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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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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.

More Talk Radio on 10/31/11

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Counter-military recruiting in Portland schools

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with John Grueschow of the Military & Draft Counseling Project of War Resisters League about the Portland School Board's decision to give counter-recuriters the same access to high school students that military recruiters enjoy under federal law. Activists will be able to staff recruiting tables and hand out literature in the school career center or cafeteria.

 

More Talk Radio on 10/24/11

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Jeffrey Winters, professor of Political Economy at Northwestern and author of "Oligarchy"

Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Professor Jeffrey Winters, author of the new book "Oligarchy," Winters says: "By choosing Wall Street as the origin of their action, and by focusing on the gap separating the 1% from 99%, the Occupy movement has hit upon the chronic problem of oligarchy and democracy in America. The power of concentrated wealth has overwhelmed and effectively disenfranchised the majority of American citizens. One person/one vote will be meaningless in U.S. politics unless the distorting power of wealth is addressed. Failing to do so could result in a deep crisis of legitimacy in American democracy."

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.

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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.

 

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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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