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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Calling Out Everyday Misogyny and Rape Culture

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Fri, 02/05/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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From Gamergate retaliations to global meetups of a so-called tribe of neo-masculinity.
Join Lyn and Ani in calling out the many acts and attitudes that create and maintain rape culture.

Our silence will not protect us.  We need to identify the various components that make-up this culture of misogyny and violence so that we may unlearn and dismantle it, piece by piece.

Call in to the studio to join the discussion at 503-231-8187
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When Money Talks

Air date: 
Fri, 01/29/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Talking with Derek Cressman about getting big money out of politics.
Organizer and author Derek Cressman will be in town next week to talk about getting big money out of politics.  This Friday, we'll speak with him about how we can stop corporate rule.

Positively Revolting revisits the War on Women

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Fri, 01/22/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Checking in on the War on Women- how are women faring?

January 22nd is the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision- what better time to check in on how women are doing?

Have we acheived equality yet?  

Please join Ani and Lyn for this discussion about women's lives.  We'll look at reproductive rights, violence against women, and your basic run-of-the-mill misogynistic microagressions.  Call in to the studio at 503-231-8187.

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photo credit Fibonicci Blue, from the album Minnesotans Unite Against the War on Women Rally

Understanding and Stopping the Trans Pacific Partnership

Air date: 
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The TPP has been called NAFTA on steriods - what's in this agreement, and how do we stop it?

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement, which if enacted would supercede the law of the land. 

The TPP would effect such diverse areas of life as:

  • access to medicine
  • environmental protections
  • food safety
  • consumer protections
  • labor protections
  • Internet freedom
  • Copyright law

The whole text of this far reaching international trade agreement has been kept secret from the public, until late last fall when it was leaked through wikileaks.  

Positively Revolting 2015 Wrap Up

Air date: 
Fri, 01/08/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Looking at the last year through anarcha-eco-feminist lenses.

As the Gregorian calendar makes the big shift from one year to the next, Ani and Lyn take a moment to pause and reflect on 2015.   

We'll review major themes and important events of last year, and look ahead at the year to come.

What do you think were the most important stories of 2015?  Join us as for our year end review. 

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Positively Revolting on 12/25/15

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Fri, 12/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

The Power of Imagination

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Fri, 12/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn speak with mythologist and storyteller Micheal Meade
We are living in a world desperately out of balance:  extreme climate uphealval;  corporations who are killing the planet that feeds them for next-quarters profit; and humans who sacrifice their relationship to the natural world and each other, in constant search for new shiny techology.  What can help return us to right relationship with the reast of the planet?  How do we change the story that says human beings "conquer" nature?

Stopping Violence Against Sex Workers

Air date: 
Fri, 12/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ending racist, sexist, anti-queer violence, necessitates speaking up with and for sex workers.

Ani and Lyn will talk with  representatives from Portland's Sex Worker Outreach Project, Red and Camille.

Creating the New World Together

Air date: 
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Staying aware in times of despair
These last 3 weeks have been staggering:  the attacks in Paris, the release of the horrifying video of Laquan McDonald's murder, Jamar Clark's apparent execution at the hands of Minneapolis police, the black protesters being shot by white supremicists in Minneapolis, the Planned Parenthood shooter last Friday in Colorado Springs, the escalation of the wars in the Middle East, dramatic loss of civil liberties in France- effecting the climate change protests during this week's crucial summit, the trail of the Baltimore officers involved in Freddie Gray's killing, the shooters in San Bernardino....

Positively Revolting on 11/27/15

Air date: 
Fri, 11/27/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

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Trans phobia hurts us all

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program date: 
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.

Creating the world anew-- the spirit of revolution

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Fri, 11/06/2009

Ani Raven Haines hosts a discussion of revolutionary thought and radical social change.

Remember, remember the fifth of November
The gunpowder, treason and plot

I see no reason the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot

So goes the rhyme that commemorates the actions of Guy Fawkes, who attempted to blow up Parliament in 1605.  Fawkes was part of a radical Catholic group, that were seeking to displace Protestant rule.  In England, bonfires are lit on November 5th, and Guy Fawkes is still burnt in effigy, four hundred plus years after the original attempt. 

As social change activists, I think that one of our biggest challenges is not recreating the oppressive structures in the new world we make together.  How do we utterly change the dynamic of hierarchy and oppression, leaving them behind in the world falling around us?

Listeners called in with their experiences of engaging social change, and thoughts on creating the new world together. There is a lot to say on this subject, so let's continue this discussion online! Read my blog here, and participate in the conversation by leaving your comments.

 

 

 

 

Project Censored's Mickey Huff

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Fri, 10/16/2009

Ani Raven Haines hosts a discussion on corporate media censorship with Micky Huff.

Mickey is Associate Professor of History at Diablo Valley College. He is also the Associate Director of the Media Freedom Foundation and Project Censored, among other things to his credit.

Mickey talks about censorship and omissions in the corporate press, the new edition of Project Censored, and his upcoming trip to Portland in the beginning of November.

Want to hear more? Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips will be talking about Censored 2010, at a benefit for KBOO, November 7th, at 5 PM. Click here for details.

Resources:

Find Mickey Huff's blog at Ministry of Mythinformation

Daily Censored Blog 

Daily news at The Media Freedom Foundation here



 

Talk about Sidewalk Cafe Seating

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Thu, 07/23/2009

Kate Welch leads a discussion about obstacles on the sidewalk, most specifically the status of sidewalk cafe seating. 
Guests in the studio are:
From the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition; Jeanne Harrison, board member, and Stephanie Routh, director of the WPC.
From the Portland Bureau Of Transportation; April Bertelsen, pedestrian coordinator, and Richard Eisenhauer, Sidewalk Café Program Manager.
 

Family Business: Parenting without Punishments

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Thu, 06/25/2009

Anna Soderberg hosts call-in talk radio this morning. The topic is "Parenting without Punishments".

Guests are connected parenting educators Emily Troper and Lyla Wolfenstein. Emily is also a Certified Post-Partum Doula and Lyla is also a Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Cesar Chavez Avenue

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Thu, 06/18/2009

Cristina Gonzales hosts a discussion of the renaming of 39th Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue. In May Portland’s Planning Commission voted 7-1 to recommend that the Portland City council rename 39th Avenue for Latino-American labor and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. The Portland City Council holds a public earing on the proposed street renaming on Tuesday, June 23rd at 6PM in the Council Chambers at Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave., 2nd Floor

 

  • Title: Cesar Chavez Avenue
  • Length: 54:19 minutes (21.76 MB)
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"The Muse"

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Thu, 06/11/2009

Guest host Marlene Howell interviews Serena Barton, who teaches a course on Women, Art, and Healing, and 
who also works as a counselor in private practice.

  • Title: "The Muse"
  • Length: 55:02 minutes (37.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Village Building Convergence Is Community Organizing

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Fri, 06/05/2009

Ani Raven Haines hosts a discussion of tangible community building through the example of the Village Building Convergence.  

Joining her in the studio are three organizers for the VBC 9, which begins its 10 day celebration including hands-on site building, workshops, talks, music, food and more.  Frances Michaels works with fundraising and artistic projects; Matt Phillips works with  Placemaking and Logistics; and Anna Gordon, is the Project Community Coordinator with Madison High School, they will talk about their experience of gathering community visions and facilitating them through to fruition.

Let's talk about creating what we want in our communities and our lives in the here and now--- how do we make it happen? The VBC is one example, what are other ideas or projects to create the world anew? Please leave your thoughts or ideas on the comments section at kboo.fm/positivelyrevolting, and keep this conversation going.

 

KBOO Cafe

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program date: 
Thu, 05/28/2009

Melinda Bernert hosts.

Among the subjects discussed: whether the Lents neighborhood should be the site of a new Portland Beavers ballpark.

  • Title: KBOO Cafe
  • Length: 52:41 minutes (48.23 MB)
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Anarchy!

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Wed, 05/27/2009

Ani hosts a discussion Anarchy. We discuss what anarchy is, and isn't, and what's happening in the anarchist / anti-authoritarian / anti- fascist movements in town.

How do we work together in the here and now to build solidarity, and create awareness of non-hierarchical modes of organizing?

Guests are Shanti of the Axiom Infoshop; Julia, of Malkriad@s Collective, and Ari of the Red & Black Cafe.

If you are interested in being a part of this on-going discussion, please check out the blog and comments section of the Positively Revolting Talk Radio webpage.

 

 

  • Title: Anarchy!
  • Length: 56:02 minutes (51.31 MB)
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Comments

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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