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

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 

The Color of Food

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Fri, 03/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Color of Food: preserving stories, celebrating resilience, changing the face of agriculture.
Listen to a conversation about The Color of Food, a multimedia and book project by Natasha Bowens created "to amplify, preserve and celebrate the stories of Black, Latino, Indigenous, and Asian farmers and food activists working to revolutionize the food system in our communities."

We talk about the historical trauma associated with land cultivation in the US but also celebrate the incredible contributions of communities of color to agriculture and food activism. Natasha Bowens shares her personal story becoming a farmer and blogging at Brown.Girl.Farming.

Learn more about The Color of Food HERE

Spilt Milk Comedy Showcase: Joanie Quinn, Betsy Kauffman and Nikki Schulak

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Fri, 03/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local Spilt Milk Comedy Showcase: You'll Laugh 'Til You Cry

Bread and Roses welcomes Spilt Milk Comedy Showcase co-founders Joanie Quinn and Betsy Kauffman, and writer/performer Nikki Schulak.

Spilt Milk produces a monthly live comedy showcase featuring local writers and comics.  Comedians have the opportunity to perform for a mature, listening audience.  The house rules create a safe and comfortable environment for women performers and audience members:  No rape jokes, porn, misogyny or ageism. 

Upcoming Event:  Friday, March 13th, TWO shows! 7PM and 9 PM.

O'Connors in Multnomah Village, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy.
Dinner available
No minors
Doors open 5:30pm
$7 Advance Tix

Bread and Roses on 02/27/15

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Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

International Mother Language Day

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Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Feburary 21st, International Mother Language Day, promote inguistic diversity and multilingualism.
Tune in this Friday as we celebrate International Mother Language Day with Bangladeshi Journalist, Monica Islam. UNESCO and the UN have recognized February 21st as a worldwide opportunity to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students from different higher education institutions in Bangladesh demonstrated for recognition of their language, Bengali, as one of the national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka.

We will talk with Monica about the history of her country, the celebrations that will take place on International Mother Language Day, which is a holiday in Bangladesh and the importance of promoting tolerance and acceptance.

LIFESTYLES UNLUBRICATED

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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We talk about LIFESTYLES UNLUBRICATED, a Portland based anthology of single women’s writings.

You can receive a FREE copy of LIFESTYLES UNLUBRICATED when you become a KBOO member, renew your membership, make a 1 time donation or increase your current donation right NOW! (you have untill the end of the drive! call 877 500 5266)

GirlStrength and Under Our Skin

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Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Celebrating the power of our bodies, and the strength of our words
Join host Ashley Thirstrup as she hosts instructors and girls of GirlStrength, a free community strengthening program offered through the Family Services Division of the Portland Police Bureau that primarily focuses on violence prevention. It’s designed to meet the developmental needs of girls 10-17 years of age by providing real life tools to learn assertiveness, develop intuition and recognize the dynamics of unhealthy relationships.  

Burnt Tongue: A Dangerous Writers Live Reading

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Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Burnt Tongue Live Literary Event

Bread and Roses hosts a live literary event!  

Burnt Tongue: A Dangerous Writers Reading

We are joined in the studio by local authors:  Gigi Little, Kathleen Lane, Margaret Malone, Monica Drake and Domi J. Shoemaker.

Diesel Pollution, a Threat to Public Health in Portland

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Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Diesel pollution makes Portland's air toxic. We'll talk about the risks and change needed!
This Friday on Bread and Roses we talk about the real impact of diesel pollution in our city of Portland. A petition created last year by Neighbors For Clean Air, a local non-profit working for air quality, declared “One of the most serious current threats to public health from air pollution comes from the burning of diesel oil… The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that diesel exhaust in Oregon causes some 468 premature deaths a year – which means more Oregonians die from diesel exhaust than from murder and drunken driving combined.”

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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.

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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

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

 

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