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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In the US, white culture is like water for a fish! Can white men get out of the fishbowl?
 

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Bread and Roses on 11/04/11

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Fri, 11/04/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Community Sings in Support of Occupiers

This Land is Our Land: A Community Sing-a-Long organized by Pink Martini and an interfaith coalition in support of Occupy Portland & Wall Street recently drew thousands to Pioneer Courthouse Square. We'll hear music from the event, speak with faith leaders who have worked on peace and justice issues for years, and hear from listeners about the Occupy movement. Call in: 503-231-8187!

Bread and Roses on 10/28/11

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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Scary: Suffragettes! The Axis of Evil!

We open Halloween weekend with the frightening prospect of voting rights for women in Oregon and a visit to Syria- once called the Axis of Evil. Century of Action historians will detail next week's commemorative suffragette events. See centuryofaction.org

And, author Stephanie Saldana discusses her book "Bread of Angels" In Syria after 9/11 she she found faith, love and hope in a country full of immigrants fleeing from wars. Says poet Naomi Shihab Nye: "The Bread of Angels is dazzling, brilliant, funny...a love letter to the Middle East."

Bread and Roses on 10/21/11

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Fri, 10/21/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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That's my baby! The art of midwifery in Oregon

That's my baby! The Art and Science of Midwifery

An ancient art and contemporary practice: Midwives in Oregon fall across the spectrum in their training and approach to the journey of pregnancy and childbirth. The Oregon Midwifery Council and Oregon Midwives join us to explore myths, stereotypes and current realities of birthing with a midwife. Join the discussion! Call in at 503-231-8187.

Bread and Roses on 10/07/11

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Fri, 10/07/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Conversation with Diana Abu-Jaber and Sabina Haque

Join us in a conversation with two Portland based artists who explore multiple identities in their work.

Diana Abu-Jaber is a writer who is introducing her newest book "Birds of Paradise" in several readings locally. Sabina Haque is a visual artist who invites the public to "Portland Open Studios" this weekend. Both also teach at Portland State University.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 09/30/11

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Fri, 09/30/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Publis Health Issues Through the Eyes of Women - Fetal Development and Domestic Violence

Public Health Issues through the Eyes of Women

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. Join Bread and Roses host, Ashley Thirstrup at 6:00 PM on Sep. 30th as she looks at several public health issues affecting primarily women - maternal health/fetal development and domestic violence.

Bread and Roses on 09/16/11

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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A discussion of 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.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 09/09/11

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Fri, 09/09/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Faith, War & 9/11: Syria and beyond

Faith, war & 9/11: Learning the world:  Join us as we take a spirtiual journey to Syria with author Stephanie Saldana whose book, Bread of Angels, presents a rarely glimpsed view of a country now in the midst of revolution. We'll discuss how "learning the world" can increase compasson and peace. Call in!

Bread and Roses on 08/26/11

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Fri, 08/26/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Engaging Youth in Interrupting Sexual Violence

Join Bread and Roses host Ashley Thirstrup, Friday August 26th from 6:00 - 7:00pm as she speaks with Ted Rutherford from the Texas Peace Project about engaging youth to stop sexual violence. She'll also talk with Esther Nelson from Sexual Assault Resource Center about the issue of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth in the Portland Community.

Bread and Roses on 08/19/11

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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Defense of Marriage

Equal rights to love! 2 Portland lesbians ask for a marriage license even though it's illegal. Hear their story and join this discussion on marriage rights, traditions and spirituality.

Bread and Roses on 08/12/11

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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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50 Years: A Conversation with Women Peace Corps Volunteers

Join Portlanders Jackie Spurlock and Esther Nelson as they reflect on their service with the Peace Corps decades ago and report on the recent reunion of 250 Peace Corps volunteers who served in Iran.

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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.”
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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.

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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

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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
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Foster Youth Awareness

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Fri, 05/28/2010
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WOW! This show is so enlightening... When is it going national?

 

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