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 04/16/10

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Fri, 04/16/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Story teller and author Michael Meade, discusses his upcoming appearances in Portland, and new work.

Hosts Lyn Moelich and Ani  talk with author and mythologist Michael Meade about the importance of recognizing deep soul work, myth making and story telling in everyday life.

Meade will be in Portland, Friday, April 30 to present his talk "Tales of the Divine".  On Saturday, May 1st, he will present a workshop on "Creative Mentoring".

Positively Revolting on 04/02/10

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Fri, 04/02/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What happened to being nice? How important is being nice, even while making social change?

Two weeks ago, during a so-called tea party protest, tea baggers yelled truly vile epithets-- hate speech, at members of the congress. There was even a report of a protester spitting on a congressional aid.

Positively Revolting on 02/19/10

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Fri, 02/19/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani speaks with Paul Cienfuegos about the dangerous fiction of corporate personhood, and how to recl

How can the voices of the people be heard over the din of corporate influence? 

Join us for a great discussion about reclaiming our power, and addressing people’s needs for environmental protection, healthcare, housing, and more. 

Corporate control over our legislative process significantly hinders serious achievements towards a world where peoples’ needs come before profits.  What are the mechanisms of corporate control? What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decision concerning the rights of corporations?

Positively Revolting on 02/05/10

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Fri, 02/05/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Today’s show is dedicated to Brigid’s Day, or Imbolc, celebrated last Monday, February 1st on the solar calendar, or on the next new moon, coming up on Saturday February 13th, on the lunar calendar.  This is the time of year to experience renewal at a deep level.  We see the signs of renewal all around us... the first flowers are budding, and the earth that has laid quiet since Samhain shows the promise of the coming spring.

Positively Revolting on 12/18/09

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Fri, 12/18/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Ani discusses the Winter Solstice with her guest, Brush, from Tryon Life Community Farm, and you.

This is the dark time of year-- a time for introspection and reflection; a time of rest before re-birth; the pivot point being Solstice, which is December 21st.

Observing the changing seasons is one way to connect with the earth that sustains us, and can aid us in becoming more earth centered. 

Positively Revolting on 11/20/09

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Fri, 11/20/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Trans phobia hurts us all.

Theresa Mitchell is substituting for Ani, as the host of Positively Revolting today, as Ani is out sick.

Today 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.

Please join our on-air discussion with your question, comments and stories.  The phone to dail is 503-231-8187.

Positively Revolting on 11/06/09

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Fri, 11/06/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani hosts a discussion on revolutionary spirit, and creating radical social change. Joining her in s

Ani hosts a discussion on revolutionary spirit, and creating radical social change.

Positively Revolting on 10/30/09

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Fri, 10/30/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani Raven Haines discusses Samhain: bring out your dead!

Samhain greetings from Positively Revolting Talk Radio

Host Ani Raven Haines hosts a conversation about the pagan wheel of the year, and the Celtic holiday of Samhain, which became commonly known as Halloween. 

Tune in for a discussion about honoring our ancestors, and remembering those who have transitioned to the next world.

During this time of year it is easiest to access one's deeper intuition. Samhain marks the ending of one year, and the beginning of a six-week period of rest, before everything is made new and the Winter Solstice.

Positively Revolting on 10/16/09

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Fri, 10/16/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

 

My guest on Friday, October 16th, will be Mickey Huff.  Mickey is an Associate Professor of History at Diablo Valley College  He is also the Associate Director of the Media Freedom Foundation and Project Censored.

We will discuss how the corporate press controls public discourse, by hyping some stories, while burying others.  When people aren't informed about crucial issues, they cannot agitate for change, or live in an empowered way.  We'll also discuss highlights of the new Project Censored 2010--  what's gone on under the radio this past year.  And I'll ask Mickey to share some of the places he finds information.

Positively Revolting on 09/04/09

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Fri, 09/04/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Host Ani talks with Jeff Kipilman, a local activist, about his recent trip to Palestine.

Host Ani talks with Jeff Kipilman, a local activist, about his recent trip to Palestine.

Tune in to find out the latest news and information that is hard to find in US corporate owned media, and hear one person's eye witness report.

We'll discuss the importance of international solidarity work, and what Jeff experienced as part of a 23 person delegation, organized by Inter Faith Peace Builders/  and The US Campaign against Isreali Occupation.

Call in at 503-231-8187, with your questions and comments!

 

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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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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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Robert Jensen: All My Bone Shake

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Thu, 05/07/2009

Ani welcomes back long time activist, author and professor Robert Jensen, to Positively Revolting Talk Radio.

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. How can we overcome our addiction to hierarchy?

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?

 

Robert Jensen is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism, where he teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. Jensen also serves as the director of the university’s Senior Fellows Honors Program of the College of Communication. Since joining the UT faculty in 1992, Jensen has published four critical books on media and power: Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity (South End Press, 2007); The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege (City Lights, 2005); Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity (City Lights, 2004).

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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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