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 05/17/13

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Fri, 05/17/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A conversation about renewable energy

This week on Positively Revolting hosts Ani and Lyn speak with the Program and Development Manger for Green Empowerment, Dexter Gauntlett. On June 1, Green Empowerment is hosting a party whereby business, civic, and non-profit leaders are invited to discuss how to use renewable energy and water sources to eliminate poverty around the world.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome during the broadcast at 503-231-8187. You can also email us at positivelyrevolting at gmail dot com.

And for goodness sake, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!

Positively Revolting on 05/10/13

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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion about the annual Village Building Convergence.

Guest host Sara Sneath speaks with Village Building Convergence Coordinator Cyd Manro about the history of the annual 10-day crowdsourcing event and this year's projects. Manro is the president of City Repair's board of directors and a founding member of Community Rights PDX. Tell us your experience with VBC by calling 503-231-8187 during the broadcast or emailing us at positivelyrevolting at gmail dot com.

Positively Revolting on 05/03/13

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Fri, 05/03/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Guest host Sara Sneath speaks with Sam Smith and River of Community Supported Everything.

Guest host Sara Sneath speaks with Sam Smith and River of Community Supported Everything, an organization founded in exploring personal passions and the gift-economy. Community Supported Everything currently operates out of a “Guild Hall” in NE Portland, with the intent to align people with the tools to pursue their passions.

Positively Revolting on 04/26/13

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Fri, 04/26/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ahjamu Umi joins us in the studio to talk about this year's May Day rally.

This week on Positively Revolting hosts Lyn Moelich and Sara Sneath, who will be filling in for Ani, speak with Ahjamu Umi about this year’s May Day rally. Jobs with Justice, VOZ, SEIU, and the Black Working Group are endorsing this year's May Day, which is themed “People over profit! No human being is Illegal!  Join an organization working for justice!”

 

Positively Revolting on 04/19/13

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Fri, 04/19/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn do mini readings

This appears to be a time of massive unexpected shifts and changes on macro and micro levels. We have been discussing the larger issues with guests for some weeks, now we would like to gift our beloved listeners with some personal time.  So, have your birth-date, time and place ready and give us a call at 503-321-8187.

 

Positively Revolting on 04/12/13

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Fri, 04/12/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion about the global and local tragedy that is human trafficking.

On Friday, hosts Ani and Lyn speak with Little Sisters author Stuart Perrin and Portland police officer Mike Gallagher of the Human Trafficking Task Force about the global issue of human trafficking as well as local human trafficking activities and what’s being done to stop them.

At 7 p.m. on Friday, Perrin and Gallagher will be joined by Erin Ellis, Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC), in a free public discussion about human trafficking at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 6th Street in the Bachelder Room.

Positively Revolting on 04/05/13

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Fri, 04/05/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We talk to Partnership for Civil Justice Fund about the government surveillance of dissenters.

Friday morning on Positively Revolting, hosts Ani and Lyn will speak with Heather M. Benno of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, the organization that broke headlines when it revealed — through FOIA records requests — the FBI and DHS was conducing surveillance on Occupy Movement protesters and devising nation-wide schemes to disrupt and prosecute its dissent.

Give us a call at 503-231-8187 during the broadcast or email us at positivelyrevolting at gmail dot com to join in the discussion. And, if you haven't already, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Positively Revolting on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion of the benefits of communication in relationships and productivity.

Our guest will be Robert Jensen, professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.  We'll be discussing critical thinking and meaningfully engaging each other in our conversations, going beyond thinking in terms of sound bites and actually connecting with one another. Jensen’s new book, "Arguing for Our Lives," will be available as a thank you gift during our show for those who contribute to the membership drive. The book draws on Jensen’s extensive classroom experience and community organizing to share strategies on how to challenge "conventional wisdom" in order to provide a framework for channeling our anxieties and frustrations into fruitful analysis and action.

Positively Revolting on 03/22/13

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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We continue to talk about rape culture, men's role in both reinforcing it and breaking it.

This year we’ve been focusing a lot on violence against women. And, you can count on us to keep that focus. We’ll further our discussion by addressing the role men play, how they can help and organizations that are facilitating men’s education and partnership in stopping violence against women, including Jana's Campaign and Battered Women’s Support Services. Battered Women's Support Services Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall, and Dr. Curt Brungardt, a founder of Jana's Campaign and Jana’s stepfather, will join the conversation.

 

Positively Revolting on 03/15/13

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Fri, 03/15/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Barbara Ford joins us in a dicussion of deep ecology and the exploitation of the earth.

Barbara Ford, activist, therapist, facilitator, singer, and artist, will join us this Friday, March 15, for a discussion on deep ecology and her upcoming workshop, “Active Hope.” We’ll also discuss the exploitation of the earth and how it sets a framework for the exploitation of people, especially women.

 

Join the conversation by calling 503-231-8187 during the broadcast. You can also email us at positivelyrevolting at gmail dot com.

 

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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
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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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