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

Black Girl in Suberbia

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Fri, 07/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Melissa Lowery talks about her new film, Black Girl in Suberbia

This week we talk with Melissa Lowery, the filmmaker of Black Girl In Suburbia. "Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. It is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color."

Delphine Criscenzo sat with Melissa Lowery a few days after the screening of the film at the North Portland Library, where the screening was followed by an incredible community discussion about the need to have this conversation. In this interview, Melissa explains her motivations for producing this film and the huge gap in knowledge about the experience of Black girls living in the suburbs.

Healthy Plate Project

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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Healthy Plate Project with Sisters of the Road, Portland Farmers Market & Farmers Market Fund.

Twilight discusses the Healthy Plate Project with representatives from Sisters of the Road, Portland Farmers Market and the Farmers Market Fund

Closing music by Buddha's Groove Shoes.

Exploring Mental Diversity - An Interview with Portland Hearing Voices

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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Exploring Mental Diversity - An Interview with Portland Hearing Voices

In BOLD Rebirth

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Fri, 06/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dayanara Marte speaks about her journey towards her BOLD Rebirth

Tune in this Friday for a conversation with Dayanara Marte, healer, organizer and human rights activist about her Bold Rebirth. We will talk about trauma, personal and historical, internalize oppression and violence as well as about the impact these have on the women of the world. Dayanara will share her "journey of self healing, forgiving, letting go, and finding purpose." She is the founder of In Bold Rebirth consulting and will soon release a book of the same name!

Difference is the Norm in the Universe

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Fri, 06/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Nicole shares her story of secret, love, fear and transition
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"Difference is the norm of the universe", says Nicole, Bread and Roses' guest this week. Nicole is a transgender woman who had to live with her secret for a very long time. She will share her story with us and will offer her perspective on how to make this world a better place for all of us.

Jesse Stone: Education, Sex Work and Stigma

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Fri, 06/13/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with Jesse Stone about education, sex work and stigma.
Twilight interviews artist, teacher and political activist Jesse Stone about the time her college education and sex work collided.

Show Notes

Jesse Stone's Etsy store Commie Clothes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/jessblissamber

Jesse's husband's band Buddha's Groove Shoes
http://www.reverbnation.com/buddhasgrooveshoes

Teacher fired just because she was a stripper gets $45,000 settlement
http://news.yahoo.com/teacher-fired-just-because-she-stripper-gets-45-123621866.html

Iris Krasnow, Author of "Sex After..."

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Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Iris Krasnow discusses her new book "Sex After... Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes"
Delphine Criscenzo sat with author and Professor Iris Krasnow to discuss her new book "Sex After... Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes" just before a book signing event at Powell's Bookstore.

Iris is a prolific author of narrative non-fiction books about women's empowerment. She is the author of Surrendering to Motherhood, the New York bestseller Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, and I am My Mother's Daughter. Her writing has been featured in many national publications, including Parade, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and AARP The Magazine.

Sisters Of The Road's Journeys Art Festival

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Fri, 05/30/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Twilight interviews Brenda Morgan from Sisters Of The Road

Twilight interviews Brenda Morgan from Sisters Of The Road. Founded in 1979, Sisters Of The Road uses nonviolence to support community driven solutions to the calamities of homelessness and poverty. Also discussed is the upcoming Journeys Art Festival a concert to benefit Sisters Of The Road featuring several well known jazz musicians.

Project Unica, "A New Beginning to End Abuse"

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Fri, 05/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Project Unica offers services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence for the Latino Community

This Friday, we talk about issues of domestic violence and how they are impacting the Portland Latino community.We welcome Kat Kelley and Sheyla Ramirez from Catholic Charities’ Hispanic program, Proyecto Unica. "Project Unica's goal is to provide support, advocacy, and opportunity for self-empowerment, enabling survivors to exercise free and informed life choices."

Interview with Laura Cooper

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Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with local singer songwriter Laura Cooper

Ashley and Twilight interview local singer songwriter Laura Cooper. Laura will also be playing live in the studio songs from her album How To Be An American.

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A discussion on the crisis of white masculinity

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Fri, 09/16/2011

A discussion on the crisis of white masculinity

Quite a few white men are having more than a bad day... Is ridiculing them the best we can do? A conversation with Dr. Randy Blazak on the crisis of white masculinity and on responding to it in other ways than from a position of intellectual superiority.

Dr. Blazak is an associate Professor of Sociology at Portland State University and Director of the Hate Crime Research Network. He is a prolific writer and works with white supremacists in prison settings.

We also spoke with Barbara McCullough Jones, Executive Director at the Q Center, about efforts to enter into a dialogue with pastors from the Evangelical Mars Hill Church, an anti-Gay outfit which recently moved to SE Portland, a predominantly liberal neighborhood of Portland, OR.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross.

Empowering Youth to End Sexual Violence - Texas Peace Project

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Fri, 08/26/2011

 Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Ted Rutherford from the Texas Association Against Sexual Violence about his work as the Youth Outreach Specialist.  He provides training and technical assistance to participants in the Texas PEACE Project, a program to engage and support youth activists and their adult allies who are working for equality and social change to prevent sexual and dating violence.

More information about the project can be found here, including how to get a similar project started in your area!

www.taasa.org/tpp/

 

Women with Moxie and Courage to Start Their Own Businesses

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Fri, 07/29/2011
Women are creating, building and leading some of the most innovative businesses in the world. Along the way, often at great risk and against the odds, they have shattered glass ceilings and entrenched stereotypes and have redefined the meaning of leadership and success.

 

Join Bread and Roses host, Ashley Thirstrup, as she speaks with five local women:  Christina Aleckson - SIngle Point Financial Advisor www.singlepointadvisors.com/Christina-Aleckson,-MBA.5.htm, Julia Bauman Sarver- www.findyourglow.com , Amy Lux  - Lux Jewelry www.facebook.com/luv.lux.jewelry , Lila Eidi - Freelance Multimedia www.lilaeidi.com , and Sally - Pin Me Apparel www.pin-me-apparel.com who have all started small businesses here in Portland.  They discuss what motivates them, what challenges them, what risks they have taken, and what continues to spark their creativity and drive to continually improve their businesses. 

She also interviews Christina Aleckson and Julia Bauman Sarver about the networking group Women With Moxie  www.womenwithmoxie.com/cities/index.php about how women can learn, educate and support each other, as they all build their businesses together. 

Everyone listening will learn some tips for starting a business and making it successful.

  • Length: 32:45 minutes (29.99 MB)
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First We Deprive Them of Resources and Then We Judge Them

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Fri, 06/10/2011

A conversation about the challenges faced by families, particularly those that are young and poor. Learn about efforts to address these issues and to change the public discourse on what it means to be a strong family.
With Amanda Wake, Youth Organizing Manager for Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice in Oakland, CA. ACRJ promotes and protects reproductive justice through organizing, building leadership capacity, developing alliances and by educating to achieve community and systemic change.
Also: Aimee Santos Lyons, who is the Strong Families Northwest Program Manager for Western States Center here in Portland. WSC is helping to build a progressive movement in eight western states, from Alaska to Wyoming and down to Nevada.
Western States Center and Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice have been collaborating over the last several years on several projects, most recently they launch of the Strong Families Initiative.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Annual Call-In Chicken Show 5-13-11

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Fri, 05/13/2011

Chickens! Everything you ever wanted to know...

It's your chance to ask local experts everything you ever wanted to know about raising backyard hens. Also: how to train your chicken! The only show in the country devoted to all things chicken--only on KBOO!

Featuring Buffy the Buff Orpington Chicken.

Part of KBOO's Spring Membership Drive's programming specials.

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Audio Engineer:  Tom Hood

Audio Editor: Alicia Olson

Photos by:  Tom Hood

Mothers battle for Mother Earth

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Fri, 04/22/2011

Mothers battle for Mother Earth: How 'ordinary women' are saving the planet: Arrested more than 50 times-most recently at BP's London headquarters- Texas mom Diane Wilson shares her journey from quiet fisherwoman to unstoppable activist willing to chain herself to Union Carbide's smokestacks. Her new book is 'Diary of an Eco-Outlaw'www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/diary_of_an_ecooutlaw Also: For 38 years Jane Swanson has called attention to the dangers of California's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. She's a member of mothersforpeace.org which has joined a coaltion petitioning the NRC to stop licensing nuclear power plants.

 

  • Length: 52:16 minutes (47.85 MB)
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Zari Santner: Beauty as Public Service

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Fri, 04/15/2011

A conversation with Zari Khodaparast Santner, the only female Director of Portland's Bureau of Parks & Recreation. She is retiring after nearly 30 years. She began her studies in her native Iran and concluded them at Harvard. In addition to her paid work she is also well known for her community engagement.
She says: “I saw how parks could become manifestations of democracy, where people from all walks of life could enjoy public space, regardless of wealth and background.”

Art as Activism

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Fri, 04/08/2011

Japan's nuclear crisis has galvanized anti-nuclear sentiment around the world. But the anti-nuke movement isn't new. What became of the music, the protests, the art of activism of years' past? What does/did activism achieve? Where do we go from here? The musicians of Emma's Revolution Emmasrevolution.com discuss musical-activist empowerment. Also: we step back in time with Ronald Reagan and Dr. Helen Caldicott, and hear comments from listeners.

Reel Girlz Make Films

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Wed, 03/02/2011

An overview of the Portland's Women's Film Festival, which runs from March 9-13, and an interview with THREE VEILS filmmaker Rolla Selbak as she talks about the film, stories behind the making, and answers your burning questions.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

More than Beach, Bodies and Carnival: Brazil and its first Female President

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Wed, 03/02/2011

We will discuss current issues in Brazil that are relevant to women, such as the election of Worker’s Party candidate Dilma Rousseff, a grandmother and former guerrilla, who was at one point imprisoned by the military dictatorship. We will also listen to a sample of Brazilian women’s music.
Our guest is Vanessa Neves Giacometti, a Brazilian surgeon, who worked with burn victims and reconstructive surgery in poor areas and favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her parents were persecuted as student leaders during the dictatorship.
She has lived in France and Switzerland, and came to the USA to study arts after life in Rio de Janeiro became too stressful. She now creates children’s illustrations and teaches Medical Terminology at PCC.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

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