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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Melissa Lowery talks about her new film, Black Girl in Suberbia
 

Episode Archive

5/2 -The Night, and the Rain, and the River. New Anthology of Short Stories by Oregon Writers

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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Night, and the Rain, and the River. New Anthology of Short Stories by Oregon Writers

Bread and Roses celebrates the launch of the new Oregon short story anthology, The Night, and the Rain, and the River, by woman-owned local publisher Forest Avenue Press. 

We welcome Editor Liz Prato and local writers Domi Shoemaker and Tammy Lynne Stoner.  Donate to KBOO during the hour and receive a copy of the anthology as a thank you gift.

QSoC Conference “(Re)Generating Community: Radical Coalitions at the Intersections"

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Fri, 04/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Queer Students of Color Conference planning committee discusses the upcoming conference May 9-11

Bread and Roses welcomes the Queer Students of Color Conference planning committee this Friday.

The Fourth Annual Queer Students of Color Conference will take place from May 9-11 and will feature inspiring speakers, including Lavern Cox, Fabian Romero and Emi Koyama, constructive workshops and an opportunity to develop community across identities. The theme for this year’s conference is “(Re)Generating Community: Radical Coalitions at the Intersections.”

Tune in for a conversation on identities, community and coalition building.

Young Women’s Youth Empowerment Group from Native American Youth and Family Center

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Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Young Women’s Youth Empowerment Group from Native American Youth and Family Center

Bread and Roses host, Ashley Thirstrup will be interviewing the Young Women’s Youth Empowerment Group from Native American Youth and Family Center.  We will be discussing issues facing our local young women, some service learning projects they are working on in the community, and the upcoming 1st Annual ‘Healthy Break Up Summit’ that will be taking place on April 24th.  There will be a chance for you to call in with your thoughts or questions about how navigating relationships have changed over the years as we explore how our young people can be supported in a healthy way throughout their relationships and even when breaking up!

CIVIC ending the isolation of men and women in U.S immigration detention

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Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Is a country without detention centers possible? Join us for a discussion on a dysfonctional system.
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lIsten to a conversation about U.S immigration detention centers, such as the Norwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA, and the efforts of CIVIC, a non-profit dedicated to ending isolation for men and women in the system.

We are joined Live, on the phone from San Francisco by Christina Mansfield, co-founder of CIVIC. Christina Mansfield is an activist for social justice, a scholar, and the granddaughter of immigrants. We will discuss the hunger strike in the Tacoma detention center, isolation for men and women impacted by the system and the possibilities of living in a country without detention centers.

Dr. Suzanne Fanger: Understanding the Excluder: Why Young Children Exclude Their Peers

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Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dr. Suzanne Fanger: Understanding the Excluder: Why Young Children Exclude Their Peers

Dr. Suzanne Fanger returns to Bread and Roses to share practical solutions and findings in the study of peer exclusion among preschool-age children.  Her work focuses on developing socio-emotional curriculum and helping parents and educators solve the social issues of young children.  Addressing these issues early in life has a positive impact on future tween, teen and adult behavior.

Not Your Rescue Project

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Fri, 03/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Twilight Kallisti interviews N'jaila Rhee
Twilight Kallisti interviews N'jaila Rhee about Not Your Rescue Project.
Twillight Kallisti interviews N'jaila Rhee, co-creator of the Twitter hashtag #NotYourRescueProject about sex workers, online activism and the politics of sex work.

Urban Wilderness Project

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Fri, 03/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Jourdan Keith says "connecting to the natural world is critical to restoring communities". But how?

"What might gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation have to do with historical and current environmental degradation? Is there a connection between disappearing green spaces in the inner-city and domestic violence? How might negative social behaviors and attitudes impact the carbon footprint of individuals and their cities?"

These are some of the questions that Jourdan Keith is asking and trying to answer through her work at Urban Wilderness Project.

Bread and Roses on 03/14/14

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Fri, 03/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

Joy Harjo, Poet, Musician and Activist

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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Joy Harjo, American Poet, Musician, Activist
Joy Harjo, poet, musician, and activist.

Joy Harjo speaks with Bread and Roses about the new musical she is writing, the kinship between poetry and music, overcoming fear, experiencing voicelessness in feminist/white privileged settings, and creating community among Indigenous women.  http://joyharjo.com/

Produced by Leigh Anne Kranz and Delphine Criscenzo

Permission granted by the artist to include music in the podcast:
Eagle Song
This America
Equinox

About Joy Harjo:

http://joyharjo.com/

Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. She just published her memoir, Crazy Brave, detailing her journey to becoming a poet.

Gentrification Through the Lens of Hip Hop

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Fri, 02/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Two local residents discuss gentrification through the lens of Hip Hop.

What is gentrification and how has the Hip Hop scene in Portland been affected by this shift that is forcing the African American community to migrate? We hear the opinions of two Portland residents, passionate of Hip Hop, Chris Riser and Kipp Kruger.

Chris Riser is a husband, father, thinker & middle school teacher in Portland Public Schools. He's passionate about history, hip hop, and what it takes to develop life long learning and a sense of agency in the next generation.

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The Curse of the Good Girl - Interview with Rachel Simmons

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Fri, 11/20/2009

Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews author Rachel Simmons about her latest book: The Curse of the Good Girl - Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and  Confidence.

Daring to care: the challenge of compassion

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Fri, 10/30/2009

Science tells us we are wired for fair play. Relgion tells us to stay true to the Golden Rule--treat others as you would be treated. Yet global and interpersonal violence persists. Have we lost our capacity for compassion? Sister Joan Chittister, an activist and author of  Called to Question,  is one of many scholars worldwide advocating for a return to the roots of caring and a commitment to do no harm. www.charterforcompassion.org  "This is not a pious and pretty little topic," says Sister Joan in this provocative interview.

 

Bread and Roses 10/23/09: Trafficking

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Fri, 10/23/2009

Deena Guzder has reported for Time Magazine, Mother Jones, United Press International, and other publications on human rights issues across the world. She is the author of a forthcoming book, currently scheduled for release by Chicago Review Press in 2010. Please visit: www.deenaguzder.com

In this show Gabriele Ross interviews Deena Guzder on Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, particularly in Thailand

 

Oregon dog stars in Iditarod book

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Fri, 08/28/2009

Crimp, a lucky dog from K-Falls Oregon, and his owner, Liz Parrish, triumphed recently in the 1,000-mile Iditarod dogsled race across Alaska. Both Crimp and 50-year-old Liz overcame tremendous physical difficulties to complete the grueling race. Their inspiring stories are told in a new book, Crimp On-By. www.lifethroughdogs.com 

 

Volunteer vacations: Do good in the woods

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Fri, 08/28/2009

 

Sierra Club service trip organizer Jann Brown shares how to revive trails--and spirits-- in some of the nation's most beautiful parks. More info: www.sierraclub.org

 

Woman rows alone across Atlantic

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Fri, 08/28/2009

Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean, shares her journey of heart and soul. "In the end," she says, "I know I rowed across the Atlantic to find my heart. But in the beginning I wasn't aware it was missing." Ms McClure is not just an explorer, she is also committed to social justice. See  www.apearlinthestorm.com

 

Seattle fans buy women's pro-basketball team

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Thu, 07/23/2009

When owners threatened to sell Seattle's women's professional (WNBA) basektball team to Oklahoma, fans rallied to keep the team. Former season ticket holder, now new owner, Dawn Trudeau shares how a community saved the Seattle Storm, the remaining women's pro-basektball team in the Pacific Northwest.

No Drinking, No Drugs, No Lesbians

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Thu, 07/23/2009

A young basketball player's courage ends 20 years of discrimination at U-Penn. We speak to Dee Mosbacher who, with Fawn Yacker,  produced and directed Training Rules which tells this remarkable story. www.trainingrules.com

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What Is Feminism Anyway?

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Fri, 06/19/2009

Bridget B. here and I'm your host for this edition of Bread and Roses on KBOO 90.7FM.  Listen in as I talk about Feminism with references from key voices from the feminist movement, including Gloria from All In The Family, Gloria Steinem and Rebecca Walker.

Yes, this will be my last show with Bread & Roses and I wouldn't have come this far in producing shows like this had it not been for the wonderful opportunities to create radio with the help of this collective.  I'll still be on KBOO every other Saturday night from 7pm - 10pm hosting an Evening of Afrotainment and will continue to produce public affairs pieces for either podcasting or airing on other programs.  Send me an email and let me know if you'd like to be added to the email list for future announcements on my shows.

Become a member of KBOO it's easy...

 

The Importance of Mother's Day

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Thu, 05/07/2009

Bridget B. here, and this edition of Bread & Roses was all about The Importance of Mother's Day; it's actual meaning and how you can get involved to make a difference. Given that this show fell right before Mother's Day, or on Mother's Day in other countries, I wanted to bring to your attention the what, why, when and by whom Mother's Day was conceived, what it has become over time and what you can do to re-direct this day back towards its original meaning.

During the show and in the midst of our membership drive, I shared the "Mother's Day Proclamation" as recited by some famous female actors and activists including Gloria Steinem, I included some information on what other countries do on their designated holiday and talked with my guest, Martha Shelley, one of the members and coordinators for CodePink here in Portland.  Our conversation included this weekend's events here in Portland and the rally in Washington, DC.

I also aired the audio from the Standing Women video clip, with a slight edit, on what they intend to do this coming Mother's Day.  So don't forget Mother's Day is scheduled for May 10, 2009 here in the US and there is a greater meaning to the day.

Many thanks to our Bread and Roses listeners, and remember, we're on every Friday on KBOO 90.7FM from 6pm - 7pm.

Ciao

Photo Sources:
http://www.biography.com/womens-history/mothers-day.jsp
http://www.codepinkalert.org/section.php?id=401

Audio Sou rces:

http://www.standingwomen.org/

http://www.codepinkalert.org/section.php?id=401

 

Comments

Bread and Roses

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

 

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