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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Bread and Roses on 05/21/10

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Fri, 05/21/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The time for immigration reform is now. Join a conversation on why and how.

The time for immigration reform is now. Join a conversation on why and how with two leading women activists:<?xml:namespace prefix = o /> Pramila Jayapal, the founder and Director of OneAmerica, the largest immigrant advocacy organization in WA State. Pramila, an immigrant from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />India, has spent the last two decades working for social justice internationally and in the US.

Bread and Roses on 04/30/10

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Fri, 04/30/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Word Warriors: Michelle Shocked, local poets speak truth

Michelle Shocked: For 25 years this "feminist hillbilly" and rabble-rousing word warrior has never hesitated to share her joy and politics through music. In this interview she discusses her passion and latest projects. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Portland's own Voicecatchers chimes in.

Bread and Roses on 04/02/10

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Fri, 04/02/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Word Warriors: women celebrate National Poetry Month in style

Word Warriors--a celebration of National Poetry Month featuring powerful spoken word by renowned women writers.

Bread and Roses on 03/19/10

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Fri, 03/19/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bread and Roses on exciting upcoming events

Tristan Taormino, an award-winning author, columnist, editor, and sex educator. She is giving a lecture this weekend in Portland at the female-friendly sex shop, SheBop, in the Mississippi District.  

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Bread and Roses on 02/26/10

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Fri, 02/26/2010 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
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A conversation with Julie Mancini, Director of the Mercy Corps Action Center in downtown Portland, a

 

 

 

Bread and Roses on 02/12/10

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Fri, 02/12/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Birthright: Obstacles and information on homebirth

You've heard us examine the issue of choice many times here on Bread and Roses, usually in the context of reproductive freedoms and the abortion issue. As feminists we believe it's every woman's choice to determine what happens with her body. And this goes not just for the choice to HAVE a child, but for the choice of HOW that child is born. Here in Oregon, we are blessed to have the option to birth at home, in a comfortable and safe setting that fosters family bonding.

Bread and Roses on 01/29/10

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Fri, 01/29/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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BEES will save the earth: find out how to do beekeeping

Save the earth with... BACKYARD BEES! Find out how, 6-7pm, on Bread and Roses. Bee experts on hand to answer your beekeeping questions. Native bees! Local honey -- free samples. Stop in!

 

Bread and Roses on 01/15/10

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Fri, 01/15/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Abortion in the health care package

With the anniversary of Roe v. Wade on the horizon, hosts Jennifer Laverdure and Nico take a look at the state of the issue in the present and the past.  Nico will present a retrospective on Roe in the first part of the show; then Jennifer and a live guest will explore the current health care reform package and how abortion services fit into it. 

Bread and Roses on 01/08/10

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Fri, 01/08/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women's protest music 2000-2009

Beautiful rage: Women's protest music of the last decade. Tonight! 6-7pm on Bread and Roses

Bread and Roses on 12/18/09

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Fri, 12/18/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Part 1. Minor Victims of Sex Trafficking Part 2. New Mammogram Mandates

6:00 - 6:30  Esther Nelson from the Sexual Assault Resource Center will be interviewed by Ashley about her work with local girls who have been trafficked into underage prositution here in the local community.  Listeners will learn what warning signs to look for in order to protect our girls and inform them about traffickers' tactics.  

6:30 - 7:00 Host Nico will interview local physicians about the new mandates that have recently been released around mammogram testing.  Listeners will be able to call in to ask the doctors questions, as well as voice any concerns that they might have.

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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

 

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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.

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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
 

 

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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"

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