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 05/08/09

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Fri, 05/08/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Host Ani will speak with long time activist, author and professor Robert Jensen.

Host Ani will speak with long time activist, author and professor Robert Jensen.

In Jensen's latest book, All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, he argues that in a world racked with political, economic, cultural, and ecological crises, there is a spiritual emptiness that encourages further alienation. 

Can religion be a tool with which we may create closer ties to all humanity and begin to create a just and sustainable society? What part can religion play to help us face with confidence the uncertainty of our lives.

Jensen's writings explore the important questions What does it mean to be human? What are our obligations to other people and the non-human world? and, How do we create meaning in a world that appears to be playing a cosmic joke on us -- a world that gives us consciousness, the capacity for complex thought, and language with which to express those thoughts, but then denies us any obvious answer to the question, “Who am I and how do I fit into the bigger picture?”

Positively Revolting on 04/17/09

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Fri, 04/17/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty host a discussion about speculative science. Was the Lost City of Atlantis real or just a fable? Are somethings too interesting to be true? Call in at 503 231-8187 with your opinion.

Positively Revolting on 04/10/09

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Fri, 04/10/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Melinda Bernert guest hosts. The topic is "Portland's New Soccer Stadium. Who's left holding the ball?" The guest is Jules Boykoff, assistant professor at Pacific University. He has written articles on the issue including "My Own Private Bail-out" for the The Guardian.

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Fri, 04/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Bianca Barth, Policy Officer for the World Future Council, who is in Portland to promote the efforts of Oregonians for Renewable Energy Payments. Barth is supporting locally sponsored state legislation to adopt the German model for quickly advancing renewable energy production.

Bianca Barth regularly hosts legislators from around the world, leading tours to demonstrate Germany's success at deploying solar, wind and other renewables in urban and rural settings across the country. She has first-hand knowledge of how Germany has used feed-in tariffs to exceed its Kyoto goals for carbon emissions.

Positively Revolting

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Fri, 03/27/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani hosts a discussion on international human rights for queer people.

Ani will speak with Julie Dorf, Senior Advisor at the Council for Global Equality.  They will discuss the state of human rights for gay, lesbian, bi and trans people, in the US and around the world. 

Of course your calls are invited at 503-231-8187.  Please call in with your questions or comments.

Your comments and suggestions for future programs are always invited!  Please contact Ani with your feedback and ideas.

Thanks for listening!!!!

Positively Revolting on 03/20/09

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Fri, 03/20/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty celebrate the Vernal Equinox with our guest Lisa Dale Miller --   therapist, astrologer, and tarot reader.

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Fri, 03/13/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Amy Dudley, of the Rural Organizing Project, and Dan Handelman of Peace and Justice Works, join Ani

Amy Dudley, of The Rural Organizing Project, and Dan Handelman of Peace and Justice Works, join Ani in the studio. We are talking about stopping the wars and advancing people's needs.  Your voice matters on these complexly interwoven issues, and we want you to participate in the discussion by calling in at 503-231-8187.

For six years the US war in Iraq has raged.  It's been more than seven years in Afghanistan.  For what end? At what cost? 

Positively Revolting on 02/27/09

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Fri, 02/27/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Marianne Barisonek guest hosts. The topic is local responses to the housing crisis. Her guest is local activist DeEtte Walleed.

Positively Revolting on 02/20/09

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Fri, 02/20/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Marty Hart-Landsberg on the Economy, Part Two. Host Melodie Silverwolf.

Marty Hart-Landsberg is Professor of Economics and Director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis and Clark College. His books include Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy, which he edited with Richard Westra and Seongjin Jeong.                                                                                                                                                                    

Positively Revolting on 02/13/09

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Fri, 02/13/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani hosts a special discussion on love. What can love teach us as we engage in radical social chang

Ani hosts a special discussion on love.  What can love teach us as we engage in radical social change? Che Guevara said, "A true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love."  What did he mean by that?  How can love inspire and energize us in our work as revolutionaries and social change workers.  Love is the strongest force in the universe, inspiring beauty, tenderness, creativity, and life itself.  How can we let love guide us in our work to re-make the world that upholds values of joy, freedom, egalitarianism, and peace?  What can love teach us?

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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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