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 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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Bread and Roses on 12/11/09

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Fri, 12/11/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Celebrate Human Rights Day!

Celebrate Human Rights Day on Bread and Roses, Dec 11, 6-7pm! The Universal Declaraton of Human Rights was the showcase of a marvelous moment in history when, with much of the world in ruins, citizens and governments were able to come together to articulate a path for peace and justice.  Tonight we profile the work of Eleanor Roosevelt, honor victims of Guantanamo, then turn attention to our homefront and what we can do to help women and children live free from violence here in Portland.

Bread and Roses on 11/20/09

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Fri, 11/20/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Part 1. Raising 'Authentic' Girls Part 2. Homeless Advocacy

Join host, Ashley Thirstrup, on Friday November 20th from 6:00pm to 6:30pm, as she interviews award-winning author, Rachel Simmons.  They will discuss her latest book The Curse of the Good Girl - Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence.   In her book, Rachel argues that by idealizing the 'good girl' we teach girls to deny their own power and potential.  Niice, polite, and modest is an identity that is not only unachievable, but paralyzing for girls who learn to constantly self-criticize.   Tune in to Bread and Roses, this Friday November 20th, to learn what you can do to encourage the girls in your life to break through society's expectations to become 'good girls,' and to instead recognize their aut

Bread and Roses on 10/30/09

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Fri, 10/30/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dare to Care--International scholars have issued a challenge to live the Golden Rule! Can we truly care? Bread and Roses speaks with activist and author Sister Joan Chittister about the challenge. Also: Dia de Los Muertos remembrances--call in!

Bread and Roses on 10/23/09

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Fri, 10/23/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, particularly in Thailand

Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking, particularly in Thailand

 
An interview with journalist Deena Guzder, who is based in New York City and has reported on human rights issues across the world.

Bread and Roses on 10/09/09

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Fri, 10/09/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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All-Women's Circus

 Join host Nico on Bread and Roses October 9 for a talk with members of Circus Artemis -- Portland's All-Women Circus!   

Taking a cue from a legendary "strong woman," Portland's female circus artists have united under a common goal -- to blow audiences away with amazing feats of strength, skill and beauty.  The circus will debut October 16-18.  

We'll talk with creators and performers from Circus Artemis about the creation of the circus, traditional roles for women in circus performance, and how they're breaking barriers with the new show.  

 

Bread and Roses on 08/21/09

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Fri, 08/21/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A conversation with women form the Portland Women's Crisis Line
A conversation with women form the Portland Women's Crisis Line, which has been providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault since 1972 and also runs a sex worker outreach and a community education project.
PWCL will hold its annual "Safety in Numbers" Gala on August 28th.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 07/24/09

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Fri, 07/24/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Seattle fans save pro-women's team; Player sues U-Penn coach who banned lesbians

Super women in sports and their fans: We'll hear of an athlete who challenged a university's 15+-year policy of barring lesbians from the basketball team. From Seattle: the story of the fans who rallied to save the Pacific Northwest's only WNBA team, the Seattle Storm, from being sold to Oklahoma. And in Portland: organizers team up to host a 1st-ever all women's basketball tournament and HRC fundraiser slated for this Saturday, Irving Park.

Bread and Roses on 06/19/09

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Fri, 06/19/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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What Is Feminism Anyway?

Bridget B. here and I'll be your host for this edition of Bread and Roses at 6pm 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...

Bread and Roses on 06/05/09

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Fri, 06/05/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Discussion with film makers Vassiliki Katrivanou and Bushra Azzouz
In the spring of 2004, Maria, a Greek Cypriot, and Zehra, a Turkish Cypriot, cross to opposite sides of the green line, which has divided Cyprus since the war of 1974, to visit family homes they have not seen for thirty years. Thus begins the personal journey of these women haunted by war and pain, but searching for reconciliation and common ground. On the eve of the U.N. referendum to reunite the divided island, many buried stories from the past emerge.

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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

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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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