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 02/22/13

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Fri, 02/22/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We discuss grand jury resistors and the use of the grand jury to repress and intimidate communities.

Hosts Ani and Lyn talk to Kristian Williams, a member of the Committee Against Political Repression, about the events that lead to currently imprisoned grand jury resisters and the conditions of their confinement. They will also examine the bigger picture of the grand jury as a tool for political repression and the intimidation of communities and movements.

As always, your calls are welcome during the broadcast at 503-231-8187 during the broadcast or you can email us at positivelyrevolting [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Positively Revolting on 02/15/13

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Fri, 02/15/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse - a look at police abuse in Portland
Discussion of Alien Boy: the life and death of James Chasse, with Jason Renaud and Dan Handelman

This morning, Ani and Lyn dive into mental health, police brutality and the life and death of Portland local James Chasse. Ani and Lyn will be joined by Jason Renaud, a mental health advocate with The Mental Health Association of Portland, and Dan Handelman, the coordinator of Portland Copwatch.

Positively Revolting on 02/08/13

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Fri, 02/08/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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1 Billion Rising, a global response to end violence against women

 Positively Revolting continues to look at the critical issue of ending violence against women.  Ani's guest will be Elmira Rodriguez, an organizer with 1 Billion Rising's Portland group.

Positively Revolting on 02/01/13

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Fri, 02/01/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A critical conversation on feminism and our culture - Looking at the Reel Feminism Film Series

Tune in as Ani hosts a lively discussion of feminism.  Despite persistent rumors that women have achieved equality, and we live in a post-feminist society, many women (and men) recognize that there is still an active war against women being fought in the fronts of pop-culture, hate-filled pundits, and slimy political maneuvering.

What do you think of feminism? Do you consider yourself to be a feminist?

Positively Revolting on 01/25/13

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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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40 Years since Roe v Wade - an assessment of women's reproductive rights

Roe v Wade was the landmark decision which legalized abortion in the first trimester, throughout the US.  The case allowed that some restrictions could be set by individual states, in the second and third trimesters. The basis of this decision was recognition of a woman's essential right to privacy in speaking with her doctor about her reproductive health care. 

Positively Revolting on 01/18/13

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Fri, 01/18/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

Positively Revolting on 01/11/13

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Fri, 01/11/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ending the culture of rape takes everyone.

What is rape culture? Look around you; we are immersed in it.

Rape culture tells women not to walk alone at night. Rape culture asks if a woman who has survived rape was intoxicated, or if she'd gone on a date or had a relationship with the rapist.

Rape culture asks if the woman fought back, or judges her if she did, or if she didn't.

Rape culture tells us to teach women self defense as a way to stop rape. It does not tell us that men need to talk with men to recognize what rape is, and to stop it.

Rape culture enforces patriarchy by underscoring traditional gender roles, and invoking rape as a punishment if she steps too far out of line.

Positively Revolting on 01/04/13

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Fri, 01/04/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Looking forward to a great year of social change, with Sarah van Gelder

Ani's guest is Sarah van Gelder, cofounder and executive editor of YES! Magazine.  As we open turn the page to unveil 2013, we'll look ahead using the lessons of 2012 to guide us.  

Positively Revolting on 12/28/12

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Fri, 12/28/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

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".

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May Day Talk Radio

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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

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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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Thu, 03/12/2009
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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.

Local responses to the housing crisis

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Thu, 02/26/2009

Marianne Barisonek guest hosts. The topic is local responses to the housing crisis. Her guest is local activist DeEtte Walleed.

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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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