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

Olanike Olugboji on environmental challenges of Nigeria

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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The environmental challenges of Nigeria are many. One organization, WISE, is bringing change.

Olanike Olugboji from Nigeria wants a just and safe environment for all. She founded in 2008 the Women's Initiative for a Sustainable Environment, also known as WISE. The mission of WISE is "to promote constructive environmental ideals, culture and practices by empowering women, especially grassroots women, to become environmental stewards."

Christi Krug, local author of Burn Wild: A Writer's Guide to Creative Breakthrough

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Fri, 11/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local Author, Christi Krug
Bread and Roses welcomes local author and writing instructor, Christi Krug.

"Do the thing that deep down you know you were meant to do."

Christi Krug brings Wildfire Writing classes to Clark College and the community, to ignite creativity and inspire artists to express (and live) from a place of authenticity.

Her new book, Burn Wild:  A Writer's Guide to Creative Breakthrough, was born of sixteen years of helping artists overcome obstacles, discover their voice, and unleash ideas.

Why do we hide?

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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Barbara Kite speaks on hiding
Hiding.  Why do we do it?  Barbara Kite, Professional Acting coach, is someone who is passionate about, and totally committed to, coaching speakers and actors in mastering the art of communication through acting skills – someone who has created a safe and challenging environment where all can grow.

Hosted and produced by Della Rae (about).

VAWA and its complience in Oregon

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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Enforcing the Violence Against Women Act at the State and Local Level: Who is Responsible?

Let's talk about the Violence Against Women Act and the ways the state of Oregon can ensure that the protections guaranteed by VAWA are enforced at the state and local level. We welcome 2 local activists to the studio, both of them long time advocates for women's rights and victims of domestic violence.

Liysa Swart is a profesional sports photographer. On October 9th, 2000 Liysa Swart shot and killed her husband Chris Northon after 4 years of domestic abuse. She spent 12 years in Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and was released in October 2012. She is now speaking out against domestic violence, the limitations of Oregon laws and the marginalization of victims of domestic abuse.

Author Elizabeth Gilbert, and Jackie Blachman-Forshay of Women Under Siege

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Fri, 11/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Author Elizabeth Gilbert, and Women Under Siege

6:00 - 6:30 PM

Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the international bestseller, Eat, Pray, Love and the new novel, The Signature of All Things.  Elizabeth Gilbert discusses her intention to rewrite the 19th century women's novel and why she is honored to call herself a feminist. 

Spoken word poetry by In Lak Ech, an all-Xicana performance poetry group from Los Angeles (posted with permission).
M.A.Ch.O. Meeting  (Marisol L. Torres)
La Tonantizina (Marisol L. Torres)

Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

http://www.elizabethgilbert.com

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6:30 - 7:00 PM

Interview with Jackie Blachman-Forshay of Women Under Siege

Bread and Roses welcomes, Alysia Abbott, author of Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father

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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Alysia Abbott, author of Fairlyland: A Memoir of My Father
Bread and Roses welcomes Alysia Abbott, author of Fairlyland: A Memoir of My Father. A child's eye view of the gay liberation movement--from the awakening of the community after the Stonewall riots, through the devastation of the AIDS crisis. The book is a moving tribute to her father, writer Steve Abbott, a pioneering single, gay parent. Alysia Abbott gives us an unforgettable portrait of a tumultuous, historic time in San Francisco as well as an exquisitely moving account of a father’s legacy and a daughter’s love. Make a pledge to KBOO during the hour and get a copy of Fairyland. Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

Rhonda Case and Paula Lucas, women leaders on a mission to end domestic abuse.

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/18/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Intimate violence and the damages it causes at home and abroad.

Tune in to hear the stories of two incredible women leaders, Rhonda Case and Paula Lucas, advocating for the victims of domestic violence in the U.S and abroad.

Rhonda Case is the Portland Liaison for the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV) and the Coordinator of the Portland SAIV Community Partnership. "The Center for Partnership Studies (CPS) through its initiative, the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV) offers a platform for strategic collaboration to end intimate violence that will contribute to the necessary cultural shift from the Dominator to Partnership model for family and social orientations."

Bread and Roses on 10/11/13

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/11/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

Up and Over, The # 1 Spot for Teen Motivational Activities and Resources

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/04/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Up and Over mentoring program is changing the lives of teens in the Greater Portland area!
Tune in to learn more about Up and Over mentoring Program with founder Javonnie Shearn and Biz Program Manager Kheoshi Taylor-Mayes. Up and Over wants every child in the world to recognize their value and the value of others. "UP and Over is dedicated to promoting balanced, respectful and enriched relations between people.

Men & Self-Care

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Fri, 09/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Men's Well-Being

Men's well-being: dating & divorce.  Two regular guys; Art Poole and Chris Brox will share their experiences post divorce and dating.

Hosted by Della Rae About

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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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Bread and Roses
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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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