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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YES, It's The Yes Men, live on Positively Revolting!

Air date: 
Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn talk with the Yes Men about their PSU event tonight

The Yes Men, those folks who use any means necessary to agree their way into the fortified compounds of commerce, and then smuggle out the stories of their undercover escapades to provide a public glimpse at the behind-the-scenes world of evil corporations. We'll be talking to them about their new film "The Yes Men Are Revolting", and their work with 
Green Peace
and Shell docking their Arctic Oil Boats in Seattle and much more. This morning is your chance, if you ever had questions for The Yes Men. 503-321-8187

The Second Portland Renters Assembly on Positively Revolting

Air date: 
Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective
Discussion with organizers of the Portland Renters Assembly about housing as a human right

Hosts Ani and Lyn talk with Tori Abernathy, Joe Clement, and Margot Black---organizers of another round of the Portland Renters Assembly. You may remember their first discussion from February with Tori and Nick Caleb. The first series of assemblies were such a success that some folks who attended wanted to organize another. In addition to the event itself, and taking calls, they discuss the plight of renters, the illusion of "affordable housing" on capitalist terms, and collective strategies to fight back against the exploitation of the human need for housing.

Positively Revolting on 04/10/15

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Fri, 04/10/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

Feticide and the degradation of the personhood of women.

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Fri, 04/03/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Feticide??? The first woman has been charged and sentenced for feticide.

Indiana's state statute criminalizes knowingly or intentionally terminating a human pregnancy with any intention other than producing a live birth, or through a legal abortion. On Monday, Purvi Patel was sentenced to 20 years on Monday at the St. Joseph County Courthouse, in South Bend, Indiana.

Ani and Lyn continue the discussion on theocracy and the new puritanism, this week through the lens of abortion rights, and accessing reproductive healthcare.
Join us for the conversation, call 503-231-8187 while we're broadcasting.
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Religious extremism in the U$ Today

Air date: 
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The 1st Amendment: Just a quaint notion?
In the aftermath of Indiana's legalization of discrimination based on "religious freedom", ani and Lyn host a discussion of theocracy as practiced in the U$ today.

Please join us for the conversation!  Call the studio to voice your questions and comments, the number is 503-231-8187

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Positively Revolting on 03/20/15

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Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's happening in the forests of the NW? Benna Bell of BARK talks of upcoming actions.

One year after the Oso Mudslide in Washington, KBOO has created three hours of special programs this morning, airing between 9 - noon, exploring its cause and its effects.  Arguably one of the factors in this disaster was logging. 

On Positively Revolting this morning, we are taking an in depth look at the state of the forests, and plans to protect them from destructive logging.  Our guest is Brenna Bell, a lawyer with Bark, a group dedicated to defending and restoring the forests of Mt. Hood. 

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Positively Revolting on 03/13/15

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Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

It's the week before Vernal Equinox, and with all manner of high energy transits (astrologically speaking), Lyn and Ani are inviting you to call into Positively Revolting for mini astro-tarot readings.  

Call 503-231-8187 during the program to join in!

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Image entitled The Cosmic Path by diablodeath 

No Nukes NW Presents: A Requiem For the Ocean. Fukushima X 4

Air date: 
Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We talk with Mimi from No Nukes NW about their upcoming action
          Every day countless ocean animals are dying from the radiation caused by the meltdown of the Fukushima -Daiichi nuclear power plants that started four years ago after the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged  northern Japan. Old news? Not happening, if you get your news from corporate sources. Well, we at Positively Revolting and No Nukes NW say it's time to honor our beautiful creatures of the sea: to recognize and mourn there passing.

Ending Violence Against Transgender People

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Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Patriarchy is threatened by the existence of transgender and non-binary gender identity - that's ok!
Please join us in discussing how transphobia reinforces the Patriarchy through rigid adherence to limited socially defined binary gender roles.

Transgender and gender non-conformists threaten the existence of the patriarchy throught their lives outside the permitable.  As such, trans people are subjected to brutal harassment, scorn,  indifference, ostracization, and murder. 

After the suspicious death Sumaya Dalmar, a prominent transwoman in Toronto, this week we take another look at naming and ending violence against transpeople and binary-gender non-conformists. 

Portland's First Renters' Assembly

Air date: 
Fri, 02/20/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn talk w/ Tori Abernathy and Nick Caleb about the upcoming Portland Renters Assembly
We are pleased to have The First Portland Renters' Assembly organizer, art worker and activist Tori Abernathy, plus Nick Caleb, former city council candidate, professor of government and speaker at this event. Check details of this event out at FB  https://www.facebook.com/events/396693767159054/?ref=ts&fref=ts 


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

program date: 
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.

  • Title: May Day Talk Radio
  • Length: 60:22 minutes (24.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

City Repair Project 2009

program date: 
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.


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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
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

program date: 
Thu, 03/05/2009

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


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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