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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

Portland's First Renters' Assembly

Air date: 
Fri, 02/20/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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 

Positively Revolting on 02/13/15

Air date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

This Friday on Positively Revolting 8 am on KBOO Community Radio, we'll talk with Todd Wolfson, the author of Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left. We'll talk about the history of the cyber left, and the history of the left's use of the internet as a tool of organizing and solidarity work. Starting with The Zapatistas in 1994, the development of Indymedia in 1999, the Arab Spring and Occupy, and currently with ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬,we will examine how the internet is being used as a tool for global solidarity

Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Air date: 
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Shattering myths about being poor with author Linda Tirado.

Linda Tirado will join ani and Lyn to discuss her book, "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America"- a first hand account of poverty in this country.  

Combating societal beliefs around being poor can be as exhausting as living in poverty itself. Fed up with the revolving door of poverty, and the judgmental attitudes she encountered, Linda wrote an essay which went viral, being read by more than 6-million people. "Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, Poverty Thoughts", was ran in the Huffington Post, The Nation, and many other publications. It introduced the world to Linda Tirado's sharp observations and biting humor.

Inside the Classroom: teachers talk with us about schools today

Air date: 
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

Discussing the state of education in an age of high-stakes testing and austerity. 

Are schools teaching children to think critically?  How is the pressure of high-stakes testing effecting the ability to teach and learn, vs memorize and perform?
How are youth being prepared for their roles in the world?
Join ani and Lyn for a look into the state of our schools.  To help ground this conversation, we'll be joined by two teachers about their experiences working in the system.
Call us with your comments and questions at 503-231-8187


Air date: 
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani and Lyn talk with Bahwin Suchak about his documantary film The Throwaways
The Throwaysis a documentary that takes a look at the devastating impact of police brutality and mass incarceration on the black community is told through the eyes of formerly incarcerated activist and filmmaker Ira McKinley. Co-director Bahwin Suchak will be our guest today to talk about the making of the film and it's importance. This film will show at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, on Sunday January 25 at 7:00 pm.: after the movie there will be a panel discussion with Mr. Suchak, KBOO's own Joann Hardesy, now local president of the NAACP, representatives of Don't Shoot Portland and others.

Women are Still Not Incubators

Air date: 
Fri, 01/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Rights and access to safe legal abortion are under attack in the new congress.
Join Ani and Lyn as we revisit reproductive rights, focusing on threats to accessing safe and legal abortion. With a record-setting  21 anti-choice  women serving in congress,  we push back and continue our claim that a fetus is not a baby, and a woman is not an incubator. 

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You can folow us on Twitter, where you'll find us @PositiveRevolt

And, of course, you can phone into the studio to join us on the air, the number is 503-231-8187.


Are we all Charlie?

Air date: 
Fri, 01/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani and Lyn try to make sense of the recent events in Paris
Is it possible to have a response to the horrific murders of the staff of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that does not include racists assumptions or calls for war.

Is it possible to be subjecting a large portion of the planet to increasingly brutal, violent and sadistic tactics on every side of the fence and not have them come "home to roost"?

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

Air date: 
Fri, 12/26/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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

Air date: 
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


Local responses to the housing crisis

program date: 
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)

program date: 
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)

program date: 
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                                                                         

Positively Revolting

program date: 
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

program date: 
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"

program date: 
Thu, 11/13/2008

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Chris Hedges about his current article on 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.

program date: 
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

program date: 
Thu, 09/04/2008

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with journalist Will Potter of 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 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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