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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

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

Air date: 
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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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. 

Dismantling Structural Racism

Air date: 
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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.

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

Your calls are welcome during this live broadcast, at 503.231.8187

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Who Decides What's Culturally Insensitive?

Air date: 
Fri, 07/24/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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

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


Positively Revolting on 08-19-11 Perspective checked!

program date: 
Fri, 08/19/2011

Perspective checked! Ani & Lyn explore the importance of travel.

What did you do on your summer vacation?  Ani accompanied her partner to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a little medical tourism.  She wandered a city rich in street art and protests, and is left with the nagging question, "What can we do to bring people in the US out of alienation and apathy?"

Traveling is a great way to gain a new perspective of what is all around us.  As we live our lives day to day, our surroundings often become invisible.  Every now and again it's crucial to get out of our own fishbowls, so we can really see what's going on inside. 

Please join us with your stories, your questions, and your comments at 503-231-8187, or email us at

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*The full version of the intro song is at the end of this audio file.  -AO

Positively Revolting on 08-05-11

program date: 
Fri, 08/05/2011

Lyn Moelich and Christine Homitzu White discuss our really, really big national dilemma

Lyn and Christine discuss Grace Lee Boggs' book "The Next American Revolution" and the work of Gene Sharp "Nonviolent Revolution Rule Book" ... what will we do now that we've been done in.

Positively Revolting 07-29-11 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly

program date: 
Fri, 07/29/2011

Nobel Peace Prize nominee and tireless peace activist Kathy Kelly will be in Portland Aug 5th to speak about "The Cost of War, the Price of Peace" ... in the meantime Lyn Moelich and Dan Handleman of Peace and Justice works will be talking with Kathy about the Portland events she will be participating in and her hopes for the future of peace. If you've got quetions for Kathy Kelly or Dan ... give us a call at 503-231-8187

Positively Revolting 07-15-11 Women

program date: 
Fri, 07/15/2011
Misogyny alive and well-- let's talk about it. On this edition of  Positively Revolting, Lyn and Ani host a conversation about women, and how women continue to be on the down side of power.

Positively Revolting 07-01-11 Freedom

program date: 
Fri, 07/01/2011

As we approach the 4th of July, Lyn and Ani question what freedom means. 

What does it mean to live free?

Do we see ourselves as independent? Is that even desirable, or is it a part of the problem: the myth of the rugged individual—feeding alienation and isolation? 

How do we recognize ways we’ve clipped our wings--- when is this actually a necessary thing?

How do we limit ourselves with our perceptions of what’s possible?   

*NOTE - about 3/4 into audio there is a small segment of irreparable 'clicks' due to encoding problems with original file.   Our apologies.

Positively Revolting 06-17-11 David Cobb

program date: 
Fri, 06/17/2011

Ani & Lyn spoke with guest David Cobb about his Move to Amend event, the scourge of corporate power and personhood, and ways communities can fight back against corporate power.

Part of the plan is for folks to be willing to disobey and resist.

Listeners shared their plans for resistance and/or questions with David.

Positively Revolting on 06-03-11 Personal Awareness Day

program date: 
Fri, 06/03/2011

So much is happening on the world stage these days we at Positively Revolting thought it was time to sit back and take an inward look; our listeners called in with their birthdates and questions.

Positively Revolting 05-20-11 2011 Village Building Convergence

program date: 
Fri, 05/20/2011

Ani and Lyn with speak with Matt Bibeau & Eddie Hooker about the 2011 Village Building Convergence

Matt Bibeau has been a core member of the Village Building Convergence for 6 years, as well as a core member of Tryon Life Farm, and a leader in the NW region's permaculture community. He has also been a founder of several student organization initiatives at PSU. He is currently helping with preparations for the NW Permaculture Convergence in October, 2011.

... and Eddie Hooker has been a core member with VBC for two years. With his vast 
experience in creative processes and sustainable building practices, Eddie sits
on the national board of the Natural Building Network. He is presently involved 
at VBC11 with Event Design, Place Making, and logistical coordination.

Positively Revolting on 04-29-11 Starhawk

program date: 
Fri, 04/29/2011

Ani and Lyn speak with Starhawk, discussing the sacred Earth and the nuclear crisis on the eve of Beltaine.

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Positively Revolting on 04-15-11 United for A Fair Economy

program date: 
Fri, 04/15/2011

Positively Revolting hosts Ani & Lyn talk about wealth and taxes with guest Brian Miller, the Executive Director of United for A Fair Economy

When it comes to taxes, not all income is created—or taxed—equal

Despite the time-honored value of rewarding hard work, our tax code gives preferential treatment to income derived from pre-existing wealth instead of income earned from work. 



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 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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