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

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

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. 


Trans phobia hurts us all

program date: 
Fri, 11/20/2009

Theresa Mitchell is substituting for Ani, as the host of Positively Revolting. November 20 is the 11th Transgender Day of Remembrance.  Trans activists Ethan St. Pierre and Laura Calvo, will join Theresa for a discussion of violence against trans people, how transphobia and hatred directed at trans people effects us all, and how to practice solidarity.

Creating the world anew-- the spirit of revolution

program date: 
Fri, 11/06/2009

Ani Raven Haines hosts a discussion of revolutionary thought and radical social change.

Remember, remember the fifth of November
The gunpowder, treason and plot

I see no reason the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot

So goes the rhyme that commemorates the actions of Guy Fawkes, who attempted to blow up Parliament in 1605.  Fawkes was part of a radical Catholic group, that were seeking to displace Protestant rule.  In England, bonfires are lit on November 5th, and Guy Fawkes is still burnt in effigy, four hundred plus years after the original attempt. 

As social change activists, I think that one of our biggest challenges is not recreating the oppressive structures in the new world we make together.  How do we utterly change the dynamic of hierarchy and oppression, leaving them behind in the world falling around us?

Listeners called in with their experiences of engaging social change, and thoughts on creating the new world together. There is a lot to say on this subject, so let's continue this discussion online! Read my blog here, and participate in the conversation by leaving your comments.





Project Censored's Mickey Huff

program date: 
Fri, 10/16/2009

Ani Raven Haines hosts a discussion on corporate media censorship with Micky Huff.

Mickey is Associate Professor of History at Diablo Valley College. He is also the Associate Director of the Media Freedom Foundation and Project Censored, among other things to his credit.

Mickey talks about censorship and omissions in the corporate press, the new edition of Project Censored, and his upcoming trip to Portland in the beginning of November.

Want to hear more? Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips will be talking about Censored 2010, at a benefit for KBOO, November 7th, at 5 PM. Click here for details.


Find Mickey Huff's blog at Ministry of Mythinformation

Daily Censored Blog 

Daily news at The Media Freedom Foundation here


Talk about Sidewalk Cafe Seating

program date: 
Thu, 07/23/2009

Kate Welch leads a discussion about obstacles on the sidewalk, most specifically the status of sidewalk cafe seating. 
Guests in the studio are:
From the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition; Jeanne Harrison, board member, and Stephanie Routh, director of the WPC.
From the Portland Bureau Of Transportation; April Bertelsen, pedestrian coordinator, and Richard Eisenhauer, Sidewalk Café Program Manager.

Family Business: Parenting without Punishments

program date: 
Thu, 06/25/2009

Anna Soderberg hosts call-in talk radio this morning. The topic is "Parenting without Punishments".

Guests are connected parenting educators Emily Troper and Lyla Wolfenstein. Emily is also a Certified Post-Partum Doula and Lyla is also a Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Cesar Chavez Avenue

program date: 
Thu, 06/18/2009

Cristina Gonzales hosts a discussion of the renaming of 39th Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue. In May Portland’s Planning Commission voted 7-1 to recommend that the Portland City council rename 39th Avenue for Latino-American labor and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. The Portland City Council holds a public earing on the proposed street renaming on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6PM in the Council Chambers at Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave., 2nd Floor


  • Title: Cesar Chavez Avenue
  • Length: 54:19 minutes (21.76 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

"The Muse"

program date: 
Thu, 06/11/2009

Guest host Marlene Howell interviews Serena Barton, who teaches a course on Women, Art, and Healing, and 
who also works as a counselor in private practice.

  • Title: "The Muse"
  • Length: 55:02 minutes (37.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Village Building Convergence Is Community Organizing

program date: 
Fri, 06/05/2009

Ani Raven Haines hosts a discussion of tangible community building through the example of the Village Building Convergence.  

Joining her in the studio are three organizers for the VBC 9, which begins its 10 day celebration including hands-on site building, workshops, talks, music, food and more.  Frances Michaels works with fundraising and artistic projects; Matt Phillips works with  Placemaking and Logistics; and Anna Gordon, is the Project Community Coordinator with Madison High School, they will talk about their experience of gathering community visions and facilitating them through to fruition.

Let's talk about creating what we want in our communities and our lives in the here and now--- how do we make it happen? The VBC is one example, what are other ideas or projects to create the world anew? Please leave your thoughts or ideas on the comments section at kboo.fm/positivelyrevolting, and keep this conversation going.



program date: 
Thu, 05/28/2009

Melinda Bernert hosts.

Among the subjects discussed: whether the Lents neighborhood should be the site of a new Portland Beavers ballpark.

  • Title: KBOO Cafe
  • Length: 52:41 minutes (48.23 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009

Ani hosts a discussion Anarchy. We discuss what anarchy is, and isn't, and what's happening in the anarchist / anti-authoritarian / anti- fascist movements in town.

How do we work together in the here and now to build solidarity, and create awareness of non-hierarchical modes of organizing?

Guests are Shanti of the Axiom Infoshop; Julia, of Malkriad@s Collective, and Ari of the Red & Black Cafe.

If you are interested in being a part of this on-going discussion, please check out the blog and comments section of the Positively Revolting Talk Radio webpage.



  • Title: Anarchy!
  • Length: 56:02 minutes (51.31 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


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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