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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Call Out for Justice: End the Wars

Air date: 
Fri, 10/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
We speak with activists Sam Kahl & Emma Lugo about the End the Wars Rally on Sun. n
We are at the 14th anniversary of the US war in Afghanistan.  This sunday Oct. 11 over thirty-five peace, environmental, police accoutablity and other social justice groups from the Portland area will come together to share information and to mobilize to end the wars.  

Ani and Lyn will discuss the war, why this matters, the action, and what is really in that beautiful beleaguered country, including the attacks on the Doctors Without Borders hospital.   They'll be joined by local activists and organizers of Sunday's action. 

Call us at 503-231 8187 to join in the discussion live on air.

Human Rights: A Quaint Notion?

Air date: 
Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A brief and incomplete survey of atrocities at home and abroad.

Human rights abuses are rampant through much of the globe- the U$ incuded.  Ani and Lyn take a quick look at a number of current crises.

The realities are so brutal, we often turn away.  We cannot fight what we are not aware of- we ask you to actively engage in the information and discussion.  Call the KBOO studio at 503-231-8187

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Abortion Without Apology

Air date: 
Fri, 09/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Access to a full range of choices in reproduction is essential to women's empowerment.
Women are not incubators-  a fetus is not a baby: Abortion on demand, without apology!

Conservatives are attacking abortion rights and Planned Parenthood with a vengence.  Why?  To continue control of women's lives.  The forced birth movement has very little to do with saving the lives of innocents, and everything to do with controlling women and our sexuality. 

We at Positively Revolting say no to this resurgence of patriarchy.  

Interview with Marge Piercy

Air date: 
Fri, 09/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Renowned novelist, poet, and memoirist
Renowned novelist, poet, and memoirist Marge Piercy talks with Lyn and Ani about her work and life.  

The Boston Globe calls Marge Piercy a "cultural touchstone".  She is the author of  seventeen novels,  nineteen volumes of poetry, as well as memoirs.

Her work includes the 1977 novel, Woman on the Edge of Time, a powerful feminist work contrasting the dystopic world in which we live with a vision of a future based in equality, healthy sensuality, re-imagined gender roles, and environmental sustainability.

Talking with David Cay Johnston

Air date: 
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Award winning journalist David Cay Johnston shares his insights on Trump and more.

Donald Trump and Kim Davis are the new poster children for large contingents of hard right conservatives, who say they identify with their values.  But just what values do these two exhibit?

Ani and Lyn talk with award winning journalist, David Cay Johnson, about the phenomenon of Donald Trump.  Johnson has been studying Trump for more than 20 years, and will help us sort out the man from the myth.  

"Mercy Killers" benefit for Health Care Oregon

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Fri, 09/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
We talk with actor Micael Milligan, Health Care for All Or docs about thier upcoming benefit
Ani and Lyn will be discussing the Health Care for All Oregon's benefit performance of "Mercy Killers" a play written and performed by Micheal Milligan ( who won the Scotsman Fringe award  at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has been actively doing brilliant work in the theater arts for almost two decades), plus Dr.s Peter Marr and Sam Metz, both representing Health Care Oregon for All. What you say, there's not enough health care for all ?.... join us in the conversation dear listener. This KBOO co-sponsored event will take place on Thursday, Septtember 17, 2015 from 8-10pm at the Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland Or.

Whose forest? Our forest!

Air date: 
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
We speak with Amy Harwood Executive director and Coutney Rae community organizer for Bark
Our beautiful and threatened forrests have certainly been up front in the news these last few weeks. We at Pos/Rev thought we'd invite some folks from Bark, the local nonprofit whose staff and voluteers work to transform Mt Hood National Forrest into a place where natural processes prevail, wildlife thrives and local communties have a social, cultural and economic stake in its restoration and preservation,  to help us unpack the issues of the forests of 2015.

Call in with your questions, comments and stories about what the forest means to you, dear listener. 503-231-8187.

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Because once a week is not enough!

Positively Revolting on 08/21/15

Air date: 
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A look at Lammas, festival of 1st harvest, and lessons of the season, with Astro-Tarot

Celebrating a turning point in the European Pagan year of the wheel, we welcome the fall and discuss the lessons of sacrifice inherent in this holiday. 

This holiday encourages personal sacrifice for the greater good of community.  Also a time to check in with oneself to see how your goals are doing- what have you sown, and what's coming in for you now?

In celebration of this harvest holiday, Lyn and Ani offer bite-sized Astro-Tarot readings.  We ask that if you've had a reading on air in the last 6 months, hold back and let another person get through. 

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Being Anti-Racist

Air date: 
Fri, 08/14/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective.

Join Lyn and ani for a lively discussion on being anti-racist and building ally skills to work in multi-cultural movements. 

Recent events have highlighted the massive room for improvement white people have when it comes to working multi-culturally.  The interruption of Bernie Sanders from a couple of Black Lives Matters activists really showed how much racist / white supremecist thinking is infecting white people, even those who believe themselves to be quite progressive. 

Positively Revolting: Abortion on Demand, Without Apology

Air date: 
Fri, 08/07/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Reproductive rights and access to abortion services continue to be attacked. We defend.

Join us as we talk about abortion rights and access.

We say NO to the Christian Taliban who would impose their will on the rest of us. 
We say NO to specious aguments that restrict access to abortion services "for our own good".
We say NO to reproductive rights and healthcare being used as a political football as the upcoming Presidential campaign season gets underway.
We say NO to the new wave of puritanism that would control women's lives

Fetuses are not babies, and women are not incubators.  
Abortion on demand, without apology. 


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
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 56:46 minutes (51.98 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 05-25-12 Police infiltration of radical movements-- really?

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Fri, 05/25/2012

Police infiltration of radical movements-- really? They do that? Listen in for a lively discussion!

Lyn and ani's guest will be Peg Millett, environmental activist, and member of the so-called Arizona Five

In 1989, Peg was arrested with other Earth Firsters in a sting operation, and served three years without parole.

With rumors flying about the resurgence of police / FBI infiltration and entrapment practices to break movements, we thought it is important to look at this piece of very relevant history, and see what lessons can be gained.  

This behavior by the police and powers that be is anything but new, or limited to a few isolated cases. Known as COINTELPRO in the 60s, the practice is occassionally stopped or thwarted by civil liberatarians, only to pop back up with a new code name and slightly modified practices a bit later.

How can organizers and activists be aware of this practice of the state and not fall victim to it?  Join our conversation with Peg Millet, and learn your history! 

Your questions and comments are welcome at 503-231-8187  or on facebook.com/positivelyrevolting, or by email to positivelyrevolting@gmail.com

Please like us on Facebook (facebook.com/positivelyrevolting) and Twitter (#positiverevolt)  and stay in touch.  Together we are unstoppable, another world is possible!

  • Title: PR 05-25-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 60:17 minutes (55.2 MB)
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Re-making the village: community building, art, and permaculture.

program date: 
Fri, 05/18/2012

Join ani and Lyn for a lively celebration of community and community building with Mark Lakeman and Hannah of the Village Building Convergence.

This is the 12th annual VBC, and "The Roots of Regeneration" is the theme this year.

Tune in to hear about the exciting neighborhood projects that you can get involved with during the day, and the wonderful nightly community gatherings.  This all happens May 25th - June 3rd.

The Village Building Convergence is a very hands on event, where one can learn skills while creating a tangible thing to benefit communities throughout the area.  Using low impact building materials, like cob and recycled wood, sustainability is a big focal point of the Convergence.  

Tired of just talking about making communities better?  Listen to this discussion, and find out how you can have a hand in actually building better communities now.

Another tangible thing you can do to build community is to support KBOO, your community radio station.  Please call in during the show with your contribution of support!  For your contribution at $180 level, Lyn and ani will take you to tea and give you an intuitive consultation using the tools of Tarot and astrology.

  • Length: 32:17 minutes (29.56 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Positively Revolting on 05-11-12 The Nation correspondent, John Nichols

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Fri, 05/11/2012

Ani and Lyn speak with John Nichols, correspondent for The Nation magazine and the associate editor of The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. His latest book is "Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street." He has covered seven presidential races and reported from two-dozen countries. He is the author or coauthor of eight books on media and politics.

They will be discussing why Wisconsin matters and how the spirit of Wisconsin has inspired activism on other states. What's a "Next Media" system and how can it allow citizens to create their own media platforms. Can we possibly reclaim the first amendment, how the progressive past and historical roots can motivate and encourage citizens to fight for their lives and livlihoods. This and more ... you never know where talk radio will go.

  • Length: 60:30 minutes (55.39 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 05-04-12 Guest Michael Meade

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Fri, 05/04/2012

Lyn and Ani talk with Micheal Meade about his new spoken word CD set Inner Wisdom

Drawing upon myths and wisdom traditions from both the East and West, Micheal Meade finds and mines the ancient "roots of wisdom'. Rather than abstract knowlege or general truths, this "embodied wisdom" is shown to be both immediate and eternal, both personal and deeply soulful. The point here is the awakening of the Uniquness within each individual and their connection to the divine: which is to say our connection to each other.  

  • Title: PR 05-04-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 63:18 minutes (57.95 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Positively Revolting on 04-27-12 No more business as usual -- May Day 2012

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Fri, 04/27/2012

No more business as usual -- May Day 2012.   Lyn and Ani be talking with people from the Portland Liberation Organizing Council about what they have planned for the day, and why.

There are many things going on throughout the day, organized by many different groups.

These include a 9 am gathering in Woodlawn Park, with march to liberate a space; an unpermitted march gathering under the eastend of the Burnside Bridge at 11:30; a permitted march gathering in the South Park Blocks at Shemanski Park, and more!

We'd look forward to hearing from you!  

What are you doing or not doing on this very special May Day?  

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  • Title: PR 04-27-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 55:03 minutes (50.4 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 04-20-12 Environmental activist Barbara Ford

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Fri, 04/20/2012

Barbara Ford talks with Ani and Lyn about her part in the Earth Day Conference & Celebration

“Barbara Ford is an impassioned leader of the Great Turning, a visionary artisan of cultural evolution, one of our best twenty-first-century guides to a better world. She helps us remember who we are and where we are and to contribute joyously and effectively to our endangered world in these times of radical opportunity. She guides humbly yet boldly, methodically yet spontaneously, soberly yet humorously — with sparkling creativity, mischievous delight, a great heart, and compelling song.”

Environmental activist Barbara Ford is one of five speakers who will respond to the central question "What gives us hope and heart to keep working on what is best for our Earth in the face of difficult changes?" at the Earth Day Conference & Celebration Friday night. KBOO is a proud sponsor of the event.

  • Title: PR 04-20-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 57:12 minutes (52.37 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 4-13-12 Patient/Physician Cooperatives with Morgan Butler & Tony McCormick

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Fri, 04/13/2012

What are Patient/Physician Cooperatives?  Want want affordable health care? Ani & Lyn host guests Morgan Butler & Tony McCormick of Portland Patient/Physician Cooperatives

  • Title: PR 04-13-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 58:45 minutes (53.78 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 4-6-12 Food Not Bombs: Guest Keith McHenry, co-founder

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Fri, 04/06/2012

Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs is our guest.

Lyn and Ani are excited for the opportunity to talk with Keith about the work of Food Not Bombs and the efforts by the establishment to stop their important service.

Keith has been arrested more than 100 times, serving over 500 nights in jail.  He faced a sentence of 25 years to life because of the California Three Strikes Law, but was released after an Amnesty International campaign.

What makes feeding people so dangerous?  Isn't it good to feed the hungry?  Why has Food Not Bombs been targetted by the establishment.

You can join our discussion by calling into the studio at 503-231-8187. or commenting on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/positivelyrevolting  or on twitter at positverevolt.

Keith is in Portland to speak at the Law and Disorder Conference, April 6 - 8th.

He has just released a new book Hungry for Peace: How you can help end poverty and war with Food Not Bombs


  • Title: PR 04-06-12
  • Genre: Vocal
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:28 minutes (54.45 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Positively Revolting on 3-30-12 Author Ross Jackson, Occupy World Street

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Fri, 03/30/2012

People all over the world are rising up against the global financial cabal that has essentially bought governments and left economies in tatters. In his book Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform, Ross Jackson describes the global financial practices that have driven economies -and recources- to the brink of collapse.  He also, puts forth a compelling, detailed plan to let sovereign nations regain control of their economies and replace them with institutions that flips the paradim of profit before environmental standards.

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  • Title: PR 03-30-12
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  • Genre: Rock
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 54:26 minutes (49.84 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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