Positively Revolting

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Positively Revolting on 12/17/10

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Fri, 12/17/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Winter Solstice - Delving into the Dark, and Welcoming the Sun

So we've made it around the Sun, one more time.  The longest night of the year comes next week-- Winter Solstice is Tuesday, the 21st, with the Sun going into Capricorn at 3:38 PM, Pacific Time. 

This is one of the eight turning points of the pagan year.  The last was Samhain, more commonly known as Halloween.  At that time, the old year dies... the earth lies almost at rest around us for six weeks.  Now, at Winter Solstice, it is reborn.

Positively Revolting on 12/03/10

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Fri, 12/03/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn interview author Steve Hendricks, on A Kidnapping in Milan: The CIA on Trial

Positively Revolting on 11/26/10

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Fri, 11/26/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Micah White, of Adbusters, discusses Carnivalesque Rebellion Week, and culture jamming.
In the midst of the Carnivalesque Rebellion Week, on Buy Nothing Day, Ani and Lyn continue their celebration of the spirit of rebellion on this special episode of Positively Revolting.
 
For so many people life has become a race to accumulate flashier, shinier things.  Things too often made from non-renewable resources, by people working without basic worker protections or adequate pay, and paid for through debt, accruing interest to the financiers, which has to be earned by serving one's corporate master.  This service is often unfulfilling, and unbefitting an intelligent and creative human being. All too often, a person who feels this dissatisfaction tries to assuage the emptiness with ever flashier, shinier things. 
 
Even as Oregon continues to have double digit unemployment, those that are working continue the hamster wheel syndrome, and those that aren't are still seduced by the call of those shiny consumer goods... come on, all the cool kids have one.... All too often, people fall into despair, feeling a lack of self-worth, when they aren’t able to keep up with these manufactured desires, and identities become co-mingled with what job you hold, or don’t.
 
A human being's natural habitat is not a cubby nor a mall.
 
Buy Nothing Day is all about focusing on breaking free from this cycle of consumer addiction. The Carnivalesque Rebellion Week is an international happening to call for reclamation of our lives, a new way of organizing our economies, our communities. 
 
What happens when we start to become ourselves?
 
Adbusters is a global network of activists, creatives and culture jammers working to change the way information flows, and meaning is produced in our society.
 

Positively Revolting on 11/19/10

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Fri, 11/19/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Pranksters vs. corporate capitalism: Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men is Ani and Lyn's guest.

The Yes Men are anti-corporate activists who use humor, theater, and practical jokes to draw attention to some of the ridiculous beliefs that make up the foundation of corporate capitalism.

Continuing the celebration of resistance and the creation of conscious elaborate spectacles to interrupt the flow of the numbing pablum, we'll discuss the role of imagination in revolution.

Positively Revolting on 11/05/10

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Fri, 11/05/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hosts Ani and Lyn celebrate the spirit of rebellion on Guy Fawkes Day.

 

Positively Revolting on 10/29/10

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Fri, 10/29/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Celebrating Samhain-- Celtic New Year: Ani speaks with local author Lichen June on transformations.

Samhain (aka Halloween) is a time of endings, of death, and of deep transformation-- as every ending carries inside it a new beginning.  Many of us fear this sort of profound changes, and painfully clutch to our past, because it is all we know.  Some who seek transformation still try to retain rigid control, fearing chaos and loss of agency.

Positively Revolting on 10/15/10

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Fri, 10/15/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Thirty years of celebrating goddess-centered spirituality and women's culture, with We'Moon.

Staff of the We'Moon collective join Ani for a look at their history, and what they are doing now.  For thirty years, the We'Moon calendars have explored topics of deep ecology, women's culture, and goddess-centered spirituality through art and verse written by women.  Along with the inspiring art, the calendar also holds detailed astrological information and lunar cycles.

Positively Revolting on 10/01/10

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Fri, 10/01/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Danbert Nobacon and Alex Cox talk about their new book: 3 Dead Princes: An Anarchist Fairy Tale

Join hosts Ani and Lyn in this conversation about about art, story-telling, and anarchy.  Exterminating Angel Press has made copies of this book available as "thank you gifts" for listeners who join or renew their memberships to KBOO.

Danbert Nobacon is a musician, one of the founding members of Chumbawamba, host of a community radio program in North Central Washington at KTRT, and author of the new book, 3 Dead Princes: An Anarchist Fairy Tale.

Positively Revolting on 09/17/10

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Fri, 09/17/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Optimal aging and hormone balance

Join host Lyn Moelich and her in-studio guest Naturopathic Doctor Kathryn Retzler. They'll be discussing her book "Hormone Synergy", on optimal aging and hormone balance. It's for women, men and transgendered folk. Join us in the discussion about how balancing your hormones can balance your life.
 

Positively Revolting on 09/03/10

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Fri, 09/03/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Nine years of occupation in Afghanistan-- how do we stop it? a discussion with Dan Handelman.

The nine years of occupation in Afghanistan has squandered precious resources, fanned xenophobia, and furthered the militarization of society.

On October 9th, people will gather for a march, rally and teach-in between Market and Clay, in the South Park Blocks, at 11 AM, demanding an end to this occupation, and a redirection of federal money towards jobs and education, away from wars and occupation.

Join Ani and Lyn with their guest Dan Handelman from Peace and Justice Works.  Please call 503-231-8187 during the broadcast with your questions and comments.

 

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Positively Revolting

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Fri, 08/23/2013

Ani and Lyn talk about the pitfalls of patriarchy.

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Positively Revolting

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Fri, 08/16/2013

Ani and Lyn strike out to smash the patriarchy once again.

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Positively Revolting on 07-27-12 Author Michael Staudenmaier: Truth and Revolution

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Fri, 07/27/2012

Truth and Revolution-- an interview with author and historian Michael Staudenmaier

Ani and Lyn talk with Michael Staudenmaier about his recent book, Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojouner Truth Organization, 1969 - 1986.

The Sojourner Truth Organization grew out of the SDS. Organizing capitalism, the STO was focused on integrating radical political perspectives into everyday life. What lessons can we learn from recent struggles? How has the work of The Sojourner Truth influenced later movements?

Call the studio to join in the conversation- the number is 503-231-8187. Follow us and comment on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/positivelyrevolting, and follow us on Twitter @positiverevolting.

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Positively Revolting on 07-20-12 Peace & Justice Works / Portland Copwatch celebrate their 20th Anniversary

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Fri, 07/20/2012

Hosts ani and Lyn talk with Portland Peace and Justice Works / Portland Cop Watch organizer Dan Handelman, and long-time peace activist Ann Huntwork, how things have evolved in the movement over the last two decades.

Since 1992, these groups have organized events that have built coalitions, and mobilized people into action. Where do organizers see things going from here?

Peace and Justice Works, a 501-c-3 non-profit dedicated to promoting nonviolent conflict resolution on local, national and international levels, was founded in March, 1992. Its project group Portland Copwatch first met in May of that year. More information on the event, the "Warmonger" nominees, and about PJW and PCW can be found at http://www.pjw.info

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Positively Revolting on 07-06-12 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

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Fri, 07/06/2012

Ani and Lyn talk to Kim Smith and Kari Koch about thier experiences at the UNCSD in Rio

Two Portland women, activist Kari Koch, and sociology professor Dr. Kim Smith both attended the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro last month .... they worked separately while they were there, but we'll have them both live in studio to talk about the adventures at the summit and the notion of the possibility sustainable growth. Do countries with an agenda of sustainability stand a chance up against the monolith of capitalism devouring nature? Will change come from national leaders or the grass roots?

Dr. Kim Smith's Rio UNCSD blog

http://www.aashe.org/blog

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Positively Revolting on 06-29-12 Voices of Veterans: A Bridge Back Home

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Fri, 06/29/2012

Ani and Lyn talk with Micheal Meade about his upcoming event Voices of Veterans a Bridge Back Home

Mosaic Voices will be bringing Michael Meade and returning veterans to the First Unitarian Church in Portland on Saturday June 30th for a presentation entitled Voices of Veterans: A Bridge Back Home

This Welcome Home Ceremony brings together veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, veterans of other wars, and the local community. It intends to help heal the distance between the warriors and those they protect and to bridge the gaps between war and peace, trauma and renewal, pain and understanding. Such a welcoming involves a courageous community conversation that moves beyond politics and goes deeper than the rhetoric of war. It begins with tragedy and loss — the aftermath of any war — and requires the language of poetry and story, as well as the dignity of ceremony.

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Positively Revolting on 06-22-12 Peace is possible - what can we do to hasten it?

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Fri, 06/22/2012

Ani and Lyn host an action-packed program all about advancing world peace, with Medea Benjamin, Mike Caruso, and Al Jubitz.

From 8 - 8:30 am, guests were two local organizers of the Rotary Conference.  Al Jubitz is a co-sponsor of the conference, entitled "Peace is Possible, One Community At a Time". A local business man, his family's foundation supports the War Prevention Initiative.    Mike Caruso is the current District Govenor for the Rotary, and is the main organizer for the "Peace is Possible" conference.  The conference included Nobel Peace Laureate Jodi Williams; Admiral Eric Olsen (retired), Ambassador John MacDonald.

8:30 - 9 am, Ani and Lyn spoke with Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Global Exchange, and Code Pink. Medea will be appearing in Oregon next week, to talk with people about the horrors of drone warfare, and what we can do to stop it.

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Positively Revolting on 06-15-12

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Fri, 06/15/2012

Celebrating the Summer Solstice with mini-tarot and astrology readings.

Ani and Lyn discuss the significance of the Summer Solstice.  As a treat for listeners, they give short tarot & astrology consultations on the air.  

Recognizing the quarter and cross-quarter holidays in the neo-Celtic year (northern hemisphere) is one way to connect with the rhythms of the earth, and to connect with the changes that each season brings.  The Summer Solstice is a time of outwardly focused exuberance.  It is a good time to take action, and to gather family and friends together in a celebration of interconnectivity. This is the time to enact our dreams; a time to bring our visions forth into the world of the tangible.

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Positively Revolting on 06-08-12 Democracy? ...what would that look like?

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Fri, 06/08/2012

Lyn is joined by guest host Grace Marion and guest David Delk of the Portland Alliance for Democracy ....democracy? ...what would that look like?

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Positively Revolting on 06-01-12 Self-compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff

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Fri, 06/01/2012

Lyn and guest host Theresa Mitchell speak with Dr. Kristin Neff about self-compassion

The relentless search for high self-esteem has become a virtual religion; and a tyrannical one at that. Our competitive culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves, but we can’t all be above average at the same time. There is always someone richer, more attractive, or successful than we are. And even when we do manage to feel self-esteem for one golden moment, we can’t hold on to it. Dr. Kristin Neff, an Associate Professor in Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin says self-compassion is an antidote to the web of deception surrounding the mythos of "self esteem".

  • Title: PR 06-01-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 56:46 minutes (51.98 MB)
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Want to continue discussing renewal and Imbolc?

Or nature based spirituality?

Visit the Positively Revolting blog to read about the Wheel of the Year, and continue the discussion online.

 

Want to continue discussing renewal and Imbolc?

Or nature based spirituality?

Visit the Positively Revolting blog to read about the Wheel of the Year, and continue the discussion online.

 

this morning's program: host & speaker

I am a daily KBOO listener; however, while todays speaker while speaking from the heart regarding her dismay over the Afganistan theater of war, she makes vague statements, with great emotion, but few references to facts, which could easily be woven into her statements to make them more illuminating, it would give more power to her rally cries. Tt feels as though I am simply listening to hyperbole LIKE ON CREEPY FOX NEWS!  The Hosts of the program, similarly, are never probing or asking for clarification of the important issue, an important question to probe is: "why ARE we there?".  This program is dithering, and the speaker is bland, unconvincing of any knowledge base, boring, 10th rate.  Additionally, this is typical of the "Positively Revolting" hour, I usually never tune in when I know these two hosts will be on, bcs. it is never a provoking program, it rarely reveals or provides any new information about anything.  If this program has to continue to be on at all, consider putting it on late at night....it is pablum. 

Good Sista' Bad Sista' on the other hand was a great relief for me on Friday morning's programing, those women are sharp, witty and smart. 

Do not dumb us down with this progam "Positively Revolting", it is a zero.

Pay Equality

I recently heard the argument that the pay differential between men and women is actually fair. This idea is based on the situation of women living longer than men but work the same period of time. This argument claims that the total difference of pay between men and women equals the cost of additional medical care spent for women in their senior years.

For example, let's say a man and a woman work the same number of years (about 40), in the same job with the same responsibilities, and the man makes 10% more than the woman. Say that the job pays (in constant dollars) an average of $30,000 over the forty years. The man makes $1.2 million over this period and the woman makes $1.08 million.

The difference is $120,000. Now at age 60, a man will generally live to be 75 and a woman will live to be 85. Most medical expenses are incurred in the last ten years of live. These costs are paid mostly by public funds through MediCare. The pay_inequality_is_fair argument holds that this $120,000 pay differential is used by society to pay the additional medical expenses that women use and men don't.

I realize that this argument will float like a lead zeppelin on the Positively Revolting community. However, you may want to be aware of it so you don't get blindsided by it in a public debate on the issue.

Thank you,
Alan in Portland

Where did Ani go?

Where did Ani go? I miss her!

I'm here, honest

Hi there, Melodie and I are hosting alternating weeks on Friday mornings, now. I hope you had a chance to hear my program with Norman Solomon last Friday, 11/7, but if you didn't, you can hear it online-- there is a link to the audio on this program page. I will host again on the 21st. Thanks so much for listening! with love & solidarity, ani

woo hoo!

Glad you're still involved in the show. Thanks for all that you do for our community!

much love, m

Wow... How about some positive feedback?

I must have picked a good week to start listening to KBOO. My unhealthy addiction to KPOJ has been shaken. What stirred me to radio hop was the recent clubbing and scrubbing of morning show co-host Heidi Tauber.

Thankfully (along with news I'm not hearing elsewhere) I struck gold with back to back to back mornings of call in shows which were right up my avenue. On Wednesday Barbara Bernstein and friends of the 40 Mile Loop took me on a bike ride down memory lane. The next day, Dave and Jo Ann took on the very difficult but extremely important topic of race and justice in America. I found the candor of the hosts and callers-in to be a much needed breath of fresh air.

Yesterday was quite synergenic. I didn't think anything Positively Revolting would be my pint of brew, but the community of thought that came together was positively revolutionary. I'm still not entirely successful in finding joy amidst the madness, but the range of emotions I was able to experience during the show were a welcome departure from depression. Together we just may succeed... or at least, survive.

KBOO, I think I love U. (And Jeff always has sumpin' to say to go along with that sexy voice! I'm glad he seems to hop around the dial too.)

 

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