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 05/03/13

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Guatamala, Guantanamo and us

G2: Guatemala, Guantanamo and us

 We speak with the International Center for Transitional Justice about the difficult journey of peace in Guatemala, and the current trial of General Rios Montt, who is accused of orchestrating a genocide supported with US military aid.  And: While Guatemala confronts its past, the US force feeds Guatanamo prisoners.  Will the US face a trial for violating human rights? Interviews from family members of detainees, resources for action and more.  See: www.ict.org

Bread and Roses on 04/26/13

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Fri, 04/26/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Family Mental Health

Wendy Sample, a 10 year plus advocate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will discuss her journey through 50 years with a family member living with mental illness.

NAMI Oregon is a statewide grassroots organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness, as well as their families and loved ones. Under the umbrella of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, we serve all Oregonians through our education, support and advocacy at the state and county levels. http://www.nami.org/

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Bread and Roses on 04/19/13

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Fri, 04/19/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Montavilla Food Coop, working to provide access to affordable and healthy food to their neighborhood
Montavilla Food Cooperative

Montavilla Food Coop is taking off! Tune in to Bread and Roses to hear from the Montavilla Food Coop organizers and board members about their project and about the incredible benifits of cooperative businesses.

Four years ago, a handful of Montavilla neighborhood residents gathered and came up with the idea to open a "year-round place where Montavilla residents could access fresh, local, sustainable food and groceries.

The mission of the Montavilla Food Coop is "to enhance the quality of life for both residents and visitors by providing access to affordable, healthy food in an environment shaped by the community's values."

Read more about the Montavilla Food Coop.

Bread and Roses on 04/12/13

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GRANITO DE ARENA: GUATEMALA'S JOURNEY TO JUSTICE

Granito is an expression of the indigenous people of Guatemala...none of us can do it alone, each must put in their granito, their tiny grain of sand.  Direct descendants of the ancient Maya, the indigenous of Guatemala make up 40% of the population.  With the help of the U.S. government, as many of 200,000 of them and their supporters, the future leaders of Guatemala, were masacred in the early 1980s. Documentary filmaker Pamela Yates witnessed the genocide and found she had her own granito, evidence to help nail a dictator.

Bread and Roses on 04/05/13

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Fri, 04/05/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Sprig Health: An alternative way to access affordable health care.

Sprig Health is a Portland-based company with a vision to "change the U. S. health system by introducing a common sense alternative to health insurance". They provide individuals, with or without health insurance, with direct access to providers and services at affordable, discounted prices. Services include primary care, alternative medicine, urgent care, women's wellness, pediatric care, lab tests, immunizations, diagnostic imaging, dental, vision, dermatology, sports physicals, massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, counseling, physical therapy, etc.

Bread and Roses on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bread and Roses welcomes NW author Jennie Shortridge

Bread and Roses welcomes Pacific Northwest author, Jennie Shortridge, on the eve of publication of her fifth novel, Love Water Memory.

Bread and Roses on 03/22/13

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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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PlayWrite, INC. "Using the power of performance in art to transform the lives of youth at the edge"
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Learn about PlayWrite, a local non-profit founded 10 years ago which works with youth ‘at the edge’ to create original plays, powerful vehicles through which the voices of young people are heard. We welcome in the studio Lyndsay Hogland, program director, Alyson Osborne, coach/actor  and Ryder Lynn and Francesca, 2 young women who recently participated in a play writing workshop.

"PlayWrite coaches are drawn from the Oregon theater community, and are trained to work one-on-one with each young person. Within the intense structured activities of PlayWrite workshops, these young writers create original art. In the process, they learn to trust, manage, and heal their own emotional experiences; to work collaboratively; and to contribute positively to their communities.

Bread and Roses on 03/15/13

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Fri, 03/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Ongoing conversation about Self Care with author, Della Rae

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

Della Rae returns to talk about her experiences since the launch of her Self Care Campaign last October, a yearlong mission to share her book and vision with the community. She'll discuss the simple and vital principals of self care, and what she learned through interactions with attendees at area conferences and events.

Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bread and Roses on 03/01/13

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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An Audio tour of the North Portland Library, with Library manager, Patricia Welch.
Patricia Welch, North Portland Library Manager

This Friday we welcome Patricia Welch, the manager for the North Portland Library. We are going to talk about the resources the library has to offer, including the Black Resource Collection and hear about the role that the North Portland Library plays in telling the history of  Black folks in Potland.

North Portland Library

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Bread and Roses on 02/22/13

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Fri, 02/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women, Money and Em(power)ment

Women, Money and Em(power)ment: Taking Responsibility for Finances; Taking Control of Destiny

Historically, women were not permitted to manage finances. Today, most women feel they lack sufficient knowledge to take personal responsibility for their financial future.  By abdicating financial responsibility to a parent, spouse, or financial planner, women give away their power: power to create the life of their choosing, maintain autonomy in the golden years, and have the resources to change the world through meaningful ventures.

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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

 

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Relationships with a Depth Psychology Twist

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Fri, 04/23/2010
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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.

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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
 

 

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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"

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WOW! This show is so enlightening... When is it going national?

 

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