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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Human Rights: A Quaint Notion?

Air date: 
Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A brief and incomplete survey of atrocities at home and abroad.

Human rights abuses are rampant through much of the globe- the U$ incuded.  Ani and Lyn take a quick look at a number of current crises.

The realities are so brutal, we often turn away.  We cannot fight what we are not aware of- we ask you to actively engage in the information and discussion.  Call the KBOO studio at 503-231-8187

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Abortion Without Apology

Air date: 
Fri, 09/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Access to a full range of choices in reproduction is essential to women's empowerment.
Women are not incubators-  a fetus is not a baby: Abortion on demand, without apology!

Conservatives are attacking abortion rights and Planned Parenthood with a vengence.  Why?  To continue control of women's lives.  The forced birth movement has very little to do with saving the lives of innocents, and everything to do with controlling women and our sexuality. 

We at Positively Revolting say no to this resurgence of patriarchy.  

Interview with Marge Piercy

Air date: 
Fri, 09/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Renowned novelist, poet, and memoirist
Renowned novelist, poet, and memoirist Marge Piercy talks with Lyn and Ani about her work and life.  

The Boston Globe calls Marge Piercy a "cultural touchstone".  She is the author of  seventeen novels,  nineteen volumes of poetry, as well as memoirs.

Her work includes the 1977 novel, Woman on the Edge of Time, a powerful feminist work contrasting the dystopic world in which we live with a vision of a future based in equality, healthy sensuality, re-imagined gender roles, and environmental sustainability.

Talking with David Cay Johnston

Air date: 
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Award winning journalist David Cay Johnston shares his insights on Trump and more.

Donald Trump and Kim Davis are the new poster children for large contingents of hard right conservatives, who say they identify with their values.  But just what values do these two exhibit?

Ani and Lyn talk with award winning journalist, David Cay Johnson, about the phenomenon of Donald Trump.  Johnson has been studying Trump for more than 20 years, and will help us sort out the man from the myth.  

"Mercy Killers" benefit for Health Care Oregon

Air date: 
Fri, 09/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We talk with actor Micael Milligan, Health Care for All Or docs about thier upcoming benefit
Ani and Lyn will be discussing the Health Care for All Oregon's benefit performance of "Mercy Killers" a play written and performed by Micheal Milligan ( who won the Scotsman Fringe award  at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has been actively doing brilliant work in the theater arts for almost two decades), plus Dr.s Peter Marr and Sam Metz, both representing Health Care Oregon for All. What you say, there's not enough health care for all ?.... join us in the conversation dear listener. This KBOO co-sponsored event will take place on Thursday, Septtember 17, 2015 from 8-10pm at the Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland Or.

Whose forest? Our forest!

Air date: 
Fri, 08/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
We speak with Amy Harwood Executive director and Coutney Rae community organizer for Bark
Our beautiful and threatened forrests have certainly been up front in the news these last few weeks. We at Pos/Rev thought we'd invite some folks from Bark, the local nonprofit whose staff and voluteers work to transform Mt Hood National Forrest into a place where natural processes prevail, wildlife thrives and local communties have a social, cultural and economic stake in its restoration and preservation,  to help us unpack the issues of the forests of 2015.

Call in with your questions, comments and stories about what the forest means to you, dear listener. 503-231-8187.

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Because once a week is not enough!

Positively Revolting on 08/21/15

Air date: 
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A look at Lammas, festival of 1st harvest, and lessons of the season, with Astro-Tarot

Celebrating a turning point in the European Pagan year of the wheel, we welcome the fall and discuss the lessons of sacrifice inherent in this holiday. 

This holiday encourages personal sacrifice for the greater good of community.  Also a time to check in with oneself to see how your goals are doing- what have you sown, and what's coming in for you now?

In celebration of this harvest holiday, Lyn and Ani offer bite-sized Astro-Tarot readings.  We ask that if you've had a reading on air in the last 6 months, hold back and let another person get through. 

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Being Anti-Racist

Air date: 
Fri, 08/14/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective.

Join Lyn and ani for a lively discussion on being anti-racist and building ally skills to work in multi-cultural movements. 

Recent events have highlighted the massive room for improvement white people have when it comes to working multi-culturally.  The interruption of Bernie Sanders from a couple of Black Lives Matters activists really showed how much racist / white supremecist thinking is infecting white people, even those who believe themselves to be quite progressive. 

Positively Revolting: Abortion on Demand, Without Apology

Air date: 
Fri, 08/07/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Reproductive rights and access to abortion services continue to be attacked. We defend.

Join us as we talk about abortion rights and access.

We say NO to the Christian Taliban who would impose their will on the rest of us. 
We say NO to specious aguments that restrict access to abortion services "for our own good".
We say NO to reproductive rights and healthcare being used as a political football as the upcoming Presidential campaign season gets underway.
We say NO to the new wave of puritanism that would control women's lives

Fetuses are not babies, and women are not incubators.  
Abortion on demand, without apology. 

Dismantling Structural Racism

Air date: 
Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Learn more about Oregon's racist history, committing to create a more just and equitable future

Discussing some of the history of Oregon's structural racism, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the upcoming event--  Whitelandia and #BlackLivesMatter: State Sanctioned Discrimination, August 7 - 9th-- marking the first anniversary of Michael Brown's murder in Ferguson.  https://www.facebook.com/events/643082579157710/

Guests will be Teressa Raiford an organizer with Don't Shoot Portland, and Matt Zodrow, co-producer of Whitelandia.

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Robert Jensen: All My Bone Shake

program date: 
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).

May Day Talk Radio

program date: 
Thu, 04/30/2009

A special Talk Radio celebrating May Day, the International Workers' Holiday. The host is Joe Uris. Tune in and call in with your take on May Day! Joe's guests are members of the local group, General Strike. Since 1987 General Strike has played on picket lines, at union rallies and conventions and at other socially progressive gatherings or protests.

  • Title: May Day Talk Radio
  • Length: 60:22 minutes (24.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)

City Repair Project 2009

program date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009
Hosted by: ani

Guests: Mark Lakeman and Caitlin Blood of The City Repair Project

Speculative Science

program date: 
Thu, 04/16/2009

Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty host a discussion about speculative science. Was the Lost City of Atlantis real or just a fable? Are some things too interesting to be true?

  • Title: Speculative Science
  • Length: 54:55 minutes (37.71 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

Soccer Stadium Deconstructed

program date: 
Thu, 04/09/2009

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.


Renewable Energy Payments

program date: 
Thu, 04/02/2009

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.

International Human Rights for Queer People

program date: 
Thu, 03/26/2009
Ani speaks with Julie Dorf, Senior Advisor at the Council for Global Equality.  They discuss the state of human rights for gay, lesbian, bi and trans people, in the US and around the world. 


Lisa Dale Miller: Astrology and Tarot

program date: 
Thu, 03/19/2009

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

Positively Revolting 03/13/2009

program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2009
Hosted by: 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

Positively Revolting 03/06/2009

program date: 
Thu, 03/05/2009

A variety of topics from an eco-feminist and anarcha-feminist perspective, with Melody Silverwolf and Crystal.


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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