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

'Being Cowlitz-How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity'

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Fri, 01/16/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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'Being Cowlitz-How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity'
Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Christine Dupres about her new book, Being Cowlitz - How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity.  It covers the history of her tribe's struggle for federal recognition and her own personal story of understanding and coming to embrace her Native identity.

Later in the show, she will speak with Wambui Machua, a local woman organizing an African Dance and Dinner fundraiser to raise money for educational materials for her hometown in Kenya.

Our Future with Nuclear Power

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Fri, 01/09/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A conversation on Nuclear Power, the leaking Fukushima Daiichi plant and our future on this planet.
Tune in this Friday for a conversation on Nuclear Power, the leaking Fukushima Daiichi plant and our future on this planet with anti-nuclear activist Mimi German of Radcast.

Mimi will share important information about the current situation with Fukushima, the Columbia Generating Station, the California drought and a possible crisis in Ukraine.

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo.

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Dating in the Age of Social Media

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Fri, 01/02/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tune in for a round table discussion about dating in the age of social media
Tune in this Friday for a round table discussion about dating in the age of social media from the perspective of straight, professional women in their 30s. We will talk about the challenges of dating online, the difficulties of establishing deeper, long lasting connections, and the future of love in a world that so desperately needs it!

This is a call in show and we encourage your participation. Call us, during the show to share your input and perspectives at 503. 231. 8187. Please make sure your comment is on topic and delivered in a respectful manner. Thank you.

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

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2014 Year in Review

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Fri, 12/26/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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We review the news and events that made 2014 and the great shows brought to you by our collective!
Tonight on Bread and Roses we take a look back at 2014. We talk about the National and local news and events that made 2014 as well as the amazing shows that the Bread and Roses collective has brought to you Friday after Friday in 2014, like we have since 1978. For 36 years, the KBOO community has made preserving this space for women identified folks a priority and it is with pride that the current collective members are carrying the torch into 2015.

Portland Pioneers of Color Walking Tour

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Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Portland Pioneers of Color Walking Tour shares stories of the first African American citizens
This Friday we discuss the new Portland Pioneers of Color Walking tour. This tour of downtown highlights the stories of "Portland's early African American citizens - persons freed from the institution of slavery - who came to Portland in search for Freedom, Independence, Community, and Economic opportunity!" Every Saturdays, rain or shine, Stephen Hanks walks you around downtown while sharing the most fascinating details about the lives of some of the first Black people to live in Portland.

Village Gardens

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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Village Gardens community leaders talk about growing food and growing leadership in North Portland.
Tune in this Friday as we explore the work of Village Gardens, a North Portland non-profit and community-led project that "brings a spirit of hope to the people by growing and sharing healthy food, learning and teaching skills, and empowering community leadership."

We will be joined in the studio by several Village Gardens community leaders and staffs who will share with us how their work is changing their neighborhood and transforming lives. We will talk about youth leadership, social justice, community health and farming.

Find out more about Village Gardens HERE

Thanks-taking Special - Indigenous Activism

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Fri, 11/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thanks-taking Special - Indigenous Activism
On this  "Thanks-taking" special, hosts Abeni and Ashley interview local Native American activist Clay River as they discuss decolonization strategies, as well as the intersection of reproductive justice within the Native community.  Also, an archived interview with Inidigenous activist, Tawna Sanchez is aired again.  She discusses the history of the Portland Native community, and acts of indigenous solidarity and defiance such as the Longest Walk and the overtaking of Alcatraz.  Native musical artists "A Tribe Called Red" and "Blue King Brown" are also featured throughout.

Decolonize!   

Women's bodies are sacred, capable, and beautiful

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Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Samantha Zipporah, full spectrum doula talks about women's sexual health.
This Friday on Bread and Roses we celebrate women's sovereignty and authority over their body with full spectrum doula, Samantha Zipporah. We will talk about the importance of including all aspects of women fertility in the conversation, including menstrual cycles, abortion and miscarriage. We will also discuss body literacy and Samantha will share some good resources to learn more about the wonders of the female body.

BoyStrength: Empowering Boys to be Leaders in Nonviolence.

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Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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BoyStrength: Empowering Boys to be Leaders in Nonviolence

BoyStrength is a new program that empowers boys ages 10-14 to be allies and leaders in nonviolence.  They offer free programs, workshops, and camps to Portland schools, community centers and local organizations.  It provides boys with options, strategies and skills to make healthy choices, create positive relationships, and actively engage in social justice.

The BoyStrength Mission: 
Foster awareness, redefine masculinity, and encourage boys to be leaders in nonviolence.
Foster an understanding of what it means to be a young man in today’s media driven society.
Boost knowledge and awareness of equity, diversity and cultural differences.
Support boys capacity to express and regulate emotions.

Kiva Zip - Person to Person Lending benefiting women-owned small businesses

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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Kiva Zip - Person to Person Lending benefiting women-owned small businesses
Join host Ashley Thirstrup as she interviews Kiva Zip https://zip.kiva.org/ fellow Vianna Pillips and Kiva ZIP trustee, Becca Parker about the revolutionary crowd sourcing program.  They will talk about how women entrepeuners can benefit from this nonprofit program which offers small business owners interest-free loans through a process called “social underwriting” that ignores collateral, cash flows and credit scores.  She also interviews a local Kiva Zip borrower, Lani Jo Leigh, owner of Clinton Street Theater http://cstpdx.com/ about how the small loan helped to preserve her landmark movie house, a venue for marginalized filmmaker perspectives and film buffs alike.  

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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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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.

  • Length: 32:45 minutes (29.99 MB)
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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.

 

  • Length: 52:16 minutes (47.85 MB)
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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

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

 

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