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

Portland's First Renters' Assembly

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Fri, 02/20/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani and Lyn talk w/ Tori Abernathy and Nick Caleb about the upcoming Portland Renters Assembly
We are pleased to have The First Portland Renters' Assembly organizer, art worker and activist Tori Abernathy, plus Nick Caleb, former city council candidate, professor of government and speaker at this event. Check details of this event out at FB  https://www.facebook.com/events/396693767159054/?ref=ts&fref=ts 

Positively Revolting on 02/13/15

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

This Friday on Positively Revolting 8 am on KBOO Community Radio, we'll talk with Todd Wolfson, the author of Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left. We'll talk about the history of the cyber left, and the history of the left's use of the internet as a tool of organizing and solidarity work. Starting with The Zapatistas in 1994, the development of Indymedia in 1999, the Arab Spring and Occupy, and currently with ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬,we will examine how the internet is being used as a tool for global solidarity

Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Air date: 
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Shattering myths about being poor with author Linda Tirado.

Linda Tirado will join ani and Lyn to discuss her book, "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America"- a first hand account of poverty in this country.  

Combating societal beliefs around being poor can be as exhausting as living in poverty itself. Fed up with the revolving door of poverty, and the judgmental attitudes she encountered, Linda wrote an essay which went viral, being read by more than 6-million people. "Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, Poverty Thoughts", was ran in the Huffington Post, The Nation, and many other publications. It introduced the world to Linda Tirado's sharp observations and biting humor.

Inside the Classroom: teachers talk with us about schools today

Air date: 
Fri, 01/30/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

Discussing the state of education in an age of high-stakes testing and austerity. 

 
Are schools teaching children to think critically?  How is the pressure of high-stakes testing effecting the ability to teach and learn, vs memorize and perform?
 
How are youth being prepared for their roles in the world?
 
Join ani and Lyn for a look into the state of our schools.  To help ground this conversation, we'll be joined by two teachers about their experiences working in the system.
 
Call us with your comments and questions at 503-231-8187
 

THE THROWAWAYS

Air date: 
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani and Lyn talk with Bahwin Suchak about his documantary film The Throwaways
The Throwaysis a documentary that takes a look at the devastating impact of police brutality and mass incarceration on the black community is told through the eyes of formerly incarcerated activist and filmmaker Ira McKinley. Co-director Bahwin Suchak will be our guest today to talk about the making of the film and it's importance. This film will show at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, on Sunday January 25 at 7:00 pm.: after the movie there will be a panel discussion with Mr. Suchak, KBOO's own Joann Hardesy, now local president of the NAACP, representatives of Don't Shoot Portland and others.

Women are Still Not Incubators

Air date: 
Fri, 01/16/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Rights and access to safe legal abortion are under attack in the new congress.
Join Ani and Lyn as we revisit reproductive rights, focusing on threats to accessing safe and legal abortion. With a record-setting  21 anti-choice  women serving in congress,  we push back and continue our claim that a fetus is not a baby, and a woman is not an incubator. 

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Are we all Charlie?

Air date: 
Fri, 01/09/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani and Lyn try to make sense of the recent events in Paris
Is it possible to have a response to the horrific murders of the staff of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that does not include racists assumptions or calls for war.

Is it possible to be subjecting a large portion of the planet to increasingly brutal, violent and sadistic tactics on every side of the fence and not have them come "home to roost"?

January 2nd, 2015

Air date: 
Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Theresa Mitchell joins in for a discussion of the police and policing-- what's it good for?

Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Fri, 12/26/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What is it and how do we stop it?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the latest scheme from the corporate hegemonists to strip workers' rights and protections for the environment, and more.

Ani will talk with community and labor organizor, and out-going president of CWA local 7901, Madelyn Elder, as well as with David Delk from Alliance for Democracy, about the TPP, and current efforts to fast track its approval.

Find out more about the TPP and an upcoming protest, set for  Saturday, January 3rd, 2015. 

You can join in the conversation by calling the studio at 503-231-8187

Honoring Solstice, Welcoming the Return of the Sun

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Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Inviting our listeners to call for bite-sized astrological & tarot readings

Taking the opportunity of the Winter Solstice to check in with the natural world. 

This is the darkest time of the year, with just about 9 hours between sunrise and sunset. To be in touch with power of mystery and dreaming or visioning is a necessary part of accessing one's core power, allowing one to be balanced, and act in a self-empowered manner.

This is the time to bring forth visions of how we want to effect change in our lives, our communities and the world. 

Along with the discussion of the Solstice and earth-centered spiritual practices, we're offering bite-sized astrological & tarot readings to listeners during the show-  just call 503-231-8187

Audio

Positively Revolting

program date: 
Fri, 08/23/2013

Ani and Lyn talk about the pitfalls of patriarchy.

  • Length: 50:21 minutes (46.1 MB)
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Positively Revolting

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Fri, 08/16/2013

Ani and Lyn strike out to smash the patriarchy once again.

  • Length: 54:57 minutes (50.31 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 07-27-12 Author Michael Staudenmaier: Truth and Revolution

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Fri, 07/27/2012

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?

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  • Title: PR 07-27-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 57:21 minutes (52.51 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 07-20-12 Peace & Justice Works / Portland Copwatch celebrate their 20th Anniversary

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Fri, 07/20/2012

Hosts ani and Lyn 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?

Peace and Justice Works, a 501-c-3 non-profit dedicated to promoting nonviolent conflict resolution on local, national and international levels, was founded in March, 1992. Its project group Portland Copwatch first met in May of that year. More information on the event, the "Warmonger" nominees, and about PJW and PCW can be found at http://www.pjw.info

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  • Title: PR 07-20-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:46 minutes (54.72 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 07-06-12 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

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Fri, 07/06/2012

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?

Dr. Kim Smith's Rio UNCSD blog

http://www.aashe.org/blog

  • Title: PR 07-06-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:43 minutes (54.67 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-29-12 Voices of Veterans: A Bridge Back Home

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Fri, 06/29/2012

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

This Welcome Home Ceremony brings together veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, veterans of other wars, and the local community. It intends to help heal the distance between the warriors and those they protect and to bridge the gaps between war and peace, trauma and renewal, pain and understanding. Such a welcoming involves a courageous community conversation that moves beyond politics and goes deeper than the rhetoric of war. It begins with tragedy and loss — the aftermath of any war — and requires the language of poetry and story, as well as the dignity of ceremony.

  • Title: PR 06-29-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:58 minutes (54.9 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-22-12 Peace is possible - what can we do to hasten it?

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Fri, 06/22/2012

Ani and Lyn host an action-packed program all about advancing world peace, with Medea Benjamin, Mike Caruso, and Al Jubitz.

From 8 - 8:30 am, guests were two local organizers of the Rotary Conference.  Al Jubitz is a co-sponsor of the conference, entitled "Peace is Possible, One Community At a Time". A local business man, his family's foundation supports the War Prevention Initiative.    Mike Caruso is the current District Govenor for the Rotary, and is the main organizer for the "Peace is Possible" conference.  The conference included Nobel Peace Laureate Jodi Williams; Admiral Eric Olsen (retired), Ambassador John MacDonald.

8:30 - 9 am, Ani and Lyn spoke with Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Global Exchange, and Code Pink. Medea will be appearing in Oregon next week, to talk with people about the horrors of drone warfare, and what we can do to stop it.

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  • Title: PR 06-22-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 55:31 minutes (50.83 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-15-12

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Fri, 06/15/2012

Celebrating the Summer Solstice with mini-tarot and astrology readings.

Ani and Lyn discuss the significance of the Summer Solstice.  As a treat for listeners, they give short tarot & astrology consultations on the air.  

Recognizing the quarter and cross-quarter holidays in the neo-Celtic year (northern hemisphere) is one way to connect with the rhythms of the earth, and to connect with the changes that each season brings.  The Summer Solstice is a time of outwardly focused exuberance.  It is a good time to take action, and to gather family and friends together in a celebration of interconnectivity. This is the time to enact our dreams; a time to bring our visions forth into the world of the tangible.

  • Title: PR 06-15-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 56:56 minutes (52.12 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-08-12 Democracy? ...what would that look like?

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Fri, 06/08/2012

Lyn is joined by guest host Grace Marion and guest David Delk of the Portland Alliance for Democracy ....democracy? ...what would that look like?

  • Title: PR 06-08-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 54:57 minutes (50.31 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 06-01-12 Self-compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff

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Fri, 06/01/2012

Lyn and guest host Theresa Mitchell speak with Dr. Kristin Neff about self-compassion

The relentless search for high self-esteem has become a virtual religion; and a tyrannical one at that. Our competitive culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves, but we can’t all be above average at the same time. There is always someone richer, more attractive, or successful than we are. And even when we do manage to feel self-esteem for one golden moment, we can’t hold on to it. Dr. Kristin Neff, an Associate Professor in Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin says self-compassion is an antidote to the web of deception surrounding the mythos of "self esteem".

  • Title: PR 06-01-12
  • Genre: Other
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 56:46 minutes (51.98 MB)
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Comments

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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