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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Interview with Marge Piercy

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Fri, 09/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Fri, 09/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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
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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!

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Fri, 08/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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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Positively Revolting on 08/21/15

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Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Fri, 08/14/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Fri, 08/07/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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. 

Dismantling Structural Racism

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Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Learn more about Oregon's racist history, committing to create a more just and equitable future

Discussing some of the history of Oregon's structural racism, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the upcoming event--  Whitelandia and #BlackLivesMatter: State Sanctioned Discrimination, August 7 - 9th-- marking the first anniversary of Michael Brown's murder in Ferguson.  https://www.facebook.com/events/643082579157710/

Guests will be Teressa Raiford an organizer with Don't Shoot Portland, and Matt Zodrow, co-producer of Whitelandia.

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Who Decides What's Culturally Insensitive?

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Fri, 07/24/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Simon Tam of The Slants talks about cultural appropriation and trademark law
For years the federal government has blocked Simon Tam and his “Chinatown Rock Band,” The Slants, from trademarking the name of their group. The US Patents and Trademarks Office argues the name is racially offensive — the all-Asian band counters they are re-appropriating the hateful slur and putting it to use educating Americans about racial bias. But in April a panel of judges handed down a bombshell ruling that could be a game changer in the case. Fill-in host Lisa Loving chats with Simon about the trademark law, racial appropriation and free speech. 
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Positively Revolting on 07/17/15

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Fri, 07/17/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective


Positively Revolting on 03-23-12 War Against Women, Part 2

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Fri, 03/23/2012

War Against Women, Part 2.  Host Ani with guests Theresa Mitchell and Genevieve Goffman talk about recent forays in the culture war to pass legislation against reproductive health choices, and generally attempting to "shame" women about their sexuality. 

Theresa Mitchell from KBOO's Presswatch
Genevieve Goffman:  Sexual Assault Support Advocacy Network of Occupy Portland

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  • Title: PR 03-23-12
  • Genre: Rock
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 51:52 minutes (47.49 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 03-16-12

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Fri, 03/16/2012

Ani and Lyn look at the current fog of sexism blanketing the political scene.

Women who want contraceptive care conisidered to be part of basic health coverage called sluts and prostitutes....  Legislation is written to mollify religious organizations and business owners that will deny employees access to contraceptive care, if the owners deem such coverage as contrary to their religious views. 

In this election year it seems as if the old pendulum is swinging far, far to the puritanical end of the spectrum.

Well, ani and Lyn aren't having it.

As radical feminists and thinking people, we declare that sexuality is a sacred right and part of our existance on this plane. Pleasure is divine.  We will not be shamed or legislated into "family values".  We vigilantly watch for the most unholy alliance of church and state, and we resist it.

We assert our rights to be as sexual as we want to be. 

Author and activist Dark Lady was guest.

  • Title: PR 03-16-12
  • Genre: Rock
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 54:53 minutes (50.25 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 03-02-12 Report back from F29 actions

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Fri, 03/02/2012

On February 29th, actions took place across the country to end corporate power.  Many actions drew attention to ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, and the effects it has on our democracy.

Ani and Lyn talk with organizers of F29 events, to hear how things went in Portland, and around the country.  David Osborne of the Portland Action Lab joined them in the KBOO studio.  They also talked with Brian, an organizer with the Occupy Worcester and Occupy Connecticut.

More about ALEC

  • Title: PR 03-02-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 57:52 minutes (52.98 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 02-24-12 Updates from the Mt. Hood National Forest; what's happening in our public lands?

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Fri, 02/24/2012

Ani and Lyn talk with Olivia Schmidt, the Program Director at Bark, Defenders of Mt. Hood National Forest.

Find out what's happening with the Jazz timber sale. Hear about Bark's recent legal victory which will enforce the doubling of "no-cut buffer zones", in current timber sales. Find out what you can do to get involved.

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  • Title: PR 02-24-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 52:56 minutes (48.47 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 02-17-12 Alternative Economist David Korten

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Fri, 02/17/2012

David Korten is co-founder and board chair of Yes Magazine. His books include Agenda for a New Economy; From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth.

Ani and Lyn talk with David about changing the ecomic paradigm, staying focused on positive solutions in creating a compassionate society,  how Occupy is affecting the progressive movement, and the book This Changes Everything.

  • Title: PR 02-17-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 54:57 minutes (50.31 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 02-10-12 Ending Corporate Rule

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Fri, 02/10/2012

Guests David Cobb from Move to Amend and Karen Coulter working with the Portland Action Lab talk about ending corporate rule. 

This Special Broadcast of Positively Revolting is part of KBOO's Public Affairs Day special programming about corporate power, and how to stop it.

Listen, learn, act!

  • Title: PR 02-10-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 51:30 minutes (47.15 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 02-03-12 Author Riane Eisler

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Fri, 02/03/2012

Pleasure and joy are sacred states.

In a society in which pleasure is denied and commodified, taking pleasure seriously is a revolutionary act.

Join ani and Lyn for a conversation with Riane Eisler, author of the books, "The Chalice and the Blade", "Sacred Pleasure: Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body--New Paths to Power and Love", "The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics", "The Power of Partnership", and many more.

Riane Eisler is the President of the Center for Partnership Studies, and social scientist who is evolving a vision of society based on cooperative or partnership based principles.

As we create a new world together, what are it's guiding values? Tune in and hear how a society based in partnership and cooperation is likely to celebrate pleasure, art, and sexuality. Ms. Eisler's classic work in history illustrates that this has been true in the past, while the dominator model denies pleasure and emphasizes games of competition and war.

  • Title: PR 02-03-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 56:18 minutes (51.54 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 01-20-12 Solidarity and Movement Building with Nora Callahan and Arlo Stone

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Fri, 01/20/2012

Join ani and Lyn with their guests to discuss how on-going struggles are relating to the Occupy Movement.

Arlo Stone is involved with Occupy Portland, and is currently working with Occupy the EGT, an action in solidarity with the Longview ILWU.  The Longview ILWU has been engaged in struggle against the huge union-busting corporation EGT, which has a grain ship scheduled to come to Longview within the next couple of weeks.  They have asked that "friends of labor and the 99% everwhere" support them is this struggle.

Nora Callahan is the Executive Director of the November Coalition.  She has just returned from a 5-weeks spent with Occupy DC.

We'll also hear an update of other actions coming up for Occupy, including Friday's Occupy the Courts, a national day of action to demonstrate against corporate personhood on the anniversary of the Citizen's United decision; January 25th: A day of solidarity with Tahrir Square on the 1st anniversary of their uprising; an action against the NDAA on February 3rd, and F-29 A day of action to shut down corporations (on February 29th)-- to name but a few.

  • Title: PR 01-20-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 60:00 minutes (54.93 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 1-06-12 Move Your Money / State Bank Campaign and Rethinking Psychiatry Project

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Fri, 01/06/2012

Ani and Lyn talk to Marcia Meyers and Jared Gardner about The Real Wealth, Portland and their two main projects Move Your Money / State Bank Campaign and Rethinking Psychiatry Project.


  • Title: PR 01-06-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 53:31 minutes (48.99 MB)
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Positively Revolting 12-30-11 The good news of 2011, looking back with Sarah van Gelder

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Fri, 12/30/2011


2011 was an eventful year-- a year of transitions and change felt around the world and in our lives. It seems that in most year end news round-ups, there's the dichotomy of presenting a world of doom and gloom, and light fluffy pieces that really don't mean anything.... oh, and the celebrity news.....

Today, we looked at things a little differently.  Ani & Lyn speak with Sarah van Gelder, the Executive Editor of Yes! Magazine, about the good work that's been done to advance progressive social change, and to hear about things that are really happening to bring us closer to a sustainable world based in truth, beauty and egalitarianism.

Sarah van Gelder is one of the editors of the newly released book "This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement".

  • Title: PR 12-30-11
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2011
  • Length: 57:44 minutes (52.87 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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