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 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.

Positively Revolting on 05/04/12

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Fri, 05/04/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Lyn and Ani talk with Micheal Meade about his new spoken word CD set Inner Wisdom

Drawing upon myths and wisdom traditions from both the East and West, Micheal Meade finds and mines the ancient "roots of wisdom'. Rather than abstract knowlege or general truths, this "embodied wisdom" is shown to be both immediate and eternal, both personal and deeply soulful. The point here is the awakening of the Uniquness within each individual and their connection to the divine: which is to say our connection to each other. Join us .... this will be informative and fun.

Positively Revolting on 04/27/12

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Fri, 04/27/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn help folks get ready for Tuesday's General Strike

No more business as usual -- May Day 2012.   Lyn and Ani be talking with people from the Portland Liberation Organizing Council about what they have planned for the day, and why.

There are many things going on throughout the day, organized by many different groups.

These include a 9 am gathering in Woodlawn Park, with march to liberate a space; an unpermitted march gathering under the eastend of the Burnside Bridge at 11:30; a permitted march gathering in the South Park Blocks at Shemanski Park, and more!

We'd look forward to hearing from you!  

Positively Revolting on 04/20/12

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Fri, 04/20/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Barbara Ford talks with Ani and Lyn about her part in the Earth Day Conference & Celebration

“Barbara Ford is an impassioned leader of the Great Turning, a visionary artisan of cultural evolution, one of our best twenty-first-century guides to a better world. She helps us remember who we are and where we are and to contribute joyously and effectively to our endangered world in these times of radical opportunity. She guides humbly yet boldly, methodically yet spontaneously, soberly yet humorously — with sparkling creativity, mischievous delight, a great heart, and compelling song.”

Environmental activist Barbara Ford is one of five speakers who will respond to the central question "What gives us hope and heart to keep working on what is best for our Earth in the face of difficult changes?" at the Earth Day Conference & Celebration Friday night. KBOO is a proud sponsor of the event.

Positively Revolting on 04/06/12

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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs is our guest.

Lyn and Ani are excited for the opportunity to talk with Keith about the work of Food Not Bombs and the efforts by the establishment to stop their important service.

Keith has been arrested more than 100 times, serving over 500 nights in jail.  He faced a sentence of 25 years to life because of the California Three Strikes Law, but was released after an Amnesty International campaign.

What makes feeding people so dangerous?  Isn't it good to feed the hungry?  Why has Food Not Bombs been targetted by the establishment.

Positively Revolting on 03/30/12

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Fri, 03/30/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn interview Ross Jackson and take your calls

People all over the world are rising up against the global financial cabal that has essentially bought governments and left economies in tatters. In his book Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform, Ross Jackson describes the global financial practices that have driven economies -and recources- to the brink of collapse.  He also, puts forth a compelling, detailed plan to let sovereign nations regain control of their economies and replace them with institutions that flips the paradim of profit before environmental standards.

Positively Revolting on 03/16/12

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Fri, 03/16/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn look at the current fog of sexism blanketing the political scene.

 Women who want contraceptive care conisidered to be part of basic health coverage called sluts and prostitutes....  Legislation is written to mollify religious organizations and business owners that will deny employees access to contraceptive care, if the owners deem such coverage as contrary to their religious views. 

In this election year it seems as if the old pendulum is swinging far, far to the puritanical end of the spectrum.

Well, ani and Lyn aren't having it.

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Positively Revolting on 11-26-10: Micah White from Adbusters

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Fri, 11/26/2010

Micah White from Adbusters join us where we talk about culture 
jamming, Buy Nothing Day, and Carnivalesque Rebellion Week.

At the end of November, there is a week held aside for Carnivalesque Rebellion, which features Buy Nothing Day.  This is an international week of resistance to the corporate culture that would have us all on hamster wheels.  This is a week wherein all people are encouraged to reclaim their lives, dream big, and create action that supports a new way of engaging with one's life.

What have 
you done to free your mind lately?

Positively Revolting on 11-19-10: Mike Bonanno of the Yes Men

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Fri, 11/19/2010

Continuing Positively Revolting's "The Spirit of Rebellion" series, this edition features guest features Mike Bonanno of the Yes Men!

At the end of November, there is a week held aside for Carnivalesque Rebellion, which features Buy Nothing Day.  This is an international week of resistance to the corporate culture that would have us all on hamster wheels.  This is a week wherein all people are encouraged to reclaim their lives, dream big, and create action that supports a new way of engaging with one's life.
 
Please call in with your thoughts! The studio number is 503-231-8187. We’d love to hear from you about your experience with street theater, or ideas for reclaiming our lives.  "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro".
 

Positively Revolting on 11-05-10: The Spirit of Rebellion

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Fri, 11/05/2010

Throughout November, Ani and Lyn will celebrate resistance to our current culture of corporate rule and dominator mentality

Join us for a discussion about breaking through the dominator paradigm through joyous action.  If resistance isn’t fun, we aren’t doing it right. In honor of the 11th anniversary of the WTO resistance in Seattle, we will explore the use of theater, art and pranks used to pierce through the cultural numbing and alienation experienced by the masses.
 
At the end of November, there is a week held aside for Carnivalesque Rebellion, which features Buy Nothing Day.  This is an international week of resistance to the corporate culture that would have us all on hamster wheels.  This is a week wherein all people are encouraged to reclaim their lives, dream big, and create action that supports a new way of engaging with one's life.
 
Please call in with your thoughts! The studio number is 503-231-8187. We’d love to hear from you about your experience with street theater, or ideas for reclaiming our lives.  "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro".

Positively Revolting on 10/15/10 - We'Moon collective

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Fri, 10/15/2010

Staff of the We'Moon collective joined 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.

(Intro song is a clip from Joanne Rand's "Earth My Body" featured on the album, "The Monkey-Puzzle")

Positively Revolting on 10/08/10 - David C. Korten

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Fri, 10/08/2010

Positively Revolting guest author David C. Korten discusses  moving on from this economy that is broken, to a new economics based on the real wealth of strong communities, shared prosperity, a healthy environment, and citizen democracy.

 

Positively Revolting on 10/01/10

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Fri, 10/01/2010

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.

Alex Cox is a director and writer of many, many films including Repo Man, Syd and Nancy, Straight to Hell, and Kurosawa: the Last Emperor.

Prohibition Has Failed-- What's Next?

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Fri, 05/07/2010

Ani and Lyn talk about drug policy, the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program, and Oregon's Initiative 28.  Their guests are Howard Wooldridge, co-founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and Alice Ivany, cheif co-petitioner for Intiative 28.  Howard and Alice stopped by the studio while on a statewide tour to educate the public on the failures of prohibition.

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Confronting Xenophobia on Positively Revolting

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Fri, 04/30/2010

Hosts Ani and Lyn address the rise of xenophobia and racisim, as exemplified in the attitudes of the tea partiers, anti-immigration legislation, and white supremacy gangs in the Northwest.

They speak with Dr. Roberto Rodriguez about Arizona's anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, and his latest article Arizona: This is What Apartheid Looks Like, and Alicia, a local anti-racist activist.

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez is an award winning journalist and Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona.

For more information on Portland area anti-racist organizing, check out Rose City Antifa.

Michael Meade on Positively Revolting Talk Radio

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Fri, 04/16/2010

Ani and Lyn talk to Michael Meade about his May 1 intensive workshop Creative Mentoring and his latest audio work The Soul of Change plus questions from our KBOO listeners.

Trans phobia hurts us all

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Fri, 11/20/2009

Theresa Mitchell is substituting for Ani, as the host of Positively Revolting. November 20 is the 11th Transgender Day of Remembrance.  Trans activists Ethan St. Pierre and Laura Calvo, will join Theresa for a discussion of violence against trans people, how transphobia and hatred directed at trans people effects us all, and how to practice solidarity.

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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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