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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The Queer Students of Color Conference planning committee discusses the upcoming conference May 9-11
 

Episode Archive

What is the Love of Your Life?

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Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A conversation on aging, beauty, and love with local storytellers who interviewed retirees.

You have probably heard the joke that says that young people come to Portland to retire! But what about the people of retirement age who have lived their lives here, or have children caring for them here. How about those folks who live in retirement homes all over the city?

A group of local storytellers felt it was time for them to share the stories of the residents of The Emerson House Dementia Care Facility on Division Street. They interviewed and photographed these residents and found that "in memory loss, in aging, in an assisted living facility, there can be beauty, grace, dignity, and great adventure."

Sunny Clifford, the heart of Young Lakota

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Fri, 01/31/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Sunny Clifford, the heart of Young Lakota

Bread and Roses welcomes Sunny Clifford, the heart of Young Lakota.

Young Lakota, a film directed and produced by Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt premiered November 25, 2013 on Independent Lens on PBS. In February 2006, South Dakota passed a law criminalizing abortion, making no exception for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female president of the Oglala Lakota nation on the Pine Ridge Reservation, proposed a women's health clinic to provide services to all local women. Sunny Clifford and her twin sister, Serena, joined Cecilia in the campaign for women's empowerment and reproductive sovereignty.

Immunity to Change

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Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A different way to look at meeting goals and resolutions.

Immunity to Change. What gets in your way of whatever it is you’d like to be or do differently? Consultant, JoAnn Siebe helps people expand their view of what is possible, develop greater self-awareness and improve their interactions with the world. Music by local Jazz artist, Julie Collura.

Sowing Today, to Reap Tomorrow! Why Girls Education Matter.

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Fri, 01/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Phionah Musumba on the barriers to girls education in rural Kenya.

Girls education matter! This Friday, Phionah Musumba discusses the barriers to girls' education in rural Kenya and what her organization, the Malkia Empowerment Network through The Center for Disadvantaged Girls (CDG) is doing to empower girls.

"The Centre of Disadvantaged Girls has a vision to create a haven where girls, women and youth in the society, especially the community around us can identify with their very own, and together prepare themselves to face the world responsibly not only financially, but also educationally, health wise and socially."

Emotional Eating

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Fri, 01/10/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Eating for Life

Emotional eating. Do you eat to live or are you living to eat? “Its not just what you eat, but why you eat.” Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer, Sherri Sacconaghi will join this very important discussion that is often over looked. Hosted by Della Rae

Educate a Girl, You Educate a Village!

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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Beatrice Achieng Nas on girls education in Uganda
Tune in for a conversation with Beatrice Achieng Nas about the importance of girl's education and her efforts to empower girls in rural Uganda.

Beatrice Achieng Nas is the founder of Pearl Community Empowerment Foundation, PCE. As a young girl, Beatrice struggled going to school despite her mother's efforts to raise funds. An American family from Kentucky sponsored and educated her from High School to the University. This opportunity became a turning point. She is now dedicated to supporting her community.

Birthing a Revolution.

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Fri, 12/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Ynanna Djehuty on reproductive justice and the maternal health of women of Afro descent
Tune in this Friday and join a conversation with Ynanna Djehuty on reproductive justice and maternal health for women of Afro-descent. We will discuss identity, race, gender, the disparities of our health care system, generational trauma, and the beauty of giving birth!

Twice Upon a Time - A Documentary about the Effects of War on Children

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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Lebanese Film-Maker Niam Itani Presents her New Project, Twice Upon a Time
Lebanese film-maker Niam Itani is working on a new documentary project called Twice Upon A Time, which tells her family's story seeking refuge in Ghazzeh, Lebanon 24 years ago in parallel with the story of Khalil and his family who left Syria in 2012 and also sought refuge in Ghazzeh.

Niam will speak about this project, Twice Upon A Time and her collaboration with 12 year old Khalil. She will also discuss the long lasting effects of war on children.

Life's Transitions

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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A discussion around moving through life's changes.
Life Transitions. Guests: author, Shari Getz and long-time nonprofit professional, Sarah Reynolds.  A "kitchen table talk" about life's changes, just in time for new years resolutions. 
Hosted by Della Rae (about).

Local Poet, Sage Cohen, discusses Radical Divorce as a Spiritual Practice.

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Fri, 12/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local Poet, Sage Cohen

Bread and Roses welcomes local poet, Sage Cohen.

I considered my divorce—and now co-parenting, my spiritual practice.

Sage will share poems from her upcoming collection, How to Leave Your Husband, and discuss her new project, Radical Divorce, a blog and six-week online course to help mothers move through divorce with intention and integrity, and rebuild their lives and families.

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Ode to Abigail: An Oregon Hero

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Thu, 02/12/2009

Unsung hero of Oregon history: Abigail Scott Duniway fought for women's right to vote throughout the Northwest, but over 5 elections male voters in her homestate, Oregon, defeated ballot initiatives to allow women to vote. Abigail's brother, Harvey Scott was editor of the Oregonian. He campaigned against women's rights and other progressive issues. Two years after Harvey's death, voters in Oregon approved a women's right to vote.  Portland honors Harvey Scott with a statue atop Mt Tabor, but Abigail has received few honors.  Music: Songs of the Suffragettes by Elizabeth Knight; Oh Dear by Gerri Gribi. See CreativeFolk.com

Interview with the creators of "We've Got Time To Help"

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Thu, 02/05/2009

Are you one of the estimated 400,000 people unemployed in Oregon who has some extra time on your imagehands?

Bridget B. hosted another segment of Bread and Roses on KBOO 90.7FM Friday, February 6, 2009 at 6pmPST.  She introduces you to the creators of We've Got Time To Help, a blog "...about a group of people who have been affected by the current economic times.  [People who've been] downsized, laid off, [have] reduced work hours or just plain unable to find employment."

I can tell, you're already jumping for joy and can't wait to hear about another blog about unemployed people.  Oh, but it's not just any ordinary blog.  We've Got Time To Help is dedicated to "Helping [to] bring a sense of community back to our neighborhood..." by using the time that they have on their hands and putting it to good use; helping others.

Bridget B., along with Seth Reams and Michelle King, the creators of  We've Got Time To Help, took calls that served as testimony to their recent efforts.

Bread and Roses airs every Friday night at 6pm on KBOO 90.7FM
Source: We've Got Time To Help

Activist mom Cindy Sheehan continues fight for peace

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Thu, 01/15/2009

One of the most enduring images of war protests in the Bush years were the angry mothers whose children have died in the war. One mother, Cindy Sheehan caught the world's attention by camping out in President Bush's Crawford Texas ranch. In this interview, she urges the peace movement to continue to work to end our wars.

Film unveils story of Liberian women's peace movement

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Thu, 01/15/2009

"Pray the Devil Back to Hell" tells the amazing and  inspiring story of Liberian women who helped stop the Civil War in Liberia. We speak to Director Gini Reticker who has chronicled the stories of heroic women, not only in Liberia, but also Ghana, Rwanda and Morrocco. Learn more at: www.Praythedevilbacktohell.com

Two Women Writers: "Keepers of History"

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Thu, 01/08/2009

Bridget B. hosted the January 9, 2009 segment of Bread & Roses.  She interviewed two local women writers, Anjala Ehelebe author of Images of America: Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood and Jewel Lansing author of My Montana: A History and Memoir - 1930-1950.  Anjala took us through a historic accounting of the Woodlawn neighborhood while Jewel shared with us what life was like growing up in rural Montana.  Both women are true "Keepers of History" and during this segment of Bread & Roses, you’ll hear the process each one went through in writing and publishing their work along with a live reading.

Turn up your volume and enjoy another another segment of Bread & Roses as hosted by Bridget B. You can always listen to KBOO online at http://www.kboo.fm/.
 
 Cheers ~ Bridget B.

Nora Guthrie: Keeping alive Woody's legacy

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Thu, 12/04/2008

Folk hero Woody Guthrie left behind thousands of unpublished lyrics. His daughter, Nora Guthrie, shares discovering these songs and, in the process, discovering her father. Also featured: creative work by Billy Bragg and Jonatha Brooke www.jonathabrooke.com  who had access to the archives. More info: www.woodyguthrie.org

US Economic Crisis: How Its Affecting Women In Other Countries

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Thu, 11/27/2008
The US Economic Crisis has affected many women across or great country, but how is it affecting women in other countries?
 
Join me, Bridget B., as I speak to women from Sweden, Amsterdam and Paris; each one expressing their views on the negative and even positive impact the US Economic Crisis is having on women in their country.  The conversations were most insightful so listen to what my guests had to say as we discuss the US Economic Crisis and the impact it is having on their lives and the lives of other women in their country.

 
 
  GUESTS:
 
 Adrianne George
 AG Communications
 Real Life Social Media Marketing Communications
 
 
 
 
 Professor Diana Derval
 Derval Research
 

 

 

 
 
 Liva Judic
 Career Coach
 Ayna Partners

 

 

 

My Dead Body

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Tue, 11/04/2008

On October 31, it was a  Bread & Roses full of scary stories, disguises, and tributes to the dead.   Thanks to all the listeners who called in to share.

In this audio, listen to Brooke Kavanagh's story about something she finds a little scary:  her dead body.

 

 

 

Pursuit of justice: Joyce Horman and Chile's Sept 11

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Thu, 09/11/2008

When will the pursuit of justice finally come to end after September 11--that's September 11, 1973, in Chile. 35 years ago, a coup supported by the US brought General Agusto Pinochet to power and what followed were years of state-sponsored disappearances, torture and executions. The story of the arrest and murder of Joyce Horman's husband, Charles, was told in the Costa Gavras film, Missing. In the decades since her husband's murder, Joyce Horman has worked tirelessly to bring the truth to light. She has just donated the archives of her investigation to the Benson Latin American collection at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, Part 2

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Bread and Roses
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Wed, 09/03/2008

Interviews with Nellie Wong and Laura Mannen on The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, the upcoming Radical Women Conference to be held October 3-6 in San Francisco.

Part I:  Nellie Wong, a long time revolutionary feminist activist and poet, will be a keynote speaker at the conference.  She talks about the critical need for this conference now and a how she came to revolutionary feminism. (30 min.)

Part 2: Laura Mannen is a local immigrant rights activist and bilingual teacher.  She discusses the draft resolution she will be presenting at the conference, For a U.S. Feminist Movement independent of the Twin Parties of War and Reaction. (30 min.)

Please go to radicalwomen.org for more information about the conference.

Program Host:  Jen Laverdure      Engineer:  Leigh Anne Kranz

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