Positively Revolting

Hosts Ani and Lyn talking about a variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective.  Call in and voice your thoughts, ideas and opinions on today's topics.

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Episode Archive

Fukushima Updates

Air date: 
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Separating fact from pseudo-science
Please join us for a discussion of facts and fictions regarding the ever-unfolding crisis of Fukushima.  Presswatch's Theresa Mitchell will join Ani in the studio to cut through the pro-nuclear lobby's pseudo-science and spin. She will review the latest updates on radiation exposure and clean-up efforts at the site of one of the worst nuclear disasters that we've faced to date. 

Your calls are encouraged at 503-231-8187.

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Going beyond gender-normative behavior

Air date: 
Fri, 12/27/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Another Positively Revolting look at Smashing the Patriarchy
We can't actively change things of which we are unaware. 

Join Ani and Lyn as we attempt to bring down patriarchy with the use of witty conversation on gender-normative conformity and puritanical values. What do people mean when we say "be a man", or "act like a lady".  How does this set us up for the dynamics of sexism, Patriarchy, and rape-culture?

How have these norms affected you?  Have you chosen to give some up?  

We have a long way to go towards achieving an egalitarian society, but being aware of ways in which we recreate the dominant paradigm will help to get us there. 

Call in to be a part of the conversation at 503-231-8187

Winter Solstice, Positively Revolting Style

Air date: 
Fri, 12/20/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Honoring and celebrating solstice
Saturday is the shortest day of the year -- notable at the 45th parallel where the KBOO studios are located.  Throughout history, the deep, dark of winter is a time to gather together in family and in community to feast and share.

The traditions are many, and next week the days grow lighter. 

Lyn and Ani offer mini-readings combining tarot and astrology to our callers, to celebrate the turning of the year together. 

Your calls are welcome at 503-231-8187.

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Gratitude and the Gift of Life

Air date: 
Fri, 12/13/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani and Lyn talk with mthyologist and story teller Micheal Meade

Renown mythologist, psychologist, author and storyteller Michael Meade will be our guest this morning. We'll be discussing his gone viral essay Gratitude and the Gift of Life. It's about soulful ways to connect, give and make meaningful during this holiday season. It's always interesting, fun and thought provoking when Michael graces the KBOO airwaves, please join us, we'll be taking calls.

Nuclear Madness

Air date: 
Fri, 12/06/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Updates on living in an irradiated world, with Miriam German of RADcast.org and No Nukes NW.
Miriam German will join Ani and Lyn in the studio to discuss the nuclear nightmares of Fukushima, Hanford, and The Columbia Generating Station.  

Miriam is a member of No Nukes Northwest, and the founder of radcast.org, and the new blogsite RadCast and RADical Consciousness.

She'll talk about the radcast project, which reports radiation readings from around the US, Canada, and beyond.  This cast is being carried currently on the KBOO Evening News, as well as the nationally broadcast Thom Hartmann Show.

Buy Nothing Day

Air date: 
Fri, 11/29/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani and Lyn and Karen Carr discuss Buy Nothing Day
                             It's that time of year again, time for our annul BUY NOTHING show. Yes, Walmart and their cruel cohorts have tried to beat us to the punch by keeping their stores open and ruining their employees' holiday.  Yet we persevere — and helping us spread the good word of non-shopping is Free Store creator Karen Carr.
Dear listeners, have you ideas about things to do today apart from shopping .... give us a call at 503-321-8187.

50 Years Later: Theories about the JFK Assassination

Air date: 
Fri, 11/22/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Call-in discussion about who killed JFK and why

On the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy guest host Per Fagereng discusses the assassination and theories about who did it and why.

Your calls welcome at 503 231-8187.

An MIT doctoral researcher takes on FBI secrecy and their "domestic anti-terrorism" campaign

Air date: 
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ryan Shapiro and Will Potter talk about FBI repression of and spying on eco-activists.

With new space for questioning and challenging the National Security State apparatus opened up by Wikileaks, Bradley-now-Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, this is a timely look at another front in the battle for transparency and against police state intrusion into and repression of political activity.

Paul Roland talks with nuclear engineer Arnold Gundersen about the situation at Fukushima Daiichi.

Air date: 
Fri, 11/08/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Nuclear expert Arnold Gundersen speaks out about fuel rod removal, radiation releases and more.
The crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan continues to spew radioactivity into the air and water. The plant's operator, TEPCO, plans to begin removing damaged fuel rods from a cooling pond a hundred feet in the air using untried methods and technologies. A plume of radioactivity is moving across the Pacific towards North America. It's a disastrous scenario that is extremely difficult to comprehend the dimensions of, even for experts in the field. But we need to think about it, and to pressure the mass media, the nuclear industry, governments and international institutions to address. Join Paul Roland as he speaks with Arnold Gundersen, one of the few nuclear experts who is speaking publicly about the situation at Fukushima.

Pacifica Radio's Larry Bensky looks back on a lifetime as an activist-journalist with Paul Roland.

Air date: 
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Guest host Paul Roland speaks with Larry Bensky, long-time KPFA and Pacifica Radio program host.
Ani and Lyn are on vacation, but tune in as guest host Paul Roland talks with Larry Bensky, who retired in 2007 after several decades with KPFA, the first Pacifica station, which pioneered listener-sponsored radio. Bensky has had a long career as an activist and journalist, including 38 years at KPFA. He organized against the Vietnam War both in France and the U.S. and was later an anti-nuclear organizer. He had been editor of "The Paris review" from 1964-66, an editor at the New York Review of Books, and served as editor in 1968 of the influential radical investigative magazine "Ramparts."

Audio

Positively Revolting

program date: 
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?

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  • Title: PR 07-27-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 57:21 minutes (52.51 MB)
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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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  • Title: PR 07-20-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:46 minutes (54.72 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 07-06-12 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

program date: 
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

  • Title: PR 07-06-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:43 minutes (54.67 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-29-12 Voices of Veterans: A Bridge Back Home

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program date: 
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.

  • Title: PR 06-29-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:58 minutes (54.9 MB)
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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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  • Title: PR 06-22-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 55:31 minutes (50.83 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-15-12

program date: 
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.

  • Title: PR 06-15-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 56:56 minutes (52.12 MB)
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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?

  • Title: PR 06-08-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 54:57 minutes (50.31 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-01-12 Self-compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff

program date: 
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
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 56:46 minutes (51.98 MB)
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Comments

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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