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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Whose forest? Our forest!

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Fri, 08/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We speak with Amy Harwood Executive director and Coutney Rae community organizer for Bark
Our beautiful and threatened forrests have certainly been up front in the news these last few weeks. We at Pos/Rev thought we'd invite some folks from Bark, the local nonprofit whose staff and voluteers work to transform Mt Hood National Forrest into a place where natural processes prevail, wildlife thrives and local communties have a social, cultural and economic stake in its restoration and preservation,  to help us unpack the issues of the forests of 2015.

Call in with your questions, comments and stories about what the forest means to you, dear listener. 503-231-8187.

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Because once a week is not enough!

Positively Revolting on 08/21/15

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Fri, 08/21/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A look at Lammas, festival of 1st harvest, and lessons of the season, with Astro-Tarot

Celebrating a turning point in the European Pagan year of the wheel, we welcome the fall and discuss the lessons of sacrifice inherent in this holiday. 

This holiday encourages personal sacrifice for the greater good of community.  Also a time to check in with oneself to see how your goals are doing- what have you sown, and what's coming in for you now?

In celebration of this harvest holiday, Lyn and Ani offer bite-sized Astro-Tarot readings.  We ask that if you've had a reading on air in the last 6 months, hold back and let another person get through. 

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Being Anti-Racist

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Fri, 08/14/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective.

Join Lyn and ani for a lively discussion on being anti-racist and building ally skills to work in multi-cultural movements. 

Recent events have highlighted the massive room for improvement white people have when it comes to working multi-culturally.  The interruption of Bernie Sanders from a couple of Black Lives Matters activists really showed how much racist / white supremecist thinking is infecting white people, even those who believe themselves to be quite progressive. 

Positively Revolting: Abortion on Demand, Without Apology

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Fri, 08/07/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Reproductive rights and access to abortion services continue to be attacked. We defend.

Join us as we talk about abortion rights and access.

We say NO to the Christian Taliban who would impose their will on the rest of us. 
We say NO to specious aguments that restrict access to abortion services "for our own good".
We say NO to reproductive rights and healthcare being used as a political football as the upcoming Presidential campaign season gets underway.
We say NO to the new wave of puritanism that would control women's lives

Fetuses are not babies, and women are not incubators.  
Abortion on demand, without apology. 

Dismantling Structural Racism

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Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Learn more about Oregon's racist history, committing to create a more just and equitable future

Discussing some of the history of Oregon's structural racism, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the upcoming event--  Whitelandia and #BlackLivesMatter: State Sanctioned Discrimination, August 7 - 9th-- marking the first anniversary of Michael Brown's murder in Ferguson.  https://www.facebook.com/events/643082579157710/

Guests will be Teressa Raiford an organizer with Don't Shoot Portland, and Matt Zodrow, co-producer of Whitelandia.

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Who Decides What's Culturally Insensitive?

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Fri, 07/24/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Simon Tam of The Slants talks about cultural appropriation and trademark law
For years the federal government has blocked Simon Tam and his “Chinatown Rock Band,” The Slants, from trademarking the name of their group. The US Patents and Trademarks Office argues the name is racially offensive — the all-Asian band counters they are re-appropriating the hateful slur and putting it to use educating Americans about racial bias. But in April a panel of judges handed down a bombshell ruling that could be a game changer in the case. Fill-in host Lisa Loving chats with Simon about the trademark law, racial appropriation and free speech. 
Listen to their music at 
http://www.theslants.com/

Positively Revolting on 07/17/15

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Fri, 07/17/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective

The Rent is still TOO DAMN HIGH!

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Fri, 07/10/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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We discuss the 3rd Portland Renters' Assembly
We will be talking to Portland Renter Assembly Organizers Tori Abernathy and Mara Zusman, as well as Jamondia Harris of Black Lives Matter PDX about these two KBOO Sponsored events, Sunday July 12th, 12:00 - 2:00PM, North Portland Library, 512 NE Killingsworth, Wednesday July 15, at Colonel Summners Park, in the covered area near 17th and Taylor.

We have so much to discuss, what are the tactics and stragagies of Portland Renters to battle the draconian whatever-the-market will bare policy of rent in Portland, how do the issues of housing justice interesect with other movements like Black Lives Matter, 15 Now to name just two.

It's the 4th of July, Are We Free Yet?

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Fri, 07/03/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A conversation about the 1st American Revolutionary War, and the meaning of "freedom".

Join us as for an impious look at the American Revolutionary War.  What were the motives?  What's happened along the way?  And, are we free yet?

 
What are your thoughts about our nation's history and our future?
 
Here's an essay by the late Howard Zinn, sharing his perspective on the first American revolution.
 

Dr. Guy McPherson talks about how we can respond to abrubt climate change

Air date: 
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn discuss resistance and letting go with Dr. Guy McPherson
This week on Positively Revolting we interview professor emeritus of natural resources and evolutionary biology from University of Arizona Dr Guy McPherson who will be discussing the likelihood of near-term human extinction due in part to abrupt climate change, plus insane economic policies and thought patterns.

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Molly Brown on her book "Coming Back to Life," co-authored with Joanna Macy

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Mon, 05/11/2015
Join Lyn and Ani for a discussion with Molly Brown, teacher, life coach, and author. Her latest book is called Coming Back To Life, and was co-written with Joanna Macy. Coming Back to Life is an updated guide that to The Work That Reconnects, Joanna Macy's critically important book on the much needed transition to a sustainable human culture. 

Positively Revolting

program date: 
Fri, 08/23/2013

Ani and Lyn talk about the pitfalls of patriarchy.

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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.

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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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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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