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More Talk Radio on 12/05/11

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Mon, 12/05/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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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Mon, 11/14/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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.

More Talk Radio on 10/31/11

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Mon, 10/31/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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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Mon, 10/24/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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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Mon, 10/17/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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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Mon, 10/10/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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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Mon, 10/03/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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.

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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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Mon, 05/03/2010
 

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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Mon, 04/19/2010
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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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