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 05/24/13

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Fri, 05/24/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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"The House that Herman Built", living exhibit by Jackie Sumell

"WHAT KIND OF HOUSE DOES A MAN WHO HAS LIVED IN A 6' X9' BOX FOR OVER 30 YEARS DREAM OF?" This is the question that artist and activist Jackie Sumell asked Herman Wallace in 2003. Herman has been in solitary confinement
or Closed Cell Restriction [CCR] for over 40 years. He spend most of these years at The Louisiana State Penitentiary, also know as Angola. He is one of the "Angola 3" along with Robert King and Albert Woodfox.

Listen to Jackie recount how she became aware of Herman's condition and how they collaborated on an art exhibit meant to raise awareness about the prison industrial complex and the trauma of solitary confinement.

Check out The House That Herman Built

Bread and Roses on 05/17/13

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Fri, 05/17/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bread and Roses welcomes founder, Susan Dobrof, and 90's collective member, Pamlin Pegg.

Bread and Roses celebrates 35 years on the KBOO airwaves, the longest-running feminist radio show in the country! 

We welcome Bread and Roses founder, Susan Dobrof, and 90's collective member, Pamlin Pegg.  We'll discuss the early days of the collective, play clips from the Bread and Roses archives, and honor all the women over the years who lent their voices and energy to keep feminist radio alive.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo and Leigh Anne Kranz

Bread and Roses on 05/10/13

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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Meet The Ladies of Rose Bent, a stand-out-all-female Hip Hop crew from PDX on Bread and Roses.

Rose Bent, "a stand-out all-female hip-hop crew, joined forces in 2010 with a mission to represent the silenced voices of women in hip-hop. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The City of Roses, Rose Bent is comprised of two aspiring musicians: Kheoshi & Jacque. Few of the select ladies in a genre some call dead, Rose Bent takes hip-hop for a thrilling and inspiring ride to the future."

They will talk about their passion for Hip Hop, their art and will rap Live!

Visit their website:Rose Bent

Rose Bent on Facebook

Hosted and Produce by Delphine Criscenzo

Bread and Roses on 05/03/13

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Fri, 05/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Guatamala, Guantanamo and us

G2: Guatemala, Guantanamo and us

 We speak with the International Center for Transitional Justice about the difficult journey of peace in Guatemala, and the current trial of General Rios Montt, who is accused of orchestrating a genocide supported with US military aid.  And: While Guatemala confronts its past, the US force feeds Guatanamo prisoners.  Will the US face a trial for violating human rights? Interviews from family members of detainees, resources for action and more.  See: www.ict.org

Bread and Roses on 04/26/13

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Fri, 04/26/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Family Mental Health

Wendy Sample, a 10 year plus advocate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will discuss her journey through 50 years with a family member living with mental illness.

NAMI Oregon is a statewide grassroots organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness, as well as their families and loved ones. Under the umbrella of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, we serve all Oregonians through our education, support and advocacy at the state and county levels. http://www.nami.org/

Hosted by Della Rae,community spark about

Bread and Roses on 04/19/13

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Fri, 04/19/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Montavilla Food Coop, working to provide access to affordable and healthy food to their neighborhood
Montavilla Food Cooperative

Montavilla Food Coop is taking off! Tune in to Bread and Roses to hear from the Montavilla Food Coop organizers and board members about their project and about the incredible benifits of cooperative businesses.

Four years ago, a handful of Montavilla neighborhood residents gathered and came up with the idea to open a "year-round place where Montavilla residents could access fresh, local, sustainable food and groceries.

The mission of the Montavilla Food Coop is "to enhance the quality of life for both residents and visitors by providing access to affordable, healthy food in an environment shaped by the community's values."

Read more about the Montavilla Food Coop.

Bread and Roses on 04/12/13

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Fri, 04/12/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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GRANITO DE ARENA: GUATEMALA'S JOURNEY TO JUSTICE

Granito is an expression of the indigenous people of Guatemala...none of us can do it alone, each must put in their granito, their tiny grain of sand.  Direct descendants of the ancient Maya, the indigenous of Guatemala make up 40% of the population.  With the help of the U.S. government, as many of 200,000 of them and their supporters, the future leaders of Guatemala, were masacred in the early 1980s. Documentary filmaker Pamela Yates witnessed the genocide and found she had her own granito, evidence to help nail a dictator.

Bread and Roses on 04/05/13

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Fri, 04/05/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Sprig Health: An alternative way to access affordable health care.

Sprig Health is a Portland-based company with a vision to "change the U. S. health system by introducing a common sense alternative to health insurance". They provide individuals, with or without health insurance, with direct access to providers and services at affordable, discounted prices. Services include primary care, alternative medicine, urgent care, women's wellness, pediatric care, lab tests, immunizations, diagnostic imaging, dental, vision, dermatology, sports physicals, massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, counseling, physical therapy, etc.

Bread and Roses on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bread and Roses welcomes NW author Jennie Shortridge

Bread and Roses welcomes Pacific Northwest author, Jennie Shortridge, on the eve of publication of her fifth novel, Love Water Memory.

Bread and Roses on 03/22/13

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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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PlayWrite, INC. "Using the power of performance in art to transform the lives of youth at the edge"
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Learn about PlayWrite, a local non-profit founded 10 years ago which works with youth ‘at the edge’ to create original plays, powerful vehicles through which the voices of young people are heard. We welcome in the studio Lyndsay Hogland, program director, Alyson Osborne, coach/actor  and Ryder Lynn and Francesca, 2 young women who recently participated in a play writing workshop.

"PlayWrite coaches are drawn from the Oregon theater community, and are trained to work one-on-one with each young person. Within the intense structured activities of PlayWrite workshops, these young writers create original art. In the process, they learn to trust, manage, and heal their own emotional experiences; to work collaboratively; and to contribute positively to their communities.

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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.

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

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