Positively Revolting

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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.

Positively Revolting on 06/01/12

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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Lyn and Theresa Mitchell speak with Dr. Kristin Neff about self-compassion

The relentless search for high self-esteem has become a virtual religion; and a tyrannical one at that. Our competitive culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves, but we can’t all be above average at the same time. There is always someone richer, more attractive, or successful than we are. And even when we do manage to feel self-esteem for one golden moment, we can’t hold on to it. Dr. Kristin Neff, an Associate Professor in Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin says self-compassion is an antidote to the web of deception surrounding the mythos of "self esteem".

Positively Revolting on 05/25/12

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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Police infiltration of radical movements-- really? They do that? Listen in for a lively discussion!

Lyn and ani's guest will be Peg Millett, environmental activist, and member of the so-called Arizona Five

In 1989, Peg was arrested with other Earth Firsters in a sting operation, and served three years without parole.

With rumors flying about the resurgence of police / FBI infiltration and entrapment practices to break movements, we thought it is important to look at this piece of very relevant history, and see what lessons can be gained.  

Positively Revolting on 05/18/12

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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Re-making the village-- community building, art, and permaculture.

 Join ani and Lyn for a lively celebration of community and community building with Mark Lakeman and Hannah of the Village Building Convergence.

This is the 12th annual VBC, and "The Roots of Regeneration" is the theme this year.

Tune in to hear about the exciting neighborhood projects that you can get involved with during the day, and the wonderful nightly community gatherings.  This all happens May 25th - June 3rd.

Positively Revolting on 05/11/12

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Fri, 05/11/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Nation correspondent, John Nichols,

News and Public Affairs Day

Ani and Lyn speak with John Nichols, correspondent for The Nation magazine and the associate editor of The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. His latest book is "Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street." He has covered seven presidential races and reported from two-dozen countries. He is the author or coauthor of eight books on media and politics.

Positively Revolting on 05/04/12

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Fri, 05/04/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Lyn and Ani talk with Micheal Meade about his new spoken word CD set Inner Wisdom

Drawing upon myths and wisdom traditions from both the East and West, Micheal Meade finds and mines the ancient "roots of wisdom'. Rather than abstract knowlege or general truths, this "embodied wisdom" is shown to be both immediate and eternal, both personal and deeply soulful. The point here is the awakening of the Uniquness within each individual and their connection to the divine: which is to say our connection to each other. Join us .... this will be informative and fun.

Positively Revolting on 04/27/12

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Fri, 04/27/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn help folks get ready for Tuesday's General Strike

No more business as usual -- May Day 2012.   Lyn and Ani be talking with people from the Portland Liberation Organizing Council about what they have planned for the day, and why.

There are many things going on throughout the day, organized by many different groups.

These include a 9 am gathering in Woodlawn Park, with march to liberate a space; an unpermitted march gathering under the eastend of the Burnside Bridge at 11:30; a permitted march gathering in the South Park Blocks at Shemanski Park, and more!

We'd look forward to hearing from you!  

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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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City Repair Project 2009

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Thu, 04/23/2009
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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?

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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.

Local responses to the housing crisis

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Thu, 02/26/2009

Marianne Barisonek guest hosts. The topic is local responses to the housing crisis. Her guest is local activist DeEtte Walleed.

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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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