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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The Curse of the Good Girl - Interview with Rachel Simmons

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Fri, 11/20/2009

Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews author Rachel Simmons about her latest book: The Curse of the Good Girl - Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and  Confidence.

Daring to care: the challenge of compassion

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Fri, 10/30/2009

Science tells us we are wired for fair play. Relgion tells us to stay true to the Golden Rule--treat others as you would be treated. Yet global and interpersonal violence persists. Have we lost our capacity for compassion? Sister Joan Chittister, an activist and author of  Called to Question,  is one of many scholars worldwide advocating for a return to the roots of caring and a commitment to do no harm. www.charterforcompassion.org  "This is not a pious and pretty little topic," says Sister Joan in this provocative interview.

 

Bread and Roses 10/23/09: Trafficking

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Fri, 10/23/2009

Deena Guzder has reported for Time Magazine, Mother Jones, United Press International, and other publications on human rights issues across the world. She is the author of a forthcoming book, currently scheduled for release by Chicago Review Press in 2010. Please visit: www.deenaguzder.com

In this show Gabriele Ross interviews Deena Guzder on Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, particularly in Thailand

 

Oregon dog stars in Iditarod book

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Fri, 08/28/2009

Crimp, a lucky dog from K-Falls Oregon, and his owner, Liz Parrish, triumphed recently in the 1,000-mile Iditarod dogsled race across Alaska. Both Crimp and 50-year-old Liz overcame tremendous physical difficulties to complete the grueling race. Their inspiring stories are told in a new book, Crimp On-By. www.lifethroughdogs.com 

 

Volunteer vacations: Do good in the woods

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Fri, 08/28/2009

 

Sierra Club service trip organizer Jann Brown shares how to revive trails--and spirits-- in some of the nation's most beautiful parks. More info: www.sierraclub.org

 

Woman rows alone across Atlantic

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Fri, 08/28/2009

Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, shares her journey of heart and soul. "In the end," she says, "I know I rowed across the Atlantic to find my heart. But in the beginning I wasn't aware it was missing." Ms McClure is not just an explorer, she is also committed to social justice. See  www.apearlinthestorm.com

 

Seattle fans buy women's pro-basketball team

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Thu, 07/23/2009

When owners threatened to sell Seattle's women's professional (WNBA) basektball team to Oklahoma, fans rallied to keep the team. Former season ticket holder, now new owner, Dawn Trudeau shares how a community saved the Seattle Storm, the remaining women's pro-basektball team in the Pacific Northwest.

No Drinking, No Drugs, No Lesbians

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Thu, 07/23/2009

A young basketball player's courage ends 20 years of discrimination at U-Penn. We speak to Dee Mosbacher who, with Fawn Yacker,  produced and directed Training Rules which tells this remarkable story. www.trainingrules.com

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What Is Feminism Anyway?

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Fri, 06/19/2009

Bridget B. here and I'm your host for this edition of Bread and Roses on KBOO 90.7FM.  Listen in as I talk about Feminism with references from key voices from the feminist movement, including Gloria from All In The Family, Gloria Steinem and Rebecca Walker.

Yes, this will be my last show with Bread & Roses and I wouldn't have come this far in producing shows like this had it not been for the wonderful opportunities to create radio with the help of this collective.  I'll still be on KBOO every other Saturday night from 7pm - 10pm hosting an Evening of Afrotainment and will continue to produce public affairs pieces for either podcasting or airing on other programs.  Send me an email and let me know if you'd like to be added to the email list for future announcements on my shows.

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The Importance of Mother's Day

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 05/07/2009

Bridget B. here, and this edition of Bread & Roses was all about The Importance of Mother's Day; it's actual meaning and how you can get involved to make a difference. Given that this show fell right before Mother's Day, or on Mother's Day in other countries, I wanted to bring to your attention the what, why, when and by whom Mother's Day was conceived, what it has become over time and what you can do to re-direct this day back towards its original meaning.

During the show and in the midst of our membership drive, I shared the "Mother's Day Proclamation" as recited by some famous female actors and activists including Gloria Steinem, I included some information on what other countries do on their designated holiday and talked with my guest, Martha Shelley, one of the members and coordinators for CodePink here in Portland.  Our conversation included this weekend's events here in Portland and the rally in Washington, DC.

I also aired the audio from the Standing Women video clip, with a slight edit, on what they intend to do this coming Mother's Day.  So don't forget Mother's Day is scheduled for May 10, 2009 here in the US and there is a greater meaning to the day.

Many thanks to our Bread and Roses listeners, and remember, we're on every Friday on KBOO 90.7FM from 6pm - 7pm.

Ciao

Photo Sources:
http://www.biography.com/womens-history/mothers-day.jsp
http://www.codepinkalert.org/section.php?id=401

Audio Sou rces:

http://www.standingwomen.org/

http://www.codepinkalert.org/section.php?id=401

 

Comments

Bread and Roses

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

 

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