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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Bread and Roses on 10/05/12

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Fri, 10/05/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep & Enough Wool to Save the Planet

Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep & Enough Wool to Save the Planet

We welcome author Catherine Friend. This sometimes reluctant farmer's wife shares the woolly tale of becoming "sheepish", that is "of or belonging to sheep". Her memoir "Sheepish" is a funny and thoughtful journey through the middles of life--when the beginning was a lesbian couple's dream of a family farm.  Her weave of farm stories and wool will make you laugh and ponder the weave of your own life. Call in at 503-231-8187. Celebrate sustainable farming, creative living, and evolving sheepishness!

Bread and Roses on 09/28/12

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Fri, 09/28/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dr. Pamela Sky Jeanne on Women's contributions to Medicine.

Dr. Pamela Sky Jeanne is a naturopathic physician with over 45 years of medical experience and an adjunct faculty at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. Her new book Healing Matters: Celebrating Women’s Innate Healing Nature explores the lack of feminine energy in the western world of medicine but also retells the medical contributions of many women throughout history. Tune in to Bread and Roses for a live interview with local author, physician and professor Dr. Pamela Sky Jeanne.

For more info or to contact Dr. Jeanne visit www.drpamelajeanne.com

Bread and Roses on 09/21/12

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Fri, 09/21/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Live interview with Portland author, Lidia Yuknavitch

Bread and Roses welcomes Portland author, Lidia Yuknavitch.

Her new novel, DORA:  a Headcase, is a feminist retelling of Freud’s famous case study, “Dora”—an 18-year-old diagnosed with hysteria.

Set in modern-day Seattle, Dora doesn’t take Freud’s theories lying down.

www.lidiayuknavitch.net/

Host:  Delphine Criscenzo

Bread and Roses on 09/14/12

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Fri, 09/14/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Veterans demand a right to heal; Teachers demand education for all

Veterans demand: A Right To Heal; Teachers demand: Education For All

A Right to Heal: Veterans organizing to combat the widespread trauma of our endless wars continue a campaign demanding A Right To Heal. We'll speak with former soldier Maggie Martin, an organizer with Iraq Veterans Against the War's campaign Operation Recovery. The campaign seeks to heal both soldiers and communities by ending the practice of redeploying injured troops. www.ivaw.org/operation-recovery

Bread and Roses on 09/07/12

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Fri, 09/07/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Back to school: military and jail but not music and arts?

Military recruiters and other army personnel now have easy access to children, including in public schools where they did not use to, such as in Portland. Parents often are unaware that the US military can obtain their child's data. Learn the details and what we can do in response from Carol Van Houten from Truth in Recruiting. We will also discuss community mobilizations in response to what has become known as "school to prison pipeline."
We will then look at what is increasingly missing from public schools and talk to Jessica Jarratt Miller who manages the campaign "Schools & Arts Together" and directs the Creative Advocacy Network.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 08/31/12

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Fri, 08/31/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Della Rae, Portland author of the Little Book of Self Care

Bread and Roses welcomes Della Rae, author of the Little Book of Self-Care

The Little Book of Self-Care covers all aspects of self-care, including identifying who you are, what you stand for, operating with personal integrity, following instincts, setting intention, extracting lessons from mistakes, love and relationships, dealing with other people, letting go of the past, and caring enough about yourself to live the way you want to be remembered.

Bread and Roses on 08/24/12

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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Cory Kirshner-Lira on Fat Activism and the "Obesity Crisis"

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

Bread and Roses on 08/17/12

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Fri, 08/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Anti- Black Graffiti in Portland? We'll look at the History of Black Folks in OR.

Anti-Black graffiti in Portland? We'll look at the History of Black Folks in Oregon with Walidah Imarisha. Last Thursday John Bryant, the grandmaster at the MW St. Joseph Grand Lodge discovered racist graffiti on the wall of the lodge near Fremont Street and Mississippi Avenue. Nearby food carts were also vandalized with anti-African American graffiti. The community got together on Saturday on Mississippi Avenue for a walk through and sit-in event entitled "Surviving Mississippi" to protest the vandalism.

In the light of this event, Bread and Roses will air an interview Delphine Criscenzo and Samantha Taylor conducted with Historian and Activist Walidah Imarisha last spring focusing on the history of Black folks in oregon.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

Bread and Roses on 08/10/12

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Fri, 08/10/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women cyclists make history

Portland women conquer Tour de France

Members of the first women's cycling team to ride the entire 2,162  miles of the Tour de France join us tonight with  a tale of  inspiration and triumph. The team faced challenges to both body and spirit, including criticism from those who told them they wouldn't survive the ride. Call in: 503-231-8187

To learn more about guest Heidi Swift: pelotonmagazine.com/Swift/content/22/1714/Swift-The-Night-Before-Paris

 

Bread and Roses on 08/03/12

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Fri, 08/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Can Occupy and strong women get along?

Women were instrumental in the Occupy movement across the United States, but in many cities that movement was still male dominated. There were allegations of sexual assault, abuse and explicitly sexist language. What does confronting this reality - or not - mean for creating that other world Occupy strives for? Join a conversation with a group of women from Occupy Portland who experienced the above and responded by forming a support system for women.

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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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