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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Bread and Roses on 01/06/12

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Interview with author, Pam Houston

Bread and Roses welcomes author, Pam Houston.

On the twentieth anniversary of the critically acclaimed short story collection, Cowboys Are My Weakness, Houston shares her new novel : Contents May Have Shifted.

Bread and Roses on 12/30/11

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Fri, 12/30/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Celebrating Feminism of 2011

Bread and Roses will host a special show - Celebrating the Milestones in Feminism during 2011. We’ll hear about some incredible women who have made history this year including Asmaa Mahfouz who is credited by many as starting the Arab spring in Egypt, as well as from the three amazing women who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

We’ll discuss some amazing stories of people rising up to defeat anti-women measures in government, as well as celebrate the lives of feminist she-roes we have lost this year.

We invite you to call in with your thoughts and recollections of noteworthy women’s news or remembrances of 2011.

Hosted by Delphine Crisczensco and Ashley Thirstrup

Bread and Roses on 12/16/11

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Fri, 12/16/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Forgiving the Unforgivable, Part One of a 3-part Occupy Spirit series

Forgiving the Unforgivable? Tonight we explore Gov. Kitzhaber's decision to temporarily halt executions in Oregon. We'll speak with Naseem Rakha, whose book The Crying Tree grew out of her experiences as a journalist covering Oregon's last executions, and her research speaking with both victims and Death Row inmates. Forgiving the unforgivable—a possibility? Learn more at: naseemrakha.com and oadp.org

Bread and Roses on 12/09/11

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Fri, 12/09/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tools for Overcoming the Winter Blues

Gain tools for overcoming winter depression.
Hear from Katherine Ball and other women involved with PDX Bike Swarm about the plan to shut down the West Coast on 12/12. The Bike Swarm will participate in the blockade of the Port of Portland. We will talk about using creativity and humor and the role of women in the "Occupy" movement.
Hosted by Nicole Vulcan and Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 12/02/11

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Fri, 12/02/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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WomenStrength - Become a Self Defense/Empowerment Instructor for Women and Girls!

WomenStrength - Become a Self Defense/Empowerment Instructor for Women and Girls!

Since 1979, WomenStrength has taught holistic self defense to ~30,000 women and girls in the Portland area. WomenStrength and GirlStrength classes are designed to introduce a variety of strategies, including survival level fighting skills, to defend against sexual assault. Instructors emphasize that each threat must be assessed quickly, and empower women and girls to trust their intuition, identify risks, know their strengths, and explore options for dealing with the threat of sexual violence.

Bread and Roses on 11/25/11

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Fri, 11/25/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Lidia Yukanvitch, author of The Chronology of Water on Bread and Roses

I thought if my life has a chronology, it's the chronology of water - the way water carved the earth, the way water carries us into the world, the way we are made of water and the way water retreats and comes... - Lidia Yuknavitch

Join Bread and Roses on Friday, November 25th at 6pm as we host Lidia Yukanvitch, local writer, teacher, activist, feminist and author of the recent memoir The Chronology of Water.

She'll talk about her journey surviving life's tsunamis.  She might even say that water saved her life....

Lidia Yuknavitch on Bread and Roses, Friday November 25th at 6pm.

Bread and Roses on 11/18/11

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Fri, 11/18/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Occupation, Action & Compassion

Occupy! Call in to share your thoughts on what's been gained, and your vision of what's next: 503-231-8187! And: We journey to the roots of caring with a celebration of the anniversary of the Charter for Compassion, a global interfaith call for compassionate action."Compassion manifests itself not by thinking, but by doing," proclaims the charter. See charterforcompassion.org

Bread and Roses on 11/11/11

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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women in Conflict

Join us for Women in Conflict this week on Bread and Roses - Feminist News and Public Affairs on KBOO

 

Bread and Roses on 11/04/11

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Fri, 11/04/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Community Sings in Support of Occupiers

This Land is Our Land: A Community Sing-a-Long organized by Pink Martini and an interfaith coalition in support of Occupy Portland & Wall Street recently drew thousands to Pioneer Courthouse Square. We'll hear music from the event, speak with faith leaders who have worked on peace and justice issues for years, and hear from listeners about the Occupy movement. Call in: 503-231-8187!

Bread and Roses on 10/28/11

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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Scary: Suffragettes! The Axis of Evil!

We open Halloween weekend with the frightening prospect of voting rights for women in Oregon and a visit to Syria- once called the Axis of Evil. Century of Action historians will detail next week's commemorative suffragette events. See centuryofaction.org

And, author Stephanie Saldana discusses her book "Bread of Angels" In Syria after 9/11 she she found faith, love and hope in a country full of immigrants fleeing from wars. Says poet Naomi Shihab Nye: "The Bread of Angels is dazzling, brilliant, funny...a love letter to the Middle East."

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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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