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 12/07/12

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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bread and Roses welcomes author Sandra Cisneros.

Bread and Roses welcomes Sandra Cisneros, internationally acclaimed author of The House on Mango Street.  Her new illustrated novel, Have You Seen Marie? was written in the wake of her mother's death and explores the netherworld between loss and healing, and the spiritual awareness that can only enter a heart that has been broken open. 

We discuss her work, writer's life, and experiences as a self-described "chingona" (a strong, independent woman) despite societal, cultural and familial pressure to conform to traditional gender roles.

Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

"How to Be a Chingona in Ten Easy Steps" by Sandra Cisneros

Bread and Roses on 11/30/12

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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Living a Plastic Free Life. Is it Possible?
My plastic free life with Beth Terry

Who can Live without Plastic?

Beth Terry is giving it her best effort. In 2007 she committed to stop buying any new plastic and to educate herself and the world about the alternatives to the plastic in our lives. Beth blogs at http://myplasticfreelife.com/ previously known as www.fakeplasticfish.com. She has written a book about her adventure Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, a practical guide to ridding your life—and the planet—of plastic.

Host Delphine Criscenzo interviews Beth Terry about the challenges of getting rid of plastic and about the incredible positive impact it has had on her life.

Bread and Roses on 11/23/12

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Fri, 11/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

Bread and Roses on 11/23/12

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Fri, 11/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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From Consumers to Changemakers

Story of Stuff; Story of Change

Celebrate Black Friday with podcasts from the creators of the Story of Stuff. Their new film is "The Story of Change: Why Citizens (Not Shoppers) Hold the Key to a Better World." For more info see: www.storyofstuff.org/

Bread and Roses on 11/16/12

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Dr. Sonya Atalay on Community-Based Archeology

Sonya Atalay on Community-Based Archeology.

This Friday Dr. Atalay, Assistant Professor in Public Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Ameherst talks about the findings of her new book Community-Based Archeology, Research with, by and for Indigenous and Local Communities. She will highlight the power of decolonizing research methods in the field of archeology and empowering both archeologists and communities though this process. She will share examples from her own research with Native communities in the US and communities in Turkey.

Bread and Roses on 11/09/12

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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bread and Roses welcomes Sabrina Blair of Sprig Health

Bread and Roses welcomes Sabrina Blair, Customer Relations Manager at Sprig Health, and Rebecca Horn, Sprig Health customer.

Sabrina Blair was a high-tech executive, wife, and mother who lived at Internet-speed and then suffered a stroke. Sabrina recovered with new awareness of the importance of self-care, and a calling to help others maintain their health.

Bread and Roses on 11/02/12

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Fri, 11/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Honoring hurricane victims, discussing Election 2012

Hurricane Sandy, Election 2012, and comic relief

We'll honor the victims of Hurricane Sandy and hear from you about Election 2012. Call in with your thoughts about  issues our candidates need to address. Also: Pre-election comic relief featuring The Billionaires, Reformed Whores, Ayn Rand remembered, Momma Grizzly and more. Join the discussion:  503-231-8187

Bread and Roses on 10/26/12

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Fri, 10/26/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dr. Gordon Nembhard on African American owned co-ops.

Dr. Gordon Nembhard on African American owned co-ops and the power of community based economic strategies.

Bread and Roses on 10/19/12

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Fri, 10/19/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Call in Chicken Show!

The Chicken Show is Back! Mad about molting? Crazed about eggs? Have a chicken who needs training? This call-in show features expert advice on chicken training, breeds, coops, winter warming and stories from you! Special guests: Urban Farm's Chicken Guy and Avian Medical Center's Chicken Trainers. www.avianmedicalcenter.net Call in: 503-231-8187

Bread and Roses on 10/12/12

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Interview with Polina Olsen, author of Portland in the 1960's: Stories From the Counterculture

Bread and Roses welcomes Portland author Polina Olsen to discuss her new book, Portland in the 1960's:  Stories From The Counterculture. 

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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.

Guantanamo Family Stories-2

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Thu, 04/24/2008

If you've seen the Hollywood movie, Rendition, you'll recognize the story of Saifullah Paracha. In the Hollywood movie, an innocent man is literally kidnapped off a plane by US agents, hooded, shackled and sent to a prison camp. This is essentially what happened to Saifullah Paracha, a Pakistani businessman who in 2003 was removed from a flight and sent to a horrendous US prison camp in Bagram, then on to Guantanamo. As in the movie, the Paracha family had no idea of his whereabouts for over a month. However, unlike the movie which has a happy Hollywood ending, Saifullah remains in Guantanamo where he has been held since 2004. Bread and Roses spoke to Saifullah Paracha's teenage daughter. She lives in Pakistan.

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