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 06/15/12

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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Celebrating the Summer Solstice with mini-tarot and astrology readings.

 Ani and Lyn will discuss the significance of the Summer Solstice.

Recognizing the quarter and cross-quarter holidays in the neo-Celtic year (northern hemisphere) is one way to connect with the rhythms of the earth, and to connect with the changes that each season brings.  The Summer Solstice is a time of outwardly focused exuberance.  It is a good time to take action, and to gather family and friends together in a celebration of interconnectivity. This is the time to enact our dreams; a time to bring our visions forth into the world of the tangible.

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.

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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)
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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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