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

What is the Love of Your Life?

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Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A conversation on aging, beauty, and love with local storytellers who interviewed retirees.

You have probably heard the joke that says that young people come to Portland to retire! But what about the people of retirement age who have lived their lives here, or have children caring for them here. How about those folks who live in retirement homes all over the city?

A group of local storytellers felt it was time for them to share the stories of the residents of The Emerson House Dementia Care Facility on Division Street. They interviewed and photographed these residents and found that "in memory loss, in aging, in an assisted living facility, there can be beauty, grace, dignity, and great adventure."

Sunny Clifford, the heart of Young Lakota

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Fri, 01/31/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Sunny Clifford, the heart of Young Lakota

Bread and Roses welcomes Sunny Clifford, the heart of Young Lakota.

Young Lakota, a film directed and produced by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt premiered November 25, 2013 on Independent Lens on PBS. In February 2006, South Dakota passed a law criminalizing abortion, making no exception for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female president of the Oglala Lakota nation on the Pine Ridge Reservation, proposed a women's health clinic to provide services to all local women. Sunny Clifford and her twin sister, Serena, joined Cecilia in the campaign for women's empowerment and reproductive sovereignty.

Immunity to Change

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Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A different way to look at meeting goals and resolutions.

Immunity to Change. What gets in your way of whatever it is you’d like to be or do differently? Consultant, JoAnn Siebe helps people expand their view of what is possible, develop greater self-awareness and improve their interactions with the world. Music by local Jazz artist, Julie Collura.

Sowing Today, to Reap Tomorrow! Why Girls Education Matter.

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Fri, 01/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Phionah Musumba on the barriers to girls education in rural Kenya.

Girls education matter! This Friday, Phionah Musumba discusses the barriers to girls' education in rural Kenya and what her organization, the Malkia Empowerment Network through The Center for Disadvantaged Girls (CDG) is doing to empower girls.

"The Centre of Disadvantaged Girls has a vision to create a haven where girls, women and youth in the society, especially the community around us can identify with their very own, and together prepare themselves to face the world responsibly not only financially, but also educationally, health wise and socially."

Emotional Eating

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Fri, 01/10/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Eating for Life

Emotional eating. Do you eat to live or are you living to eat? “Its not just what you eat, but why you eat.” Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer, Sherri Sacconaghi will join this very important discussion that is often over looked. Hosted by Della Rae

Educate a Girl, You Educate a Village!

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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Beatrice Achieng Nas on girls education in Uganda
Tune in for a conversation with Beatrice Achieng Nas about the importance of girl's education and her efforts to empower girls in rural Uganda.

Beatrice Achieng Nas is the founder of Pearl Community Empowerment Foundation, PCE. As a young girl, Beatrice struggled going to school despite her mother's efforts to raise funds. An American family from Kentucky sponsored and educated her from High School to the University. This opportunity became a turning point. She is now dedicated to supporting her community.

Birthing a Revolution.

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Fri, 12/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Ynanna Djehuty on reproductive justice and the maternal health of women of Afro descent
Tune in this Friday and join a conversation with Ynanna Djehuty on reproductive justice and maternal health for women of Afro-descent. We will discuss identity, race, gender, the disparities of our health care system, generational trauma, and the beauty of giving birth!

Twice Upon a Time - A Documentary about the Effects of War on Children

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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Lebanese Film-Maker Niam Itani Presents her New Project, Twice Upon a Time
Lebanese film-maker Niam Itani is working on a new documentary project called Twice Upon A Time, which tells her family's story seeking refuge in Ghazzeh, Lebanon 24 years ago in parallel with the story of Khalil and his family who left Syria in 2012 and also sought refuge in Ghazzeh.

Niam will speak about this project, Twice Upon A Time and her collaboration with 12 year old Khalil. She will also discuss the long lasting effects of war on children.

Life's Transitions

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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A discussion around moving through life's changes.
Life Transitions. Guests: author, Shari Getz and long-time nonprofit professional, Sarah Reynolds.  A "kitchen table talk" about life's changes, just in time for new years resolutions. 
Hosted by Della Rae (about).

Local Poet, Sage Cohen, discusses Radical Divorce as a Spiritual Practice.

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Fri, 12/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local Poet, Sage Cohen

Bread and Roses welcomes local poet, Sage Cohen.

I considered my divorce—and now co-parenting, my spiritual practice.

Sage will share poems from her upcoming collection, How to Leave Your Husband, and discuss her new project, Radical Divorce, a blog and six-week online course to help mothers move through divorce with intention and integrity, and rebuild their lives and families.

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Pursuit of justice: Joyce Horman and Chile's Sept 11

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Thu, 09/11/2008

When will the pursuit of justice finally come to end after September 11--that's September 11, 1973, in Chile. 35 years ago, a coup supported by the US brought General Agusto Pinochet to power and what followed were years of state-sponsored disappearances, torture and executions. The story of the arrest and murder of Joyce Horman's husband, Charles, was told in the Costa Gavras film, Missing. In the decades since her husband's murder, Joyce Horman has worked tirelessly to bring the truth to light. She has just donated the archives of her investigation to the Benson Latin American collection at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, Part 2

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Wed, 09/03/2008

Interviews with Nellie Wong and Laura Mannen on The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, the upcoming Radical Women Conference to be held October 3-6 in San Francisco.

Part I:  Nellie Wong, a long time revolutionary feminist activist and poet, will be a keynote speaker at the conference.  She talks about the critical need for this conference now and a how she came to revolutionary feminism. (30 min.)

Part 2: Laura Mannen is a local immigrant rights activist and bilingual teacher.  She discusses the draft resolution she will be presenting at the conference, For a U.S. Feminist Movement independent of the Twin Parties of War and Reaction. (30 min.)

Please go to radicalwomen.org for more information about the conference.

Program Host:  Jen Laverdure      Engineer:  Leigh Anne Kranz

The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, Part I

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Thu, 08/21/2008

Interviews with Nellie Wong and Laura Mannen on The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, the upcoming Radical Women Conference to be held October 3-6 in San Francisco.

Part I:  Nellie Wong, a long time revolutionary feminist activist and poet, will be a keynote speaker at the conference.  She talks about the critical need for this conference now and a how she came to revolutionary feminism. (30 min.)

Part 2: Laura Mannen is a local immigrant rights activist and bilingual teacher.  She discusses the draft resolution she will be presenting at the conference, For a U.S. Feminist Movement independent of the Twin Parties of War and Reaction. (30 min.)

Please go to radicalwomen.org for more information about the conference.

Program Host:  Jen Laverdure      Engineer:  Leigh Anne Kranz

 

American Human Development Project

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Thu, 08/14/2008

Interview with New York based writer and researcher Kristen Lewis, co-director of the American Human Development Project.  The project is a non-partisan, non-profit initiative to apply a well established international approach to measuring human well-being in the US. The human development index is a fact-based tool that examines health, education and income and compares the data across geographic, ethnic and gender lines within the US and across the globe. The results will surprise you and should steer a national debate. The report includes practical recommendations.   (32 min.)

Interview with Jean DeMaster, Director of Human Solutions.  DeMaster offers some local data and gives examples for creative responses in addressing issues related to poverty and inequality. Learn about easy ways to become involved. (12 min.)

Bread & Roses host:  Gabriele Ross

Labels & Lifestyles Interview with Aysha Ghazoul/Zaytoon

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Thu, 08/07/2008

Sticks And Stones May Break Your Bones But Do Labels Or Lifestyles Hurt Your Business

An Interview with Aysha Ghazoul the owner of Zaytoon, a bar located on Alberta and 23rd in Portland, Oregon.

www.zaytoonbar.com

 

Talkin Water: Activism in New Orleans

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Thu, 05/15/2008

Years after Hurricane Katrina, a new generation of activists are making their voices heard. The film, Talkin' Water, tells the inspiring story of four young women-- two from New York and two from New Orleans who are disillusioned by the media coverage of Hurricane Katrina and set out together to tell the "real" story. In this interview we hear from Director/Producer Shannon Sonnenstein and young filmmaker, Briceshanay of New Orleans. Learn more about this film at www.dctvny.org/talkinwater

Art and Activism in New Orleans

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Thu, 05/15/2008

Bread and Roses travels to New Orleans for the 10th anniversary of the Vagina Monologues. We hear from  survivors of Hurricane Katrina. For more information about V-day, go to www.vday.org .

Bread & Roses: UNITE HERE Local 9 on the Portland Hilton boycott

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Thu, 05/08/2008

Becca Griggs and Eryn Slack, members of UNITE HERE Local 9 spoke with Bread & Roses on May 9, 2008 about the ongoing boycott of the Portland Hilton.  In this short interview, Becca and Eryn talk about hotel work experiences, the union's demand for a fair contract and actions the public can take to support these workers.

For more information about UNITE HERE go to their website:  unitehere.org

 

 

Guantanamo Family Stories-1

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Thu, 04/24/2008

During Omar Deghayes' 5 years of imprisonment at Guantanamo, his family became very outspoken. For the Deghayes family, it seemed history was repeating itself: In 1986, they had fled persecution in Libya where Omar's father had been assassinated, and had sought asylum in Britain. But in 2002, Omar, who had moved to Pakistan, was kidnapped and sold for a $5,000 bounty to US authorities. Details of his subsequent torture at US-run detention centers is well documented. Omar was released, without charges, in December 2007.

In this interview, Omar's brother, Taher, talks about the terror of Omar's imprisonment, but also of the great community of activists from around the world who became involved in trying to free him.

Guantanamo Family Stories-2

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Thu, 04/24/2008

If you've seen the Hollywood movie, Rendition, you'll recognize the story of Saifullah Paracha. In the Hollywood movie, an innocent man is literally kidnapped off a plane by US agents, hooded, shackled and sent to a prison camp. This is essentially what happened to Saifullah Paracha, a Pakistani businessman who in 2003 was removed from a flight and sent to a horrendous US prison camp in Bagram, then on to Guantanamo. As in the movie, the Paracha family had no idea of his whereabouts for over a month. However, unlike the movie which has a happy Hollywood ending, Saifullah remains in Guantanamo where he has been held since 2004. Bread and Roses spoke to Saifullah Paracha's teenage daughter. She lives in Pakistan.

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