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

January 2nd, 2015

Air date: 
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Theresa Mitchell joins in for a discussion of the police and policing-- what's it good for?

Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Fri, 12/26/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What is it and how do we stop it?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the latest scheme from the corporate hegemonists to strip workers' rights and protections for the environment, and more.

Ani will talk with community and labor organizor, and out-going president of CWA local 7901, Madelyn Elder, as well as with David Delk from Alliance for Democracy, about the TPP, and current efforts to fast track its approval.

Find out more about the TPP and an upcoming protest, set for  Saturday, January 3rd, 2015. 

You can join in the conversation by calling the studio at 503-231-8187

Honoring Solstice, Welcoming the Return of the Sun

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Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Inviting our listeners to call for bite-sized astrological & tarot readings

Taking the opportunity of the Winter Solstice to check in with the natural world. 

This is the darkest time of the year, with just about 9 hours between sunrise and sunset. To be in touch with power of mystery and dreaming or visioning is a necessary part of accessing one's core power, allowing one to be balanced, and act in a self-empowered manner.

This is the time to bring forth visions of how we want to effect change in our lives, our communities and the world. 

Along with the discussion of the Solstice and earth-centered spiritual practices, we're offering bite-sized astrological & tarot readings to listeners during the show-  just call 503-231-8187

Shadows of Liberty!

Air date: 
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Lyn and SW Conser interview Shadows of Liberty film maker Jean Philippe Tremblay
                           The corporate news media is in shambles, with less ad revenue and pressure from right-wing publishers and broadcasters to skew information for their benefit investigative journalism has become an endangered species.  The Shadows of Liberty is a documentary film addressing these issues with the likes of Amy Goodman, Julian Assange,Daniel Ellsberg, John Nichols - people who know first hand how hard it is to break through the veil of media monopoly. We are thrilled to have the director of this documentary Jean Philipp

Positively Revolting on 12/05/14

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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
People are rising up to demand an end to police brutality coast to coast.

There is a long history of police violence that has led up to our current moment of outrage. Far from "spontaneous" the protests and outrage boiling over after the Ferguson and Eric Garner decisions can be seen as the next step in an ongoing movement demanding the abolition of police brutality and state violence against the people. 

This morning we are speaking with Shahid Buttar, Executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

Positively Revolting on 11/28/14

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Fri, 11/28/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A call-out to jump off your hamster wheel, and engage with your life. Buy Nothing Today!

Join us for a lively discussion about stopping the vicious bondage of late-stage capitalism on this, the most celebrated of new holidays: Buy Nothing Day.

For just one day, focus on what your life would be like without consumerism.  What would you do with your energy if you weren't focusing on getting a new shiny toy- call it an electronic device, stereo, HDTV, etc.  What would happen if you set your goals on else?

Today we'll talk about Buy Nothing Day, supporting workers, creating spectacles brilliant enough to bring capitalism to it's knees, and how we want to spend our time.

Call in to the studio at 503-231-8187.

Positively Revolting on Rape Culture 11/21/14

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Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

What? Could it be time to talk about Rape Culture again? We think so. Tune in to Positively Revolting, as Ani and Lyn bring it to the fore once again, encouraging all of us to smash the freakin' patriarchy already. How do we do that? It starts by igniting powerful conversation, breaking silence, and moving forward together to oppose the ubiquitous nature of violence against women.

Our studio line to join us on air during the program is 503-231-8187.
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Positively Revolting and The War on Women: The disappearing rights of pregnant women

Air date: 
Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Stripping women's civil rights in the name of fetal protection.
Once again ani and Lyn turn their attention to the on-going War on Women.

Tune in to hear spine chilling accounts of US women imprisoned for miscarrying, and oh so much more, as we look at the various laws that not only limit women's access to abortion, but actually criminalize women for being pregnant. 

Since when do women waive their civil rights when they become pregnant?  

Positively Revolting vigorously asserts that women are not incubators, a fetus is not a baby, and biology is not destiny.

Positively Revolting on 11/07/14

Air date: 
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

"My Name is Rachel Corrie"  is based on the diaries and letters of an American activist and Evergreen University student who was killed by an Israeli-operated bulldozer in 2003.  The play, edited by Alan Rickman, who originally directed it, and journalist Katharine Viner, gives the audience an intimate window into Rachel's experience of Gaza and the Israeli occupation.


ani and Lyn will speak with Rachel Corrie's parents, Cindy and Craig Corrie, about their daughter's life, activism, and the award-winning play. 
 

Celebrate Samhain and Be Positively Revolting!

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Fri, 10/31/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani and Lyn celebrate Samhain with mini asro/tarot readings
'Tis the season dear listener. We at Positively Revolting give your our Samhain gift: mini asrto/tarot readings from Ani and Lyn.Listen in, learn about this ancient sacred holiday and get your gift. Blessed be!

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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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

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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program date: 
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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