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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Exploring Mental Diversity - An Interview with Portland Hearing Voices
 

Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 08/19/11

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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Defense of Marriage

Equal rights to love! 2 Portland lesbians ask for a marriage license even though it's illegal. Hear their story and join this discussion on marriage rights, traditions and spirituality.

Bread and Roses on 08/12/11

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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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50 Years: A Conversation with Women Peace Corps Volunteers

Join Portlanders Jackie Spurlock and Esther Nelson as they reflect on their service with the Peace Corps decades ago and report on the recent reunion of 250 Peace Corps volunteers who served in Iran.

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.

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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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

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

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http://www.standingwomen.org/

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

 

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Bread and Roses

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

 

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