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

Portland Pioneers of Color Walking Tour

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Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Portland Pioneers of Color Walking Tour shares stories of the first African American citizens
This Friday we discuss the new Portland Pioneers of Color Walking tour. This tour of downtown highlights the stories of "Portland's early African American citizens - persons freed from the institution of slavery - who came to Portland in search for Freedom, Independence, Community, and Economic opportunity!" Every Saturdays, rain or shine, Stephen Hanks walks you around downtown while sharing the most fascinating details about the lives of some of the first Black people to live in Portland.

Village Gardens

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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Village Gardens community leaders talk about growing food and growing leadership in North Portland.
Tune in this Friday as we explore the work of Village Gardens, a North Portland non-profit and community-led project that "brings a spirit of hope to the people by growing and sharing healthy food, learning and teaching skills, and empowering community leadership."

We will be joined in the studio by several Village Gardens community leaders and staffs who will share with us how their work is changing their neighborhood and transforming lives. We will talk about youth leadership, social justice, community health and farming.

Find out more about Village Gardens HERE

Thanks-taking Special - Indigenous Activism

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Fri, 11/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thanks-taking Special - Indigenous Activism
On this  "Thanks-taking" special, hosts Abeni and Ashley interview local Native American activist Clay River as they discuss decolonization strategies, as well as the intersection of reproductive justice within the Native community.  Also, an archived interview with Inidigenous activist, Tawna Sanchez is aired again.  She discusses the history of the Portland Native community, and acts of indigenous solidarity and defiance such as the Longest Walk and the overtaking of Alcatraz.  Native musical artists "A Tribe Called Red" and "Blue King Brown" are also featured throughout.

Decolonize!   

Women's bodies are sacred, capable, and beautiful

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Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Samantha Zipporah, full spectrum doula talks about women's sexual health.
This Friday on Bread and Roses we celebrate women's sovereignty and authority over their body with full spectrum doula, Samantha Zipporah. We will talk about the importance of including all aspects of women fertility in the conversation, including menstrual cycles, abortion and miscarriage. We will also discuss body literacy and Samantha will share some good resources to learn more about the wonders of the female body.

BoyStrength: Empowering Boys to be Leaders in Nonviolence.

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Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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BoyStrength: Empowering Boys to be Leaders in Nonviolence

BoyStrength is a new program that empowers boys ages 10-14 to be allies and leaders in nonviolence.  They offer free programs, workshops, and camps to Portland schools, community centers and local organizations.  It provides boys with options, strategies and skills to make healthy choices, create positive relationships, and actively engage in social justice.

The BoyStrength Mission: 
Foster awareness, redefine masculinity, and encourage boys to be leaders in nonviolence.
Foster an understanding of what it means to be a young man in today’s media driven society.
Boost knowledge and awareness of equity, diversity and cultural differences.
Support boys capacity to express and regulate emotions.

Kiva Zip - Person to Person Lending benefiting women-owned small businesses

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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Kiva Zip - Person to Person Lending benefiting women-owned small businesses
Join host Ashley Thirstrup as she interviews Kiva Zip https://zip.kiva.org/ fellow Vianna Pillips and Kiva ZIP trustee, Becca Parker about the revolutionary crowd sourcing program.  They will talk about how women entrepeuners can benefit from this nonprofit program which offers small business owners interest-free loans through a process called “social underwriting” that ignores collateral, cash flows and credit scores.  She also interviews a local Kiva Zip borrower, Lani Jo Leigh, owner of Clinton Street Theater http://cstpdx.com/ about how the small loan helped to preserve her landmark movie house, a venue for marginalized filmmaker perspectives and film buffs alike.  

Second Chances Are For Everyone

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Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Emanuel Price describes what S.C.A.F.E is doing to reduce rates of recidivism.

"Second Chances Are For Everyone," even those of us who have a criminal history. S.C.A.F.E strongly believes in that statement as they exist to "provide support services to promote employment, empowerment and community engagement for men in transition."  Tune in to Bread and Roses this Friday for a conversation with Emanuel Price, Founder and Executive Director of S.C.A.F.E, about recidivism, barriers to employment and how his organization is changing things for men in transition.

S.C.A.F.E is hosting their second annual fundraising event, Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism on 11/8/2014 4:00PM to 8:00PM at the Center for Intercultural Organizing. More info HERE.

Filipino American History Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Pamela Santos talks about Filipino American History month and fighting domestic violence
In October we celebrate Filipino American History Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tune in to Bread and Roses for a conversation with community activist Pamela Santos about the importance of learning and celebrating Filipino American History and Heritage and about the specific ways domestic violence affects the Filipino American community.

Unchaste Readers Series--Women Reading Their Minds LIVE on Bread and Roses

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Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Unchaste Readers Series--Women Reading Their Minds LIVE!

Bread and Roses welcomes Unchaste Readers Series--Women Reading Their Minds, for a LIVE Reading Event.

The Unchaste Readers series provides a space for women and women-identified people to share their stories. The theme Unchaste refers to how it is to be and feel female in a patriarchal system where our autonomy, identity, and survival are threatened in large and small ways.

The Unchaste Readers are women aged 21 to 71 who have read at Unchaste Readers Series between April 2012 and now.  They have been all kinds of sexual-preference-spectrum/womyn-gender-spectrum/race/ethnicity/social-economic-politic status-in-the-hierarchy-patriarchy/experience/survivor/not-survivor/wrting-reading-speaking-singing-playing-music forms. 

International Day of the Girl Special

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Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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International Day of the Girl Special
In honor of International Day of the Girl http://dayofthegirl.org, join host Ashley Thirstrup as she interviews Elizabeth Nye of Girls, Inc http://girlsincpnw.org and Meagan Kovacks of Raphale House http://raphaelhouse.com about their professional work in highlighting issues affecting our girls, as well as exploring their personal ideas about what we can ALL do to support our girls and young women.  We will be discussing gender inequality and a new tool that can be used by residential programs and child welfare in order to assess their gender responsiveness.  

More about International Day of the Girl:

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Immigration Reform and the Dream Act.

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Fri, 05/21/2010

The time for immigration reform is now. Join a conversation on why and how with two leading women activists:

Pramila Jayapal, the founder and Director of OneAmerica, the largest immigrant advocacy organization in WA State. Pramila, an immigrant from India, has spent the last two decades working for social justice internationally and in the US. She participated in a march and action for immigration reform in Seattle this Thursday.

Tania Unzueta is the Co-founder of the Chicago-based Immigrant Youth Justice League and an organizer for the US Social Forum. She was one of five young people who temporarily sat in at Senator John McCain’s office in Arizona earlier this week in an attempt to force action on the “Dream Act.” The act would provide an avenue for students who have spent most of their lives in the US to gain legal status. Tania’s came with her parents from Mexico when she was 10 years old.

Michelle Shocked's fearless joy

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Fri, 05/07/2010

For the past 25 years singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked has fearlessly sung her passion for social justice and shared her joys. In this interview, she shares her sources of joy and strength. "Jealously and anger," she sings, "greed and hypocrisy--the seasons of human nature cannot take my joy from me." Listen for more at www.michelleshocked.com

 

  • Length: 24:23 minutes (22.32 MB)
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Relationships with a Depth Psychology Twist

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Fri, 04/23/2010
  • Length: 57:15 minutes (39.31 MB)
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Part 1. "Soulaju" Part 2. Haitian Green Movement - Rosedanie Cadet'

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Fri, 03/26/2010

In the first half hour, Aju from the musical duo Molina Soleil and Aju talks about creating her new album, her projects to inspire young women, and the divine feminine.  We play songs from her new album, and she also reads a monologue about birth from the Vagina Monologues.

To find out more about Molina Soleil and Aju, or to purchase their new album "Soulaju", please check out their website:      www.soulaju.com

In the 2nd half hour, women filmmakers, Nicole Vulcan and Posie Currin talk about their recent trip to Haiti where they documented the work of Helping Hands Noramise - a Haitian-based non-profit working to bring sustainable farming techniques to the local people.  The leader of Helping Hands Noramise, Rosedanie Cadet, joins by telephone. 

For more information or to make a donation please contact Helping Hands Noramise at: www.noramise.org

 

Fearing the Dark Feminine.... Why?

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Thu, 02/25/2010
  • Length: 26:39 minutes (18.3 MB)
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Women in Haiti: strength in spirit and culture

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Fri, 02/19/2010

Haitian-Canadian author Myriam Chancy clarifies the richness and spirit of Haiti, especially that of women. "There's great strength one can take from these women...Our history tells us it is possible to survive, to have a will, despite how Haiti is portrayed. Our culture, our spirit gives us no choice. We have to endure and that's the heart of Haiti." Also: poetry and music with Lenelle Moise and Emeline Michel.

Literature and Haiti aid links: www.myriamchancy.com/

Poetry: www.lenellemoise.com/

Music: www.emeline-michel.com/

 

Midwifery and the Politics of Birth

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Fri, 02/12/2010

Hosts Nicole Vulcan and Ashley Thirstrup examine the issue of birth rights, the home birth issue, and efforts nationwide to see that families have a choice when it comes to how they  bring their children into this world.  They talk with two advocates working for childbirth choices in South Dakota - a state which feminists have scored an F in the area of reproductive freedoms.

Local midwives, Laura Erickson and Kori Pienovi, of Alma Midwifery Center discuss the Midwives' Model of Care and the challenges that model faces from the more mainstream hospital birth model.  They explain their experiences assisting women through home births, water births and throughout their prenatal care.  KBOO listeners call in with their questions, thoughts and concerns.

  • Length: 59:22 minutes (27.17 MB)
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Inspiring Women Collective Show - An Interview with My Grandmother

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Fri, 01/22/2010

Inspiring Women Collective Show - An Interview with my Grandmother

Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews her 79 year old grandmother, Dona Ross, about her interesting life and her views on race relations and reproductive freedom. 

Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking

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Fri, 12/18/2009

Host Ashley Thirstrup interview Esther Nelson, Sexual Trafficking Case Manager at the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) about the issues facing Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking.  They discuss the role of pimps in holding girls in underage prostitution, as well as the efforts locally to help girls find healing and recovery.

Sexual Assualt Resource Center Crisis Line:  503-640-5311

Look Beneath the Surface: Northwest Conference Against Trafficking

Look Beneath the Surface: Northwest Conference Against Trafficking
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January 9, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach, 909 North Hayden Island Dr., Portland, OR 97217

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery. The second largest criminal enterprise in the world after arms dealing, victims of human trafficking work in domestic servitude, agriculture and — all too often — the sex industry. Join the Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking at their conference to combat human trafficking, co-sponsored in part by City Club.

Keynote Speakers:
Emcee: Priya David, host of “Keep it Local” on KOIN6
Jane Velez-Mitchell, host of “Issues” on HLN
Cathy Standiford, President Soroptimist International of the Americas
Retired Special Forces Colonel Dr. Bill Hillar, Personal Human Trafficking Story
Dallas Jessup, past CNN Hero and founder of “Just Yell Fire”

Website: www.NWCAT.org
 

 

  • Length: 29:51 minutes (27.33 MB)
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Celebrate human rights!

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Fri, 12/11/2009

Once upon a time, nations and citizens worked together to articulate a path for peace and justice, and the Universal Declarations of Human Rights was born. Hear about this history and free resources, then spend a moment honoring the family members of Guantanamo prisoners. For free resources, see: www.humanrights.com  Music: Eva Cassidy: "Imagine"; Sweet Honey in the Rock: "Hope"

  • Length: 25:45 minutes (23.57 MB)
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WOW! This show is so enlightening... When is it going national?

 

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