Bread and Roses

Bread and Roses is a collective of women identified radio activists. We offer feminist public affairs programming. We give voice to those working for social justice and equity, globally and locally. We strive to challenge systems of oppression. All this, and we have fun!

Bread and Roses highlights the achievements of women artists, activists, athletes, scholars and innovators.We strive for programming excellence and collaborative efforts, providing access and training to women.

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Exploring Mental Diversity - An Interview with Portland Hearing Voices
 

Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 08/19/11

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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Defense of Marriage

Equal rights to love! 2 Portland lesbians ask for a marriage license even though it's illegal. Hear their story and join this discussion on marriage rights, traditions and spirituality.

Bread and Roses on 08/12/11

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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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50 Years: A Conversation with Women Peace Corps Volunteers

Join Portlanders Jackie Spurlock and Esther Nelson as they reflect on their service with the Peace Corps decades ago and report on the recent reunion of 250 Peace Corps volunteers who served in Iran.

Bread and Roses on 08/05/11

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Fri, 08/05/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Anti-War music and activism

Anti-War Music and Activism: Women veterans now serving with Vets for Peace speak about the 2011 Vets For Peace Convention here in Portland. And poliical folksingers Emmas Revolution live in the studio. Plus, a look at anti-war music from the Bush years till the present.

Bread and Roses on 07/29/11

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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women With Moxie

Women With Moxie

Women are creating, building and leading some of the most innovative businesses in the world. Along the way, often at great risk and against the odds, they have shattered glass ceilings and entrenched stereotypes and have redefined the meaning of leadership and success.

Join Bread and Roses, as host Ashely Thirstrup speaks with three local women - Amy Lux (Lux Jewelry) Lila Eidi (Freelance Journalist) and Sally (Pin Me Apparel) who have all started small businesses here in Portland. They will talk about what motivates them, what challenges them, what risks they have taken, and what continues to spark their creativity and drive to continually improve their businesses.

Bread and Roses on 07/15/11

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Fri, 07/15/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Songs of Resistance; Legacy of Violence

Songs of resistance in Latin America to honor Aregnetian folk singer Facundo Cabral, recently murdered in Guatemala--Violeta Parra, Mercedes Sosa and more. Also: Guatemala's legacy of violence, its impact on women, and grassroots organizations protecting women from femicide. 

Bread and Roses on 06/24/11

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Fri, 06/24/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Self-sufficiency in a small space

Bread and Roses host Nico talks with local permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach about growing food in a small urban space and your overall contribution to global food security. 

Call in with questions about growing food in a small space! 

Bread and Roses on 06/10/11

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Fri, 06/10/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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First we deprive them of resources and then we judge them

Join us in a conversation about the challenges faced by families, particularly those that are young and poor. Learn about efforts to address these issues and to change the public discourse on what it means to be a strong family.

We will speak with Amanda Wake, Youth Organizing Manager for Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice in Oakland, CA. ACRJ promotes and protects reproductive justice through organizing, building leadership capacity, developing alliances and by educating to achieve community and systemic change.

We will also have Aimee Santos Lyons, who is the Strong Families Northwest Program Manager for Western States Center here in Portland. WSC is helping to build a progressive movement in eight western states, from Alaska to Wyoming and down to Nevada.

Bread and Roses on 06/03/11

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Fri, 06/03/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Cool Summer Reads

Summer reading special- Travel the world this summer with a good book. Call in with your summer reading suggestions and get the scoop on good reads from Bread and Roses Collective members.

Bread and Roses on 05/27/11

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Fri, 05/27/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars on Bread and Roses

 A blast from the past as Nico and Ashley resurrect a cherished program from 2007 -- in which they interview teens, mothers and organizers of the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program. The program provides enrichment and connections for the children of mothers incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. 

 

More information on Girl Scouts Beyond Bars here.

Bread and Roses on 05/20/11

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Fri, 05/20/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Emotions, Health and Local Women Healers

“Emotions, Health and Local Women Healers”

Do you feel like full power is harder to reach lately? Do you suffer from low energy, depression, ovarian cancer or another issue often affecting women? Join Bread and Roses this Friday- May 20th at 6:00PM as host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Tami Kent, the author of ‘Wild Feminine’ – a book about following the creative energy flow in the female body in order to redefine feminine identity and restore well-being. We’ll also hear from a local panel of women healers, and we’ll have time for you to call in with your questions about how diet or alternative medicine can help to restore balance in your life.

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Audio Archive: Oregon Women in Labor

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Thu, 05/16/2013

Recorded in 1985

Bread and Roses Archive: Women Working Against Racism 1978

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Thu, 05/16/2013

Lucia Pena, Faith Mayhew and Pina Williams talk about Racism in Oregon and organizing that they are involved with. Native American, Chicana and Balck groups that people could support are also discussed.

Hosted by Margot Faegre

Recorded in 1978 on Reel tape.

World Pulse

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Fri, 03/08/2013

Rachael Maddock-Hughes, Program Director for World Pulsel talks about the impact of this local non-profit on women of the world and shares volunteer opportunities.

World Pulse is an action media network powered by women from 190 countries. We believe that when women are heard, they will change the world.

www.worldpulse.com

Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

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  • Length: 18:42 minutes (42.81 MB)
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"The Last Clinic" documentary film by Maisie Crow.

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Fri, 03/08/2013

Maisie Crow, a photographer and film maker talks about her newest documentary film entitled “The Last Clinic” about the last women’s health clinic performing abortions in Mississippi. The state of Mississippi has recently enacted a law which threatens to close the Jackson’s women health organization, the last abortion clinic in the state in an effort to create “an abortion free state.” Maisie Crow talks to us about the law, the clinic, through the eyes of the many people she features in her film.

Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

 

  • Title: The Last Clinic
  • Date: 0503
  • Year: 2013
  • Length: 18:48 minutes (43.05 MB)
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YES, Youth Ending Slavery on Bread and Roses

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Sat, 12/22/2012

YES, Youth Ending Slavery on Bread and Roses.

Started by a group of high schooler in Portland, OR this organization brings awareness to issues of modern day slavery and traficking happening in the world but also in the Portland area. Listen to learn more about the victims/slaves and the schemes that are put in place to trap them. You'll also hear what the youth of our city through YES are doing to end modern day slavery!

To find out more about Youth Ending Slavery visit http://www.youthendingslavery.org/

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

Like Bread and Roses on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KbooBreadRosesWomensNews?ref=hl

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Nov 30th Bread and Roses

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Sun, 11/04/2012

Tonight we talk about plastic

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Let's Take a Walk with Laura O. Foster

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Fri, 07/13/2012

Portland like you've never seen it! Laura O. Foster takes us on a tour of the City! Laura is the author of numerous books about Portland including Portland Hill Walks, The Portland Stairs Book, Portland City Walks and Walk There. She has been writing about Oregon since 2001, after careers as a commercial banker, technical writer, and book editor. Raised in suburban Chicago, she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989. With the enthusiasm of a former flatlander, she writes about topics such as Portland’s public stairways, parks, neighborhoods, and urban planning, the animals and people of the Oregon Zoo, recycled paint, and Oregon geology, ethnobotany, natural areas, and native plants. She introduces us to new ways of exploring Portland and to the folklore and history you city's neighborhoods. Portland is a "walking Mecca" she says!

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

  • Title: Laura O. Foster
  • Length: 49:56 minutes (45.71 MB)
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Cory Kirshner-Lira on Fat Activism and the "Obesity Crisis"

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Fri, 06/22/2012

Cory hails from Portland, Oregon. She is a queer fierce fat femme, a cultural worker and educator. Her cultural work predominantly focuses on intersectionality and visibility within identity politics and social justice. Cory specifically dedicates her time to issues of fat identity, mujerisma, LGBTQ and racial justice, Latin@ visibility, and school/education reform. She is one of the founders of Eugene Sudbury School. Cory currently coaches students in their first year of college, writes for several blogs/websites and presents her workshop series on fat activism/identity, QTPOC intersectionality, mujerisma, environmental justice, social media social justice, and critical lenses on allyship. Contact her at corylira@gmail.com

Hosted by Samantha Taylor.

Desiree Helleger: No Room on her own

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Wed, 06/20/2012

Desiree Hellegers is Co-Director of the Center for Social and Environmental Justice, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of English at Washington State University, Vancouver. She is an active member of various advocacy organizations and her writing has appeared in such publications as Counterpunch.
Her book "No Room of Her Own- Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance" is an oral history collection and brings together interviews with fifteen women who share the common experience of homelessness. All the interviews were conducted in Seattle, Washington between 1991 and 2008, but the women's stories zigzag across the country. The narrators recount stories of growing up in the south at the tail end of Jim Crow, of growing up gay and Black in the Pacific Northwest in the 1960s, and of surviving childhood molestation in Harlan, Kentucky in the 1970s. The stories illuminate the part that gender roles play in ensnaring women in cycles of domestic abuse and homelessness. They speak to the physical stresses of homelessness, and the toll it takes on bodies already weakened by high blood pressure, strokes, sickle cell anemia, and epilepsy and the routine threats of physical violence that homeless women in particular encounter on the street. At the same time, however, the stories challenge liberal myths about homeless people, and homeless women in particular, as vulnerable and dependent people worthy perhaps of sympathy but judged to be socially disorganized, disaffiliated and disempowered.

Toxic Beauty

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Wed, 06/20/2012

The popularity of nail salons and beauty spas is very high. But how much of the beauty we buy is toxic? And what are the work conditions like behind the aroma-therapeutic fog?
A conversation with Lisa Fu, Program Director for the Californian Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. She introduces us to the mostly immigrant women who work in the salons, to their work conditions and to the toxic substances both they and their customers are exposed to. We explore what can be done to improve that reality.
We also discuss the conditions in the local Aveda-branded Dosha salons and spas. Madelyn Elder, President of Communications Workers of America Local 7901, talks about violations of federal labor law and the response by the owner and management when workers decided to unionize. We also visit Aveda Beauty Schools.

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Bread and Roses

WOW! This show is so enlightening... When is it going national?

 

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