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.

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In the US, white culture is like water for a fish! Can white men get out of the fishbowl?
 

Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 08/05/11

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Fri, 08/05/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Anti-War music and activism

Anti-War Music and Activism: Women veterans now serving with Vets for Peace speak about the 2011 Vets For Peace Convention here in Portland. And poliical folksingers Emmas Revolution live in the studio. Plus, a look at anti-war music from the Bush years till the present.

Bread and Roses on 07/29/11

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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women With Moxie

Women With Moxie

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, as host Ashely Thirstrup speaks with three local women - Amy Lux (Lux Jewelry) Lila Eidi (Freelance Journalist) and Sally (Pin Me Apparel) who have all started small businesses here in Portland. They will talk about 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.

Bread and Roses on 07/15/11

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Fri, 07/15/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Songs of Resistance; Legacy of Violence

Songs of resistance in Latin America to honor Aregnetian folk singer Facundo Cabral, recently murdered in Guatemala--Violeta Parra, Mercedes Sosa and more. Also: Guatemala's legacy of violence, its impact on women, and grassroots organizations protecting women from femicide. 

Bread and Roses on 06/24/11

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Fri, 06/24/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Self-sufficiency in a small space

Bread and Roses host Nico talks with local permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach about growing food in a small urban space and your overall contribution to global food security. 

Call in with questions about growing food in a small space! 

Bread and Roses on 06/10/11

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Fri, 06/10/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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First we deprive them of resources and then we judge them

Join us in 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.

We will speak 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.

We will also have 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.

Bread and Roses on 06/03/11

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Fri, 06/03/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Cool Summer Reads

Summer reading special- Travel the world this summer with a good book. Call in with your summer reading suggestions and get the scoop on good reads from Bread and Roses Collective members.

Bread and Roses on 05/27/11

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Fri, 05/27/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars on Bread and Roses

 A blast from the past as Nico and Ashley resurrect a cherished program from 2007 -- in which they interview teens, mothers and organizers of the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program. The program provides enrichment and connections for the children of mothers incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. 

 

More information on Girl Scouts Beyond Bars here.

Bread and Roses on 05/20/11

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Fri, 05/20/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Emotions, Health and Local Women Healers

“Emotions, Health and Local Women Healers”

Do you feel like full power is harder to reach lately? Do you suffer from low energy, depression, ovarian cancer or another issue often affecting women? Join Bread and Roses this Friday- May 20th at 6:00PM as host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Tami Kent, the author of ‘Wild Feminine’ – a book about following the creative energy flow in the female body in order to redefine feminine identity and restore well-being. We’ll also hear from a local panel of women healers, and we’ll have time for you to call in with your questions about how diet or alternative medicine can help to restore balance in your life.

Bread and Roses on 05/13/11

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Fri, 05/13/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Chickens! Everything you ever wanted to know...

Annual Call-In Chicken Show: 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!

Bread and Roses on 05/06/11

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Fri, 05/06/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A different kind of Mother's Day

We will look at where Mother's Day came from and talk about meaningful ways of celebrating it. Hear from local organizations who will have Mother's Day events to recognize mothers who often are forgotten.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross

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Immigration Reform and the Dream Act.

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Fri, 05/21/2010

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.

Michelle Shocked's fearless joy

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Fri, 05/07/2010

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)
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Relationships with a Depth Psychology Twist

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Fri, 04/23/2010
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Part 1. "Soulaju" Part 2. Haitian Green Movement - Rosedanie Cadet'

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Fri, 03/26/2010

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

 

Fearing the Dark Feminine.... Why?

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Thu, 02/25/2010
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Women in Haiti: strength in spirit and culture

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Fri, 02/19/2010

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/

Poetry: www.lenellemoise.com/

Music: www.emeline-michel.com/

 

Midwifery and the Politics of Birth

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Fri, 02/12/2010

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)
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Inspiring Women Collective Show - An Interview with My Grandmother

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Fri, 01/22/2010

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. 

Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking

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Fri, 12/18/2009

Host Ashley Thirstrup interview Esther Nelson, Sexual Trafficking Case Manager at the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) about the issues facing Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking.  They discuss the role of pimps in holding girls in underage prostitution, as well as the efforts locally to help girls find healing and recovery.

Sexual Assualt Resource Center Crisis Line:  503-640-5311

Look Beneath the Surface: Northwest Conference Against Trafficking

Look Beneath the Surface: Northwest Conference Against Trafficking
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January 9, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach, 909 North Hayden Island Dr., Portland, OR 97217

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery. The second largest criminal enterprise in the world after arms dealing, victims of human trafficking work in domestic servitude, agriculture and — all too often — the sex industry. Join the Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking at their conference to combat human trafficking, co-sponsored in part by City Club.

Keynote Speakers:
Emcee: Priya David, host of “Keep it Local” on KOIN6
Jane Velez-Mitchell, host of “Issues” on HLN
Cathy Standiford, President Soroptimist International of the Americas
Retired Special Forces Colonel Dr. Bill Hillar, Personal Human Trafficking Story
Dallas Jessup, past CNN Hero and founder of “Just Yell Fire”

Website: www.NWCAT.org
 

 

  • Length: 29:51 minutes (27.33 MB)
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Celebrate human rights!

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Fri, 12/11/2009

Once upon a time, nations and citizens worked together to articulate a path for peace and justice, and the Universal Declarations of Human Rights was born. Hear about this history and free resources, then spend a moment honoring the family members of Guantanamo prisoners. For free resources, see: www.humanrights.com  Music: Eva Cassidy: "Imagine"; Sweet Honey in the Rock: "Hope"

  • Length: 25:45 minutes (23.57 MB)
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Bread and Roses

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

 

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