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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Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 10/30/09

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Fri, 10/30/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dare to Care--International scholars have issued a challenge to live the Golden Rule! Can we truly care? Bread and Roses speaks with activist and author Sister Joan Chittister about the challenge. Also: Dia de Los Muertos remembrances--call in!

Bread and Roses on 10/23/09

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Fri, 10/23/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, particularly in Thailand

Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, particularly in Thailand

 
An interview with journalist Deena Guzder, who is based in New York City and has reported on human rights issues across the world.

Bread and Roses on 10/09/09

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Fri, 10/09/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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All-Women's Circus

 Join host Nico on Bread and Roses October 9 for a talk with members of Circus Artemis -- Portland's All-Women Circus!   

Taking a cue from a legendary "strong woman," Portland's female circus artists have united under a common goal -- to blow audiences away with amazing feats of strength, skill and beauty.  The circus will debut October 16-18.  

We'll talk with creators and performers from Circus Artemis about the creation of the circus, traditional roles for women in circus performance, and how they're breaking barriers with the new show.  

 

Bread and Roses on 08/21/09

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Fri, 08/21/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A conversation with women form the Portland Women's Crisis Line
A conversation with women form the Portland Women's Crisis Line, which has been providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1972 and also runs a sex worker outreach and a community education project.
PWCL will hold its annual "Safety in Numbers" Gala on August 28th.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 07/24/09

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Fri, 07/24/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Seattle fans save pro-women's team; Player sues U-Penn coach who banned lesbians

Super women in sports and their fans: We'll hear of an athlete who challenged a university's 15+-year policy of barring lesbians from the basketball team. From Seattle: the story of the fans who rallied to save the Pacific Northwest's only WNBA team, the Seattle Storm, from being sold to Oklahoma. And in Portland: organizers team up to host a 1st-ever all women's basketball tournament and HRC fundraiser slated for this Saturday, Irving Park.

Bread and Roses on 06/19/09

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Fri, 06/19/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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What Is Feminism Anyway?

Bridget B. here and I'll be your host for this edition of Bread and Roses at 6pm on KBOO 90.7FM.  Listen in as I talk about Feminism with references from key voices from the feminist movement, including Gloria from All In The Family, Gloria Steinem and Rebecca Walker.

Yes, this will be my last show with Bread & Roses and I wouldn't have come this far in producing shows like this had it not been for the wonderful opportunities to create radio with the help of this collective.  I'll still be on KBOO every other Saturday night from 7pm - 10pm hosting an Evening of Afrotainment and will continue to produce public affairs pieces for either podcasting or airing on other programs.  Send me an email and let me know if you'd like to be added to the email list for future announcements on my shows.

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Bread and Roses on 06/05/09

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Fri, 06/05/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Discussion with film makers Vassiliki Katrivanou and Bushra Azzouz
In the spring of 2004, Maria, a Greek Cypriot, and Zehra, a Turkish Cypriot, cross to opposite sides of the green line, which has divided Cyprus since the war of 1974, to visit family homes they have not seen for thirty years. Thus begins the personal journey of these women haunted by war and pain, but searching for reconciliation and common ground. On the eve of the U.N. referendum to reunite the divided island, many buried stories from the past emerge.

Bread and Roses on 05/15/09

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Fri, 05/15/2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Chicken Show

Friday May 15th - Chicken Show!

It's that time of year again - KBOOs Bread and Roses Collective, with hosts Carole and Nico, is set to bring you the CHICKEN TALK SHOW, a 2 hour special this Friday, May 15, 2009 from 6-8pm.  Guests include Lisa Ewing, a chicken trainer at the Avian Medical Center. She'll do a live, on-air chicken training demo and will answer callers' questions about chickens. Growing Gardens will be there too. They sponsor the yearly "Tour De Coops," a tour of backyard chicken coops in Portland. And: chicken stories, chicken songs, and other surprises await you.

Bread and Roses on 05/08/09

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Fri, 05/08/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Importance of Mother's Day

Bridget B. here to let you know that I'm set to host the next edition of Bread & Roses on KBOO 90.7FM, Friday, May 8, 2009 from 6pm - 7pm.

Given that this show falls right before Mother's Day, I'd like to bring to your attention the what, why, when and by whom Mother's Day was conceived, what it has become over time and what you can do to re-direct this day back towards its original meaning.

During this one hour show, I'll share with you the "Mother's Day Proclamation", as recited by some famous female actors and activists, I'll include some Mother's Day stories and call your attention to organizations like CodePink that are making a difference as it relates to feminism, Mother's Day and the national agenda.

You can join the conversation when I open the phone lines to hear from you, our Bread and Roses listeners, as you tell us what Mother's Day means to you this Friday, May 8, 2009 on KBOO 90.7FM from 6pm - 7pm.

Ciao

Bread and Roses on 03/20/09

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Fri, 03/20/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A teachers rebellion changes the world

A show dedicated to teachers everywhere! Interviews and music highlight the social movement that erupted from a rebellion of teachers in Oaxaca Mexico. Filmmaker Jill Freidberg will discuss her new ard-winning film about Oaxaca.

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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.

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

Women's protests in Egypt

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Fri, 02/11/2011

"It was so hard to go from the joy and communal spirit of Egypt to a congressional hearing about the implications of the Egyptian uprising on US foreign policy," says Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin about witnessing revolutionary history in Egypt. "How sad it is that those we've elected have so little regard for the most astounding people's grassroots non-violent revolution that we've seen in our lifetimes."

Hear about the amazing journey of a Code Pink's women's delegation in Egypt, and voices from Egyptian women at the barricades: Asmaa Mahfouz -- whose video plea helped spark the uprising-- and thoughts from Egyptian feminists and authors Ahdaf Soueif and Nawal El Sadaawi.

Learn more at: www.codepink4peace.org , ahdafsoueif.com

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Bread and Roses: Interview with Najmeh Modarres and Oregon Dreamers Erika and Jackie

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Fri, 11/26/2010

In a two part program we talked with
Najmeh Modarres about HIV/AIDS prevention in Botswana, where one quarter of the adult population has been affected by the disease. Najmeh is a public health educator, researcher and evaluator.
We also will discuss the Dream Act with Jackie and Erika, organizers with an Oregon group of dreamers. This legislation is intended to create a path towards legalization for thousands of undocumented youth. It will be introduced in the US Senate during the lame duck session in this coming week.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

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

 

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