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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Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 02/24/12

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Fri, 02/24/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Under siege

Culture wars at home and abroad:  When the Arab Spring came to Syria, the government engaged in brutal suppression that continues to this day. We speak with Stephanie Saldana, whose book Bread of Angels provides an intimate look at the Syrian people and their cultures. We also explore the widening political divide over women's reproductive rights in the U.S. Given world realities, why is this even an issue? Plus: Are Girl Scouts communist lesbians? Call in to join the discussion: 503-231-8187

Bread and Roses on 02/17/12

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Fri, 02/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A Walk through the Underground Railroad and a Look at Aphrodite

In honor of Black History Month, Host Gabi Ross speaks with Joan Southgate, who at almost 80 years old walked 519 miles along the original underground railroad and then wrote a book about the process, In Their Path: A Grandmother's 519 Mile Underground Railroad Walk ... Then during the second part of the show, in honor of Valentine's Day, Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Dr. Arlene Landau about her new book Tragic Beauty. They will discuss both the light and dark sides of the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite who has ruled our culture for centuries.

Bread and Roses on 02/10/12

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Think Before You Pink!

Think before you pink!  In light of the recent de-funding and re-funding of Planned Parenthood by the Susan Komen Foundation, Bread and Roses is taking a look at women's cancer groups, and basic "raising awareness" versus research and action toward beating women's cancers.

Join hosts Nico and Ashley for a discussion with Aruna Jaggar, executive director of Breast Cancer Action,  a national, feminist grassroots education and advocacy organization founded in 1990.  The foundation was created after its founders spent years encountering government agencies and organizations that provided inadequate and superficial information rather than scientific evidence about breast cancer.

Bread and Roses on 02/03/12

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Fri, 02/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Come learn about PCC's Women Resource Center and its local production of the Vagina Monologues

This Friday on Bread and Roses, Del Criscenzo welcomes Samantha Taylor and Megan Snelling in the studio! Samantha is a Student Advocate for the Women's Resource Center at Portland Community College Sylvania campus. The WRC is "dedicated to providing a supportive, comfortable, encouraging and safe environment to all PCC students and offer programs to support personal and academic growth." Samantha will talk about the resources the WRC has to offer and introduce us to the Illumination Project. Megan  is the co-producer for PCC's WRC 12th rendition of the Vagina Monologues. She will discuss their up-coming performances and this PCC's WRC tradition. (Performance dates: Feb 10th, 11th, 12th.

Bread and Roses on 01/27/12

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Fri, 01/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Morality Hijacked!! What to do??

Morality Hijacked! What to do? Tune in for ideas with philosopher Susan Neiman, author of Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists. And, in honor of the 100th anniversary of suffrage in Oregon, we travel back to a time when the biggest outrage in US was a women's right to vote. See: centuryofaction.org/.

Bread and Roses on 01/20/12

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Fri, 01/20/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Reclaim Sacred Space

Occupy Spirit: Reclaiming Sacred Space

Politicians, corporations and media are consummate shapers of sacred space associating our deepest values and sense of meaning with products they want us to want. In the spirit of occupy, join us in a discussion of reclaiming sacred space! Guests: Local women’s ensemble In Mulieribus and composer Grace Lewis-McLaren. See: inmulieribus.org

Bread and Roses on 01/13/12

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Meet community member Madeleine See, LCSW and early childhood Therapist on Bread and Roses.

This Friday on your feminist Public Affairs show we sit down with community member Madeleine See. Maddie received her Master's of Social Work degree from PSU and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked as a child therapist for the last five years. She will share with Bread and Roses's host Del Criscenzo her choice of career and the challenges of social work. Maddie will also shade some light on children mental illnesses and share with the audience important information about community resources available to parents.

Bread and Roses on 01/06/12

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Fri, 01/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with author, Pam Houston

Bread and Roses welcomes author, Pam Houston.

On the twentieth anniversary of the critically acclaimed short story collection, Cowboys Are My Weakness, Houston shares her new novel : Contents May Have Shifted.

Bread and Roses on 12/30/11

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Fri, 12/30/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Celebrating Feminism of 2011

Bread and Roses will host a special show - Celebrating the Milestones in Feminism during 2011. We’ll hear about some incredible women who have made history this year including Asmaa Mahfouz who is credited by many as starting the Arab spring in Egypt, as well as from the three amazing women who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

We’ll discuss some amazing stories of people rising up to defeat anti-women measures in government, as well as celebrate the lives of feminist she-roes we have lost this year.

We invite you to call in with your thoughts and recollections of noteworthy women’s news or remembrances of 2011.

Hosted by Delphine Crisczensco and Ashley Thirstrup

Bread and Roses on 12/16/11

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Fri, 12/16/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Forgiving the Unforgivable, Part One of a 3-part Occupy Spirit series

Forgiving the Unforgivable? Tonight we explore Gov. Kitzhaber's decision to temporarily halt executions in Oregon. We'll speak with Naseem Rakha, whose book The Crying Tree grew out of her experiences as a journalist covering Oregon's last executions, and her research speaking with both victims and Death Row inmates. Forgiving the unforgivable—a possibility? Learn more at: naseemrakha.com and oadp.org

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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.

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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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