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

Black Lives Matter

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Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local community activists traveled to Ferguson, MI in the aftermath of the murder of Michael Brown

Tonight on Bread and Roses we say Black Lives Matter. In the aftermath of the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MI by police office Darren Wilson, protests have been taking place all over the country against police violence and racial discrimination. A strong message has emerged from this movement that the lives of Black people do matter.  A controversy started after the death of Michael Brown over the way he was being described in the media and a video released by the police of someone, suspected to be Michael Brown, stealing from a corner store. There are no excuses that can justify the murder of Michael Brown. His life mattered.

Beady Little Eyes: People Love Puppets

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Fri, 09/05/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Twilight interviews Katie McClenahan, a local puppeteer and creator of Beady Little Eyes.
Twilight interviews Katie McClenahan, a local puppeteer and creator of Beady Little Eyes.

White Men As Full Diversity Partners

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Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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In the US, white culture is like water for a fish! Can white men get out of the fishbowl?

Can white men be diversity partners? Can white men understand that they have a culture? Can white men learn how much value there is in a diverse work team? White Men As Full Diversity Partners believe so! Co-founder of the organization Bill Proudman will be on Bread and Roses along with some of his team members to discuss the strategy they employ to engage white men in leadership roles to become full diversity partners!

Learn more about White Men As Full Diversity Partners

Hosted and Produced by Leigh Anne Kranz and Delphine Criscenzo

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Take Back The Streets

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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Community bike ride and event to respond to gang violence in North Portland Sunday, August 24th

Take Back the Streets is a community ride and event happening this Sunday, August 24th in North Portland as a response to gang violence. The event aims to promote community ownership through a bike ride followed by a health and anti-violence resource fair at Columbia Park, located at the corner of Lombard and Russell. Jason Washington and Demarcus Preston are at the origin of the idea and they partnered with the Community Cycling Center to organize the event.

If She Can Do It, You Can Too

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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Miho Aida documents the lives of remarkable women making a difference in the outdoors.
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This week on Bread and Roses we welcome Miho Aida, outdoors educator, photographer, filmmaker, traveler, activist and founder of the "If She Can Do It, You Can Too" project. She has made the commitment to "document the lives of remarkable women making a difference in the outdoors." Miho is dedicated to increasing the representations of women of color, their experiences and leadership in the great outdoors in the media. She has traveled to Nepal, Chile and Kenya among other places and recently to Gwich'in territory in Alaska.

Unchaste Readers Series & Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity

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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Unchaste Readers Series & Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity

Bread and Roses highlights two local organizations doing good works to benefit women and the community. 

6:00-6:20 PM  Unchaste Readers Series:  Provides a forum for local women and women-identified writers to give voice to their work for an audience.  The brand new Unchaste University offers a series of writing courses and is committed to connecting women author/teachers with women writers—to support author/teachers financially, and support women writers artistically.  Guest is Jenny Forrester, Founder and Curator.
unchastereaders.com

Women Fostering Creativity and Sustainability

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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women Fostering Creativity and Sustainability
Host Ashley Thirstrup features  two local women who will be discussing various topics around creativity, sustainability and building entrepreneurial skills within ourselves as women.  The first part will be an interview with Marisha Auerbach, a local educator and botanist working to encourage sustainable futures through sharing knowledge on a variety of topics including permaculture, polyculture, gardening, local economics, community building, edible landscape design and organic gardening.

Black Girl in Suberbia

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Fri, 07/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Melissa Lowery talks about her new film, Black Girl in Suberbia

This week we talk with Melissa Lowery, the filmmaker of Black Girl In Suburbia. "Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. It is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color."

Delphine Criscenzo sat with Melissa Lowery a few days after the screening of the film at the North Portland Library, where the screening was followed by an incredible community discussion about the need to have this conversation. In this interview, Melissa explains her motivations for producing this film and the huge gap in knowledge about the experience of Black girls living in the suburbs.

Healthy Plate Project

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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Healthy Plate Project with Sisters of the Road, Portland Farmers Market & Farmers Market Fund.

Twilight discusses the Healthy Plate Project with representatives from Sisters of the Road, Portland Farmers Market and the Farmers Market Fund

Closing music by Buddha's Groove Shoes.

Exploring Mental Diversity - An Interview with Portland Hearing Voices

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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Exploring Mental Diversity - An Interview with Portland Hearing Voices

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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
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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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