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.

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We review the news and events that made 2014 and the great shows brought to you by our collective!
 

Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 12/14/12

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Fri, 12/14/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dr. Gordon-Nembhard on African American owned co-ops.

Dr. Gordon Nembhard on African American owned co-ops and the power of community based economic strategies.

Bread and Roses on 12/07/12

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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bread and Roses welcomes author Sandra Cisneros.

Bread and Roses welcomes Sandra Cisneros, internationally acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street.  Her new illustrated novel, Have You Seen Marie? was written in the wake of her mother's death and explores the netherworld between loss and healing, and the spiritual awareness that can only enter a heart that has been broken open. 

We discuss her work, writer's life, and experiences as a self-described "chingona" (a strong, independent woman) despite societal, cultural and familial pressure to conform to traditional gender roles.

Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

"How to Be a Chingona in Ten Easy Steps" by Sandra Cisneros

Bread and Roses on 11/30/12

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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Living a Plastic Free Life. Is it Possible?
My plastic free life with Beth Terry

Who can Live without Plastic?

Beth Terry is giving it her best effort. In 2007 she committed to stop buying any new plastic and to educate herself and the world about the alternatives to the plastic in our lives. Beth blogs at http://myplasticfreelife.com/ previously known as www.fakeplasticfish.com. She has written a book about her adventure Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, a practical guide to ridding your life—and the planet—of plastic.

Host Delphine Criscenzo interviews Beth Terry about the challenges of getting rid of plastic and about the incredible positive impact it has had on her life.

Bread and Roses on 11/23/12

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Fri, 11/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

Bread and Roses on 11/23/12

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Fri, 11/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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From Consumers to Changemakers

Story of Stuff; Story of Change

Celebrate Black Friday with podcasts from the creators of the Story of Stuff. Their new film is "The Story of Change: Why Citizens (Not Shoppers) Hold the Key to a Better World." For more info see: www.storyofstuff.org/

Bread and Roses on 11/16/12

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Fri, 11/16/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dr. Sonya Atalay on Community-Based Archeology

Sonya Atalay on Community-Based Archeology.

This Friday Dr. Atalay, Assistant Professor in Public Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Ameherst talks about the findings of her new book Community-Based Archeology, Research with, by and for Indigenous and Local Communities. She will highlight the power of decolonizing research methods in the field of archeology and empowering both archeologists and communities though this process. She will share examples from her own research with Native communities in the US and communities in Turkey.

Bread and Roses on 11/09/12

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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bread and Roses welcomes Sabrina Blair of Sprig Health

Bread and Roses welcomes Sabrina Blair, Customer Relations Manager at Sprig Health, and Rebecca Horn, Sprig Health customer.

Sabrina Blair was a high-tech executive, wife, and mother who lived at Internet-speed and then suffered a stroke. Sabrina recovered with new awareness of the importance of self-care, and a calling to help others maintain their health.

Bread and Roses on 11/02/12

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Fri, 11/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Honoring hurricane victims, discussing Election 2012

Hurricane Sandy, Election 2012, and comic relief

We'll honor the victims of Hurricane Sandy and hear from you about Election 2012. Call in with your thoughts about  issues our candidates need to address. Also: Pre-election comic relief featuring The Billionaires, Reformed Whores, Ayn Rand remembered, Momma Grizzly and more. Join the discussion:  503-231-8187

Bread and Roses on 10/26/12

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Fri, 10/26/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dr. Gordon Nembhard on African American owned co-ops.

Dr. Gordon Nembhard on African American owned co-ops and the power of community based economic strategies.

Bread and Roses on 10/19/12

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Fri, 10/19/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Call in Chicken Show!

The Chicken Show is Back! Mad about molting? Crazed about eggs? Have a chicken who needs training? This call-in show features expert advice on chicken training, breeds, coops, winter warming and stories from you! Special guests: Urban Farm's Chicken Guy and Avian Medical Center's Chicken Trainers. www.avianmedicalcenter.net Call in: 503-231-8187

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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

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

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