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

The Color of Food

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Fri, 03/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Color of Food: preserving stories, celebrating resilience, changing the face of agriculture.
Listen to a conversation about The Color of Food, a multimedia and book project by Natasha Bowens created "to amplify, preserve and celebrate the stories of Black, Latino, Indigenous, and Asian farmers and food activists working to revolutionize the food system in our communities."

We talk about the historical trauma associated with land cultivation in the US but also celebrate the incredible contributions of communities of color to agriculture and food activism. Natasha Bowens shares her personal story becoming a farmer and blogging at Brown.Girl.Farming.

Learn more about The Color of Food HERE

Spilt Milk Comedy Showcase: Joanie Quinn, Betsy Kauffman and Nikki Schulak

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Fri, 03/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local Spilt Milk Comedy Showcase: You'll Laugh 'Til You Cry

Bread and Roses welcomes Spilt Milk Comedy Showcase co-founders Joanie Quinn and Betsy Kauffman, and writer/performer Nikki Schulak.

Spilt Milk produces a monthly live comedy showcase featuring local writers and comics.  Comedians have the opportunity to perform for a mature, listening audience.  The house rules create a safe and comfortable environment for women performers and audience members:  No rape jokes, porn, misogyny or ageism. 

Upcoming Event:  Friday, March 13th, TWO shows! 7PM and 9 PM.

O'Connors in Multnomah Village, 7850 SW Capitol Hwy.
Dinner available
No minors
Doors open 5:30pm
$7 Advance Tix

Bread and Roses on 02/27/15

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Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

International Mother Language Day

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Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Feburary 21st, International Mother Language Day, promote inguistic diversity and multilingualism.
Tune in this Friday as we celebrate International Mother Language Day with Bangladeshi Journalist, Monica Islam. UNESCO and the UN have recognized February 21st as a worldwide opportunity to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students from different higher education institutions in Bangladesh demonstrated for recognition of their language, Bengali, as one of the national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka.

We will talk with Monica about the history of her country, the celebrations that will take place on International Mother Language Day, which is a holiday in Bangladesh and the importance of promoting tolerance and acceptance.

LIFESTYLES UNLUBRICATED

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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We talk about LIFESTYLES UNLUBRICATED, a Portland based anthology of single women’s writings.

You can receive a FREE copy of LIFESTYLES UNLUBRICATED when you become a KBOO member, renew your membership, make a 1 time donation or increase your current donation right NOW! (you have untill the end of the drive! call 877 500 5266)

GirlStrength and Under Our Skin

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Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Celebrating the power of our bodies, and the strength of our words
Join host Ashley Thirstrup as she hosts instructors and girls of GirlStrength, a free community strengthening program offered through the Family Services Division of the Portland Police Bureau that primarily focuses on violence prevention. It’s designed to meet the developmental needs of girls 10-17 years of age by providing real life tools to learn assertiveness, develop intuition and recognize the dynamics of unhealthy relationships.  

Burnt Tongue: A Dangerous Writers Live Reading

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Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Burnt Tongue Live Literary Event

Bread and Roses hosts a live literary event!  

Burnt Tongue: A Dangerous Writers Reading

We are joined in the studio by local authors:  Gigi Little, Kathleen Lane, Margaret Malone, Monica Drake and Domi J. Shoemaker.

Diesel Pollution, a Threat to Public Health in Portland

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Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Diesel pollution makes Portland's air toxic. We'll talk about the risks and change needed!
This Friday on Bread and Roses we talk about the real impact of diesel pollution in our city of Portland. A petition created last year by Neighbors For Clean Air, a local non-profit working for air quality, declared “One of the most serious current threats to public health from air pollution comes from the burning of diesel oil… The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that diesel exhaust in Oregon causes some 468 premature deaths a year – which means more Oregonians die from diesel exhaust than from murder and drunken driving combined.”

'Being Cowlitz-How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity'

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Fri, 01/16/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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'Being Cowlitz-How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity'
Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Christine Dupres about her new book, Being Cowlitz - How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity.  It covers the history of her tribe's struggle for federal recognition and her own personal story of understanding and coming to embrace her Native identity.

Later in the show, she will speak with Wambui Machua, a local woman organizing an African Dance and Dinner fundraiser to raise money for educational materials for her hometown in Kenya.

Our Future with Nuclear Power

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Fri, 01/09/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A conversation on Nuclear Power, the leaking Fukushima Daiichi plant and our future on this planet.
Tune in this Friday for a conversation on Nuclear Power, the leaking Fukushima Daiichi plant and our future on this planet with anti-nuclear activist Mimi German of Radcast.

Mimi will share important information about the current situation with Fukushima, the Columbia Generating Station, the California drought and a possible crisis in Ukraine.

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo.

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Audio

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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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

The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, Part I

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Thu, 08/21/2008

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

 

American Human Development Project

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Thu, 08/14/2008

Interview with New York based writer and researcher Kristen Lewis, co-director of the American Human Development Project.  The project is a non-partisan, non-profit initiative to apply a well established international approach to measuring human well-being in the US. The human development index is a fact-based tool that examines health, education and income and compares the data across geographic, ethnic and gender lines within the US and across the globe. The results will surprise you and should steer a national debate. The report includes practical recommendations.   (32 min.)

Interview with Jean DeMaster, Director of Human Solutions.  DeMaster offers some local data and gives examples for creative responses in addressing issues related to poverty and inequality. Learn about easy ways to become involved. (12 min.)

Bread & Roses host:  Gabriele Ross

Labels & Lifestyles Interview with Aysha Ghazoul/Zaytoon

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Thu, 08/07/2008

Sticks And Stones May Break Your Bones But Do Labels Or Lifestyles Hurt Your Business

An Interview with Aysha Ghazoul the owner of Zaytoon, a bar located on Alberta and 23rd in Portland, Oregon.

www.zaytoonbar.com

 

Talkin Water: Activism in New Orleans

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Thu, 05/15/2008

Years after Hurricane Katrina, a new generation of activists are making their voices heard. The film, Talkin' Water, tells the inspiring story of four young women-- two from New York and two from New Orleans who are disillusioned by the media coverage of Hurricane Katrina and set out together to tell the "real" story. In this interview we hear from Director/Producer Shannon Sonnenstein and young filmmaker, Briceshanay of New Orleans. Learn more about this film at www.dctvny.org/talkinwater

Art and Activism in New Orleans

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Thu, 05/15/2008

Bread and Roses travels to New Orleans for the 10th anniversary of the Vagina Monologues. We hear from  survivors of Hurricane Katrina. For more information about V-day, go to www.vday.org .

Bread & Roses: UNITE HERE Local 9 on the Portland Hilton boycott

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Thu, 05/08/2008

Becca Griggs and Eryn Slack, members of UNITE HERE Local 9 spoke with Bread & Roses on May 9, 2008 about the ongoing boycott of the Portland Hilton.  In this short interview, Becca and Eryn talk about hotel work experiences, the union's demand for a fair contract and actions the public can take to support these workers.

For more information about UNITE HERE go to their website:  unitehere.org

 

 

Guantanamo Family Stories-1

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Thu, 04/24/2008

During Omar Deghayes' 5 years of imprisonment at Guantanamo, his family became very outspoken. For the Deghayes family, it seemed history was repeating itself: In 1986, they had fled persecution in Libya where Omar's father had been assassinated, and had sought asylum in Britain. But in 2002, Omar, who had moved to Pakistan, was kidnapped and sold for a $5,000 bounty to US authorities. Details of his subsequent torture at US-run detention centers is well documented. Omar was released, without charges, in December 2007.

In this interview, Omar's brother, Taher, talks about the terror of Omar's imprisonment, but also of the great community of activists from around the world who became involved in trying to free him.

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