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

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.

Olanike Olugboji on environmental challenges of Nigeria

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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The environmental challenges of Nigeria are many. One organization, WISE, is bringing change.

Olanike Olugboji from Nigeria wants a just and safe environment for all. She founded in 2008 the Women's Initiative for a Sustainable Environment, also known as WISE. The mission of WISE is "to promote constructive environmental ideals, culture and practices by empowering women, especially grassroots women, to become environmental stewards."

Christi Krug, local author of Burn Wild: A Writer's Guide to Creative Breakthrough

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Fri, 11/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local Author, Christi Krug
Bread and Roses welcomes local author and writing instructor, Christi Krug.

"Do the thing that deep down you know you were meant to do."

Christi Krug brings Wildfire Writing classes to Clark College and the community, to ignite creativity and inspire artists to express (and live) from a place of authenticity.

Her new book, Burn Wild:  A Writer's Guide to Creative Breakthrough, was born of sixteen years of helping artists overcome obstacles, discover their voice, and unleash ideas.

Why do we hide?

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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Barbara Kite speaks on hiding
Hiding.  Why do we do it?  Barbara Kite, Professional Acting coach, is someone who is passionate about, and totally committed to, coaching speakers and actors in mastering the art of communication through acting skills – someone who has created a safe and challenging environment where all can grow.

Hosted and produced by Della Rae (about).

VAWA and its complience in Oregon

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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Enforcing the Violence Against Women Act at the State and Local Level: Who is Responsible?

Let's talk about the Violence Against Women Act and the ways the state of Oregon can ensure that the protections guaranteed by VAWA are enforced at the state and local level. We welcome 2 local activists to the studio, both of them long time advocates for women's rights and victims of domestic violence.

Liysa Swart is a profesional sports photographer. On October 9th, 2000 Liysa Swart shot and killed her husband Chris Northon after 4 years of domestic abuse. She spent 12 years in Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and was released in October 2012. She is now speaking out against domestic violence, the limitations of Oregon laws and the marginalization of victims of domestic abuse.

Author Elizabeth Gilbert, and Jackie Blachman-Forshay of Women Under Siege

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Fri, 11/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Author Elizabeth Gilbert, and Women Under Siege

6:00 - 6:30 PM

Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the international bestseller, Eat, Pray, Love and the new novel, The Signature of All Things.  Elizabeth Gilbert discusses her intention to rewrite the 19th century women's novel and why she is honored to call herself a feminist. 

Spoken word poetry by In Lak Ech, an all-Xicana performance poetry group from Los Angeles (posted with permission).
M.A.Ch.O. Meeting  (Marisol L. Torres)
La Tonantizina (Marisol L. Torres)

Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

http://www.elizabethgilbert.com

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6:30 - 7:00 PM

Interview with Jackie Blachman-Forshay of Women Under Siege

Bread and Roses welcomes, Alysia Abbott, author of Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father

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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Alysia Abbott, author of Fairlyland: A Memoir of My Father
Bread and Roses welcomes Alysia Abbott, author of Fairlyland: A Memoir of My Father. A child's eye view of the gay liberation movement--from the awakening of the community after the Stonewall riots, through the devastation of the AIDS crisis. The book is a moving tribute to her father, writer Steve Abbott, a pioneering single, gay parent. Alysia Abbott gives us an unforgettable portrait of a tumultuous, historic time in San Francisco as well as an exquisitely moving account of a father’s legacy and a daughter’s love. Make a pledge to KBOO during the hour and get a copy of Fairyland. Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

Rhonda Case and Paula Lucas, women leaders on a mission to end domestic abuse.

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Fri, 10/18/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Intimate violence and the damages it causes at home and abroad.

Tune in to hear the stories of two incredible women leaders, Rhonda Case and Paula Lucas, advocating for the victims of domestic violence in the U.S and abroad.

Rhonda Case is the Portland Liaison for the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV) and the Coordinator of the Portland SAIV Community Partnership. "The Center for Partnership Studies (CPS) through its initiative, the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV) offers a platform for strategic collaboration to end intimate violence that will contribute to the necessary cultural shift from the Dominator to Partnership model for family and social orientations."

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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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