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.

Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 03/04/11

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Fri, 03/04/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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100 years of Oregon women at the polls

Join Bread and Roses host Nico for a look back at 100 years of Oregon women's right to vote!

Oregon women have always been activists, and in 1912 they became some of the first women in the nation to win the right to vote in local elections.

This Friday, March 4th, we'll be "marching forth" with members of the Century of Action, the organization of women historians and public figures who are planning a huge celebration in honor of the anniversary of women's suffrage. Joining us will be Eliza Canty-Jones, Editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, and Janice Dilg, independent historian and PSU instructor.  We'll hear protest songs from the era and hear little-known tales of Oregon's women heroes.

http://www.centuryofaction.org

Bread and Roses on 02/25/11

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Women and Homelessness - Join Bread and Roses hosts Nicole Vulcan and Ashley Thirstrup, this Friday,

Women and Homelessness

In Portland, and in the entire United States, we are seeing more faces of homelessness on our city streets – and especially those of women. Join Bread and Roses hosts Nicole Vulcan and Ashley Thirstrup, this Friday, February 25th at 6:00PM as we interview folks from Sisters of the Road café and some local women who are experiencing homelessness on our city streets. They’ll share their stories of how they came to be living on the streets, and what they are doing to survive. We’ll also learn about how Sisters is not only trying to help people affected by homelessness, but instead working to end and uproot the institution of homelessness in our community.

Bread and Roses on 02/18/11

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Fri, 02/18/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Reel Girlz Make Films

An overview of the Portland's Women's Film Festival, which runs from March 9-13, and an interview with THREE VEILS filmmaker Rolla Selbak as she talks about the film, stories behind the making, and answers your burning questions.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

www.threeveilsmovie.com/

www.powfest.com/

Bread and Roses on 02/11/11

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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women's peace group accused of starting Egypt revolt

Women's peace group accused of starting revolt in Egypt! Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin reports on witnessing history in Cairo and allegations the Code Pink delegation fomented revolution.  "Of all things Code Pink has accomplished, we just can't take credit for the popular uprising in Egypt." Also: women in Egypt have borne the brunt of the economic crisis-- hear about their role in the protests.

Learn more at:  www.codepink4peace.org/index.php

Bread and Roses on 02/04/11

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Vagina Monologues: a global sensation

The Vagina Monologues, a play created by Eve Ensler, has ignited a global V-Day movement to stop violence against women and girls. Hear how this political theater has broken taboos and transformed pain to power around the world. Featuring performers of the upcoming PCC production, thoughts from Eve Ensler, Majora Carter, Jane Fonda and more. See: news.pcc.edu/2011/01/vagina-monologues/

More about V-Day:  www.vday.org/

Bread and Roses on 01/28/11

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Fri, 01/28/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women find strength in dragon boats

Women-power fuels Portland's dragon boat craze and there's a team for everyone--no matter size, age or ability. We'll hear from several local teams: Pink Phoenix paddlers spread the word that exercise and camraderie aids recovery from breast cancer; Amazon Dragons are renowned for their strength. More info:  www.pinkphoenix.org/  www.amazondragons.org/  www.dragonsports.org/home.php

Bread and Roses on 01/21/11

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Fri, 01/21/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Voicecatcher: Portland women writers

Bread and Roses hosts Ashley Thirstrup and Nicole Vulcan welcome women poets and writers from VoiceCatcher, Portland's all-women anthology of poetry and prose.  

Joining us on the show will be: 

Carolyn Martin, president of the board of directors

Kristen Berger, co-editor of VoiceCatcher 6

Bread and Roses on 01/14/11

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Fri, 01/14/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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More than Beach, Bodies and Carnival: Brazil and its first Female President

We will discuss current issues in Brazil that are relevant to women, such as the election of Worker’s Party candidate Dilma Rousseff, a grandmother and former guerrilla, who was at one point imprisoned by the military dictatorship. We will also listen to a sample of Brazilian women’s music.

Bread and Roses on 12/31/10

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Fri, 12/31/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Collective stories of inspriation

We close the year with collective stories: Inspiring women, music and our chosen women of the year

Bread and Roses on 12/17/10

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Fri, 12/17/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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International Migrants Day
A conversation with Beth Poteet, the Coordinator for the Oregon New Sanctuary Movement, about migrant trends, issues and resources in the Portland Metro area.

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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

Photo Sources:
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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