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

Kitchen Table Conversations with Mary Postlethwaite- Youth Voices Matter

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mary Postlethwaite interviews high school students about racism, current events and our future
Click Here to Listen to the Archived Audio!

Tune in this Friday for another episode of Kitchen Table Conversation with Mary Postlethwaite. She brings you a recording of a conversation she had last week with the students of a North Portland high school about current events, racism, education, and what adults can do become youth allies.

Hosted by Mary Postlethwaite.
Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

Email us at breadandrosescollective [at] gmail[dot]com

"Intersecting TWOC" on Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/20/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Transgender Day of Remembrance Special Hour One

Youth Disenfranchisement and the School-To-Prison Pipeline

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The school-to-prison pipeline is jeopardizing our collective future. Stop youth disenfranchisement!

Tune in this Friday for a show focused on the school-to-prison pipeline, discussing the long history of youth disenfranchisement in communities of color, gang culture, institutionalized zero-tolerance policies and the consequences for our collective future.

Live Reading: VoiceCatcher 10-Year Anthology, She Holds the Face of the World

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Fri, 11/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Live Reading: VoiceCatcher 10th Anniversary

Bread and Roses celebrates the 10th Anniversary of VoiceCatcher, a nonprofit community that connects, inspires and empowers women writers and artists in the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area.

We are joined in the studio by Tiah Lindner Raphael (President and Managing Editor), and featured writers, Nikki Shulak, Jennifer Foreman, Claudia F. Savage, and Annie Lighthart.

Since 2005, VoiceCatcher has lifted the voices of hundreds of women by publishing their poetry, fiction, nonfiction and artwork in six VoiceCatcher print anthologies and seven online issues of VoiceCatcher: a journal of women’s voices & visions.

Bread and Roses on 10/30/15

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/30/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

How can feminism become inclusive of disability rights and justice?

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/16/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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What is problematic with the feminist idea that women are not inferior to men? Tune in to find out!
A transcript for this show is available bellow.

Tune in this Friday for a conversation on disability work grounded in social justice and civil rights with Caitlin Wood and Cheryl Green. We will talk about the cross over between disability activism and feminist activism and how feminism can become inclusive of disability rights and justice. We'll also talk about their art, activism and the projects they created together.

Caitlin is a disabled activist, performer, writer and the editor of the cross-disability anthology, Criptiques.

Bread and Roses on 10/09/15

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/09/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

We Need To Talk About Mass Shootings in America

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/02/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Call in to discuss UCC shooting as we try to understand America's gun problem
[Tonight we are pre-empting our originally planned show.] 

We turn our show to our listeners and invite you to call in at 503-231-8087 as we try to process the devastating mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg yesterday. 

 

Kitchen Table Conversations with Mary Postlethwaite- Are We the Product of Our Environment?

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 09/25/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Are we the product of our environment? Mary Postlethwaite hosts women who have broken the stereotype
Tune in this Friday for another episode of Kitchen Table Conversations with Mary Postlethwaite. Are we the product of our environment? Mary will host a conversation with three amazing women who have broken this stereotype: Olivia Aubrey, Amber Bailey, and her daughter Marshalia Postelethwaite.

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Kitchen Table Conversations with the Bread and Roses Collective- Ending White Supremacy

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 09/18/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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We continue the conversation, In our Lifetimes: working to end white supremacy and racial oppression
Tune in this Friday for a Special Episode of Kitchen Table Conversation with the Bread and Roses Collective when we discuss racial oppression and white supremacy. Starting at 10am, KBOO is broadcasting audio on the topic In Our Lifetimes: working to end white supremacy and racial oppression. Several members of the Bread and Roses collective will come together at 6:00PM to have a Live, open and honest conversation about our history, our personal experiences, the role of feminism in ending racial oppression and the work we have to do to make it happen in our lifetimes. 

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Finding Bread and Angels in Syria

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Fri, 10/28/2011

In Syria, after 9/11, author Stephanie Saldana encounters a multi-ethnic country of many faiths, quite the opposite of the Axis of Evil portrayed by George Bush. And as she embarks on a spiritual quest, she discovers something quite unexpected. Poet Naomi Shihab Nye says Saldana's book The Bread of Angels is "a love letter to the Middle East and to one’s own entire life, replete with doubt and fear, faith and deep connection.” 

 

  • Title: syria interview
  • Length: 25:09 minutes (28.79 MB)
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A Lecture with Annie Murphy Paul - Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives

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Fri, 09/30/2011

 Recent scientific data suggests that low birthweight babies have a 5 times higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. In light of these discoveries, many politicians are still pushing to cut programs promoting maternal health, such as WIC - Women, Infants and Children program. Bread and Roses host Ashley Thirstrup brings you a special lecture by Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives. She'll tell us how she ventures into the laboratories of fetal researchers, interviews experts from around the world, and delves into the rich history of ideas about how we are shaped before birth.

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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Bread and Roses
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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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Bread and Roses
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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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Bread and Roses
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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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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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Bread and Roses
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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.

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

 

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