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 04/01/11

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Let's Talk About Sex!

Let's Talk about Sex!

What happens when we avoid talking about sex at home? In our schools? In our communities?

How do music videos of young women as sex objects impact a teen girl's image of herself? Join Bread and Roses host Ashley Thirstrup this Friday, April 1st at 6:00 PM, as Mariotta Gary–Smith, a local Sexologist and Public Health Educator discusses her work towards social change and reproductive justice within local communities of color.

Bread and Roses on 03/25/11

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Fri, 03/25/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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'Campfire Girl' Michelle Shocked celebrates 25 years of activism

Feminist 'Campfire Girl' celebrates 25 years of activism: Singer/poet/activist/traveller Michelle Shocked was "discovered" by the music industry after bootleg recordings of her songs at a Texas campfire—recorded on a walkman—became a global hit. Over the years Michelle Shocked has maintained her fierce independence and ever-hopeful commitment to justice and peace. She joins us to discuss her latest project: "Celebration of the Campfire Girl: 25th anniversary of the Texas Campfire Tapes" and her March 27 visit to Portland. www.mississippistudios.com

Bread and Roses on 03/18/11

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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Remember when we almost froze nukes?

Tara Dorabji is a Tri-Valley CAREs board member and for 5 years before that, she was the Outreach Director and and a Community Organizer to head the youth and campus outreach effort. Tri-Valley CAREs is an activist organization in response to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory nuclear weapons facility in California. Tara Dorabji is a founding member of the Coalition to Demilitarize the University of California. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz and works as Community Programs Manager at the non-profit Streetside Stories in San Francisco. She is a Co-host of KPFA radio's La Onda Bajita program.

Bread and Roses on 03/04/11

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100 years of Oregon women at the polls

Join Bread and Roses host Nico for a look back at 100 years of Oregon women's right to vote!

Oregon women have always been activists, and in 1912 they became some of the first women in the nation to win the right to vote in local elections.

This Friday, March 4th, we'll be "marching forth" with members of the Century of Action, the organization of women historians and public figures who are planning a huge celebration in honor of the anniversary of women's suffrage. Joining us will be Eliza Canty-Jones, Editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, and Janice Dilg, independent historian and PSU instructor.  We'll hear protest songs from the era and hear little-known tales of Oregon's women heroes.

http://www.centuryofaction.org

Bread and Roses on 02/25/11

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Fri, 02/25/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women and Homelessness - Join Bread and Roses hosts Nicole Vulcan and Ashley Thirstrup, this Friday,

Women and Homelessness

In Portland, and in the entire United States, we are seeing more faces of homelessness on our city streets – and especially those of women. Join Bread and Roses hosts Nicole Vulcan and Ashley Thirstrup, this Friday, February 25th at 6:00PM as we interview folks from Sisters of the Road café and some local women who are experiencing homelessness on our city streets. They’ll share their stories of how they came to be living on the streets, and what they are doing to survive. We’ll also learn about how Sisters is not only trying to help people affected by homelessness, but instead working to end and uproot the institution of homelessness in our community.

Bread and Roses on 02/18/11

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Fri, 02/18/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Reel Girlz Make Films

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

www.threeveilsmovie.com/

www.powfest.com/

Bread and Roses on 02/11/11

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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women's peace group accused of starting Egypt revolt

Women's peace group accused of starting revolt in Egypt! Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin reports on witnessing history in Cairo and allegations the Code Pink delegation fomented revolution.  "Of all things Code Pink has accomplished, we just can't take credit for the popular uprising in Egypt." Also: women in Egypt have borne the brunt of the economic crisis-- hear about their role in the protests.

Learn more at:  www.codepink4peace.org/index.php

Bread and Roses on 02/04/11

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Fri, 02/04/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Vagina Monologues: a global sensation

The Vagina Monologues, a play created by Eve Ensler, has ignited a global V-Day movement to stop violence against women and girls. Hear how this political theater has broken taboos and transformed pain to power around the world. Featuring performers of the upcoming PCC production, thoughts from Eve Ensler, Majora Carter, Jane Fonda and more. See: news.pcc.edu/2011/01/vagina-monologues/

More about V-Day:  www.vday.org/

Bread and Roses on 01/28/11

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Fri, 01/28/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women find strength in dragon boats

Women-power fuels Portland's dragon boat craze and there's a team for everyone--no matter size, age or ability. We'll hear from several local teams: Pink Phoenix paddlers spread the word that exercise and camraderie aids recovery from breast cancer; Amazon Dragons are renowned for their strength. More info:  www.pinkphoenix.org/  www.amazondragons.org/  www.dragonsports.org/home.php

Bread and Roses on 01/21/11

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Voicecatcher: Portland women writers

Bread and Roses hosts Ashley Thirstrup and Nicole Vulcan welcome women poets and writers from VoiceCatcher, Portland's all-women anthology of poetry and prose.  

Joining us on the show will be: 

Carolyn Martin, president of the board of directors

Kristen Berger, co-editor of VoiceCatcher 6

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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.”
Full article at

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.

  • Title: Got Class?
  • 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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