Bread and Roses May 8 Show: Mother's Day - Who, What, Where, When & Why


Bridget B. here and I might get a little deep for a minute or two so hang in there with me.  I'm hosting the next edition of Bread and Roses this Friday, May 8 from 6pm - 7pm and given that it falls on the day of celebration in some countries and will precede Mother's Day here in the United States, I decided to reflect on the who, what, where, when and why Mother's Day was created.  Here's the problem,

Rinku Sen: Race and Obama's first 100 days

Last week, President Obama reached his first 100 days in office, triggering a media flurry of speculation about how well he's doing. Communities of color - already hurting before the lastest round of troubles - have been measuring up the new president as well. Is President Obama pushing to create justice for all or is he too bogged down in the legacy of his predecessor? What should we be doing to push the president down the path of racial equity?

Mark Woolley on Art Focus

Tomorrow my guest on Art Focus will be Mark Woolley. He’s been in the news a lot because he is bringing his gallery to a close. He has one more show to mount in that space: I could have been a Collecta. We’ll talk about his future plans and reminisce about his favorite shows.

It’s also pledge-drive time for KBOO - which means I’ll be offering a couple of family memberships to the Portland Art Museum during my show, as a way of thanking you for supporting the station. We’re also offering a glamour-filled evening at Bluehour. I hope you tune in.

Weekend Warriors come out to plllaaayyy!!! Taurus Edition


Who Doesn't Love this Guy?!?!?

Things I am currently jocking…


rationality and influenza


This website won't allow me to paste in my copy, and I'm not going to re-write it; so go to please, and look for "rationality and influenza" in the Open Publishing column.  Thanks



carl joseph walker hoover, jaheem harrera and the unnecessary cycle of hate


this is about carl joseph walker hoover and jaheem harrera, two 11 year olds who committed suicide after a barrage of homophobic abuse from students at their schools, and the schools' refusal to intervene with all of their power. 





May Day: Is it still relevant 123 years later?

May 1, 2009 marks the 123rd anniversary of a rally for the eight-hour day in Chicago's Haymarket Square that ended with a police riot that left over a dozen dead. The political trial and hanging of four anarchists that followed sparked protests around the world and the designation by the Second International of May 1 as International Workers' Day, more commonly known as May Day. But does commemoration of a 19th century incident have relevance for people in the 21st century? Does demonstrating on May Day have meaning for you?

Our Lee Stripling Show

 Lee Stripling died earlier in the week. He was 86 years old and an incandescent gentleman. He'd lived in Seattle for many years working his day job, raising his family & after he retired returning to fiddling. Many of us saw him at the American Festival of Fiddle Tunes at Port Townsend, Washington. He's also been a regular at Portland's Old Time Gathering. He's the son of Charlie Stripling one or the most recorded fiddlers in Alabama in the 20's (as the fiddling half of the duo "The Stripling Brothers). Bon Voyage Lee Stripling.

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