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

First Generation College Graduates and Post Graduation Plans

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Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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How does being a first genertion college goer affect your experience in school?
This Friday, on Bread and Roses we have a conversation with two young Black women about their college experience and their plans post-graduation. One is the first generation to attend an institution of higher education and one has seen her parents, grandparents and great-grand parents go to college before her. We will talk about the challenges they encountered and how their family’s knowledge or lack of knowledge about college life affected their experience.

Hosted and Produced by Jordyn Michelle and Delphine Criscenzo

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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

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The Importance of Mother's Day

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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

 

Teachers Rebel!

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Thu, 03/19/2009

In a program dedicated to teachers everywhere, Bread and Roses explores the amazing but true story of a teachers' rebellion in Oaxaca, Mexico, that turned into a massive social justice movement. Host Carole Scholl will present music and interviews from Oaxaca, including stories from the infamous "March of Pots and Pans," in which thousands of women took over a major TV station. Renowned filmmaker Jill Freidberg will discuss her award-winning film about Oaxaca, A Little Bit of So Much Truth.  www.corrugate.org

 

For more information on the book, Teaching Rebellion, edited by Diana Denham, go to: www.casacollective.org  And to hear more of Lila Downs music, go to: www.liladowns.com

Helping Those in Need and Serving the Community: Della Rae & Janna Mock-Lopez

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Thu, 03/12/2009

Bridget B. here, on this edition of  Bread and Roses, I had the pleasure of interviewing Della Rae, Founder/Director of DonorsResource.org and Janna Mock-Lopez, President and Publisher of Oregon Family Media.

DonorsResource.org is an online hub that connects people who want to give in-kind donations with non-profits that need them. Oregon Family Media publishes Goodness Magazine, which focuses on the positive accomplishments of people within our local community.

Remember to set your radio dial to KBOO 90.7FM Portland, 100.7FM Corvallis, 91.9FM Columbia Gorge or stream live at www.kboo.fm and listen to Bread & Roses every Friday night at 6pmPST

Cheers ~ Bridget B.

Ode to Abigail: An Oregon Hero

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Thu, 02/12/2009

Unsung hero of Oregon history: Abigail Scott Duniway fought for women's right to vote throughout the Northwest, but over 5 elections male voters in her homestate, Oregon, defeated ballot initiatives to allow women to vote. Abigail's brother, Harvey Scott was editor of the Oregonian. He campaigned against women's rights and other progressive issues. Two years after Harvey's death, voters in Oregon approved a women's right to vote.  Portland honors Harvey Scott with a statue atop Mt Tabor, but Abigail has received few honors.  Music: Songs of the Suffragettes by Elizabeth Knight; Oh Dear by Gerri Gribi. See CreativeFolk.com

Interview with the creators of "We've Got Time To Help"

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Thu, 02/05/2009

Are you one of the estimated 400,000 people unemployed in Oregon who has some extra time on your imagehands?

Bridget B. hosted another segment of Bread and Roses on KBOO 90.7FM Friday, February 6, 2009 at 6pmPST.  She introduces you to the creators of We've Got Time To Help, a blog "...about a group of people who have been affected by the current economic times.  [People who've been] downsized, laid off, [have] reduced work hours or just plain unable to find employment."

I can tell, you're already jumping for joy and can't wait to hear about another blog about unemployed people.  Oh, but it's not just any ordinary blog.  We've Got Time To Help is dedicated to "Helping [to] bring a sense of community back to our neighborhood..." by using the time that they have on their hands and putting it to good use; helping others.

Bridget B., along with Seth Reams and Michelle King, the creators of  We've Got Time To Help, took calls that served as testimony to their recent efforts.

Bread and Roses airs every Friday night at 6pm on KBOO 90.7FM
Source: We've Got Time To Help

Activist mom Cindy Sheehan continues fight for peace

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Thu, 01/15/2009

One of the most enduring images of war protests in the Bush years were the angry mothers whose children have died in the war. One mother, Cindy Sheehan caught the world's attention by camping out in President Bush's Crawford Texas ranch. In this interview, she urges the peace movement to continue to work to end our wars.

Film unveils story of Liberian women's peace movement

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Thu, 01/15/2009

"Pray the Devil Back to Hell" tells the amazing and  inspiring story of Liberian women who helped stop the Civil War in Liberia. We speak to Director Gini Reticker who has chronicled the stories of heroic women, not only in Liberia, but also Ghana, Rwanda and Morrocco. Learn more at: www.Praythedevilbacktohell.com

Two Women Writers: "Keepers of History"

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Thu, 01/08/2009

Bridget B. hosted the January 9, 2009 segment of Bread & Roses.  She interviewed two local women writers, Anjala Ehelebe author of Images of America: Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood and Jewel Lansing author of My Montana: A History and Memoir - 1930-1950.  Anjala took us through a historic accounting of the Woodlawn neighborhood while Jewel shared with us what life was like growing up in rural Montana.  Both women are true "Keepers of History" and during this segment of Bread & Roses, you’ll hear the process each one went through in writing and publishing their work along with a live reading.

Turn up your volume and enjoy another another segment of Bread & Roses as hosted by Bridget B. You can always listen to KBOO online at http://www.kboo.fm/.
 
 Cheers ~ Bridget B.

Nora Guthrie: Keeping alive Woody's legacy

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Thu, 12/04/2008

Folk hero Woody Guthrie left behind thousands of unpublished lyrics. His daughter, Nora Guthrie, shares discovering these songs and, in the process, discovering her father. Also featured: creative work by Billy Bragg and Jonatha Brooke www.jonathabrooke.com  who had access to the archives. More info: www.woodyguthrie.org

US Economic Crisis: How Its Affecting Women In Other Countries

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Thu, 11/27/2008
The US Economic Crisis has affected many women across or great country, but how is it affecting women in other countries?
 
Join me, Bridget B., as I speak to women from Sweden, Amsterdam and Paris; each one expressing their views on the negative and even positive impact the US Economic Crisis is having on women in their country.  The conversations were most insightful so listen to what my guests had to say as we discuss the US Economic Crisis and the impact it is having on their lives and the lives of other women in their country.

 
 
  GUESTS:
 
 Adrianne George
 AG Communications
 Real Life Social Media Marketing Communications
 
 
 
 
 Professor Diana Derval
 Derval Research
 

 

 

 
 
 Liva Judic
 Career Coach
 Ayna Partners

 

 

 

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Bread and Roses

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

 

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