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 01/15/10

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Fri, 01/15/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Abortion in the health care package

With the anniversary of Roe v. Wade on the horizon, hosts Jennifer Laverdure and Nico take a look at the state of the issue in the present and the past.  Nico will present a retrospective on Roe in the first part of the show; then Jennifer and a live guest will explore the current health care reform package and how abortion services fit into it. 

Bread and Roses on 01/08/10

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Fri, 01/08/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women's protest music 2000-2009

Beautiful rage: Women's protest music of the last decade. Tonight! 6-7pm on Bread and Roses

Bread and Roses on 12/18/09

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Fri, 12/18/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Part 1. Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking Part 2. New Mammogram Mandates

6:00 - 6:30  Esther Nelson from the Sexual Assault Resource Center will be interviewed by Ashley about her work with local girls who have been trafficked into underage prositution here in the local community.  Listeners will learn what warning signs to look for in order to protect our girls and inform them about traffickers' tactics.  

6:30 - 7:00 Host Nico will interview local physicians about the new mandates that have recently been released around mammogram testing.  Listeners will be able to call in to ask the doctors questions, as well as voice any concerns that they might have.

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Bread and Roses on 12/11/09

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Fri, 12/11/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Celebrate Human Rights Day!

Celebrate Human Rights Day on Bread and Roses, Dec 11, 6-7pm! The Universal Declaraton of Human Rights was the showcase of a marvelous moment in history when, with much of the world in ruins, citizens and governments were able to come together to articulate a path for peace and justice.  Tonight we profile the work of Eleanor Roosevelt, honor victims of Guantanamo, then turn attention to our homefront and what we can do to help women and children live free from violence here in Portland.

Bread and Roses on 11/20/09

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Fri, 11/20/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Part 1. Raising 'Authentic' Girls Part 2. Homeless Advocacy

Join host, Ashley Thirstrup, on Friday November 20th from 6:00pm to 6:30pm, as she interviews award-winning author, Rachel Simmons.  They will discuss her latest book The Curse of the Good Girl - Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence.   In her book, Rachel argues that by idealizing the 'good girl' we teach girls to deny their own power and potential.  Niice, polite, and modest is an identity that is not only unachievable, but paralyzing for girls who learn to constantly self-criticize.   Tune in to Bread and Roses, this Friday November 20th, to learn what you can do to encourage the girls in your life to break through society's expectations to become 'good girls,' and to instead recognize their aut

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.

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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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