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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Mary Postlethwaite shares how she overcame her childhood anguish to blossom into a change maker
 

Episode Archive

Lost Family

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Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Hear testimonies from women who reunited with their loved ones
Tune in this Friday for a conversation about reuniting with lost family members. Host Mary Postlethwaite will talk with her daughter Mirjum who was adopted out as a child about being estranged and their incredible reunion. We will hear testimonies from other young women who have been estranged from their families and then reunited. Mary will also share valuable information on how you can start looking for your estranged family members.

Hosted and Produced by Mary Postlethwaite

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The Power of Story Telling: Women in Leadership Positions in Media

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Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Power of Story Telling: Women in Leadership Positions in Media
Tune into Bread and Roses for a conversation about women in media.  
• Julie Falk, the Executive Director of Bitch Media
• BFrayn, Executive Producer and creator of the Back Fence PDX storytelling series. She is also the Co-Host of Russian Roulette — and is also the PDX Producer for The Moth GrandSLAM. (She hasn't slept for years)
• Melissa Lowry, Director of the documentary, Black Girl in Suburbia

We will talk about what/who insired them to get into story telling, what are some of the barriers to entry/access that women experience, and why it is so important for women to show-up in leadership roles in these positions.

Live Literary Event by Unchaste Readers: Women Reading Their Minds

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Fri, 05/01/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Unchaste Readers: Women Reading Their Minds

Bread and Roses hosts a LIVE reading by Unchaste Readers:  Women Reading Their Minds.

The Unchaste Readers series provides a space for women and female-identified writers 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.

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Sex, Values and Healthy Break-up Education for Teens and Parents

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Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Sex, Values and Healthy Break-up Education for Teens and Parents
Hosts Ashley Thirstrup and Adrienne Livingston feature an interview with Al Vernaccio, a nationally-known Sexuality Educator and author of For Goodness Sex - Changing the Way We Talk About Sexuality, Values and Health.  They also host youth and adult organizers of the 2nd Annual Healthy Break Up Summit happening April 25th from 11:00 - 3:00 at Portland State University Native Student Center.   There will also be a segment of the show dedicated to fostering healthy communication between parents and teens around relationships and sex. 

Freelance Homeless Advocates

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Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A conversation with Freelance Homeless Advocates about homeless activism and leadership.
Tune in this Friday for a conversation about homeless leadership and activism with Freelance Homeless Advocates Art and Shasta. We will talk about their different approach to supporting the homeless community and the changes they want to see.

Hosted and Produced by Mary Postlethwaite and Delphine Criscenzo

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"Awareness Is Not Enough": Autism Acceptance Month

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Fri, 04/10/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Autistic adults talk to Pamela Santos about Autism Acceptance Month
[April 3rd program rescheduled to April 10th]

Autism Acceptance Month in April is an autistic-led movement "about treating autistic people with respect, listening to what we have to say about ourselves, and making us welcome in the world." Autistic adults talk with host Pamela Santos about what acceptance means, why awareness is not enough, how they try in personal and public spaces to center advocacy around Autistic people and what neurodivergence looks like to autistic people versus allistic (not autistic) people's expectations about disability.  Expect a lot of geeky cultural references, general irreverence, unfiltered conversation and dismantling of harmful misconceptions and stereotypes. 

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Women Owned Businesses

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Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women Entrepreneurs Share their Experiences
Join hosts Adrienne Livingston and Ashley Thirstrup as they host a panel of women entrepreneurs who have ignited their passion by starting their own businesses! Christine Dupres of Radiant Life Counseling and Hypnotherapy, Tisha Stigler ,  stylist, and Veronica Pacini of Easy Flow Coaching will all share their motivations and challenges of owning small businesses in the local area.  Listeners will be encouraged to call in with their questions or thoughts on the topic of women-owned businesses and breaking away from "the man". 

Women in Control of Their Bodies

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Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Join Us at 6pm for a Conversation around Women's Access and Right to Control Their Own Bodies!

Women in Control of Their Own Bodies

Guests and Shero/Heroes:
Jimmy Radosta: Communications and Marketing Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon 

The Color of Food

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Fri, 03/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Color of Food: preserving stories, celebrating resilience, changing the face of agriculture.
Listen to a conversation about The Color of Food, a multimedia and book project by Natasha Bowens created "to amplify, preserve and celebrate the stories of Black, Latino, Indigenous, and Asian farmers and food activists working to revolutionize the food system in our communities."

We talk about the historical trauma associated with land cultivation in the US but also celebrate the incredible contributions of communities of color to agriculture and food activism. Natasha Bowens shares her personal story becoming a farmer and blogging at Brown.Girl.Farming.

Learn more about The Color of Food HERE

Spilt Milk Comedy Showcase: Joanie Quinn, Betsy Kauffman and Nikki Schulak

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Fri, 03/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local Spilt Milk Comedy Showcase: You'll Laugh 'Til You Cry

Bread and Roses welcomes Spilt Milk Comedy Showcase co-founders Joanie Quinn and Betsy Kauffman, and writer/performer Nikki Schulak.

Spilt Milk produces a monthly live comedy showcase featuring local writers and comics.  Comedians have the opportunity to perform for a mature, listening audience.  The house rules create a safe and comfortable environment for women performers and audience members:  No rape jokes, porn, misogyny or ageism. 

Upcoming Event:  Friday, March 13th, TWO shows! 7PM and 9 PM.

O'Connors in Multnomah Village, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy.
Dinner available
No minors
Doors open 5:30pm
$7 Advance Tix

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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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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

 

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

 

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

 

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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Bread and Roses

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

 

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