Bread and Roses on 05/17/13

Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 05/17/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Bread and Roses welcomes founder, Susan Dobrof, and 90's collective member, Pamlin Pegg.

Bread and Roses celebrates 35 years on the KBOO airwaves, the longest-running feminist radio show in the country! 

We welcome Bread and Roses founder, Susan Dobrof, and 90's collective member, Pamlin Pegg.  We'll discuss the early days of the collective, play clips from the Bread and Roses archives, and honor all the women over the years who lent their voices and energy to keep feminist radio alive.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo and Leigh Anne Kranz

A Poem by Susan Dobrof, Bread and Roses founder.

(A journal entry, 1976)

Shall I spend my life

picking through the brown, shining tape.

Recording, editing, playing with sounds,

with events.

I have spent a day

sitting before a tape machine.

With no plan, and little engineering ability.

Among the patch cords and reels.

I was sharp

and careful of combinations.

Until stoned tonight, I did

something upside down or backwards and

swam through the brown stuff

‘til I finally threw it out.

The point is, I like it.

Watching my fingers

clumsy with splice tape

Listening to hours of jumble become

minutes of intelligible, exciting stuff.

The main point is,

demystifying the machinery

being competent

understanding that maybe

I can learn anything

and use these tools. 

P.S.  “Tonight was the show—amid ridiculous engineering difficulties, this thing came off, and was beautiful, a creation!  Really, I haven’t felt so skilled and pleased with my abilities since, I don’t know when.”




Check out the Bread and Roses archives Leigh Anne Kranz and Delphine Criscenzo recorded from Reels to digital:


The Bread and Roses Collective

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