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 06/29/12

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Fri, 06/29/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control

Marjorie Cohn is the past president of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, and international human rights law. She lectures throughout the world on human rights and US foreign policy. She writes extensively. Her last article is titled "Killer Drone Attacks Illegal, Counter-Productive."

The progressive activist Medea Benjamin is co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange. She visited Afghanistan shortly after the US invasion in 2002 and learned the reality behind "precision bombs." Benjamin just published a book called "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control," looks at who is producing drones and who the victims are. It also examines the domestic use of drones.

Bread and Roses on 06/15/12

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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Portland Lesbian Choir 25th Anniversary Concert and Celebration!

Portland Lesbian Choir 25th Anniversary Concert and Celebration! Tune in to hear all about this celebratory concert and the community achievements of the PLC.

The concert Saturday June 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Scottish Rite Temple will feature songs ranging across the decades from the Captain and Tennile and Sweet Honey era to Lady Gaga and Beyonce, showcasing our multi-generational, talented group that loves-to-sing! There will be special surprise guests too, and Choir alum DJ Lauren will spin the dance. We also will be premiering a new commissioned work from Aurora Director and local composer, Joan Szymko supported by a grant from RACC.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

www.plchoir.org/

Bread and Roses on 06/08/12

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Fri, 06/08/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Koreen Brown on culturally responsive and relevant instructional practices.

Tune in this Friday to hear Koreen Brown discuss the importance of providing cultural and racial equity to Portland Public School's students experiencing significant mental health concerns as well as the findings of her academic research on Mexican American males counter stories of educational success.

Koreen is a vice principal for Portland Dart ( Day and Residential Treatment) School Program where she is a strong advocate and leader for racial equity. She is also a doctoral student at Lewis and Clark College in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program. Her research is on the Mexican American adolescent males counter stories.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo.

Bread and Roses on 06/01/12

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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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GirlStrength: Free holistic self defense courses for girls in the Portland area.

Bread and Roses welcomes GirlStrength, a local organization offering free comprehensive self-defense courses to girls throughout the Portland area. Their mission is to empower girls, demystify fear, and teach verbal assertiveness and physical self-defense skills. Since 2008, GirlStrength has taught 2,300 girls holistic self-defense and personal safety training.

In June, GirlStrength will offer a special intensive training for elementary, middle and high school teachers and counselors who are interested in keeping girls safe and reducing violence in their schools. Licensed teachers can apply to receive 10 credit hours of PSU Continuing Education Credit for Professional Development.

Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

Bread and Roses on 05/25/12

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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Spanish Immersion School Program's funds being cut! Savannah Paz talks about community organizing!

Spanish Immersion School Program's funds are being cut in Portland! Hear from mother and community organizer Savannah Paz about the actions parents are taking to save their children's education on Bread and Roses Friday May 25th at 6pm.

Back in February the city of Philadelphia's school system announced the closing of 40 public school to be replaced by privately owned charter schools. This announcement received very little to no coverage by the local or national media. It appears that this pattern is not new and is repeating itself all over the nation. Here in Portland, Atkinson elementary school and its students and families are protesting Portland Public School's budget cuts. You can hear all about it on your community radio station KBOO!

Bread and Roses on 05/18/12

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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with Portland writer Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir, WILD.

Bread and Roses welcomes Portland writer, Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir, WILD. Cheryl joins us live in-studio for a conversation about her eleven-hundred-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, an arduous physical and spiritual journey that saved her life.

Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

Bread and Roses on 05/11/12

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Fri, 05/11/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with Desiree Helleger

Desiree Hellegers is Co-Director of the Center for Social and Environmental Justice, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of English at Washington State University, Vancouver. She is an active member of various advocacy organizations and her writing has appeared in such publications as Counterpunch.

Bread and Roses on 05/04/12

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Fri, 05/04/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Portland Home Birth Families

In celebration of International Day of the Midwife, Bread and Roses is hosting a special interview with members of Portland Home Birth Families -- the women choosing to birth their babies out of the hospital. We will hear why they made the decisions that they did, as well as what it means to be informed of the risks and benefits of birthing both in hospitals and out. Join us!

Bread and Roses on 04/27/12

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Fri, 04/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Toxic Beauty - a Visit to Nail Salons and Spas

The popularity of nail salons and beauty spas is very high. But how much of the beauty we buy is toxic? And what are the work conditions like behind the aroma-therapeutic fog?
We will hear from Lisa Fu, Program Director for the Californian Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. She will introduce us to the mostly immigrant women  who work in the salons, to their work conditions and to the toxic substances both they and their customers are exposed to. We will explore what can be done to improve that reality.

Bread and Roses on 04/20/12

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Fri, 04/20/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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War & Earth Day: Afghani peace activist and US eco-outlaws

War & Earth Day: A preview of Afghani peace activist Sima Samar's upcoming lecture "The Question of Afghanistan" and we'll give away free tickets to this World Affairs Council Event. worldoregon.org/  Also: On this anniversary of the BP oil spill, we profile Gulf Coast "eco-outlaw" Diane Wilson.  Call in with your thoughts about morality, Earth Day and our forgotton war in Afghanistan: 503-231-8187

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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

  • Length: 47:33 minutes (43.54 MB)
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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

You, too, can row for a cure!

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Thu, 09/09/2010

A local rower's dream of raising funds for breast cancer resources and research has made big waves. Row for the Cure, which began in Portland, is now a national event. And it's not too late to dust off your canoe and join in the Oct 3 event.

  • Length: 25:23 minutes (23.24 MB)
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Got Class?

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Fri, 08/20/2010

Joshunda Sanders is a writer for the Statesman, in Austin , TX . Her previous journalism experiences included working for the Houston Chronicle, the Beaumont Enterprise, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her creative nonfiction essays have appeared in “Secrets and Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women’s Friendships,” (Seal Press) and “My Soul To His Spirit: Soulful Expressions from Black Daughters To Their Fathers,” (SoulDictates Publishing), and “Homelands” (Seal Press). She attended Vassar College in 2000, where she majored in creative writing. She holds a Masters of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas .
She discusses her recently published article “Eat, Pray, Spend.” In it Sanders takes on “anti-feminist privilege literature and film” such as Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and Sex in the City, as she examines the “genre’s destructive cacophony of insecurity, spending, and false wellness.”
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http://bitchmagazine.org/article/eat-pray-spend

Dr. Donna Beegle grew up in generational migrant labor poverty, left school for marriage at 15 and had two children. At age 25 she found herself with no husband, little education, no job skills and continuing to cope with poverty. In the course of 10 years she obtained a G.E.D., an A.A. in Journalism, a B.A. in Communications, a Master’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Gender Studies, and a Doctorate Degree.
An internationally recognized lecturer, Donna is now president of Communication Across Barriers. Beegle is the founder and CEO of the new nonprofit, PovertyBridge, which is dedicated to changing lives for people in poverty.
She talks about educational barriers for students who come from poverty and what educators could do to help ALL students be successful.

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  • Length: 54:05 minutes (49.51 MB)
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The Big Latch On

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Fri, 08/06/2010

 Host Ashley Thirstrup produced this short piece about the Big Latch On - a worldwide event to celebrate nursing mothers and babies.  The goal of the event is to see which area can set the world record for the most nursing babies at one time, as well as to spread awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. 

For more information please visit:

www.biglatchon.org/big-latch-on-blog.html

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  • Length: 21:49 minutes (24.98 MB)
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Women and Globalization

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Thu, 07/01/2010

CAUSA is Oregon’s statewide, grassroots immigrant rights coalition and the largest Hispanic civil and human rights, and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest.
CAUSA organizes, educates, and mobilizes to build power in the immigrant community.
Natalie Patrick-Knox is the Coordinator for CAUSA's new Portland Metro office, which held an open house on Wednesday, July 28. She discusses CAUSA's current campaigns with particular attention on issues for women immigrants.

Sabina Zeba Haque is an artist of South Asian descent – raised in Pakistan by an American mother and a Pakistani father. She examines issues of race, geopolitics, gender and sexuality across cultural boundaries, using the medium of painting, collage, and photography. Haque’s personal fusion of opposing cultural perspectives mirrors the complex, fragmented and multiple meanings of “globalization” and “multiculturalism” and their significance in American culture today.
In 2006, Sabina Zeba Haque joined Portland State University as the James DePriest Scholar in Ethnic Art. Haque received her MFA in Painting from Boston University and a BA in Art and education from Smith College. She is the 2010 recipient of the Lilla Jewel Fund for Women by the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation.

Single? You're Not Alone!

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Fri, 06/11/2010

Did you know that a third of the US adult population is single? Explore this new phenomena, its origins and impact with interviews and commentary of single women and Stephanie Coontz, prolific author on marriage and professor of history and family studies at Evergreen State College. Be sure to tune in for this first episode in a series!

 

Single? You're Not Alone!

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Fri, 06/11/2010

 This interview explores a single woman role model for collective member Brooke - her mother.

  • Length: 12:58 minutes (11.87 MB)
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Fourth Wave of Feminism

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Fri, 06/04/2010
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Foster Youth Awareness

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Fri, 05/28/2010
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