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 08/31/12

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Fri, 08/31/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn discuss the Free Cascadia Movement with local activists

The ultimate conclusion to "act locally" is the secession of the People's Republic of Cascadia. Why? What would this mean? What sections of the planet would it cover? Will the old United States of America miss us? What about the people who were really here first? Can you be a bioregionalist without being a secessionist?

We talk with local Cascadia activists Alexander Baretich, Jason Thomas and Mario Haro live in studio about their work to free our beloved corner of the world, from what many consider the tyranny of an old order of annexation.

Positively Revolting on 08/24/12

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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

Positively Revolting on 08/24/12

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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Know your rights! Listen to find out about grand juries and political harassment.

Ani and Lyn talk with Lauren Regan, the founder and executive director of the Civil Liberties Defense Center (CLDC), where she also serves as the staff attorney.

Political repression is on the rise.  Several homes have been raided in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle as part of a grand jury investigation, and the warrants served listed anarchist literature as something they were looking for.  Infiltrators and provocateurs have been used to target, disrupt and entrap activists.  These actions can have a chilling effect on activists and our communities.  

Knowing your rights is critically important.  What do you need to know to protect yourself?

Positively Revolting on 08/17/12

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Fri, 08/17/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's happening with Occupy Portland these days?

There's been some talk about Occupy not doing anything lately.... some people even seem to think that Occupy is over.  Tommy Murray, an Occupy Organizer, will join Ani and Lyn to talk about what's currently happening, and how you can plug in to the movement.  

Have you been involved with Occupy?  Are you involved now?  We'd love to hear from you!  Call in during the show and add to the conversation.  The studio number is 503-231-8187.

Here's a little preview:

Thursday saw protests to Free PFC Manning and end the drone wars in Portland and several other west coast cities.

Every Friday in Portland there is a Weekly Bank Action (location changes weekly).

Positively Revolting on 08/10/12

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Fri, 08/10/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Climate change, wide-spread drought, and the coming food crisis: A discussion with Michael Klare

 Join us for a discussion with Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College. Michael's articles are regularly published at TomDispatch.com. His latest book is The Race for What’s Left.

We'll be discussing Michael's latest article: The Hunger Wars in Our Future -- Heat, Drought, Rising Food Costs, and Global Unrest.

The extreme heat being experienced across large parts of the US is impacting crops, and will ultimately impact our food supply.  This is a scene happening around the world.  How can we respond to the threat of global food shortages, and food prices for staples sharply increasing?  

Positively Revolting on 08/03/12

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Fri, 08/03/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn talk about what's going on with celestial and earth based energy forces

For you dear listeners, a Lammas gift ... Ani and Lyn will be doing mini Tarot/Astrology readings this morning just for you. If you don't know what Lammas is ... give a listen.

Positively Revolting on 07/27/12

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Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Truth and Revolution-- an interview with author and historian Michael Staudenmaier

Ani and Lyn talk with Michael Staudenmaier about his recent book, Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojouner Truth Organization, 1969 - 1986.

The Sojourner Truth Organization grew out of the SDS. Organizing capitalism, the STO was focused on integrating radical political perspectives into everyday life. What lessons can we learn from recent struggles? How has the work of The Sojourner Truth influenced later movements?

Positively Revolting on 07/20/12

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Fri, 07/20/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Peace & Justice Works / Portland Copwatch celebrates their 20th Anniversary

Join hosts ani and Lyn as they talk with Portland Peace and Justice Works / Portland Cop Watch organizer Dan Handelman, and long-time peace activist Ann Huntwork, how things have evolved in the movement over the last two decades.

Since 1992, these groups have organized events that have built coalitions, and mobilized people into action. Where do organizers see things going from here?

We'll also talk about the celebration to mark this occasion, being held on Saturday, July 21, 7 PM at The Peace House, 2116 NE 18th (at Tillamook), Portland.

Positively Revolting on 07/06/12

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Fri, 07/06/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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ani and Lyn talk to Kim Smith and Kari Koch about thier experiences at the UNCSD in Rio

Two Portland women, activist Kari Koch, and sociology professor Dr. Kim Smith both attended the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro last month .... they worked separately while they were there, but we'll have them both live in studio to talk about the adventures at the summit and the notion of the possibility sustainable growth. Do countries with an agenda of sustainability stand a chance up against the monolith of capitalism devouring nature? Will change come from national leaders or the grass roots. Join us in what is sure to be a lively conversation.

Positively Revolting on 06/29/12

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Fri, 06/29/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn talk with Micheal Meade about his upcoming event Voices of Veterans a Bridge Back Home

Mosaic Voices will be bringing Michael Meade and returning veterans to the First Unitarian Church in Portland on Saturday June 30th for a presentation entitled Voices of Veterans: A Bridge Back Home

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Marty Hart-Landsberg on the economy (part 2)

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Thu, 02/19/2009

Marty Hart-Landsberg is Professor of Economics and Director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis and Clark College. His books include Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy, which he edited with Richard Westra and Seongjin Jeong.                                                                                 

Marty Hart-Landsberg on the economy (part 1)

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Thu, 02/05/2009

Marty Hart-Landsberg is Professor of Economics and Director of the Political Economy Program at Lewis and Clark College. His books include Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy, which he edited with Richard Westra and Seongjin Jeong.  This is Part 1 of two shows. Hear part 2 at http://kboo.fm/node/12256.                                                                         

Positively Revolting

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Thu, 01/22/2009

Host Melodie Silverwolf speaks with the media director for the National Resources Defense Council about environmental issues and the new administration.

Crisis in Gaza and Local Response

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Thu, 01/15/2009

Host Ani Haines speaks with Nael Saker about the upsurge of violence in Gaza.

Nael Saker works with the Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon.  While he is now a U.S. citizen, Nael is originally from Gaza City, where his brother and sisters still live.

International pressure is mounting to stop the violence and to demand humanitarian aid be allowed to the region. 

Attacks are continuing, even as talk of a ceasefire is underway.

 

 

Madeline Martinez of Oregon NORML

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Thu, 01/08/2009

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Madeline Martinez of Oregon NORML about the upcoming Oregon legislative session, what to expect and how to express your views to your representatives.

Harm Reduction and Intervention Talk Radio with Members of the Dicentra Collective

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Thu, 12/04/2008

Host Ani Haines speaks with guests Amelia Cates and Lydia Ann Bartholow of the Dicentra Collective about harm reduction and building relationships within and between communities.  The collective has organized a series of events to address many different issues related to harm reduction and building compassionate community.

How can communities work together to address issues of domestic and interpersonal violence, police brutality, substance abuse and mental illness?



Harm Reduction and Intervention in Portland and across the Northwest is a series of discussions bringing together practitioners and organizers around harm reduction. Participants will explore the landscape of practices and concepts as they seek to address domestic and interpersonal violence, police brutality, substance abuse and mental illness, dispute resolution and street facilitation. Speakers include members of Rose City Copwatch (Portland); Cahoots, a program of the White Bird Clinic (Eugene), Yellow Brick Road, a program of Janus Youth (Portland), Dicentra Collective (Portland) and others.

For more information about this series of events, visit the Dicentra Collective's website

www.dicentracollective.org

Chris Hedges about "America the Illiterate"

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Thu, 11/13/2008

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with Chris Hedges about his current article on truthdig.com called "America the Illiterate."

Chris Hedges, currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute and a Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. Hedges, who has reported from more than 50 countries, worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, where he spent fifteen years. He is the author of the best selling “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning,” which draws on his experiences in various conflicts to describe the patterns and behavior of nations and individuals in wartime. The book, a finalist for The National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, was described by Abraham Verghese, who reviewed the book for The New York Times, as “...a brilliant, thoughtful, timely and unsettling book whose greatest merit is that it will rattle jingoists, pacifists, moralists, nihilists, politicians and professional soldiers equally.”

Talk radio post election: the work ahead.

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Thu, 11/06/2008

Now that the election is over, how can we work together to create a broad based movement to shape an egalitarian and sustainable future.

Talk Radio with Ani, Andrew Geller, and Norman Solomon.  Norman Solomon is an United States journalist, media critic, antiwar activist and former KBOO volunteer. Solomon is longtime associate of the media watch group Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR). In 1997 he founded the Institute for Public Accuracy, a national consortium of policy researchers and analysts which works pro-actively to provide alternative sources for journalists, and serves as its executive director. His weekly column, "Media Beat", has been in national syndication since 1992.

 

Journalist Will Potter on the RNC

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Thu, 09/04/2008

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty speak with journalist Will Potter of greenisthenewred.com. They discuss the protests, the arrests, and other aspects of the RNC and DNC.

Interview with Bev Harris from Black Box Voting

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Thu, 01/10/2008

Please join Ani Haines and Melodie Silverwolf on Positively Revolting Talk Radio for an enlightening interview with Bev Harris, Founder and Director of Black Box Voting (http://www.blackboxvoting.org/) America's Elections Watchdog Group.

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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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