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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Who benefits from global violence and war? We discuss the new book The Hidden Structure of Violence
 

Episode Archive

The Hidden Structure of Violence

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Fri, 09/04/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Who benefits from global violence and war? We discuss the new book The Hidden Structure of Violence
This week on Bread and Roses we talk about global structural violence with Jennifer Rountree, co-author with Marc Pilisuk of a new edition of "The Hidden Structure of Violence. Who Benefits from Global Violence and War". We'll discuss how violence is the result of our social order and necessary to maintain that social order, despite the fact that most of us believe that the violence in our world is inevitable and a natural occurrence.

Feminists Watch TV, Too

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Fri, 08/28/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Feminist lens on TV shows with Leigh Anne Kranz & Pamela Santos
Bread & Roses hosts Leigh Anne Kranz and Pamela Santos are psyched to discuss their perspectives on a number of TV shows using a feminist lens. They will weigh in on the broadening definition and depictions of women characters on such shows as Game of Thrones, True Detective, Mad Men, Empire, Orange Is The New Black,  Inside Amy Schumer and Transparent, the impact of shows on society like I Am Cait, as well as lessons learned about female relationships from reality TV. 

Guests include San Francisco activist and live-tweeter Alice Wong and local Portlander TV watcher Nghia Nguyen. 

Bread and Roses on 08/21/15

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Fri, 08/21/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

A Mother-Daughter Duo of Social Justice Advocates!

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Fri, 08/14/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mariotta Gary-Smith Health Educator & Sharon Gary-Smith, Executive Director MRG Foundation

Bread and Roses will be having conversations with two outstanding community change agents who happen to be from the same family…a mother-daughter duo! We will first talk with Mariotta Gary-Smith (daughter) who is the African American Sexual Health Equity Program (AASHEP) Health Educator for Multnomah County Health Department, STD/HIV/Hep C Program.  Followed by a conversation with Sharon Gary-Smith (mother) who is the Executive Director of the McKenzie River Gathering (MRG) Foundation and has dedicated over four decades of activism and leadership to ensuring that our most vulnerable and affected citizens are included in civic discourse, especially those most impacted by homophobia, racism, sexism, classism, ageism and ableism.

Kitchen Table Conversations with the Bread and Roses Collective- Mary Postlethwaite

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Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mary Postlethwaite shares how she overcame her childhood anguish to blossom into a change maker
Tune in to Bread and Roses this Friday for another edition of Mary Postlethwaite’s Kitchen Table Conversations with the Bread and Roses collective, an opportunity to learn more about our collective members individually. This week, Mary Postlethwaite will share her incredible journey with us from despair to activism. If you know any young person, any teenager experiencing severe depression, please listen and/or invite them to tune in with you as Mary will recount how she overcame her childhood anguish to blossom into a change maker. Mary will also share some original poetry.

Hosted by Mary Postelthwaite, Delphine Criscenzo with guests Amber Bailey and Marshalia Postlethwaite.

Email us at breadandrosescollective [at] gmail[dot]com

Cascades Abortion Support Collective

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Fri, 07/31/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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An abortion doula collective provides free, compassionate, support to anyone experiencing abortion
Tune in to Bread and Roses this Friday to learn about the work of the Cascades Abortion Support Collective, a new reproductive justice collective in Portland providing free, compassionate, support to anyone experiencing abortion in the greater Portland area.  CASC offers a wide range of support including any of the following: emotional care, physical comfort, informational support, and transportation and other logistical support for those experiencing abortion. The group explains that their services are motivated by their collective belief that all people deserve safe, supportive, abortion care, no matter what. We will talk about their motivations for forming the collective and the ways they are hoping to impact reproductive health in the Portland area.

PDX author Liz Prato on her debut short story collection and Sisterhood in the writing world.

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Fri, 07/24/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Liz Prato: Baby's On Fire

Bread and Roses features Portland author Liz Prato on her debut short story collection, BABY'S ON FIRE, and Sisterhood in the writing world. Special guest: Laura Stanfill, Founder and Publisher of Forest Avenue Press, a national press based in Portland, OR.

Learning About Yourself and Positively Impacting Our Youth

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Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Travis Stovall and American Society for the Positive Care of Children on Bread and Roses
Listen in on two different conversations we will be having this week on Bread and Roses. We will first talk with Travis Stovall of E-Rep (http://erep.com/) to learn about how we can discover our innate core values and how we are “hard-wired”. 
 
Then we will talk with Joe Bergeron, Kathleen Maloney and a youth advocate with American Society for the Positive Care of Children.  We will learn more about their      youth advocacy through youth-inspired solutions to end abuse, positively affecting the welfare of children, youth, and families.

Hosted and Produced by Adrienne Livingston

A Change is Gonna Come: What You Need To Know About Police Profiling in Oregon And House Bill 2002

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 07/10/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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What You Need To Know About Police Profiling in Oregon And House Bill 2002

“As the male officer’s hands went across my body, all I could wonder was ‘Why me?’” I asked him—begged and pleaded in fact for both to tell me—but my cries for answers fell on deaf ears. I felt violated, humiliated, and threatened for my life.” – Lisa Haynes, a 4’10” African American woman in Portland mistaken for a 5’6” male, Latino suspect by Portland Police.

Kitchen Table Conversations with the Bread and Roses Collective

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Fri, 06/26/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Learn about the Bread and Roses collective members, who we are and why we cherish the collective
Tune in for the first in a series of "Kitchen Table Conversations" with the Bread and Roses collective. Host Mary Postlethwaite interviews two Bread and Roses collective members, Jordyn Michelle and Delphine Criscenzo, about who they are, their feminist ideas and their involvement with the collective.

Hosted by Mary Postlethwaite and produced by Mary Postlethwaite and Delphine Criscenzo

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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

Women's protests in Egypt

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Fri, 02/11/2011

"It was so hard to go from the joy and communal spirit of Egypt to a congressional hearing about the implications of the Egyptian uprising on US foreign policy," says Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin about witnessing revolutionary history in Egypt. "How sad it is that those we've elected have so little regard for the most astounding people's grassroots non-violent revolution that we've seen in our lifetimes."

Hear about the amazing journey of a Code Pink's women's delegation in Egypt, and voices from Egyptian women at the barricades: Asmaa Mahfouz -- whose video plea helped spark the uprising-- and thoughts from Egyptian feminists and authors Ahdaf Soueif and Nawal El Sadaawi.

Learn more at: www.codepink4peace.org , ahdafsoueif.com

  • Length: 47:33 minutes (43.54 MB)
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Bread and Roses: Interview with Najmeh Modarres and Oregon Dreamers Erika and Jackie

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Fri, 11/26/2010

In a two part program we talked with
Najmeh Modarres about HIV/AIDS prevention in Botswana, where one quarter of the adult population has been affected by the disease. Najmeh is a public health educator, researcher and evaluator.
We also will discuss the Dream Act with Jackie and Erika, organizers with an Oregon group of dreamers. This legislation is intended to create a path towards legalization for thousands of undocumented youth. It will be introduced in the US Senate during the lame duck session in this coming week.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

You, too, can row for a cure!

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Thu, 09/09/2010

A local rower's dream of raising funds for breast cancer resources and research has made big waves. Row for the Cure, which began in Portland, is now a national event. And it's not too late to dust off your canoe and join in the Oct 3 event.

  • Length: 25:23 minutes (23.24 MB)
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Got Class?

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Fri, 08/20/2010

Joshunda Sanders is a writer for the Statesman, in Austin , TX . Her previous journalism experiences included working for the Houston Chronicle, the Beaumont Enterprise, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her creative nonfiction essays have appeared in “Secrets and Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women’s Friendships,” (Seal Press) and “My Soul To His Spirit: Soulful Expressions from Black Daughters To Their Fathers,” (SoulDictates Publishing), and “Homelands” (Seal Press). She attended Vassar College in 2000, where she majored in creative writing. She holds a Masters of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas .
She discusses her recently published article “Eat, Pray, Spend.” In it Sanders takes on “anti-feminist privilege literature and film” such as Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and Sex in the City, as she examines the “genre’s destructive cacophony of insecurity, spending, and false wellness.”
Full article at

http://bitchmagazine.org/article/eat-pray-spend

Dr. Donna Beegle grew up in generational migrant labor poverty, left school for marriage at 15 and had two children. At age 25 she found herself with no husband, little education, no job skills and continuing to cope with poverty. In the course of 10 years she obtained a G.E.D., an A.A. in Journalism, a B.A. in Communications, a Master’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Gender Studies, and a Doctorate Degree.
An internationally recognized lecturer, Donna is now president of Communication Across Barriers. Beegle is the founder and CEO of the new nonprofit, PovertyBridge, which is dedicated to changing lives for people in poverty.
She talks about educational barriers for students who come from poverty and what educators could do to help ALL students be successful.

  • Title: Got Class?
  • Length: 54:05 minutes (49.51 MB)
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The Big Latch On

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Fri, 08/06/2010

 Host Ashley Thirstrup produced this short piece about the Big Latch On - a worldwide event to celebrate nursing mothers and babies.  The goal of the event is to see which area can set the world record for the most nursing babies at one time, as well as to spread awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. 

For more information please visit:

www.biglatchon.org/big-latch-on-blog.html

  • Title: Track 01
  • Length: 21:49 minutes (24.98 MB)
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Women and Globalization

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Thu, 07/01/2010

CAUSA is Oregon’s statewide, grassroots immigrant rights coalition and the largest Hispanic civil and human rights, and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest.
CAUSA organizes, educates, and mobilizes to build power in the immigrant community.
Natalie Patrick-Knox is the Coordinator for CAUSA's new Portland Metro office, which held an open house on Wednesday, July 28. She discusses CAUSA's current campaigns with particular attention on issues for women immigrants.

Sabina Zeba Haque is an artist of South Asian descent – raised in Pakistan by an American mother and a Pakistani father. She examines issues of race, geopolitics, gender and sexuality across cultural boundaries, using the medium of painting, collage, and photography. Haque’s personal fusion of opposing cultural perspectives mirrors the complex, fragmented and multiple meanings of “globalization” and “multiculturalism” and their significance in American culture today.
In 2006, Sabina Zeba Haque joined Portland State University as the James DePriest Scholar in Ethnic Art. Haque received her MFA in Painting from Boston University and a BA in Art and education from Smith College. She is the 2010 recipient of the Lilla Jewel Fund for Women by the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation.

Single? You're Not Alone!

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Fri, 06/11/2010

Did you know that a third of the US adult population is single? Explore this new phenomena, its origins and impact with interviews and commentary of single women and Stephanie Coontz, prolific author on marriage and professor of history and family studies at Evergreen State College. Be sure to tune in for this first episode in a series!

 

Single? You're Not Alone!

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Fri, 06/11/2010

 This interview explores a single woman role model for collective member Brooke - her mother.

  • Length: 12:58 minutes (11.87 MB)
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Fourth Wave of Feminism

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Fri, 06/04/2010
  • Length: 54:34 minutes (37.46 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

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