Positively Revolting

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Positively Revolting on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A discussion of the benefits of communication in relationships and productivity.

Our guest will be Robert Jensen, professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.  We'll be discussing critical thinking and meaningfully engaging each other in our conversations, going beyond thinking in terms of sound bites and actually connecting with one another. Jensen’s new book, "Arguing for Our Lives," will be available as a thank you gift during our show for those who contribute to the membership drive. The book draws on Jensen’s extensive classroom experience and community organizing to share strategies on how to challenge "conventional wisdom" in order to provide a framework for channeling our anxieties and frustrations into fruitful analysis and action.

Positively Revolting on 03/22/13

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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We continue to talk about rape culture, men's role in both reinforcing it and breaking it.

This year we’ve been focusing a lot on violence against women. And, you can count on us to keep that focus. We’ll further our discussion by addressing the role men play, how they can help and organizations that are facilitating men’s education and partnership in stopping violence against women, including Jana's Campaign and Battered Women’s Support Services. Battered Women's Support Services Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall, and Dr. Curt Brungardt, a founder of Jana's Campaign and Jana’s stepfather, will join the conversation.

 

Positively Revolting on 03/15/13

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Fri, 03/15/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Barbara Ford joins us in a dicussion of deep ecology and the exploitation of the earth.

Barbara Ford, activist, therapist, facilitator, singer, and artist, will join us this Friday, March 15, for a discussion on deep ecology and her upcoming workshop, “Active Hope.” We’ll also discuss the exploitation of the earth and how it sets a framework for the exploitation of people, especially women.

 

Join the conversation by calling 503-231-8187 during the broadcast. You can also email us at positivelyrevolting at gmail dot com.

 

Positively Revolting on 03/01/13

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We talk to organizers of the local non-profit Depave about the history and nature of their work.

Our intern, Sara Sneath, is taking over the show for the day. Sara will be speaking about the local non-profit Depave with Eric Rosewall, the Depave program director, and Ted Labbe, a Depave board member and one the original crewmembers for the organization. Joseph Purkey, the lead designer of Depave’s James John Project in St. Johns, will join in the conversation. Together they will cover the history of the organization, its move from “parking lots to paradise” and its upcoming fundraiser on March 9, 2013.

 

Positively Revolting on 02/22/13

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Fri, 02/22/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We discuss grand jury resistors and the use of the grand jury to repress and intimidate communities.

Hosts Ani and Lyn talk to Kristian Williams, a member of the Committee Against Political Repression, about the events that lead to currently imprisoned grand jury resisters and the conditions of their confinement. They will also examine the bigger picture of the grand jury as a tool for political repression and the intimidation of communities and movements.

As always, your calls are welcome during the broadcast at 503-231-8187 during the broadcast or you can email us at positivelyrevolting [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Positively Revolting on 02/15/13

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Fri, 02/15/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse - a look at police abuse in Portland
Discussion of Alien Boy: the life and death of James Chasse, with Jason Renaud and Dan Handelman

This morning, Ani and Lyn dive into mental health, police brutality and the life and death of Portland local James Chasse. Ani and Lyn will be joined by Jason Renaud, a mental health advocate with The Mental Health Association of Portland, and Dan Handelman, the coordinator of Portland Copwatch.

Positively Revolting on 02/08/13

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Fri, 02/08/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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1 Billion Rising, a global response to end violence against women

 Positively Revolting continues to look at the critical issue of ending violence against women.  Ani's guest will be Elmira Rodriguez, an organizer with 1 Billion Rising's Portland group.

Positively Revolting on 02/01/13

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Fri, 02/01/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A critical conversation on feminism and our culture - Looking at the Reel Feminism Film Series

Tune in as Ani hosts a lively discussion of feminism.  Despite persistent rumors that women have achieved equality, and we live in a post-feminist society, many women (and men) recognize that there is still an active war against women being fought in the fronts of pop-culture, hate-filled pundits, and slimy political maneuvering.

What do you think of feminism? Do you consider yourself to be a feminist?

Positively Revolting on 01/25/13

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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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40 Years since Roe v Wade - an assessment of women's reproductive rights

Roe v Wade was the landmark decision which legalized abortion in the first trimester, throughout the US.  The case allowed that some restrictions could be set by individual states, in the second and third trimesters. The basis of this decision was recognition of a woman's essential right to privacy in speaking with her doctor about her reproductive health care. 

Positively Revolting on 01/18/13

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Fri, 01/18/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

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Positively Revolting

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Fri, 08/23/2013

Ani and Lyn talk about the pitfalls of patriarchy.

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Positively Revolting

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Fri, 08/16/2013

Ani and Lyn strike out to smash the patriarchy once again.

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Positively Revolting on 07-27-12 Author Michael Staudenmaier: Truth and Revolution

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Fri, 07/27/2012

Truth and Revolution-- an interview with author and historian Michael Staudenmaier

Ani and Lyn talk with Michael Staudenmaier about his recent book, Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojouner Truth Organization, 1969 - 1986.

The Sojourner Truth Organization grew out of the SDS. Organizing capitalism, the STO was focused on integrating radical political perspectives into everyday life. What lessons can we learn from recent struggles? How has the work of The Sojourner Truth influenced later movements?

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  • Title: PR 07-27-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 57:21 minutes (52.51 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 07-20-12 Peace & Justice Works / Portland Copwatch celebrate their 20th Anniversary

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Fri, 07/20/2012

Hosts ani and Lyn talk with Portland Peace and Justice Works / Portland Cop Watch organizer Dan Handelman, and long-time peace activist Ann Huntwork, how things have evolved in the movement over the last two decades.

Since 1992, these groups have organized events that have built coalitions, and mobilized people into action. Where do organizers see things going from here?

Peace and Justice Works, a 501-c-3 non-profit dedicated to promoting nonviolent conflict resolution on local, national and international levels, was founded in March, 1992. Its project group Portland Copwatch first met in May of that year. More information on the event, the "Warmonger" nominees, and about PJW and PCW can be found at http://www.pjw.info

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  • Title: PR 07-20-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:46 minutes (54.72 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 07-06-12 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

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Fri, 07/06/2012

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?

Dr. Kim Smith's Rio UNCSD blog

http://www.aashe.org/blog

  • Title: PR 07-06-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:43 minutes (54.67 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-29-12 Voices of Veterans: A Bridge Back Home

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Fri, 06/29/2012

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

This Welcome Home Ceremony brings together veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, veterans of other wars, and the local community. It intends to help heal the distance between the warriors and those they protect and to bridge the gaps between war and peace, trauma and renewal, pain and understanding. Such a welcoming involves a courageous community conversation that moves beyond politics and goes deeper than the rhetoric of war. It begins with tragedy and loss — the aftermath of any war — and requires the language of poetry and story, as well as the dignity of ceremony.

  • Title: PR 06-29-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:58 minutes (54.9 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-22-12 Peace is possible - what can we do to hasten it?

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Fri, 06/22/2012

Ani and Lyn host an action-packed program all about advancing world peace, with Medea Benjamin, Mike Caruso, and Al Jubitz.

From 8 - 8:30 am, guests were two local organizers of the Rotary Conference.  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.    Mike Caruso is the current District Govenor for the Rotary, and is the main organizer for the "Peace is Possible" conference.  The conference included Nobel Peace Laureate Jodi Williams; Admiral Eric Olsen (retired), Ambassador John MacDonald.

8:30 - 9 am, Ani and Lyn spoke with Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Global Exchange, and Code Pink. Medea will be appearing in Oregon next week, to talk with people about the horrors of drone warfare, and what we can do to stop it.

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  • Title: PR 06-22-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 55:31 minutes (50.83 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-15-12

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Fri, 06/15/2012

Celebrating the Summer Solstice with mini-tarot and astrology readings.

Ani and Lyn discuss the significance of the Summer Solstice.  As a treat for listeners, they give short tarot & astrology consultations on the air.  

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.

  • Title: PR 06-15-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 56:56 minutes (52.12 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-08-12 Democracy? ...what would that look like?

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Fri, 06/08/2012

Lyn is joined by guest host Grace Marion and guest David Delk of the Portland Alliance for Democracy ....democracy? ...what would that look like?

  • Title: PR 06-08-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 54:57 minutes (50.31 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-01-12 Self-compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff

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Fri, 06/01/2012

Lyn and guest host 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".

  • Title: PR 06-01-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 56:46 minutes (51.98 MB)
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Comments

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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