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 11/26/10

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Fri, 11/26/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Micah White, of Adbusters, discusses Carnivalesque Rebellion Week, and culture jamming.
In the midst of the Carnivalesque Rebellion Week, on Buy Nothing Day, Ani and Lyn continue their celebration of the spirit of rebellion on this special episode of Positively Revolting.
 
For so many people life has become a race to accumulate flashier, shinier things.  Things too often made from non-renewable resources, by people working without basic worker protections or adequate pay, and paid for through debt, accruing interest to the financiers, which has to be earned by serving one's corporate master.  This service is often unfulfilling, and unbefitting an intelligent and creative human being. All too often, a person who feels this dissatisfaction tries to assuage the emptiness with ever flashier, shinier things. 
 
Even as Oregon continues to have double digit unemployment, those that are working continue the hamster wheel syndrome, and those that aren't are still seduced by the call of those shiny consumer goods... come on, all the cool kids have one.... All too often, people fall into despair, feeling a lack of self-worth, when they aren’t able to keep up with these manufactured desires, and identities become co-mingled with what job you hold, or don’t.
 
A human being's natural habitat is not a cubby nor a mall.
 
Buy Nothing Day is all about focusing on breaking free from this cycle of consumer addiction. The Carnivalesque Rebellion Week is an international happening to call for reclamation of our lives, a new way of organizing our economies, our communities. 
 
What happens when we start to become ourselves?
 
Adbusters is a global network of activists, creatives and culture jammers working to change the way information flows, and meaning is produced in our society.
 

Positively Revolting on 11/19/10

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Fri, 11/19/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Pranksters vs. corporate capitalism: Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men is Ani and Lyn's guest.

The Yes Men are anti-corporate activists who use humor, theater, and practical jokes to draw attention to some of the ridiculous beliefs that make up the foundation of corporate capitalism.

Continuing the celebration of resistance and the creation of conscious elaborate spectacles to interrupt the flow of the numbing pablum, we'll discuss the role of imagination in revolution.

Positively Revolting on 11/05/10

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Fri, 11/05/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hosts Ani and Lyn celebrate the spirit of rebellion on Guy Fawkes Day.

 

Positively Revolting on 10/29/10

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Fri, 10/29/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Celebrating Samhain-- Celtic New Year: Ani speaks with local author Lichen June on transformations.

Samhain (aka Halloween) is a time of endings, of death, and of deep transformation-- as every ending carries inside it a new beginning.  Many of us fear this sort of profound changes, and painfully clutch to our past, because it is all we know.  Some who seek transformation still try to retain rigid control, fearing chaos and loss of agency.

Positively Revolting on 10/15/10

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Fri, 10/15/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Thirty years of celebrating goddess-centered spirituality and women's culture, with We'Moon.

Staff of the We'Moon collective join Ani for a look at their history, and what they are doing now.  For thirty years, the We'Moon calendars have explored topics of deep ecology, women's culture, and goddess-centered spirituality through art and verse written by women.  Along with the inspiring art, the calendar also holds detailed astrological information and lunar cycles.

Positively Revolting on 10/01/10

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Fri, 10/01/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Danbert Nobacon and Alex Cox talk about their new book: 3 Dead Princes: An Anarchist Fairy Tale

Join hosts Ani and Lyn in this conversation about about art, story-telling, and anarchy.  Exterminating Angel Press has made copies of this book available as "thank you gifts" for listeners who join or renew their memberships to KBOO.

Danbert Nobacon is a musician, one of the founding members of Chumbawamba, host of a community radio program in North Central Washington at KTRT, and author of the new book, 3 Dead Princes: An Anarchist Fairy Tale.

Positively Revolting on 09/17/10

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Fri, 09/17/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Optimal aging and hormone balance

Join host Lyn Moelich and her in-studio guest Naturopathic Doctor Kathryn Retzler. They'll be discussing her book "Hormone Synergy", on optimal aging and hormone balance. It's for women, men and transgendered folk. Join us in the discussion about how balancing your hormones can balance your life.
 

Positively Revolting on 09/03/10

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Fri, 09/03/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Nine years of occupation in Afghanistan-- how do we stop it? a discussion with Dan Handelman.

The nine years of occupation in Afghanistan has squandered precious resources, fanned xenophobia, and furthered the militarization of society.

On October 9th, people will gather for a march, rally and teach-in between Market and Clay, in the South Park Blocks, at 11 AM, demanding an end to this occupation, and a redirection of federal money towards jobs and education, away from wars and occupation.

Join Ani and Lyn with their guest Dan Handelman from Peace and Justice Works.  Please call 503-231-8187 during the broadcast with your questions and comments.

 

Positively Revolting on 08/06/10

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Fri, 08/06/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Living in the shadow of nuclear war.

65 years ago, the US government nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

We say, "Never again!", and yet our country is still engaged in arms racing and selling around the world, combining a quest for global hegemony with a love of turning a quick buck through a little dealing here and there.

Ani and Lyn invite your participation in this important discussion, their special guest will be KBOO's Theresa Mitchell.  Call into the studio at 503-231-8187.

Positively Revolting on 07/30/10

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Fri, 07/30/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Our culture is made up of the stories we tell-- telling our stories to create social change.

Join hosts Ani and Lyn for a discussion with Doyle CanningCanning is the author of Re:Imagining Change: How to use story-based strategy to win campaigns, build movements, and change the world.  This  book is a great practical guide to the power of the narrative in social change work.

Please join the discussion by calling into the program while it airs-- the studio line is 503-231-8187.

Doyle is speaking on Friday, July 30th, at the Red & Black Cafe, located on SE 11th, at Oak St.

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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.

Join KBOO now at kboo.fm or call membership central at 503-232-8818!
 

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. 

LEARN MORE HERE:  faireconomy.org
 

Positively Revolting on 04-01-11 Guest Michael Meade

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Fri, 04/01/2011

Michael Meade, mythologist and storyteller, talked about The Second Adventure of Life which "arises from the inner myth and passionate story woven within each soul. It involves the genuine passions, deeper meanings, and unique style each soul brings to the world. The Second Adventure involves one's true life purpose and reveals one's best way of contributing to the life of others."

 

 

 

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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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