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 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.

Positively Revolting on 09/21/12

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Fri, 09/21/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Our guests are Barbara Ford in studio and Uranus and Pluto in the outer solar system

   Ani asked the Positively Revolting Face Book community what they would enjoy from herself and Lyn this week, and they are giving it you dear listeners. Activist , therapist, artist Barbara Ford will be talking about the  Women's Congress for Future Generations September 27-30 in Moab, Utah and her Active Hope Tele-Seminar  happening Nov. 7th with Chris JohnstoneFolks also wanted some witchy discussion about the changing seasons and so it shall happen.

Positively Revolting on 09/14/12

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Fri, 09/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Making Portland (and the world) a nuclear free zone, with No Nukes NW

Join Ani as she talks with Miriam German from No Nukes NW and the local band Miriams Well, and Malcolm Chaddok from Veterens for Peace chapter 72, about making Portland a nuclear free zone.

No Nukes NW emerged from the Occupy Movement in Portland. After marching and organizing with Occupy for many months, several organizers formed No Nukes NW to specifically fight nukes. 

On Sunday, September 23rd, the group will hold a kickoff event to start their campaign to make Portland a Nuclear Free Zone.

Positively Revolting on 09/07/12

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Fri, 09/07/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn talk about the audio release of the "Three Dead Prinices" with the author and producers

                          Fairy tales have long been way of communicating cultural memes and mores; a portal to imagination, and with imagination comes vision and change. Exterminating Angel Publisher Tod Davies asked  Danbert Nabacon, founding member of the anarcho-punk band Chumbawamba, to perform the daunting task of crafting a "Fairy Tale for Adults of All Ages".

Positively Revolting on 08/31/12

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Fri, 08/31/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn discuss the Free Cascadia Movement with local activists

The ultimate conclusion to "act locally" is the secession of the People's Republic of Cascadia. Why? What would this mean? What sections of the planet would it cover? Will the old United States of America miss us? What about the people who were really here first? Can you be a bioregionalist without being a secessionist?

We talk with local Cascadia activists Alexander Baretich, Jason Thomas and Mario Haro live in studio about their work to free our beloved corner of the world, from what many consider the tyranny of an old order of annexation.

Positively Revolting on 08/24/12

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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

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?  

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Creating the world anew-- the spirit of revolution

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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

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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.

Resources:

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

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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

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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

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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)
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"The Muse"

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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)
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Village Building Convergence Is Community Organizing

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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.

 

KBOO Cafe

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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)
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Anarchy!

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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)
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Robert Jensen: All My Bone Shake

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Thu, 05/07/2009

Ani welcomes back long time activist, author and professor Robert Jensen, to Positively Revolting Talk Radio.

In Jensen's latest book, All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, he argues that in a world racked with political, economic, cultural, and ecological crises, there is a spiritual emptiness that encourages further alienation.

Can religion be a tool with which we may create closer ties to all humanity and begin to create a just and sustainable society? What part can religion play to help us face with confidence the uncertainty of our lives. How can we overcome our addiction to hierarchy?

Jensen's writings explore the important questions: What does it mean to be human? What are our obligations to other people and the non-human world?

 

Robert Jensen is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism, where he teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. Jensen also serves as the director of the university’s Senior Fellows Honors Program of the College of Communication. Since joining the UT faculty in 1992, Jensen has published four critical books on media and power: Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End Press, 2007); The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (City Lights, 2005); Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights, 2004).

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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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