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 07/27/12

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Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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?

Positively Revolting on 07/20/12

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Fri, 07/20/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Peace & Justice Works / Portland Copwatch celebrates their 20th Anniversary

Join hosts ani and Lyn as they 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?

We'll also talk about the celebration to mark this occasion, being held on Saturday, July 21, 7 PM at The Peace House, 2116 NE 18th (at Tillamook), Portland.

Positively Revolting on 07/06/12

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Fri, 07/06/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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. Join us in what is sure to be a lively conversation.

Positively Revolting on 06/29/12

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Fri, 06/29/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

Positively Revolting on 06/22/12

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Fri, 06/22/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Peace is possible - what can we do to hasten it?

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

From 8 - 8:30 am, our guests will be two local organizers of the Rotary Conference happening June 22nd and 23rd.  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. They will also talk with Mike Caruso.  Mike is the current District Govenor for the Rotary, and is the main organizer for the "Peace is Possible" conference.

The conference will include Nobel Peace Laureate Jodi Williams; Admiral Eric Olsen (retired), Ambassador John MacDonald.

Positively Revolting on 06/15/12

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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Celebrating the Summer Solstice with mini-tarot and astrology readings.

 Ani and Lyn will discuss the significance of the Summer Solstice.

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.

Positively Revolting on 06/01/12

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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Lyn and 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".

Positively Revolting on 05/25/12

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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Police infiltration of radical movements-- really? They do that? Listen in for a lively discussion!

Lyn and ani's guest will be Peg Millett, environmental activist, and member of the so-called Arizona Five

In 1989, Peg was arrested with other Earth Firsters in a sting operation, and served three years without parole.

With rumors flying about the resurgence of police / FBI infiltration and entrapment practices to break movements, we thought it is important to look at this piece of very relevant history, and see what lessons can be gained.  

Positively Revolting on 05/18/12

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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Re-making the village-- community building, art, and permaculture.

 Join ani and Lyn for a lively celebration of community and community building with Mark Lakeman and Hannah of the Village Building Convergence.

This is the 12th annual VBC, and "The Roots of Regeneration" is the theme this year.

Tune in to hear about the exciting neighborhood projects that you can get involved with during the day, and the wonderful nightly community gatherings.  This all happens May 25th - June 3rd.

Positively Revolting on 05/11/12

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Fri, 05/11/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The Nation correspondent, John Nichols,

News and Public Affairs Day

Ani and Lyn speak with John Nichols, correspondent for The Nation magazine and the associate editor of The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. His latest book is "Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street." He has covered seven presidential races and reported from two-dozen countries. He is the author or coauthor of eight books on media and politics.

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Positively Revolting 03-18-11 Rebecca Griffin of Peace Action West

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Fri, 03/18/2011

Guest Rebecca Griffin from Peace Action West, about ending the horrifying wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and stopping any NEW WARS about to spring up. 

Also, info about the Portland Peace Rally of March 19, 2011.

Positively Revolting 03-04-11 Rally for Peace

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Fri, 03/04/2011

Host Lyn Molich speaks with guests Grant Remington of Veterans For Peace and Dan Handelman of Peace and Justice Works about the March 19th 2011 Rally for Peace
 

Positively Revolting 02-18-11 Outbreaks of Democracy

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Fri, 02/18/2011

Positively Revolting discusses "Outbreaks of Democracy", at home and abroad. What's it going to take to bring democracy to the US?

You can join in the discussion by calling 503-231-8187 during the show, or email comments to positivelyrevolting@gmail.com

Positively Revolting on 02/04/11

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Fri, 02/04/2011

Project Censored is a media research program that teaches the public about the vital role of the free press in a free society.  They also collect stories that were omitted from the corporate owned press, and discusses why certain stories get buried, while other stories receive non-stop attention.

Ani and Lyn are thrilled to start the local programs on this News and Public Affairs Day! We need to hear from you to reach the Winter Membership Drive goal of $50,000. Please call in with your new or renewing membership at 503-232-8818.

Positively Revolting on 01-28-11 Single Payer Health Care w/ Guest Dr. Paul Gorman

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Fri, 01/28/2011

Single Payer Health Care in -- The Affordable Health Care for All Oregon Act

Isn't it time we acknowledge health care as a right?  What could possibly make it alright for there to be a profit motive in health care?  Why should we endlessly capitulate to the private insurance industry?  Why do people go without essential preventative care, while the executives take home millions of dollars? And why have we put up with this for so long?

There is a growing movement that is asking these sorts of questions.  This weekend US Representative John Conyers will be the keynote speaker at The Oregon Single Payer Conference.  The Conference takes place on Saturday, January 29th, 8:30 am - 4:30, at The First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland (at SW 12th & Main). The Conference will address new tactics for Single Payer advocates to gain public attention. There will be sessions that focus on moving theory into action, converting citizen activists into effective community advocates, and reviewing resources available to enhance these advocacy efforts.

Currently, State Rep. Michael Dembrow and State Senator Chip Shields are introducing the "Affordable Health Care for All Oregon Act".  And California, Pennsylvania, and Vermont also have pending legislation promoting single payer alternatives.  

Dr. Paul Gorman joined Ani and Lyn in the studio on 1-28-11.  Paul is a member of Mad as Hell Doctors and Physicians, and he is working hard to educate the public about the Single Payer model. 

Positively Revolting on 01-21-11 Guest Dick Roy

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Fri, 01/21/2011

Ani and Lyn spoke with in-studio guest Dick Roy, co-founder of The Center for Earth Leadership. How can we get to fixing the world around us, tangibly in the here and now?

Positively Revolting on 01/07/11

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Fri, 01/07/2011

2011, a year in review..... Ani and Lyn review the last seven days.  We think it's been a weird, and busy, first week of the year.  What's taken your attention this week?  Our discussion of topics included, but was not limited to:

How can we share information without becoming overwhelmed, especially when the news tends to the overwhelming side to begin with?  How are we supposed to integrate information about massive bird and fish die offs, and go about our normal business without demanding much better answers as to why?

The photo "Chaos at Hull Fair" is © Copyright Andy Beecroft and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Astrological forecast, and discussion of Chris Hedge's "2011: A Brave New Dystopia"

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Fri, 01/07/2011

On Positively Revolting this Friday 12/31, Lyn will be in with guest host Theresa Mitchell.

Lyn will talk about the astrological forecast for 2011; and Lyn and Theresa will delve into 2011: A Brave New Dystopia, a brave new op-ed piece by Chris Hedges. What novel are we in "1984" or "Brave New World"

Positively Revolting on 12-17-10: Winter Solstice - Delving into the Dark, and Welcoming the Sun

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Fri, 12/17/2010

So we've made it around the Sun, one more time.  The longest night of the year comes next week-- Winter Solstice is Tuesday, the 21st, with the Sun going into Capricorn at 3:38 PM, Pacific Time. 

This is one of the eight turning points of the pagan year.  The last was Samhain, more commonly known as Halloween.  At that time, the old year dies... the earth lies almost at rest around us for six weeks.  Now, at Winter Solstice, it is reborn.

In this time, all posibilities exist as we dive deep into the void to find our visions, and make them manifest.  In this longest night, we can access our subconscious selves, our dreams, and we can face our shadow selves.  In these things lay our personal power.

Your shadow self is not your enemy, the more you understand it, the more you know which parts serve you, and which parts you should cull.  And as the days lengthen, and the sun returns, so too can our visions take shape.  Your thoughts are seeds to cultivate in the weeks ahead.  Plant them well.

To celebrate the Solstice, Ani and Lyn combine their skills to bring you mini astro-tarot readings.  

And a good Solstice to all.

Positively Revolting on 12-03-10 Author Steve Hendricks

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Fri, 12/03/2010

Ani and Lyn interview author Steve Hendricks, on A Kidnapping in Milan: The CIA on Trial
In his book, Hendricks explores the 2003 kidnapping of Abu Oman from a street in Milan.  An act which resulted in the first trial of CIA officers by a U.S. ally.

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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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