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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

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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 

Positively Revolting on 02/13/15

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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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
 

THE THROWAWAYS

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.



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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

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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
Short Description: 
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

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Positively Revolting on 12-02-11 Guest John de Graaf, Director of Take Back Your Time

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Fri, 12/02/2011

What is more important than your life and happiness? What can you do to take back your time?

Ani and Lyn talk with author John de Graaf about the sad state of Americans over-working, even though many are under paid, or unemployed.  As people find a void of interconnectedness and meaning in their lives, they seek to fill it with more and more things, growing busier and busier to keep up with an unsustainable cycle.

Workers in the US work longer hours than their European counterparts.  People with no time often feel disengaged from civic life, and personal enjoyment. For example, the super busy rely on fast food over real food eaten with friends and family. 

Please join our discussion with John de Graaf, as we explore how one can free themselves from the hectic hamster wheel consumerism and busyness.

John de Graaf is the Director of Take Back Your Time and outreach director of The Happiness Initiative.  He is a documentary filmaker and the co-author of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic and the newly-released, What's the Economy For, Anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness

Positively Revolting on 11-18-11 Occupy Portland - an update on the actions of the last week, and plans for the future

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Fri, 11/18/2011

Hosts Lyn Moelich and Ani have a conversation with three people who have been active with  Occupy Portland.

On Saturday, November 12th, thousands of people came out in support of the Occupy encampment.  When it seemed that a peaceful resolution was had after a night of stand-offs with the Portland Police, most of the supporters left.  Just a few hours later, the police moved in and "evicted" the camp.  At least one protester, Justin Bridges, required hospitalization following the mistreatment he received at the hands of the PPB.  Justin is a musician and American Sign Language interpreter, and as a result of the cops dragging him and kneeing him in the back, has (at least temporarily) lost the use of his right arm and leg.

There has been continued action in the days following the eviction.  In the last two days, there were major actions-- a PSU student walk-out, and N17-- a day of action against the major banks. 

There are many more things planned for the future, including a March for Universal Healthcare, and a neighborhood discussion coming to Col. Summer's Park on Saturday, at SE 20th and Belmont, and a march on Sunday that protests the eviction of the original encampment.

Where does the movement go from here?  As part of the 99%, what do you want to see?  Have you been involved?  If not, why not?  What would it take to get you involved?  

Guests were Kari Koch of Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Axcelle Bell, and Cameron Whitten, who is pictured above, being beaten by police during the N17 protests11-17-11.

Positively Revolting on 11-04-11 Michael Meade

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Fri, 11/04/2011

Hosts Grace Marian and Christine White talk with Michael Meade about The Roots of Wisdom

 

Mythologist and storyteller Michael Meade will be coming to Portland on November 18 & 19 for a lecture on The Roots of Wisdom (Nov. 18), 7 PM at First Unitarian Church, and an intensive workshop, The Second Adventure of Life (November 19), at Native American Community Center. For more information see www.mosaicvoices.org

Positively Revolting on 10-21-11 mini-Astrology and Tarot readings

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Fri, 10/21/2011

Checking in with mini-Astrology and Tarot readings for the masses.

As Samhain fast approaches and the wheel of the year turns us towards winter, Ani and Lyn thought it a fine time to tune in to the patterns of energy affecting us all. Combining their intuitive skills in tarot and astrology, they will offer brief on-air readings for callers to the program.

According to the Celtic tradition, this is the time of year where the veil between the worlds grows thinnest, allowing for psychic insight, and communicating with those who have passed over. This is a time that many cultures honor and celebrate the dead and ancestors. To continue that tradition, Ani and Lyn will welcome calls from listeners who would like to give thanks to an ancestor, celebrating their names and deeds.

There will be a very limited number of private consultations by Ani and Lyn offered as a thank-you gift to our listeners who contribute during the program. These consultations are a rare opportunity to have a more in depth reading with these two talented practioners.

  • Title: PR 10-21-11
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2011
  • Length: 43:22 minutes (39.7 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 10-14-11 David Cobb

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Fri, 10/14/2011

Lyn and Ani talk with David Cobb, longtime organizer and chief petitioner for Move To Amend. Check out the discussion on the burgeoning democracy movement breaking out around us!

  • Title: PR 10-14-11
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2011
  • Length: 58:28 minutes (53.52 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 10-07-11 News and updates from Occupy Wallstreet-- the beginning is near...

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Fri, 10/07/2011

News and updates from Occupy Wallstreet-- the beginning is near...

Ani and Lyn field information from the burgeoning Occupy Wallstreet movement.  We will speak with people in the Portland occupation, as well as New York.

Hundreds of cities around the world are participating in solidarity actions in support of the Occupy Wallstreet action which started an encampment on September 17th.  Bringing together thousands of people to discuss corporate greed and corruption, the occupiers are working together to create demands of significant changes to our system.

And it's spreading.

  • Title: PR 10-07-11
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2011
  • Length: 53:48 minutes (49.26 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Positively Revolting on 09-30-11 Permaculture -getting skills to build our world in balance

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Fri, 09/30/2011

Permaculture! Getting skills to build our world in balance. NW Permaculture Convergence 10/14 - 16

Matt Bibeau will join Ani and Lyn to talk about permaculture.  What is it, and why is it important?  How can permaculture help us in these interesting times in which we find ourselves?  There is change all around us, and we know we need to transform our culture.  What tools does permacuture offer us on a local level? 

The Northwest Permaculture Convergence will be held October 14 - 16th. With supporting events around the convergence there are opportunities to get involved in this transformative movement; providing opportunities for our bio-region to take a leap forward in the work that we need to do to transition from a degenerative to a regenerative culture. 

Matt Bibeau is a core organizer of the Permaculture Convergence, a 4-day event focusing on proactive solutions to meeting the social, ecological and economical needs of our times, on a scale that builds community and local resiliency.

Matt received his Masters degree from Portland State University, he is a resident and educator at Tryon Life Community Farm where he serves as the organization's in-house permaculture teacher, as well as the Development Director of their outdoor school: Mother Earth School. Matt is also a core organizer of City Repair's Village Building Convergence and serves on the board of the Learning Gardens Institute and Wisdom of the Elders.

Positively Revolting on 09/16/11

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Fri, 09/16/2011

With so many urgent situations, what's your priority for the US? Avoid letting fear be your guide.

As a nation we are ignoring the very real threats of climate change, a collapsing economy & humanitarian / basic support programs, and never ending wars at home and abroad, while continuing the madness of anti-terrorism hysteria. 

Join Ani for a discussion on how fear is hurting us. What are you most concerned about?  Spriraling poverty? Climate change? The continuation of wars, seemingly without end? The ending of crucial social programs?  or the threat of a terrorist, doing something... somewhere, sometime.....
 
Joshua Holland is Ani's guest this morning. He is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet, and has just published the article “How Fearmongering Over Terrorism Is Endangering American Communities.”

Positively Revolting on 09-02-11 Coyotes, Cougars, Turkey Vultures, Owls and Hawks oh my!

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Fri, 09/02/2011

Coyotes, Cougars, Turkey Vultures, Owls and Hawks oh my! The natural world is coming to an urban area near you. What are the literal and mythical meanings? Are we better humans with other predators near by?

Saturday was International Vulture Awareness Day

*Hear intro song at end of show:   Kan'nal "Coyote" from their 2008 release, "Myth Magic"

Positively Revolting on 08-19-11 Perspective checked!

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Fri, 08/19/2011

Perspective checked! Ani & Lyn explore the importance of travel.

What did you do on your summer vacation?  Ani accompanied her partner to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a little medical tourism.  She wandered a city rich in street art and protests, and is left with the nagging question, "What can we do to bring people in the US out of alienation and apathy?"

Traveling is a great way to gain a new perspective of what is all around us.  As we live our lives day to day, our surroundings often become invisible.  Every now and again it's crucial to get out of our own fishbowls, so we can really see what's going on inside. 

Please join us with your stories, your questions, and your comments at 503-231-8187, or email us at positivelyrevolting@gmail.com.

Graffiti Art:

http://escritosenlacalle.com/ 

*The full version of the intro song is at the end of this audio file.  -AO

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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