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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Positively Revolting on 08/24/12

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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Know your rights! Listen to find out about grand juries and political harassment.

Ani and Lyn talk with Lauren Regan, the founder and executive director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC), where she also serves as the staff attorney.

Political repression is on the rise.  Several homes have been raided in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle as part of a grand jury investigation, and the warrants served listed anarchist literature as something they were looking for.  Infiltrators and provocateurs have been used to target, disrupt and entrap activists.  These actions can have a chilling effect on activists and our communities.  

Knowing your rights is critically important.  What do you need to know to protect yourself?

Positively Revolting on 08/17/12

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Fri, 08/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's happening with Occupy Portland these days?

There's been some talk about Occupy not doing anything lately.... some people even seem to think that Occupy is over.  Tommy Murray, an Occupy Organizer, will join Ani and Lyn to talk about what's currently happening, and how you can plug in to the movement.  

Have you been involved with Occupy?  Are you involved now?  We'd love to hear from you!  Call in during the show and add to the conversation.  The studio number is 503-231-8187.

Here's a little preview:

Thursday saw protests to Free PFC Manning and end the drone wars in Portland and several other west coast cities.

Every Friday in Portland there is a Weekly Bank Action (location changes weekly).

Positively Revolting on 08/10/12

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Fri, 08/10/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Climate change, wide-spread drought, and the coming food crisis: A discussion with Michael Klare

 Join us for a discussion with Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College. Michael's articles are regularly published at TomDispatch.com. His latest book is The Race for What’s Left.

We'll be discussing Michael's latest article: The Hunger Wars in Our Future -- Heat, Drought, Rising Food Costs, and Global Unrest.

The extreme heat being experienced across large parts of the US is impacting crops, and will ultimately impact our food supply.  This is a scene happening around the world.  How can we respond to the threat of global food shortages, and food prices for staples sharply increasing?  

Positively Revolting on 08/03/12

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Fri, 08/03/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn talk about what's going on with celestial and earth based energy forces

For you dear listeners, a Lammas gift ... Ani and Lyn will be doing mini Tarot/Astrology readings this morning just for you. If you don't know what Lammas is ... give a listen.

Positively Revolting on 07/27/12

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Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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?

Positively Revolting on 07/20/12

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Fri, 07/20/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Peace & Justice Works / Portland Copwatch celebrates their 20th Anniversary

Join hosts ani and Lyn as they 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?

We'll also talk about the celebration to mark this occasion, being held on Saturday, July 21, 7 PM at The Peace House, 2116 NE 18th (at Tillamook), Portland.

Positively Revolting on 07/06/12

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Fri, 07/06/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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. Join us in what is sure to be a lively conversation.

Positively Revolting on 06/29/12

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Fri, 06/29/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

Positively Revolting on 06/22/12

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Fri, 06/22/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Peace is possible - what can we do to hasten it?

 Please join Ani and Lyn for an action packed program, all about advancing world peace, with Medea Benjamin, Mike Caruso, and Al Jubitz.

From 8 - 8:30 am, our guests will be two local organizers of the Rotary Conference happening June 22nd and 23rd.  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. They will also talk with Mike Caruso.  Mike is the current District Govenor for the Rotary, and is the main organizer for the "Peace is Possible" conference.

The conference will include Nobel Peace Laureate Jodi Williams; Admiral Eric Olsen (retired), Ambassador John MacDonald.

Positively Revolting on 06/15/12

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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Celebrating the Summer Solstice with mini-tarot and astrology readings.

 Ani and Lyn will discuss the significance of the Summer Solstice.

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.

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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.

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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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