. and Media Relations Coordinator Bruce Mirken.

Among the key findings:

More Talk Radio on 12/12/11

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Mon, 12/12/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Steve Fraser on his article "Take Our Children, Please! A Modest Proposal for Occupy Wall Street

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Steve Fraser, historian of Wall Street and author of "Wall Street: America's Dream Palace." Steve Fraser has a current article on TomDispatch.com called "Take Our Children, Please! A Modest Proposal for Occupy Wall Street” http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175473/

More Talk Radio on 12/05/11

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No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson’s Library: How Writing an Op-ed Can Get You Fired

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Peter Van Buren about the ever-greater erosion of American rights. Van Buren is the author of a recent article on TomDispatch called, “No Free Speech at Mr. Jefferson’s Library, George Orwell, Philip K. Dick, and Ray Bradbury Would Have Recognized Morris Davis’s Problem.”

TomDispatch regular and State Department Official Peter Van Buren, begins his article with the First Amendment, now endangered in Washington. “Those beautiful words,” he writes, “almost haiku-like, are the sparse poetry of the American democratic experiment.”

More Talk Radio on 11/28/11

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Mon, 11/28/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Oregon death penalty opponents on Kitzhaber's announcement on the death penalty

On Tuesday Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced that he is stopping the scheduled execution of Oregon death row inmate Gary Haugen. He also said he would not allow any other executions during his term as Governor. The Governor's announcement came just after the Oregon Supreme Court said it would allow the execution to proceed on December 6th.

More Talk Radio host Cecil Prescod will interview Jeff Ellis, of the Oregon Capital Resource Center. The group had petitioned the state Supreme Court to stop Haugen's execution. He also speaks with Ron Steiner of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty about Kitzhaber's decision and what it means for the future of the death penalty in Oregon

More Talk Radio on 11/21/11

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Mon, 11/21/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Christopher Phillips, author of "Constitution Café: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution"

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Christopher Phillips, author of "Constitution Café: Jefferson's Brew for a True Revolution."

Call in to discuss whether you think the Constitution should be revised every twenty years.

A radical in his own day, Thomas Jefferson believed that the Constitution should be revised periodically to keep up with the changing times. Instead, it has become a sacred, immutable text-and in Phillips's opinion, it's in need of some shaking up.

For his book Phillips gathered together Americans from all walks of life, moderating dialogues inspired by Jefferson's own populist political philosophy, formulating new Constitutional articles.

More Talk Radio on 11/14/11

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Kevin Williams, writer, director and editor of the film "FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN"

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Kevin Williams, writer, director and editor of the film "FEAR OF A BLACK REPUBLICAN: Does the Republican Party Really Want More African Americans?"

From the Civil War to FDR, the GOP was the party for African-Americans.  Today, less than 10% of African Americans consider themselves to be Republican.  This documentary film explores the phenomenon of Black Republicans, their battles with Democrats and their own Party, their struggle for power and acceptance within the African-American community and how this affects Black America and Urban America.

More Talk Radio on 11/07/11

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Mon, 11/07/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The effects of the Congressional Super Committee's proposed cuts in Social Security, Medicare, etc.

Cecil Prescod hosts a show about the so-called Super Committee's possible proposals for cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and the effects the cuts might have on Americans. His guest are Nancy J.

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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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More Talk Radio on 01/24/11

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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.

Until recently he was the national editor with the Ottawa Citizen. In addition to the Authenticity Hoax, he wrote a lengthy introduction to the 40th anniversary edition of Lament for a Nation, by George Grant. He also coauthored the international bestseller The Rebel Sell (called Nation of Rebels in the United States) with Joseph Heath.

http://authenticityhoax.squarespace.com/the-author/

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The Jubilee Movement in Africa: Debt Relief a Matter of Justice and Necessity

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Priva Hang'andu from Zambia. He is currently studying in Wisconsin and served as Programme Officer for Debt Issues with Jubilee Zambia.   

Topics for discussion include Zambia's debt history, status and future; the impact of the global economic crises on Zambia; and understanding the economic struggles of Africa in context.
 
Priva Haang’andu, Programme Officer for Debt and Public Resource Monitoring at the Jesuit Centre
for Theological Reflection, 2008-2010, will speak at Portland State University and various community
locations, January 8-15, 2011. Priva has done extensive research on national and international debt-
related issues and was actively engaged in advocacy to improve borrowing and lending policies for both
Zambia and its lenders.

Priva has a BA with Honors in Philosophy and Humanities from the University of Zambia and is seeking
a MA in Political Science at Marquette University, Wisconsin. He has a Diploma in Philosophy and
Religious Education from St. Augustine’s Major Seminary in Zambia. He is the author of numerous
articles and reports and presented papers at the World Social Forum, Brazil (2009); International
Conference on Illegitimate Debt, Ecuador (2008); and the Asian International Conference on the Global
Economic Crisis (Malaysia, 2009).
 

Priva will work as a Jubilee policy fellow with Jubilee USA Network in Washington, DC, summer, 2011. 

 

More Talk Radio on 12/13/10

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview James Kloppenberg about his book "Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition."

Intellectual historian Kloppenberg says the influences that have shaped Obama's distinctive worldview, include Nietzsche and Niebuhr, Ellison and Rawls, and recent theorists engaged in debates about feminism, critical race theory, and cultural norms. Kloppenberg argues that Obama's interest in compromise, reasoned public debate, and the patient nurturing of civility is a sign of strength, not weakness. He locates its roots in Madison, Lincoln, and especially in the philosophical pragmatism of William James and John Dewey, which nourished generations of American progressives, black and white, female and male, through much of the twentieth century, albeit with mixed results.

James T. Kloppenberg is the Charles Warren Professor of American History and chair of the History Department at Harvard University. His books include Uncertain Victory: Social Democracy and Progressivism in European and American Thought, 1870-1920; The Virtues of Liberalism; and A Companion to American Thought.

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More Talk Radio on 12/06/10

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Daniel Martinez HoSang about his book Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (American Crossroads), which looks at the controversial history of California's ballot measures over the past fifty years. HoSang is professor of Political and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon. He will also discuss Oregon ballot measures and local concerns--especially efforts to expand prisons and attack labor rights in Oregon through recent ballot measures.

As the rest of the U.S. watched, California voters banned public services for undocumented immigrants, repealed public affirmative action programs, and outlawed bilingual education, among other measures. Why did a state with a liberal political culture, an increasingly diverse populace, and a well-organized civil rights leadership roll back civil rights and anti-discrimination gains? Daniel Martinez HoSang finds that, contrary to popular perception, this phenomenon does not represent a new wave of "color-blind" policies, nor is a triumph of racial conservatism. Instead HoSang uncovers surprising connections between the right and left that reveal how racial inequality has endured.

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More Talk Radio on 11/29/10

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What kind of health care do you have?  Are you happy with it? What changes would you make?  On todays show Cecil Prescod hosts a call in show about health insurance.

 

More Talk Radio on 11/22/10

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Nancy Altman about her recent article "10 Reasons the Fiscal Commission Social Security Proposals Should be DOA." She is the co-author with Eric Kingson.

Nancy Altman has a thirty-year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions. She is the author of The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble (John Wiley & Sons, 2005). She is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of beneficiary rights. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Foundation of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, as well as the Board of the National Academy of Social Insurance, a membership organization of over 800 of the nation's leading experts on social insurance.

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More Talk Radio on 11/15/10

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Kent Wong, Director, UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, about building a stronger progressive labor movement by supporting immigrant workers and their rights.

Kent Wong is director of the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, where he teaches Labor Studies and Asian American Studies. He previously was staff attorney for the Service Employees International Union in Los Angeles. Kent has also served as national president of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, and the United Association for Labor Education.

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More Talk Radio on 11/08/10

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Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with labor organizer, writer and radical theorist John Cronan Jr. He will be speaking at Laughing Horse Books on Thursday, November 11th at 6PM with activist and student orgainzer Casey Asprooth-Jackson. 

John Cronan is a restaurant worker of 11 years and an organizer and writer who lives in New York City where he has been involved in labor, student, and environmental organizing. He is currently an organizer for the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York. He is a regular contributor to Znet and he has written and spoken extensively on issues concerning class, economic democracy, environmental justice, radical political theory, movement strategy and more.

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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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