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

Bread and Roses on 12/09/11

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Fri, 12/09/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tools for Overcoming the Winter Blues

Gain tools for overcoming winter depression.
Hear from Katherine Ball and other women involved with PDX Bike Swarm about the plan to shut down the West Coast on 12/12. The Bike Swarm will participate in the blockade of the Port of Portland. We will talk about using creativity and humor and the role of women in the "Occupy" movement.
Hosted by Nicole Vulcan and Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 12/02/11

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Fri, 12/02/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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WomenStrength - Become a Self Defense/Empowerment Instructor for Women and Girls!

WomenStrength - Become a Self Defense/Empowerment Instructor for Women and Girls!

Since 1979, WomenStrength has taught holistic self defense to ~30,000 women and girls in the Portland area. WomenStrength and GirlStrength classes are designed to introduce a variety of strategies, including survival level fighting skills, to defend against sexual assault. Instructors emphasize that each threat must be assessed quickly, and empower women and girls to trust their intuition, identify risks, know their strengths, and explore options for dealing with the threat of sexual violence.

Bread and Roses on 11/25/11

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Fri, 11/25/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Lidia Yukanvitch, author of The Chronology of Water on Bread and Roses

I thought if my life has a chronology, it's the chronology of water - the way water carved the earth, the way water carries us into the world, the way we are made of water and the way water retreats and comes... - Lidia Yuknavitch

Join Bread and Roses on Friday, November 25th at 6pm as we host Lidia Yukanvitch, local writer, teacher, activist, feminist and author of the recent memoir The Chronology of Water.

She'll talk about her journey surviving life's tsunamis.  She might even say that water saved her life....

Lidia Yuknavitch on Bread and Roses, Friday November 25th at 6pm.

Bread and Roses on 11/18/11

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Fri, 11/18/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Occupation, Action & Compassion

Occupy! Call in to share your thoughts on what's been gained, and your vision of what's next: 503-231-8187! And: We journey to the roots of caring with a celebration of the anniversary of the Charter for Compassion, a global interfaith call for compassionate action."Compassion manifests itself not by thinking, but by doing," proclaims the charter. See charterforcompassion.org

Bread and Roses on 11/11/11

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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women in Conflict

Join us for Women in Conflict this week on Bread and Roses - Feminist News and Public Affairs on KBOO

 

Bread and Roses on 11/04/11

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Fri, 11/04/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Community Sings in Support of Occupiers

This Land is Our Land: A Community Sing-a-Long organized by Pink Martini and an interfaith coalition in support of Occupy Portland & Wall Street recently drew thousands to Pioneer Courthouse Square. We'll hear music from the event, speak with faith leaders who have worked on peace and justice issues for years, and hear from listeners about the Occupy movement. Call in: 503-231-8187!

Bread and Roses on 10/28/11

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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Scary: Suffragettes! The Axis of Evil!

We open Halloween weekend with the frightening prospect of voting rights for women in Oregon and a visit to Syria- once called the Axis of Evil. Century of Action historians will detail next week's commemorative suffragette events. See centuryofaction.org

And, author Stephanie Saldana discusses her book "Bread of Angels" In Syria after 9/11 she she found faith, love and hope in a country full of immigrants fleeing from wars. Says poet Naomi Shihab Nye: "The Bread of Angels is dazzling, brilliant, funny...a love letter to the Middle East."

Bread and Roses on 10/21/11

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Fri, 10/21/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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That's my baby! The art of midwifery in Oregon

That's my baby! The Art and Science of Midwifery

An ancient art and contemporary practice: Midwives in Oregon fall across the spectrum in their training and approach to the journey of pregnancy and childbirth. The Oregon Midwifery Council and Oregon Midwives join us to explore myths, stereotypes and current realities of birthing with a midwife. Join the discussion! Call in at 503-231-8187.

Bread and Roses on 10/07/11

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Fri, 10/07/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Conversation with Diana Abu-Jaber and Sabina Haque

Join us in a conversation with two Portland based artists who explore multiple identities in their work.

Diana Abu-Jaber is a writer who is introducing her newest book "Birds of Paradise" in several readings locally. Sabina Haque is a visual artist who invites the public to "Portland Open Studios" this weekend. Both also teach at Portland State University.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 09/30/11

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Fri, 09/30/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Publis Health Issues Through the Eyes of Women - Fetal Development and Domestic Violence

Public Health Issues through the Eyes of Women

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. Join Bread and Roses host, Ashley Thirstrup at 6:00 PM on Sep. 30th as she looks at several public health issues affecting primarily women - maternal health/fetal development and domestic violence.

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

 

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