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

5/2 -The Night, and the Rain, and the River. New Anthology of Short Stories by Oregon Writers

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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Night, and the Rain, and the River. New Anthology of Short Stories by Oregon Writers

Bread and Roses celebrates the launch of the new Oregon short story anthology, The Night, and the Rain, and the River, by woman-owned local publisher Forest Avenue Press. 

We welcome Editor Liz Prato and local writers Domi Shoemaker and Tammy Lynne Stoner.  Donate to KBOO during the hour and receive a copy of the anthology as a thank you gift.

QSoC Conference “(Re)Generating Community: Radical Coalitions at the Intersections"

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Fri, 04/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Queer Students of Color Conference planning committee discusses the upcoming conference May 9-11

Bread and Roses welcomes the Queer Students of Color Conference planning committee this Friday.

The Fourth Annual Queer Students of Color Conference will take place from May 9-11 and will feature inspiring speakers, including Lavern Cox, Fabian Romero and Emi Koyama, constructive workshops and an opportunity to develop community across identities. The theme for this year’s conference is “(Re)Generating Community: Radical Coalitions at the Intersections.”

Tune in for a conversation on identities, community and coalition building.

Young Women’s Youth Empowerment Group from Native American Youth and Family Center

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Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Young Women’s Youth Empowerment Group from Native American Youth and Family Center

Bread and Roses host, Ashley Thirstrup will be interviewing the Young Women’s Youth Empowerment Group from Native American Youth and Family Center.  We will be discussing issues facing our local young women, some service learning projects they are working on in the community, and the upcoming 1st Annual ‘Healthy Break Up Summit’ that will be taking place on April 24th.  There will be a chance for you to call in with your thoughts or questions about how navigating relationships have changed over the years as we explore how our young people can be supported in a healthy way throughout their relationships and even when breaking up!

CIVIC ending the isolation of men and women in U.S immigration detention

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Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Is a country without detention centers possible? Join us for a discussion on a dysfonctional system.
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lIsten to a conversation about U.S immigration detention centers, such as the Norwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA, and the efforts of CIVIC, a non-profit dedicated to ending isolation for men and women in the system.

We are joined Live, on the phone from San Francisco by Christina Mansfield, co-founder of CIVIC. Christina Mansfield is an activist for social justice, a scholar, and the granddaughter of immigrants. We will discuss the hunger strike in the Tacoma detention center, isolation for men and women impacted by the system and the possibilities of living in a country without detention centers.

Dr. Suzanne Fanger: Understanding the Excluder: Why Young Children Exclude Their Peers

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Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dr. Suzanne Fanger: Understanding the Excluder: Why Young Children Exclude Their Peers

Dr. Suzanne Fanger returns to Bread and Roses to share practical solutions and findings in the study of peer exclusion among preschool-age children.  Her work focuses on developing socio-emotional curriculum and helping parents and educators solve the social issues of young children.  Addressing these issues early in life has a positive impact on future tween, teen and adult behavior.

Not Your Rescue Project

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Fri, 03/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Twilight Kallisti interviews N'jaila Rhee
Twilight Kallisti interviews N'jaila Rhee about Not Your Rescue Project.
Twillight Kallisti interviews N'jaila Rhee, co-creator of the Twitter hashtag #NotYourRescueProject about sex workers, online activism and the politics of sex work.

Urban Wilderness Project

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Fri, 03/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Jourdan Keith says "connecting to the natural world is critical to restoring communities". But how?

"What might gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation have to do with historical and current environmental degradation? Is there a connection between disappearing green spaces in the inner-city and domestic violence? How might negative social behaviors and attitudes impact the carbon footprint of individuals and their cities?"

These are some of the questions that Jourdan Keith is asking and trying to answer through her work at Urban Wilderness Project.

Bread and Roses on 03/14/14

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Fri, 03/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

Joy Harjo, Poet, Musician and Activist

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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Joy Harjo, American Poet, Musician, Activist
Joy Harjo, poet, musician, and activist.

Joy Harjo speaks with Bread and Roses about the new musical she is writing, the kinship between poetry and music, overcoming fear, experiencing voicelessness in feminist/white privileged settings, and creating community among Indigenous women.  http://joyharjo.com/

Produced by Leigh Anne Kranz and Delphine Criscenzo

Permission granted by the artist to include music in the podcast:
Eagle Song
This America
Equinox

About Joy Harjo:

http://joyharjo.com/

Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. She just published her memoir, Crazy Brave, detailing her journey to becoming a poet.

Gentrification Through the Lens of Hip Hop

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Fri, 02/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Two local residents discuss gentrification through the lens of Hip Hop.

What is gentrification and how has the Hip Hop scene in Portland been affected by this shift that is forcing the African American community to migrate? We hear the opinions of two Portland residents, passionate of Hip Hop, Chris Riser and Kipp Kruger.

Chris Riser is a husband, father, thinker & middle school teacher in Portland Public Schools. He's passionate about history, hip hop, and what it takes to develop life long learning and a sense of agency in the next generation.

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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.

  • 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

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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