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

Positively Revolting on 11/30/12

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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Talking about the winter holidays in a multi-cultural society.

FOX News and other conservative media outlets have been promoting the concept of there being a "War on Christmas".  The idea being that if a person wishes someone anything other than a "Merry Christmas", they are directly insulting Christians and attacking little baby Jesus in his manger.  Given that there are a number of faiths with holidays during December, how does a multi-cultural society respect and acknowledge multiple celebrations and observances.

And while on the subject of respecting many spiritual paths--turns out the Mayan calendar does not end later this month, and the persistant hype of the end of the world is benefitting tour operators and new age bookstores, while offending the Mayans. 

Positively Revolting on 11/23/12

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Fri, 11/23/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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ani and Lyn celebrate Buy Nothing Day

Ani and Lyn do their annual BUY NOTHING DAY Extravaganza .... we will be letting you know locations and times that actions are happening this Friday. We'll talk about Ten Things To Do Instead Of Shopping and take your calls ... how are you gentle listener, not shopping today.

Positively Revolting on 11/16/12

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Fri, 11/16/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Lyn, Christine and Theresa talk about distractions presented by the corporate media and government

It's not the Fiscal Cliff .... it's Climate Collapse. Join Lyn with her guest hosts poet Christine Homitsu White and Presswatch's Theresa Mitchell for a lively discussion about the latest bait and switch of disaster capitalism to distract us all from the important tasks enviromental activism and making "Trickle Up Democracy" a possibility. Please call gentle listener with your own ideas about slogging and dancing our way through these "interesting" times.

Positively Revolting on 11/09/12

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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Lyn and Christine talk with folks from Kailash Ecovillage about urban homesteading

Back to the Land in the City ... Eco Villages are popping up all over the urban landscape. Lyn and guest host, poet Christine Homitsu White discuss permaculture and intentional community with Maitri Erssen and Emily Pittman from the Kailash Ecovillage. Is this the change we can believe in? Please join in the conversation.

Positively Revolting on 11/02/12

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Fri, 11/02/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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guest hosts Barbara Ford and Chris Andreae talk wirh Lyn about Tabu issues

A woman's round table discussion about the elephants in the room, the taboo issues ... global warming, rape, prostitution, the american epidemic of narcissism and need for compassion as a social strategy, what makes a fact a fact and more ... please join Lyn and her guest co-hosts Barbara Ford, activist, facilitator, singer, and artist, plus KBOO's own Chris Andreae, host of Air Cascadia, ace reporter, artist, raconteur, and permaculturalist on Squirrel Farm in Troutdale. There will be plenty of lively talk, poetry and calls from you dear listener.

Positively Revolting on 10/26/12

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Fri, 10/26/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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storyteller and mythologist Micheal Meade discusses his new book "Why the World Doesn't End"

At a time when the end can seem near because of global warming, nuclear nightmares or the predictions of ancient calendars, mythologist Michael Meade offers compelling tales of renewal and surprising ways to view the psychology and mythology that mark the passage between one era and the next. Lyn and Christine talk to Micheal about his timely new book, Why the World Doesn’t End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss, and his upcoming speaking visit to Portland, on Thursday, Nov.1 at First Unitarian Church ~ 1211 SW Main St.

Positively Revolting on 10/19/12

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Fri, 10/19/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Solidarity against Austerity - Power to the people and our Communities!

Ani and Lyn will talk with Nicholas Caleb,  an attorney and Professor of American government at Concordia University, and media spokesperson for the Nov. 3rd Solidarity Against Austerity day of action.

Positively Revolting on 10/12/12

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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More Powerful than Dynamite- Ani and Lyn speak with author Thai Jones

Join hosts Ani Raven and Lyn Moelich for a great conversaton with Thai Jones about his new book, "More Powerful Than Dynamite: Radicals, Plutocrats, Progressives and New York's Year of Anarchy".

Positively Revolting on 10/05/12

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Fri, 10/05/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The economics of cannabis, and the of the politics of the war against it.

Author Doug Fine discusses his new book, Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, with Ani and Lyn.

What would happen if cannabis was legalized? Doug's book looks at what legalized pot might mean to our economy.  Not only could we save the money spent on incarcerating users of the herb, but by taxing it much like alcohol, Doug argues that cannabis could introduce a half-trillion dollars into the US economy within a decade.  

Positively Revolting on 09/28/12

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Fri, 09/28/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Occupy Portland, Not Afghanistan!

October 6th marks the 1st anniversary of Occupy Portland, while October 7th is the 11th anniversary of the war on Afghanistan. Tune in to hear Ani and Lyn talk with organizers of the events scheduled for that weekend. 

A full weekend of action is being planned for this anniversary confluence.  On Saturday, at noon people will gather in Shemanski Park (SW Park and Salmon) for a rally, with a march following.  Marchers will re-gather in Shemanski for music.

On Sunday, there will be workshops and a speakers' panel discussion at the PCC Cascade Campus (N. Albina and Killingsworth).

Both events will connect the economic injustices of US policy to the wars and occupations. Events on both days will run from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

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Positively Revolting on 08-05-11

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Fri, 04/29/2011

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

Join KBOO now at kboo.fm or call membership central at 503-232-8818!
 

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

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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. 

LEARN MORE HERE:  faireconomy.org
 

Positively Revolting on 04-01-11 Guest Michael Meade

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Fri, 04/01/2011

Michael Meade, mythologist and storyteller, talked about The Second Adventure of Life which "arises from the inner myth and passionate story woven within each soul. It involves the genuine passions, deeper meanings, and unique style each soul brings to the world. The Second Adventure involves one's true life purpose and reveals one's best way of contributing to the life of others."

 

 

 

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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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