Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a discussion of equal access to health care and reform of the healthcare system with local people fighting for health equity and health equity legislation including representatives of APANO, NARA, the Urban League and the Multnomah County Health Equity Initiative. The Health Equity Initiative works to address the root causes of socioeconomic and racial injustices that lead to health disparities.
Ersatz Chats: The sight bits & sound “bites” of social networking
We spend so much time imitating communication; social networking sites do promote contact...sometimes as the end itself. But do they really promote connection, community, communion with another person? Is social networking a conversation without context? Was that great 20th century philosopher James Brown (a.k.a. The Godfather) presciently, prophetically on point...that we are a culture "talking loud and saying nothing"? Join Cecil Prescod and myself, Celeste Carey as we muse over the demise of face-to-face social interaction and blame social networking sites .
Marianne Barisonek interviews peace activist and former political candidate Cindy Sheehan.
Cindy Sheehan founded Gold Star Families for Peace, which is a member organization of the United for Peace and Justice anti-war coalition. Sheehan first captured media headlines in August 2005 when she and a group of her supporters camped out in front of President George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Texas, demanding that Bush meet with her to discuss the death of her son Casey, a U.S. Army soldier who in April 2004 had been killed in combat in the Iraq War. Sheehan dubbed the location of her protest “Camp Casey,” in honor of her son.
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey interview Robin Hahnel, Professor Emeritus at American University in Washington DC and currently Visiting Professor at PSU working with the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices as well as the Dept. of Economics and Sociology. He has published hundreds of articles, many in academic journals and
many in journals for general audiences. He will discuss the upcoming Town Hall on the Economic Crisis which will be focused in Portland's Cully Neighborhood as well as plans for other community town halls proposed for other economically stressed communities.
Kathleen Stephenson speaks with veteran journalist Michelle Goldberg about her recent book, "The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World". Goldberg exposes the unjust treatment of women due to reproduction around the world.
Kate Welch leads a discussion about obstacles on the sidewalk, most specifically the status of sidewalk cafe seating.
Guests in the studio are:
From the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition; Jeanne Harrison, board member, and Stephanie Routh, director of the WPC.
From the Portland Bureau Of Transportation; April Bertelsen, pedestrian coordinator, and Richard Eisenhauer, Sidewalk Café Program Manager.