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More Talk Radio on 07/16/12

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Mon, 07/16/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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So Rich, So Poor - Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Peter Edelman, author of the new book So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America. The income-level disparity in this country is now wider than at any point since the Great Depression. How can some be so rich, while others are so poor? According to Edelman, we have taken important positive steps without which 25 to 30 million more people would be poor, but poverty fluctuates with the business cycle. The structure of today’s economy has stultified wage growth for half of America’s workers—with even worse results at the bottom and for people of color—while bestowing billions on those at the top.

More Talk Radio on 07/09/12

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Mon, 07/09/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Gender Entrapment of Black Women and How VIolence in the Lives of Black Women is Ignored

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Beth Richie, Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her new book is Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America's Prison Nation.

More Talk Radio on 07/02/12

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In Doubt: the Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview professor Dan Simon about his book In Doubt: The Psychology of the Criminal Justice Process. Simon is Professor of Law and Psychology at the University of Southern California.

The criminal justice process is unavoidably human. Police detectives, witnesses, suspects, and victims shape the course of investigations, while prosecutors, defense attorneys, jurors, and judges affect the outcome of adjudication. Dan Simon will talk about how flawed investigations can produce erroneous evidence and why well-meaning juries send innocent people to prison and set the guilty free.

More Talk Radio on 06/25/12

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Mon, 06/25/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Voter Suppression by the Right Wing

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Brentin Mock, Investigative Reporter who covers the challenges presented by new voter ID laws, suppression of voter registration drives, and other attempts to limit electoral power of people of color. They'll talk about his reports which include "Voter Suppression Groups Plot a Million-Person Army to Swarm Polls,"  "Civil Rights Groups Sue Florida Over Voter Purging Lists," "Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Places Expiration Date on Democracy" and more.

More Talk Radio on 06/18/12

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Mon, 06/18/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Occupy Providence Hospital Pool: People with disabilities organize to save a community resource

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Noah Dundas and Brian Crosby-Payne  about a grass roots effort to save the only warm water therapy pool in the Portland area.

In 1992  Dorothy Torgler, a foundational pillar for Providence Hospital, through a charitable contribution, made possible a therapy pool. It serves elderly and children, people with cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, post-surgical patients, individuals with autism, and more. Warm water adaptive exercise programs help alleviate the pain of arthritis and increase range of motion for stroke patients, those recovering from injury, and those who are physically challenged by disabilities.

More Talk Radio on 06/11/12

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Mon, 06/11/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Author Anthony Swofford on his new memoir HOTELS, HOSPITALS, AND JAILS

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview former Portlander Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead, a memoir of his time in the marines. They'll discuss his new book Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir, a journey of despair and redemption chronicling the years after his military service in the Gulf War.

More Talk Radio on 06/04/12

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Mon, 06/04/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Charles Shaw on Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Charles Shaw about his new book Exile Nation.

Charles Shaw is an award-winning journalist and editor, author of the memoir, Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality (2012, Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press), and Director of the documentary, The Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs & The American Criminal Justice System.

Charles serves as Editor for the openDemocracy Drug & Criminal Justice Policy Forum and the Dictionary of Ethical Politics, both collaborative projects of Resurgence, openDemocracy, and the Tedworth Charitable Trust.

More Talk Radio on 05/14/12

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Mon, 05/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Daniel Medwed, author of "Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent."

American prosecutors are asked to play two roles within the criminal justice system: they are supposed to be ministers of justice whose only goals are to ensure fair trials, whatever the outcomes of those trials might be—and they are also advocates of the government whose success rates are measured by how many convictions they get. Because of this second role, sometimes prosecutors suppress evidence in order to establish a defendant’s guilt and safeguard that conviction over time.

More Talk Radio on 05/07/12

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"iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us"

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Dr. Larry Rosen, author of "iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us"

Dr. Rosen says iDisorder: changes to your brain’s ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world due to your daily use of media and technology resulting in signs and symptoms of psychological disorders - such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check in with all of your technology. Based on decades of research and expertise in the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen also offers explanations for why many of us are suffering from an "iDisorder." How do we stay human in an increasingly technological world.

More Talk Radio on 04/30/12

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Human rights and social justice for the global south

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with human rights and social justice activist Kelvin Hazangwi about linkages between the global south and countries such as Greece, Spain and Ireland around the economic justice issues of debt, banks and who is impacted by our current financial systems. Who has global power and why? What can we do about these injustices?

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Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence talks about recent visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Mon, 06/21/2010

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Kathy Kelly, of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. In early June she returned from over a month in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Several articles written by Kathy and Joshua Broiler are on the group's web page: http://vcnv.org .
Kathy says "it's what do people in Afghanistan want. There's real fear of the Taliban, but people ask why 
the U.S. invaders and their warlord clients should run the country. There are an estimated 850 children dying every day (see Save the Children). Meanwhile, we're spending $1 million per year just to deploy one 
soldier." 

David Helvarg reflects on the state of our seas and our links to the natural world

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Mon, 06/14/2010

 

Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with environmental journalist David Helvarg. He is the founder and president of the marine conservation lobbying organization Blue Frontier Campaign, a part of the Seaweed rebellion, which arose from his second book Blue Frontier. His new book is Saved By the Sea: A Love Story with Fish, the story of Helvarg's personal love, loss, and redemption. It's a reflection on the state of our seas and the intimate ways in which our lives are all linked to the natural world around us.  http://www.emagazine.com/view/?4505

"Move your money!" Support for local community banking and local economy!

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Mon, 05/17/2010

Host Cecil Prescod interviews Jared Gardner from Real Wealth of Portland and Robyn Shanti with the Sustainable Business Network of Portland. The Move Your Money campaign (moveyourmoney.info/pdx) encourages consumers to withdraw their money from ‘Too Big To Fail’ institutions into local community banks or credit unions that support the local economy.   The Real Wealth of Portland Project (realwealthpdx.org) is a Portland non-profit aimed at promoting social and economic justice through reform. The Sustainable Business Network of Portland (sbnportland.org) is a non-profit business alliance of 300+ businesses committed to building a more socially, environmentally and financially sustainable local economy.

 

 

 

2010 May 03 MORE TALK RADIO interview with Anna Lappe'

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Host Cecil Prescod interviews Anna Lappe' about "Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It."

Anna Lappe' is a best-selling author and public speaker on food politics, sustainable agriculture, globalization and social change. She is the co-author with her mother, Frances Moore Lappe', of "Hope's Edge." She has worked with her mother in directing the Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education. 

 

 

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More Talk Radio 20100426 Black PFLAG

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Mon, 04/26/2010
8:00am - 9:00am More Talk Radio Hosted by: Cecil Prescod, Celeste Carey Black Chapter Portland PFLAG on Mother's Day, homophobia, and support Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Geri Washington, Antoinette and Khalil Edwards (mother and son), and Jala Waleed about the Black Chapter of PFLAG in Portland and their upcoming celebration of Mother's Day. They'll also discuss homophobia, how the black community is dealing with the GLBT community, bullying in schools and other issues. Black Chapter PFLAG is under the umbrella of Portland's PFLAG and is also supported by Basic Rights of Oregon.
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More Talk Radio 20100419

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"Scramble for Africa: Darfur Intervention and the USA."

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Steven Fake, co author with Kevin Funk of "Scramble for Africa: Darfur Intervention and the USA."

Steven Fake and Kevin Fink have been researching and writing about Sudan since 2006. Their book is a scathing, indictment of the constellation of government leaders, corporate media outlets, and NGOs swirling around Sudan and the myriad ways in which the West has failed Darfur. They look at the NGO culpability, not just at US foreign policy.

Celeste and Cecil will ask Steven Fake about the history of US relations with Sudan, the level of funding of humanitarian efforts in Africa, and some of the contradictions in how aid and humanitarian efforts are distributed.

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Mon, 04/12/2010

Cecil and Celest talk with Laura Flynn, Member of the Board for the Aristide Foundation for Democracy about the situation in Haiti.

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The New Deal Legacy: What Government at Its Best Can Do

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Mon, 04/05/2010

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview author and historical geographer Gray Brechin and Sarah Baker Munro, Board Member of the National New Deal Preservation Association and author of "Timberline Lodge: The History, Art and Craft of an American Icon." Dr. Brechin is a frequent media guest and public speaker. He is currently a visitng scholar in the U.C. Berkeley Departmen of Geography and founder and project scholar of California's Living New Deal Project. They discuss the New Deal Legacy, reminding those who have forgotten what government at its best can do to promote peace, education, and the common good.

Dahr Jamail on Iraq: the forgotten war. Speaking in PDX on 4/10.

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Mon, 03/22/2010

 The guest is Dahr Jamail, Independent Journalist, author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq and The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the keynote speaker for the Physicians for Social Responsibility awards dinner on April 10th at the Oregon Zoo where he will be discussing the health effects of war, including on Iraqi civilians and US soldiers. For more information on the dinner go to www.oregonpsr.or

For more information on Dahr Jamail go to http://dahrjamailiraq.com/.

 

Tre Arrow on More Talk Radio with host Marrianne Barisonek

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Fri, 03/05/2010

 

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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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