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 05/01/15

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Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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May Day! from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

Join us for a discussion of May Day in a time of uprising.  Lyn and ani discuss the traditional meanings of May Day, interwoven with the Day's political events, while remembering Melodie Silverwolf, co-founder and long-time co-host of Positively Revolting, who crossed over last Friday.

A holiday for pagans, a holiday for workers, another day of struggle for justice: May Day!

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

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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

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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

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

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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. 


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.

Marty Hart-Landsberg on the economy (part 2)

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Thu, 02/19/2009

Marty Hart-Landsberg is Professor of Economics and Director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis and Clark College. His books include Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy, which he edited with Richard Westra and Seongjin Jeong.                                                                                 

Marty Hart-Landsberg on the economy (part 1)

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Thu, 02/05/2009

Marty Hart-Landsberg is Professor of Economics and Director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis and Clark College. His books include Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy, which he edited with Richard Westra and Seongjin Jeong.  This is Part 1 of two shows. Hear part 2 at http://kboo.fm/node/12256.                                                                         

Positively Revolting

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Thu, 01/22/2009

Host Melodie Silverwolf speaks with the media director for the National Resources Defense Council about environmental issues and the new administration.

Crisis in Gaza and Local Response

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Thu, 01/15/2009

Host Ani Haines speaks with Nael Saker about the upsurge of violence in Gaza.

Nael Saker works with the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon.  While he is now a U.S. citizen, Nael is originally from Gaza City, where his brother and sisters still live.

International pressure is mounting to stop the violence and to demand humanitarian aid be allowed to the region. 

Attacks are continuing, even as talk of a ceasefire is underway.



Madeline Martinez of Oregon NORML

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Thu, 01/08/2009

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Madeline Martinez of Oregon NORML about the upcoming Oregon legislative session, what to expect and how to express your views to your representatives.

Harm Reduction and Intervention Talk Radio with Members of the Dicentra Collective

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Thu, 12/04/2008

Host Ani Haines speaks with guests Amelia Cates and Lydia Ann Bartholow of the Dicentra Collective about harm reduction and building relationships within and between communities.  The collective has organized a series of events to address many different issues related to harm reduction and building compassionate community.

How can communities work together to address issues of domestic and interpersonal violence, police brutality, substance abuse and mental illness?

Harm Reduction and Intervention in Portland and across the Northwest is a series of discussions bringing together practitioners and organizers around harm reduction. Participants will explore the landscape of practices and concepts as they seek to address domestic and interpersonal violence, police brutality, substance abuse and mental illness, dispute resolution and street facilitation. Speakers include members of Rose City Copwatch (Portland); Cahoots, a program of the White Bird Clinic (Eugene), Yellow Brick Road, a program of Janus Youth (Portland), Dicentra Collective (Portland) and others.

For more information about this series of events, visit the Dicentra Collective's website


Chris Hedges about "America the Illiterate"

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Thu, 11/13/2008

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Chris Hedges about his current article on truthdig.com called "America the Illiterate."

Chris Hedges, currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. Hedges, who has reported from more than 50 countries, worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, where he spent fifteen years. He is the author of the best selling “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning,” which draws on his experiences in various conflicts to describe the patterns and behavior of nations and individuals in wartime. The book, a finalist for The National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, was described by Abraham Verghese, who reviewed the book for The New York Times, as “...a brilliant, thoughtful, timely and unsettling book whose greatest merit is that it will rattle jingoists, pacifists, moralists, nihilists, politicians and professional soldiers equally.”

Talk radio post election: the work ahead.

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Thu, 11/06/2008

Now that the election is over, how can we work together to create a broad based movement to shape an egalitarian and sustainable future.

Talk Radio with Ani, Andrew Geller, and Norman Solomon.  Norman Solomon is an United States journalist, media critic, antiwar activist and former KBOO volunteer. Solomon is longtime associate of the media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). In 1997 he founded the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts which works pro-actively to provide alternative sources for journalists, and serves as its executive director. His weekly column, "Media Beat", has been in national syndication since 1992.


Journalist Will Potter on the RNC

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Thu, 09/04/2008

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with journalist Will Potter of greenisthenewred.com. They discuss the protests, the arrests, and other aspects of the RNC and DNC.


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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