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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The falsehood of single issue politics

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Fri, 02/12/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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No single issue is the most important.

To gain real social change towards a more just world, we need to understand and embrace the complexities we face.  

 
The more we can see how  oppressions interrelate, the better our understanding of strategies to end those oppressions.  In a world of intersectionality, identity politics are woefully inadequate. 
 
Please join Lyn and Ani as we consider how this is playing out in the Presidential campaigns, and in the coverage of them. We will be checking out sexism and looksism in the coverage of the election, and oh, so much more.
 
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Calling Out Everyday Misogyny and Rape Culture

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Fri, 02/05/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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From Gamergate retaliations to global meetups of a so-called tribe of neo-masculinity.
Join Lyn and Ani in calling out the many acts and attitudes that create and maintain rape culture.

Our silence will not protect us.  We need to identify the various components that make-up this culture of misogyny and violence so that we may unlearn and dismantle it, piece by piece.

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When Money Talks

Air date: 
Fri, 01/29/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Talking with Derek Cressman about getting big money out of politics.
Organizer and author Derek Cressman will be in town next week to talk about getting big money out of politics.  This Friday, we'll speak with him about how we can stop corporate rule.

Positively Revolting revisits the War on Women

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Fri, 01/22/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Checking in on the War on Women- how are women faring?

January 22nd is the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision- what better time to check in on how women are doing?

Have we acheived equality yet?  

Please join Ani and Lyn for this discussion about women's lives.  We'll look at reproductive rights, violence against women, and your basic run-of-the-mill misogynistic microagressions.  Call in to the studio at 503-231-8187.

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Understanding and Stopping the Trans Pacific Partnership

Air date: 
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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The TPP has been called NAFTA on steriods - what's in this agreement, and how do we stop it?

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement, which if enacted would supercede the law of the land. 

The TPP would effect such diverse areas of life as:

  • access to medicine
  • environmental protections
  • food safety
  • consumer protections
  • labor protections
  • Internet freedom
  • Copyright law

The whole text of this far reaching international trade agreement has been kept secret from the public, until late last fall when it was leaked through wikileaks.  

Positively Revolting 2015 Wrap Up

Air date: 
Fri, 01/08/2016 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Looking at the last year through anarcha-eco-feminist lenses.

As the Gregorian calendar makes the big shift from one year to the next, Ani and Lyn take a moment to pause and reflect on 2015.   

We'll review major themes and important events of last year, and look ahead at the year to come.

What do you think were the most important stories of 2015?  Join us as for our year end review. 

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Positively Revolting on 12/25/15

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Fri, 12/25/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

The Power of Imagination

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Fri, 12/18/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani and Lyn speak with mythologist and storyteller Micheal Meade
We are living in a world desperately out of balance:  extreme climate uphealval;  corporations who are killing the planet that feeds them for next-quarters profit; and humans who sacrifice their relationship to the natural world and each other, in constant search for new shiny techology.  What can help return us to right relationship with the reast of the planet?  How do we change the story that says human beings "conquer" nature?

Stopping Violence Against Sex Workers

Air date: 
Fri, 12/11/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ending racist, sexist, anti-queer violence, necessitates speaking up with and for sex workers.

Ani and Lyn will talk with  representatives from Portland's Sex Worker Outreach Project, Red and Camille.

Creating the New World Together

Air date: 
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Staying aware in times of despair
These last 3 weeks have been staggering:  the attacks in Paris, the release of the horrifying video of Laquan McDonald's murder, Jamar Clark's apparent execution at the hands of Minneapolis police, the black protesters being shot by white supremicists in Minneapolis, the Planned Parenthood shooter last Friday in Colorado Springs, the escalation of the wars in the Middle East, dramatic loss of civil liberties in France- effecting the climate change protests during this week's crucial summit, the trail of the Baltimore officers involved in Freddie Gray's killing, the shooters in San Bernardino....

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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).

May Day Talk Radio

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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.
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  • Title: May Day Talk Radio
  • Length: 60:22 minutes (24.18 MB)
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City Repair Project 2009

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Thu, 04/23/2009
Hosted by: ani

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

Speculative Science

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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)
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Soccer Stadium Deconstructed

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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.

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Renewable Energy Payments

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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

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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

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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

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Thu, 03/05/2009

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

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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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