Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with Thomas Norman DeWolf, author of the memoir, Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History. He discusses what happened in the summer of 2001 when he and other family members traced the slave trade route of their ancestors, the DeWolf family, the largest slave-trading dynasty in early America. who transported 10,000 Africans to America and the Caribbean between 1769 and 1820.
Cecil Prescod hosts a special extended interview with gay pioneer Malcolm Boyd, who rips into American culture in his new book, Samuel Joseph for President: Media Politics , Religion, and Race. Boyd is a gay elder, freedom rider, civil rights and anti-war activist. He is also the first openly gay Episcopal priest. His life partner, Mark Thompson, a writer, photographer and former Advocate editor, is also featured in the interview.
Host Cecil Prescod spoke with Reed professor Darius Rejali, (DAR-ee-us Ray-JAHL-ee) author of "Torture and Democracy"; Princeton Theological Seminary professor George Hunsinger, (HUN-sing-er) author of "Torture is a Moral Issue: Christians, Jews, Muslims and People of Conscience Speak"; and Kevin Finney of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.
Join Cecil Prescod in speaking with Charles McGee, President and CEO of the Black Parents Initiative, and Johnell Bell, former staff aide to Mayor Potter and Multnomah Chair Tom Wheeler, about the "The Joshua Generation: A New Generation Heeding the Call to Leadership".
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.
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."
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Thomas Chatterton Williams about his memoir, LOSING MY COOL: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture. In the book Williams describes how he managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles--"keeping it real" in his friends' eyes and studying for the SATs under his father's strict tutelage. Pappy grew up in the segregated South and hid in closets so he could read Aesop and Plato. He envisioned for his son a lot in life greater than his own, and encouraged Williams to read and educate himself, and to embrace the opportunities that had not been available to Pappy's generation.
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Beth Poteet and Marco Mejia of the Oregon New Sanctuary Movement (ONSM), an interfaith coalition of individuals and groups called by their faith to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of immigrants residing in the United States. The group believes that everyone, regardless of national origin, has basic common rights, including but not limited to: 1) livelihood; 2) family unity; and 3) physical and emotional safety.
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.
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Tyrone Waters, African American, native Portlander, and a certified life coach. Waters has written about his own negative encounters with members of the Portland Police Force. He will talk about his ideas on how to improve interactions between the police and citizens with mental illness.
Host Cecil Prescod discusses transportation issues in Portland with Dave Wetzel from England. As well as being President of the Labour Land Campaign (www.LabourLand.org), Dave Wetzel FCILT is CEO of 'Transforming Communities' the transport, housing, land tax consultancy he founded in 2008. For eight years he was the first Vice-Chair of Transport for London and was also Chair of London Buses and TfL's Safety, Health and Environment Committee.