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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Episode Archive

Solidarity in a Time of Panic

Air date: 
Fri, 11/20/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The importance of staying calm in a turbulent sea.
The fear machine is cranked up.

Through the busy din of the holidaze, critical thinking is at a low.

Hate-mongers are exploiting last Friday's attacks to boost their pre-existing anti-immigrant, bigoted agendas.  What's tragic, is that many people will be swept up in the hate generator, set to parrot opinions dumped on them by faux news and a handful of right-wind opportunists. This dis-information is being worked to maintain status control, and is in support of the multiple warfronts of the flailing empire. 

Join Ani and Lyn for a discussion of the odious propaganda that's being manufactured, and the importance of not succumbing to heinous islamaphobic and anti-immigrant rhetoric. 

some great environmental victories, what comes next

Air date: 
Fri, 11/13/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani and Lyn talk with Regna Merritt and Nick Caleb about climate politics
Yesterday, the Portland City Council made the historic decision to ban all further fossil fuel infastructure in the city of Portland The environmental movement has had some amazing victories lately ... what does this signify, what comes next? Ani and Lyn will talk about this some folks working hard for climate justice, Regna Merritt, Healthy Climate Program Director of Physicans for Social Responsibility and Nick Caleb climate kayaktivst and adjunct professor trying not to get priced out of the city. It's going to be a lively discussion, please join us by callin 503-231-8187.

Vajayjays, Women's Health and the Radical Right

Air date: 
Fri, 11/06/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ever been inspired to take a radical political stand on the spur of the moment? Mary Numair was.

Portland resident Mary Numair caught the world's attention last month when she broke up a demonstration against Planned Parrnthood with a homemade sign thanking the women's health organization for helping her control her yeast infections. She's not stopping there. Join fill-in host Lisa Loving for an hour with this brilliant -- and hilarious -- grassroots activist.

Pan-Africanism, housing, equity, feeding hungry kids

Air date: 
Fri, 10/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Pan-Africanism, housing, equity, feeding hungry kids

Today we spend the hour with local grassroots activist and author Ahjamu Umi. He's the founder of Portland's All African People's Revolutionary Party and their breakfast program for local kids at Columbia Villa is now serving dozens of families. 

Portland's Sweeps of Homeless Camps

Air date: 
Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Portland's Sweeps of Homeless Camps

Guest host Lisa Loving speaks with housing activist Vahid Brown about his grassroots coverage of the City of Portland's sweeps of homeless camps and what is happening next.

The Housing Emergency in Portland

Air date: 
Fri, 10/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The Housing Emergency in Portland: Guest Justin Buri of Community Alliance of Tenants

The Housing Emergency in Portland

Justin Buri of the Community Alliance of Tenants joins guest Host Linda Olson-Osterlud to talk about the Renters Emergency and the struggle for Housing for the Houseless. We will talk about Yesterdays victory in the Portland City Council and take a look at what is ahead. Join in the Conversation! Tune in and Call in to 503-231-8187  Friday, Oct. 16th, between 8 and 9am.

Call Out for Justice: End the Wars

Air date: 
Fri, 10/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
We speak with activists Sam Kahl & Emma Lugo about the End the Wars Rally on Sun. n
We are at the 14th anniversary of the US war in Afghanistan.  This sunday Oct. 11 over thirty-five peace, environmental, police accoutablity and other social justice groups from the Portland area will come together to share information and to mobilize to end the wars.  

Ani and Lyn will discuss the war, why this matters, the action, and what is really in that beautiful beleaguered country, including the attacks on the Doctors Without Borders hospital.   They'll be joined by local activists and organizers of Sunday's action. 

Call us at 503-231 8187 to join in the discussion live on air.

Human Rights: A Quaint Notion?

Air date: 
Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
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
Short Description: 
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
Short Description: 
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.


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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