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.
The time for immigration reform is now. Join a conversation on why and how with two leading women activists:
Pramila Jayapal, the founder and Director of OneAmerica, the largest immigrant advocacy organization in WA State. Pramila, an immigrant from India, has spent the last two decades working for social justice internationally and in the US. She participated in a march and action for immigration reform in Seattle this Thursday.
Tania Unzueta is the Co-founder of the Chicago-based Immigrant Youth Justice League and an organizer for the US Social Forum. She was one of five young people who temporarily sat in at Senator John McCain’s office in Arizona earlier this week in an attempt to force action on the “Dream Act.” The act would provide an avenue for students who have spent most of their lives in the US to gain legal status. Tania’s came with her parents from Mexico when she was 10 years old.
For the past 25 years singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked has fearlessly sung her passion for social justice and shared her joys. In this interview, she shares her sources of joy and strength. "Jealously and anger," she sings, "greed and hypocrisy--the seasons of human nature cannot take my joy from me." Listen for more at www.michelleshocked.com
- Length: 24:23 minutes (22.32 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
In the first half hour, Aju from the musical duo Molina Soleil and Aju talks about creating her new album, her projects to inspire young women, and the divine feminine. We play songs from her new album, and she also reads a monologue about birth from the Vagina Monologues.
To find out more about Molina Soleil and Aju, or to purchase their new album "Soulaju", please check out their website: www.soulaju.com
In the 2nd half hour, women filmmakers, Nicole Vulcan and Posie Currin talk about their recent trip to Haiti where they documented the work of Helping Hands Noramise - a Haitian-based non-profit working to bring sustainable farming techniques to the local people. The leader of Helping Hands Noramise, Rosedanie Cadet, joins by telephone.
For more information or to make a donation please contact Helping Hands Noramise at: www.noramise.org
- Title: Soulaju and Rosedanie Cadet
- Length: 49:48 minutes (45.59 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Haitian-Canadian author Myriam Chancy clarifies the richness and spirit of Haiti, especially that of women. "There's great strength one can take from these women...Our history tells us it is possible to survive, to have a will, despite how Haiti is portrayed. Our culture, our spirit gives us no choice. We have to endure and that's the heart of Haiti." Also: poetry and music with Lenelle Moise and Emeline Michel.
Literature and Haiti aid links: www.myriamchancy.com/
Hosts Nicole Vulcan and Ashley Thirstrup examine the issue of birth rights, the home birth issue, and efforts nationwide to see that families have a choice when it comes to how they bring their children into this world. They talk with two advocates working for childbirth choices in South Dakota - a state which feminists have scored an F in the area of reproductive freedoms.
Local midwives, Laura Erickson and Kori Pienovi, of Alma Midwifery Center discuss the Midwives' Model of Care and the challenges that model faces from the more mainstream hospital birth model. They explain their experiences assisting women through home births, water births and throughout their prenatal care. KBOO listeners call in with their questions, thoughts and concerns.
- Length: 59:22 minutes (27.17 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
Inspiring Women Collective Show - An Interview with my Grandmother
Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews her 79 year old grandmother, Dona Ross, about her interesting life and her views on race relations and reproductive freedom.