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 11/16/12

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Fri, 11/16/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Lyn, Christine and Theresa talk about distractions presented by the corporate media and government

It's not the Fiscal Cliff .... it's Climate Collapse. Join Lyn with her guest hosts poet Christine Homitsu White and Presswatch's Theresa Mitchell for a lively discussion about the latest bait and switch of disaster capitalism to distract us all from the important tasks enviromental activism and making "Trickle Up Democracy" a possibility. Please call gentle listener with your own ideas about slogging and dancing our way through these "interesting" times.

Positively Revolting on 11/09/12

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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Lyn and Christine talk with folks from Kailash Ecovillage about urban homesteading

Back to the Land in the City ... Eco Villages are popping up all over the urban landscape. Lyn and guest host, poet Christine Homitsu White discuss permaculture and intentional community with Maitri Erssen and Emily Pittman from the Kailash Ecovillage. Is this the change we can believe in? Please join in the conversation.

Positively Revolting on 11/02/12

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Fri, 11/02/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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guest hosts Barbara Ford and Chris Andreae talk wirh Lyn about Tabu issues

A woman's round table discussion about the elephants in the room, the taboo issues ... global warming, rape, prostitution, the american epidemic of narcissism and need for compassion as a social strategy, what makes a fact a fact and more ... please join Lyn and her guest co-hosts Barbara Ford, activist, facilitator, singer, and artist, plus KBOO's own Chris Andreae, host of Air Cascadia, ace reporter, artist, raconteur, and permaculturalist on Squirrel Farm in Troutdale. There will be plenty of lively talk, poetry and calls from you dear listener.

Positively Revolting on 10/26/12

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Fri, 10/26/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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storyteller and mythologist Micheal Meade discusses his new book "Why the World Doesn't End"

At a time when the end can seem near because of global warming, nuclear nightmares or the predictions of ancient calendars, mythologist Michael Meade offers compelling tales of renewal and surprising ways to view the psychology and mythology that mark the passage between one era and the next. Lyn and Christine talk to Micheal about his timely new book, Why the World Doesn’t End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss, and his upcoming speaking visit to Portland, on Thursday, Nov.1 at First Unitarian Church ~ 1211 SW Main St.

Positively Revolting on 10/19/12

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Fri, 10/19/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Solidarity against Austerity - Power to the people and our Communities!

Ani and Lyn will talk with Nicholas Caleb,  an attorney and Professor of American government at Concordia University, and media spokesperson for the Nov. 3rd Solidarity Against Austerity day of action.

Positively Revolting on 10/12/12

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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More Powerful than Dynamite- Ani and Lyn speak with author Thai Jones

Join hosts Ani Raven and Lyn Moelich for a great conversaton with Thai Jones about his new book, "More Powerful Than Dynamite: Radicals, Plutocrats, Progressives and New York's Year of Anarchy".

Positively Revolting on 10/05/12

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Fri, 10/05/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The economics of cannabis, and the of the politics of the war against it.

Author Doug Fine discusses his new book, Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, with Ani and Lyn.

What would happen if cannabis was legalized? Doug's book looks at what legalized pot might mean to our economy.  Not only could we save the money spent on incarcerating users of the herb, but by taxing it much like alcohol, Doug argues that cannabis could introduce a half-trillion dollars into the US economy within a decade.  

Positively Revolting on 09/28/12

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Fri, 09/28/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Occupy Portland, Not Afghanistan!

October 6th marks the 1st anniversary of Occupy Portland, while October 7th is the 11th anniversary of the war on Afghanistan. Tune in to hear Ani and Lyn talk with organizers of the events scheduled for that weekend. 

A full weekend of action is being planned for this anniversary confluence.  On Saturday, at noon people will gather in Shemanski Park (SW Park and Salmon) for a rally, with a march following.  Marchers will re-gather in Shemanski for music.

On Sunday, there will be workshops and a speakers' panel discussion at the PCC Cascade Campus (N. Albina and Killingsworth).

Both events will connect the economic injustices of US policy to the wars and occupations. Events on both days will run from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

Positively Revolting on 09/21/12

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Fri, 09/21/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Our guests are Barbara Ford in studio and Uranus and Pluto in the outer solar system

   Ani asked the Positively Revolting Face Book community what they would enjoy from herself and Lyn this week, and they are giving it you dear listeners. Activist , therapist, artist Barbara Ford will be talking about the  Women's Congress for Future Generations September 27-30 in Moab, Utah and her Active Hope Tele-Seminar  happening Nov. 7th with Chris JohnstoneFolks also wanted some witchy discussion about the changing seasons and so it shall happen.

Positively Revolting on 09/14/12

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Fri, 09/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Making Portland (and the world) a nuclear free zone, with No Nukes NW

Join Ani as she talks with Miriam German from No Nukes NW and the local band Miriams Well, and Malcolm Chaddok from Veterens for Peace chapter 72, about making Portland a nuclear free zone.

No Nukes NW emerged from the Occupy Movement in Portland. After marching and organizing with Occupy for many months, several organizers formed No Nukes NW to specifically fight nukes. 

On Sunday, September 23rd, the group will hold a kickoff event to start their campaign to make Portland a Nuclear Free Zone.

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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?

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 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

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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