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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Whose forest? Our forest!

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Fri, 08/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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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Because once a week is not enough!

Positively Revolting on 08/21/15

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Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Fri, 08/14/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Fri, 08/07/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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.  https://www.facebook.com/events/643082579157710/

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

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Who Decides What's Culturally Insensitive?

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Fri, 07/24/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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. 
Listen to their music at 
http://www.theslants.com/

Positively Revolting on 07/17/15

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

The Rent is still TOO DAMN HIGH!

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Fri, 07/10/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We discuss the 3rd Portland Renters' Assembly
We will be talking to Portland Renter Assembly Organizers Tori Abernathy and Mara Zusman, as well as Jamondia Harris of Black Lives Matter PDX about these two KBOO Sponsored events, Sunday July 12th, 12:00 - 2:00PM, North Portland Library, 512 NE Killingsworth, Wednesday July 15, at Colonel Summners Park, in the covered area near 17th and Taylor.

We have so much to discuss, what are the tactics and stragagies of Portland Renters to battle the draconian whatever-the-market will bare policy of rent in Portland, how do the issues of housing justice interesect with other movements like Black Lives Matter, 15 Now to name just two.

It's the 4th of July, Are We Free Yet?

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Fri, 07/03/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A conversation about the 1st American Revolutionary War, and the meaning of "freedom".

Join us as for an impious look at the American Revolutionary War.  What were the motives?  What's happened along the way?  And, are we free yet?

 
What are your thoughts about our nation's history and our future?
 
Here's an essay by the late Howard Zinn, sharing his perspective on the first American revolution.
 

Dr. Guy McPherson talks about how we can respond to abrubt climate change

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Fri, 06/26/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn discuss resistance and letting go with Dr. Guy McPherson
This week on Positively Revolting we interview professor emeritus of natural resources and evolutionary biology from University of Arizona Dr Guy McPherson who will be discussing the likelihood of near-term human extinction due in part to abrupt climate change, plus insane economic policies and thought patterns.

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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).

May Day Talk Radio

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Thu, 04/30/2009

A special Talk Radio celebrating May Day, the International Workers' Holiday. The host is Joe Uris. Tune in and call in with your take on May Day! Joe's guests are members of the local group, General Strike. Since 1987 General Strike has played on picket lines, at union rallies and conventions and at other socially progressive gatherings or protests.
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  • Title: May Day Talk Radio
  • Length: 60:22 minutes (24.18 MB)
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City Repair Project 2009

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Thu, 04/23/2009
Hosted by: ani

Guests: Mark Lakeman and Caitlin Blood of The City Repair Project

Speculative Science

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Thu, 04/16/2009

Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty host a discussion about speculative science. Was the Lost City of Atlantis real or just a fable? Are some things too interesting to be true?

  • Title: Speculative Science
  • Length: 54:55 minutes (37.71 MB)
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Soccer Stadium Deconstructed

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Thu, 04/09/2009

Melinda Bernert guest hosts. The topic is "Portland's New Soccer Stadium. Who's left holding the ball?" The guest is Jules Boykoff, assistant professor at Pacific University. He has written articles on the issue including "My Own Private Bail-out" for the The Guardian.

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Renewable Energy Payments

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Thu, 04/02/2009
 

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Bianca Barth, Policy Officer for the World Future Council, who is in Portland to promote the efforts of Oregonians for Renewable Energy Payments. Barth is supporting locally sponsored state legislation to adopt the German model for quickly advancing renewable energy production.

Bianca Barth regularly hosts legislators from around the world, leading tours to demonstrate Germany's success at deploying solar, wind and other renewables in urban and rural settings across the country. She has first-hand knowledge of how Germany has used feed-in tariffs to exceed its Kyoto goals for carbon emissions.

International Human Rights for Queer People

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Thu, 03/26/2009
Ani speaks with Julie Dorf, Senior Advisor at the Council for Global Equality.  They discuss the state of human rights for gay, lesbian, bi and trans people, in the US and around the world. 

 

Lisa Dale Miller: Astrology and Tarot

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Thu, 03/19/2009
 

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty celebrate the Vernal Equinox with our guest Lisa Dale Miller --   therapist, astrologer, and tarot reader.

Positively Revolting 03/13/2009

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Thu, 03/12/2009
Hosted by: ani
Amy Dudley, of the Rural Organizing Project, and Dan Handelman of Peace and Justice Works, join Ani in the studio. We are talking about stopping the wars and advancing people's needs

Positively Revolting 03/06/2009

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Thu, 03/05/2009

A variety of topics from an eco-feminist and anarcha-feminist perspective, with Melody Silverwolf and Crystal.

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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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