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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

Positively Revolting on 11/27/15

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Fri, 11/27/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

Solidarity in a Time of Panic

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Fri, 11/20/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The importance of staying calm in a turbulent sea.
The fear machine is cranked up.

Through the busy din of the holidaze, critical thinking is at a low.

Hate-mongers are exploiting last Friday's attacks to boost their pre-existing anti-immigrant, bigoted agendas.  What's tragic, is that many people will be swept up in the hate generator, set to parrot opinions dumped on them by faux news and a handful of right-wind opportunists. This dis-information is being worked to maintain status control, and is in support of the multiple warfronts of the flailing empire. 

Join Ani and Lyn for a discussion of the odious propaganda that's being manufactured, and the importance of not succumbing to heinous islamaphobic and anti-immigrant rhetoric. 

some great environmental victories, what comes next

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Fri, 11/13/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn talk with Regna Merritt and Nick Caleb about climate politics
Yesterday, the Portland City Council made the historic decision to ban all further fossil fuel infastructure in the city of Portland The environmental movement has had some amazing victories lately ... what does this signify, what comes next? Ani and Lyn will talk about this some folks working hard for climate justice, Regna Merritt, Healthy Climate Program Director of Physicans for Social Responsibility and Nick Caleb climate kayaktivst and adjunct professor trying not to get priced out of the city. It's going to be a lively discussion, please join us by callin 503-231-8187.

Vajayjays, Women's Health and the Radical Right

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Fri, 11/06/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ever been inspired to take a radical political stand on the spur of the moment? Mary Numair was.

Portland resident Mary Numair caught the world's attention last month when she broke up a demonstration against Planned Parrnthood with a homemade sign thanking the women's health organization for helping her control her yeast infections. She's not stopping there. Join fill-in host Lisa Loving for an hour with this brilliant -- and hilarious -- grassroots activist.

Pan-Africanism, housing, equity, feeding hungry kids

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Fri, 10/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Pan-Africanism, housing, equity, feeding hungry kids

Today we spend the hour with local grassroots activist and author Ahjamu Umi. He's the founder of Portland's All African People's Revolutionary Party and their breakfast program for local kids at Columbia Villa is now serving dozens of families. 

Portland's Sweeps of Homeless Camps

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Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Portland's Sweeps of Homeless Camps

Guest host Lisa Loving speaks with housing activist Vahid Brown about his grassroots coverage of the City of Portland's sweeps of homeless camps and what is happening next.

The Housing Emergency in Portland

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Fri, 10/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Housing Emergency in Portland: Guest Justin Buri of Community Alliance of Tenants

The Housing Emergency in Portland

Justin Buri of the Community Alliance of Tenants joins guest Host Linda Olson-Osterlud to talk about the Renters Emergency and the struggle for Housing for the Houseless. We will talk about Yesterdays victory in the Portland City Council and take a look at what is ahead. Join in the Conversation! Tune in and Call in to 503-231-8187  Friday, Oct. 16th, between 8 and 9am.

Call Out for Justice: End the Wars

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Fri, 10/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We speak with activists Sam Kahl & Emma Lugo about the End the Wars Rally on Sun. n
We are at the 14th anniversary of the US war in Afghanistan.  This sunday Oct. 11 over thirty-five peace, environmental, police accoutablity and other social justice groups from the Portland area will come together to share information and to mobilize to end the wars.  

Ani and Lyn will discuss the war, why this matters, the action, and what is really in that beautiful beleaguered country, including the attacks on the Doctors Without Borders hospital.   They'll be joined by local activists and organizers of Sunday's action. 

Call us at 503-231 8187 to join in the discussion live on air.

Human Rights: A Quaint Notion?

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Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A brief and incomplete survey of atrocities at home and abroad.

Human rights abuses are rampant through much of the globe- the U$ incuded.  Ani and Lyn take a quick look at a number of current crises.

The realities are so brutal, we often turn away.  We cannot fight what we are not aware of- we ask you to actively engage in the information and discussion.  Call the KBOO studio at 503-231-8187

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Abortion Without Apology

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Fri, 09/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Access to a full range of choices in reproduction is essential to women's empowerment.
Women are not incubators-  a fetus is not a baby: Abortion on demand, without apology!

Conservatives are attacking abortion rights and Planned Parenthood with a vengence.  Why?  To continue control of women's lives.  The forced birth movement has very little to do with saving the lives of innocents, and everything to do with controlling women and our sexuality. 

We at Positively Revolting say no to this resurgence of patriarchy.  


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

Graffiti Art: 

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

Positively Revolting on 08-05-11

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Fri, 08/05/2011

Lyn Moelich and Christine Homitzu White discuss our really, really big national dilemma

Lyn and Christine discuss Grace Lee Boggs' book "The Next American Revolution" and the work of Gene Sharp "Nonviolent Revolution Rule Book" ... what will we do now that we've been done in.

Positively Revolting 07-29-11 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly

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Fri, 07/29/2011

Nobel Peace Prize nominee and tireless peace activist Kathy Kelly will be in Portland Aug 5th to speak about "The Cost of War, the Price of Peace" ... in the meantime Lyn Moelich and Dan Handleman of Peace and Justice works will be talking with Kathy about the Portland events she will be participating in and her hopes for the future of peace. If you've got quetions for Kathy Kelly or Dan ... give us a call at 503-231-8187

Positively Revolting 07-15-11 Women

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Fri, 07/15/2011
Misogyny alive and well-- let's talk about it. On this edition of  Positively Revolting, Lyn and Ani host a conversation about women, and how women continue to be on the down side of power.

Positively Revolting 07-01-11 Freedom

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Fri, 07/01/2011

As we approach the 4th of July, Lyn and Ani question what freedom means. 

What does it mean to live free?

Do we see ourselves as independent? Is that even desirable, or is it a part of the problem: the myth of the rugged individual—feeding alienation and isolation? 

How do we recognize ways we’ve clipped our wings--- when is this actually a necessary thing?

How do we limit ourselves with our perceptions of what’s possible?   

*NOTE - about 3/4 into audio there is a small segment of irreparable 'clicks' due to encoding problems with original file.   Our apologies.

Positively Revolting 06-17-11 David Cobb

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Fri, 06/17/2011

Ani & Lyn spoke with guest David Cobb about his Move to Amend event, the scourge of corporate power and personhood, and ways communities can fight back against corporate power.

Part of the plan is for folks to be willing to disobey and resist.

Listeners shared their plans for resistance and/or questions with David.

Positively Revolting on 06-03-11 Personal Awareness Day

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Fri, 06/03/2011

So much is happening on the world stage these days we at Positively Revolting thought it was time to sit back and take an inward look; our listeners called in with their birthdates and questions.

Positively Revolting 05-20-11 2011 Village Building Convergence

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Fri, 05/20/2011

Ani and Lyn with speak with Matt Bibeau & Eddie Hooker about the 2011 Village Building Convergence

Matt Bibeau has been a core member of the Village Building Convergence for 6 years, as well as a core member of Tryon Life Farm, and a leader in the NW region's permaculture community. He has also been a founder of several student organization initiatives at PSU. He is currently helping with preparations for the NW Permaculture Convergence in October, 2011.

... and Eddie Hooker has been a core member with VBC for two years. With his vast 
experience in creative processes and sustainable building practices, Eddie sits
on the national board of the Natural Building Network. He is presently involved 
at VBC11 with Event Design, Place Making, and logistical coordination.

Positively Revolting on 04-29-11 Starhawk

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Fri, 04/29/2011

Ani and Lyn speak with Starhawk, discussing the sacred Earth and the nuclear crisis on the eve of Beltaine.

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Positively Revolting on 04-15-11 United for A Fair Economy

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Fri, 04/15/2011

Positively Revolting hosts Ani & Lyn talk about wealth and taxes with guest Brian Miller, the Executive Director of United for A Fair Economy

When it comes to taxes, not all income is created—or taxed—equal

Despite the time-honored value of rewarding hard work, our tax code gives preferential treatment to income derived from pre-existing wealth instead of income earned from work. 



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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