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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A local collective, Pudge PDX, promotes self-celebration, love and body positivity!
 

Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 07/13/12

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Fri, 07/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Portland like you've never seen it! On a tour of the city with Laura O. Foster

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.

Bread and Roses on 06/29/12

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Fri, 06/29/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control

Marjorie Cohn is the past president of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, and international human rights law. She lectures throughout the world on human rights and US foreign policy. She writes extensively. Her last article is titled "Killer Drone Attacks Illegal, Counter-Productive."

The progressive activist Medea Benjamin is co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange. She visited Afghanistan shortly after the US invasion in 2002 and learned the reality behind "precision bombs." Benjamin just published a book called "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control," looks at who is producing drones and who the victims are. It also examines the domestic use of drones.

Bread and Roses on 06/15/12

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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Portland Lesbian Choir 25th Anniversary Concert and Celebration!

Portland Lesbian Choir 25th Anniversary Concert and Celebration! Tune in to hear all about this celebratory concert and the community achievements of the PLC.

The concert Saturday June 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Scottish Rite Temple will feature songs ranging across the decades from the Captain and Tennile and Sweet Honey era to Lady Gaga and Beyonce, showcasing our multi-generational, talented group that loves-to-sing! There will be special surprise guests too, and Choir alum DJ Lauren will spin the dance. We also will be premiering a new commissioned work from Aurora Director and local composer, Joan Szymko supported by a grant from RACC.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

www.plchoir.org/

Bread and Roses on 06/08/12

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Fri, 06/08/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Koreen Brown on culturally responsive and relevant instructional practices.

Tune in this Friday to hear Koreen Brown discuss the importance of providing cultural and racial equity to Portland Public School's students experiencing significant mental health concerns as well as the findings of her academic research on Mexican American males counter stories of educational success.

Koreen is a vice principal for Portland Dart ( Day and Residential Treatment) School Program where she is a strong advocate and leader for racial equity. She is also a doctoral student at Lewis and Clark College in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program. Her research is on the Mexican American adolescent males counter stories.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo.

Bread and Roses on 06/01/12

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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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GirlStrength: Free holistic self defense courses for girls in the Portland area.

Bread and Roses welcomes GirlStrength, a local organization offering free comprehensive self-defense courses to girls throughout the Portland area. Their mission is to empower girls, demystify fear, and teach verbal assertiveness and physical self-defense skills. Since 2008, GirlStrength has taught 2,300 girls holistic self-defense and personal safety training.

In June, GirlStrength will offer a special intensive training for elementary, middle and high school teachers and counselors who are interested in keeping girls safe and reducing violence in their schools. Licensed teachers can apply to receive 10 credit hours of PSU Continuing Education Credit for Professional Development.

Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

Bread and Roses on 05/25/12

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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Spanish Immersion School Program's funds being cut! Savannah Paz talks about community organizing!

Spanish Immersion School Program's funds are being cut in Portland! Hear from mother and community organizer Savannah Paz about the actions parents are taking to save their children's education on Bread and Roses Friday May 25th at 6pm.

Back in February the city of Philadelphia's school system announced the closing of 40 public school to be replaced by privately owned charter schools. This announcement received very little to no coverage by the local or national media. It appears that this pattern is not new and is repeating itself all over the nation. Here in Portland, Atkinson elementary school and its students and families are protesting Portland Public School's budget cuts. You can hear all about it on your community radio station KBOO!

Bread and Roses on 05/18/12

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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with Portland writer Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir, WILD.

Bread and Roses welcomes Portland writer, Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir, WILD. Cheryl joins us live in-studio for a conversation about her eleven-hundred-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, an arduous physical and spiritual journey that saved her life.

Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

Bread and Roses on 05/11/12

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Fri, 05/11/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with Desiree Helleger

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.

Bread and Roses on 05/04/12

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Fri, 05/04/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Portland Home Birth Families

In celebration of International Day of the Midwife, Bread and Roses is hosting a special interview with members of Portland Home Birth Families -- the women choosing to birth their babies out of the hospital. We will hear why they made the decisions that they did, as well as what it means to be informed of the risks and benefits of birthing both in hospitals and out. Join us!

Bread and Roses on 04/27/12

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Fri, 04/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Toxic Beauty - a Visit to Nail Salons and Spas

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?
We will hear from Lisa Fu, Program Director for the Californian Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. She will introduce 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 will explore what can be done to improve that reality.

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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.

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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.

 

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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

Reel Girlz Make Films

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Wed, 03/02/2011

An overview of the Portland's Women's Film Festival, which runs from March 9-13, and an interview with THREE VEILS filmmaker Rolla Selbak as she talks about the film, stories behind the making, and answers your burning questions.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

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

 

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