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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 12/21/12

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Fri, 12/21/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Lyn and Ani talk with mythological scholar Micheal Meade

The events of the last week have us thinking deeply about things ... how does tragedy shape of perception of fear? Is it fear ... is it dread? What is needed to help reshape this culture from one of violence, greed and fear, to something more co-operative, imaginative and peaceful. This week we are fortunate to have renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology Micheal Meade to help us grope with these timely and provacative questions. Micheal is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a group that works extensively with at risk youth and veterans. So, tune in or stream us for a "soul inoculation".

Positively Revolting on 12/14/12

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Fri, 12/14/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Why is Multnomah County's Sheriff voluntarily participating in the ICE Hold program?

This is an important day to put pressure on those elected to serve our communities to make sure they are actually doing that!

Ani and Lyn will talk with Marco Mejia, of Jobs with Justice, and Jaime Limon Guzman-- two activists from the ACT Network about Multnomah County's Sheriff Staton's participation in ICE holds.  

Over thelast three years, community leaders have met multiple times with Sheriff Staton and officials from his department to discuss policy recommendations to limit unfair, costly detentions of immigrants in local jails for deportation purposes.

After an action last Monday, December 10th, Sheriff Staton has told activists that he will meet with them on Monday the 17th, to let him know what decision he's made.

Positively Revolting on 12/07/12

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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Health car is a human right!

Join Ani and Lyn for a disussion with about the health care crisis, and what can be done to fix it, with  activists organizing for Health Care is a Human Right campaign in Oregon.

Next Monday night, "The Health Care Movie", will show at the Clinton Street, and members from Physicians for a National Health Care Program, Mad as Hell Doctors, and Health Care for All Oregon will hold a discussion and answer questions about the Health Care is a Human Right campaign in Oregon. Are current reforms enough to keep costs down and provide equity, transparency, and universality?

Positively Revolting on 11/30/12

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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Talking about the winter holidays in a multi-cultural society.

FOX News and other conservative media outlets have been promoting the concept of there being a "War on Christmas".  The idea being that if a person wishes someone anything other than a "Merry Christmas", they are directly insulting Christians and attacking little baby Jesus in his manger.  Given that there are a number of faiths with holidays during December, how does a multi-cultural society respect and acknowledge multiple celebrations and observances.

And while on the subject of respecting many spiritual paths--turns out the Mayan calendar does not end later this month, and the persistant hype of the end of the world is benefitting tour operators and new age bookstores, while offending the Mayans. 

Positively Revolting on 11/23/12

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Fri, 11/23/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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ani and Lyn celebrate Buy Nothing Day

Ani and Lyn do their annual BUY NOTHING DAY Extravaganza .... we will be letting you know locations and times that actions are happening this Friday. We'll talk about Ten Things To Do Instead Of Shopping and take your calls ... how are you gentle listener, not shopping today.

Positively Revolting on 11/16/12

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Fri, 11/16/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Lyn, Christine and Theresa talk about distractions presented by the corporate media and government

It's not the Fiscal Cliff .... it's Climate Collapse. Join Lyn with her guest hosts poet Christine Homitsu White and Presswatch's Theresa Mitchell for a lively discussion about the latest bait and switch of disaster capitalism to distract us all from the important tasks enviromental activism and making "Trickle Up Democracy" a possibility. Please call gentle listener with your own ideas about slogging and dancing our way through these "interesting" times.

Positively Revolting on 11/09/12

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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Lyn and Christine talk with folks from Kailash Ecovillage about urban homesteading

Back to the Land in the City ... Eco Villages are popping up all over the urban landscape. Lyn and guest host, poet Christine Homitsu White discuss permaculture and intentional community with Maitri Erssen and Emily Pittman from the Kailash Ecovillage. Is this the change we can believe in? Please join in the conversation.

Positively Revolting on 11/02/12

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Fri, 11/02/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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guest hosts Barbara Ford and Chris Andreae talk wirh Lyn about Tabu issues

A woman's round table discussion about the elephants in the room, the taboo issues ... global warming, rape, prostitution, the american epidemic of narcissism and need for compassion as a social strategy, what makes a fact a fact and more ... please join Lyn and her guest co-hosts Barbara Ford, activist, facilitator, singer, and artist, plus KBOO's own Chris Andreae, host of Air Cascadia, ace reporter, artist, raconteur, and permaculturalist on Squirrel Farm in Troutdale. There will be plenty of lively talk, poetry and calls from you dear listener.

Positively Revolting on 10/26/12

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Fri, 10/26/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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storyteller and mythologist Micheal Meade discusses his new book "Why the World Doesn't End"

At a time when the end can seem near because of global warming, nuclear nightmares or the predictions of ancient calendars, mythologist Michael Meade offers compelling tales of renewal and surprising ways to view the psychology and mythology that mark the passage between one era and the next. Lyn and Christine talk to Micheal about his timely new book, Why the World Doesn’t End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss, and his upcoming speaking visit to Portland, on Thursday, Nov.1 at First Unitarian Church ~ 1211 SW Main St.

Positively Revolting on 10/19/12

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Fri, 10/19/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Solidarity against Austerity - Power to the people and our Communities!

Ani and Lyn will talk with Nicholas Caleb,  an attorney and Professor of American government at Concordia University, and media spokesperson for the Nov. 3rd Solidarity Against Austerity day of action.

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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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