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.

Episode Archive

The Noble Foundation - Building Financial Futures

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Fri, 05/29/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A show on empowering youth in becoming equipped with the financial expertise to build a great future
Tune in to Bread and Roses for a conversation about building financial futures. Mary Postlethwaite welcomes the Noble Foundation, a Vancouver non-profit organization whose mission is "to inspire individuals and families of all ages to gain the knowledge, confidence, and power to make financial decisions that are aligned with their personal beliefs so they can enjoy better, secure, and satisfying lives." We will be joined in the studio by young ladies and adult participants of some of the Noble Foundation's financial education programs, as well as representatives from the organization.

Find out more about The Noble Foundation HERE

Hosted and Produced by Mary Postlethwaite

First Generation College Graduates and Post Graduation Plans

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Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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How does being a first genertion college goer affect your experience in school?
This Friday, on Bread and Roses we have a conversation with two young Black women about their college experience and their plans post-graduation. One is the first generation to attend an institution of higher education and one has seen her parents, grandparents and great-grand parents go to college before her. We will talk about the challenges they encountered and how their family’s knowledge or lack of knowledge about college life affected their experience.

Hosted and Produced by Jordyn Michelle and Delphine Criscenzo

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Lost Family

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Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Hear testimonies from women who reunited with their loved ones
Tune in this Friday for a conversation about reuniting with lost family members. Host Mary Postlethwaite will talk with her daughter Mirjum who was adopted out as a child about being estranged and their incredible reunion. We will hear testimonies from other young women who have been estranged from their families and then reunited. Mary will also share valuable information on how you can start looking for your estranged family members.

Hosted and Produced by Mary Postlethwaite

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The Power of Story Telling: Women in Leadership Positions in Media

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Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Power of Story Telling: Women in Leadership Positions in Media
Tune into Bread and Roses for a conversation about women in media.  
• Julie Falk, the Executive Director of Bitch Media
• BFrayn, Executive Producer and creator of the Back Fence PDX storytelling series. She is also the Co-Host of Russian Roulette — and is also the PDX Producer for The Moth GrandSLAM. (She hasn't slept for years)
• Melissa Lowry, Director of the documentary, Black Girl in Suburbia

We will talk about what/who insired them to get into story telling, what are some of the barriers to entry/access that women experience, and why it is so important for women to show-up in leadership roles in these positions.

Live Literary Event by Unchaste Readers: Women Reading Their Minds

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Fri, 05/01/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Unchaste Readers: Women Reading Their Minds

Bread and Roses hosts a LIVE reading by Unchaste Readers:  Women Reading Their Minds.

The Unchaste Readers series provides a space for women and female-identified writers to share their stories. The theme Unchaste refers to how it is to be and feel female in a patriarchal system where our autonomy, identity, and survival are threatened in large and small ways.

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Sex, Values and Healthy Break-up Education for Teens and Parents

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Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Sex, Values and Healthy Break-up Education for Teens and Parents
Hosts Ashley Thirstrup and Adrienne Livingston feature an interview with Al Vernaccio, a nationally-known Sexuality Educator and author of For Goodness Sex - Changing the Way We Talk About Sexuality, Values and Health.  They also host youth and adult organizers of the 2nd Annual Healthy Break Up Summit happening April 25th from 11:00 - 3:00 at Portland State University Native Student Center.   There will also be a segment of the show dedicated to fostering healthy communication between parents and teens around relationships and sex. 

Freelance Homeless Advocates

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Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A conversation with Freelance Homeless Advocates about homeless activism and leadership.
Tune in this Friday for a conversation about homeless leadership and activism with Freelance Homeless Advocates Art and Shasta. We will talk about their different approach to supporting the homeless community and the changes they want to see.

Hosted and Produced by Mary Postlethwaite and Delphine Criscenzo

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"Awareness Is Not Enough": Autism Acceptance Month

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Fri, 04/10/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Autistic adults talk to Pamela Santos about Autism Acceptance Month
[April 3rd program rescheduled to April 10th]

Autism Acceptance Month in April is an autistic-led movement "about treating autistic people with respect, listening to what we have to say about ourselves, and making us welcome in the world." Autistic adults talk with host Pamela Santos about what acceptance means, why awareness is not enough, how they try in personal and public spaces to center advocacy around Autistic people and what neurodivergence looks like to autistic people versus allistic (not autistic) people's expectations about disability.  Expect a lot of geeky cultural references, general irreverence, unfiltered conversation and dismantling of harmful misconceptions and stereotypes. 

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Women Owned Businesses

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Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women Entrepreneurs Share their Experiences
Join hosts Adrienne Livingston and Ashley Thirstrup as they host a panel of women entrepreneurs who have ignited their passion by starting their own businesses! Christine Dupres of Radiant Life Counseling and Hypnotherapy, Tisha Stigler ,  stylist, and Veronica Pacini of Easy Flow Coaching will all share their motivations and challenges of owning small businesses in the local area.  Listeners will be encouraged to call in with their questions or thoughts on the topic of women-owned businesses and breaking away from "the man". 

Women in Control of Their Bodies

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Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Join Us at 6pm for a Conversation around Women's Access and Right to Control Their Own Bodies!

Women in Control of Their Own Bodies

Guests and Shero/Heroes:
Jimmy Radosta: Communications and Marketing Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon 

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A Lecture with Annie Murphy Paul - Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives

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Fri, 09/30/2011

 Recent scientific data suggests that low birthweight babies have a 5 times higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. In light of these discoveries, many politicians are still pushing to cut programs promoting maternal health, such as WIC - Women, Infants and Children program. Bread and Roses host Ashley Thirstrup brings you a special lecture by Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives. She'll tell us how she ventures into the laboratories of fetal researchers, interviews experts from around the world, and delves into the rich history of ideas about how we are shaped before birth.

A discussion on the crisis of white masculinity

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Fri, 09/16/2011

A discussion on the crisis of white masculinity

Quite a few white men are having more than a bad day... Is ridiculing them the best we can do? A conversation with Dr. Randy Blazak on the crisis of white masculinity and on responding to it in other ways than from a position of intellectual superiority.

Dr. Blazak is an associate Professor of Sociology at Portland State University and Director of the Hate Crime Research Network. He is a prolific writer and works with white supremacists in prison settings.

We also spoke with Barbara McCullough Jones, Executive Director at the Q Center, about efforts to enter into a dialogue with pastors from the Evangelical Mars Hill Church, an anti-Gay outfit which recently moved to SE Portland, a predominantly liberal neighborhood of Portland, OR.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross.

Empowering Youth to End Sexual Violence - Texas Peace Project

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Fri, 08/26/2011

 Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Ted Rutherford from the Texas Association Against Sexual Violence about his work as the Youth Outreach Specialist.  He provides training and technical assistance to participants in the Texas PEACE Project, a program to engage and support youth activists and their adult allies who are working for equality and social change to prevent sexual and dating violence.

More information about the project can be found here, including how to get a similar project started in your area!

www.taasa.org/tpp/

 

Women with Moxie and Courage to Start Their Own Businesses

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Fri, 07/29/2011
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 host, Ashley Thirstrup, as she speaks with five local women:  Christina Aleckson - SIngle Point Financial Advisor www.singlepointadvisors.com/Christina-Aleckson,-MBA.5.htm, Julia Bauman Sarver- www.findyourglow.com , Amy Lux  - Lux Jewelry www.facebook.com/luv.lux.jewelry , Lila Eidi - Freelance Multimedia www.lilaeidi.com , and Sally - Pin Me Apparel www.pin-me-apparel.com who have all started small businesses here in Portland.  They discuss 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. 

She also interviews Christina Aleckson and Julia Bauman Sarver about the networking group Women With Moxie  www.womenwithmoxie.com/cities/index.php about how women can learn, educate and support each other, as they all build their businesses together. 

Everyone listening will learn some tips for starting a business and making it successful.

  • Length: 32:45 minutes (29.99 MB)
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First We Deprive Them of Resources and Then We Judge Them

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Fri, 06/10/2011

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.
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.
Also: 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.
Western States Center and Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice have been collaborating over the last several years on several projects, most recently they launch of the Strong Families Initiative.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Annual Call-In Chicken Show 5-13-11

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Fri, 05/13/2011

Chickens! Everything you ever wanted to know...

It's your chance to ask local experts everything you ever wanted to know about raising backyard hens. Also: how to train your chicken! The only show in the country devoted to all things chicken--only on KBOO!

Featuring Buffy the Buff Orpington Chicken.

Part of KBOO's Spring Membership Drive's programming specials.

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Audio Engineer:  Tom Hood

Audio Editor: Alicia Olson

Photos by:  Tom Hood

Mothers battle for Mother Earth

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Fri, 04/22/2011

Mothers battle for Mother Earth: How 'ordinary women' are saving the planet: Arrested more than 50 times-most recently at BP's London headquarters- Texas mom Diane Wilson shares her journey from quiet fisherwoman to unstoppable activist willing to chain herself to Union Carbide's smokestacks. Her new book is 'Diary of an Eco-Outlaw'www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/diary_of_an_ecooutlaw Also: For 38 years Jane Swanson has called attention to the dangers of California's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. She's a member of mothersforpeace.org which has joined a coaltion petitioning the NRC to stop licensing nuclear power plants.

 

  • Length: 52:16 minutes (47.85 MB)
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Zari Santner: Beauty as Public Service

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Fri, 04/15/2011

A conversation with Zari Khodaparast Santner, the only female Director of Portland's Bureau of Parks & Recreation. She is retiring after nearly 30 years. She began her studies in her native Iran and concluded them at Harvard. In addition to her paid work she is also well known for her community engagement.
She says: “I saw how parks could become manifestations of democracy, where people from all walks of life could enjoy public space, regardless of wealth and background.”

Art as Activism

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Fri, 04/08/2011

Japan's nuclear crisis has galvanized anti-nuclear sentiment around the world. But the anti-nuke movement isn't new. What became of the music, the protests, the art of activism of years' past? What does/did activism achieve? Where do we go from here? The musicians of Emma's Revolution Emmasrevolution.com discuss musical-activist empowerment. Also: we step back in time with Ronald Reagan and Dr. Helen Caldicott, and hear comments from listeners.

More than Beach, Bodies and Carnival: Brazil and its first Female President

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Wed, 03/02/2011

We will discuss current issues in Brazil that are relevant to women, such as the election of Worker’s Party candidate Dilma Rousseff, a grandmother and former guerrilla, who was at one point imprisoned by the military dictatorship. We will also listen to a sample of Brazilian women’s music.
Our guest is Vanessa Neves Giacometti, a Brazilian surgeon, who worked with burn victims and reconstructive surgery in poor areas and favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her parents were persecuted as student leaders during the dictatorship.
She has lived in France and Switzerland, and came to the USA to study arts after life in Rio de Janeiro became too stressful. She now creates children’s illustrations and teaches Medical Terminology at PCC.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

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

 

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