Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with two guests about a new project for turning US military bases into eco-development centers. This project will forge a diverse global coalition to press for the transformation of hundreds of US military bases overseas into eco-centers for launching the global green economy from the grassroots.
In the first half hour of the show the guest is Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange. Since co-founding Global Exchange in 1988, Dr. Danaher has spoken at hundreds of universities and for community organizations throughout the U.S. He conducts workshops on issues ranging from the dynamics of the global economy to how we can replace the power of transnational corporations with local green economy networks.
In the second part of the show the guest is Miriam Pemberton, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, who writes and speaks on demilitarization issues for its Foreign Policy In Focus project. She leads a group that produces the annual “Unified Security Budget for the United States.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Lore Wintergreen, East Portland Action Plan Advocate at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, East Portland Neighborhood Office and Karen Fisher Gray, East Portland Action Plan Communications Chairperson and Parkrose School District Superintendant to talk about equity issues East Portland and the East Portland Action Plan.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Dr. John Prados, a prominent analyst at the National Security Archive and author of numerous books including the recent one, VIETNAM: THE HISTORY OF AN UNWINNABLE WAR, 1945-1975. Dr. Prados will discuss Vietnam and how it compares to Afghanistan. He spoke in Portland Monday, November 9, at Portland State University at the College of Urban and Public Affairs.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod look at Hunger in Oregon. Their guests are Joy Margheim, Policy Analyst at the Oregon Center for Public Policy and author of their new report on "Oregon Hunger Rate Surges; Food Stamps Fill Need" and Rachel Bristol, Director of the Oregon Food Bank.
Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of the issue of wearing religious clothing in public schools. In Oregon teachers are prohibited from wearing religious garb in school. The law dates to 1923 when an open supporter of the Ku Klux Klan, presided as speaker of the Oregon House. It was included in the Alien Property Act of 1923, which prohibited Japanese Americans from owning property in Oregon, and was designed to prevent nuns and priests from wearing religious garb in classrooms.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Roberto Mangabeira Unger, a leading social and political thinker. Until recently he served as Brazil's Minister for Strategic Affairs in Brazil. He recently returned to teach at Harvard Law School. They discuss his new book, The Left Alternative. The book sets out the principles for a future left and searches for a progressive alternative to neoliberalism.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Stephen Vladeck, Professor at Washington College of Law, American University, about "Free Speech, Peacemakers and the Supreme Court." On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Supreme Court heard a one hour oral argument for Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (HLP) to determine whether several key terms in the definition of prohibited material support of terrorism violate the First and Fifth amendments.
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
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Ray McGovern, who was a CIA analyst for 27 years and Coleen Rowley, an FBI whistleblower who was named one of Time Magazine's people of the year in 2002. She recently co-wrote the piece "Wikileak Case Echoes Pentagon Papers."
They will discuss some of the issues raised by the recent Wikileaks releases. They ask you to join the discussion focusing on these questions, "How do we as a society address the need for accurate and timely information? Do we adapt to high tech methods to acquire authentic stories or do we rely on government sources?"
Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of the National Day of Action that calls on members of Congress to lead the fight against those blocking good jobs and a real recovery and demands that our safety net programs be protected from any cuts. Local activists from Portland Jobs with Justice will be the guests.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Dr. Oliver Fein, presidentof Physicians for a National Health Program, which is an organization of more than 17,000 doctors who advocate for single-payer Medicare for all. A general internist who is active in clinical practice, Dr. Fein is also professor of clinical medicine and clinical public health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where he serves as associate dean responsible for the Office of Affiliations and the Office of Global Health Education. Dr.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview author, journalist and poet Fatima Bhutto about her new memoir, Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter's Memoir, just out from Nation Books.
Fatima Bhutto is an Afghan-born Pakistani poet and writer. She studied at Columbia University, and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Her work has appeared in The Daily Beast, New Statesman, and other publications. She currently lives in Karachi.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with writer Dave Zirin about his latest book, Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love.
Named one of the UTNE Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World", Dave Zirin writes about the politics of sports for the Nation Magazine. He is their first sports writer in 150 years of existence.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Doug Henwood, editor and publisher of Left Business Observer. They will discuss the Democrat's pledge to protect Social Security, possible post-election scenarios and how they might affect Social Security, and the factors affecting the future of the program.
The topic is the lost Portland neighborhood of Guild's Lake Courts.
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with local historian Tanya March, who has researched the Guild's Lake development during the 1930s and 40s, and former Guild's Lake Courts resident Charles Charnquist.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Allie Medeiros and Nick Gaitaud of The Oregon AFL-CIO Young Emerging Labor Leaders (YELL) which mobilizes young union members to become leaders and activists for social change within their unions and communities at large.
YELL provides networking opportunities and resources for young union members to engage in social gatherings, conferences, and events.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod lead a discussion of how the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. relates to current labor issues in the U.S. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th in 1968. Their guest is Isaiah Poole, whose current article is "From Memphis to Madison: The April 4th Stand For Economic Justice."
Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey host a debate on Measure 26-121 a bond for the Portland Public Schools to update and renovate public school buildings. Representative from Portlanders for Schools, (for the Measure), and from Learning Now, Buildings Later, (against the measure), will be the guests. The election is Tuesday, May 17th.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Robert Whitaker, author of Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America. Robert Whitaker probed into clinical studies in prestigious scientific journals, some dating back more than 50 years. He noticed a shocking anomaly. Psychiatric drugs have repeatedly been shown to worsen mental illness, to say nothing of the risks of liver damage, weight gain, elevated cholesterol and blood sugar, and reduced cognitive function they entail.
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.
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'smagazine, Canada's premier newsweekly, and a features editor with Canadian Businessmagazine.
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.