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

White Men As Full Diversity Partners

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Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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In the US, white culture is like water for a fish! Can white men get out of the fishbowl?

Can white men be diversity partners? Can white men understand that they have a culture? Can white men learn how much value there is in a diverse work team? White Men As Full Diversity Partners believe so! Co-founder of the organization Bill Proudman will be on Bread and Roses along with some of his team members to discuss the strategy they employ to engage white men in leadership roles to become full diversity partners!

Learn more about White Men As Full Diversity Partners

Hosted and Produced by Leigh Anne Kranz and Delphine Criscenzo

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Take Back The Streets

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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Community bike ride and event to respond to gang violence in North Portland Sunday, August 24th

Take Back the Streets is a community ride and event happening this Sunday, August 24th in North Portland as a response to gang violence. The event aims to promote community ownership through a bike ride followed by a health and anti-violence resource fair at Columbia Park, located at the corner of Lombard and Russell. Jason Washington and Demarcus Preston are at the origin of the idea and they partnered with the Community Cycling Center to organize the event.

If She Can Do It, You Can Too

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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Miho Aida documents the lives of remarkable women making a difference in the outdoors.
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This week on Bread and Roses we welcome Miho Aida, outdoors educator, photographer, filmmaker, traveler, activist and founder of the "If She Can Do It, You Can Too" project. She has made the commitment to "document the lives of remarkable women making a difference in the outdoors." Miho is dedicated to increasing the representations of women of color, their experiences and leadership in the great outdoors in the media. She has traveled to Nepal, Chile and Kenya among other places and recently to Gwich'in territory in Alaska.

Unchaste Readers Series & Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity

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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Unchaste Readers Series & Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity

Bread and Roses highlights two local organizations doing good works to benefit women and the community. 

6:00-6:20 PM  Unchaste Readers Series:  Provides a forum for local women and women-identified writers to give voice to their work for an audience.  The brand new Unchaste University offers a series of writing courses and is committed to connecting women author/teachers with women writers—to support author/teachers financially, and support women writers artistically.  Guest is Jenny Forrester, Founder and Curator.
unchastereaders.com

Women Fostering Creativity and Sustainability

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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women Fostering Creativity and Sustainability
Host Ashley Thirstrup features  two local women who will be discussing various topics around creativity, sustainability and building entrepreneurial skills within ourselves as women.  The first part will be an interview with Marisha Auerbach, a local educator and botanist working to encourage sustainable futures through sharing knowledge on a variety of topics including permaculture, polyculture, gardening, local economics, community building, edible landscape design and organic gardening.

Black Girl in Suberbia

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Fri, 07/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Melissa Lowery talks about her new film, Black Girl in Suberbia

This week we talk with Melissa Lowery, the filmmaker of Black Girl In Suburbia. "Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. It is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color."

Delphine Criscenzo sat with Melissa Lowery a few days after the screening of the film at the North Portland Library, where the screening was followed by an incredible community discussion about the need to have this conversation. In this interview, Melissa explains her motivations for producing this film and the huge gap in knowledge about the experience of Black girls living in the suburbs.

Healthy Plate Project

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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Healthy Plate Project with Sisters of the Road, Portland Farmers Market & Farmers Market Fund.

Twilight discusses the Healthy Plate Project with representatives from Sisters of the Road, Portland Farmers Market and the Farmers Market Fund

Closing music by Buddha's Groove Shoes.

Exploring Mental Diversity - An Interview with Portland Hearing Voices

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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Exploring Mental Diversity - An Interview with Portland Hearing Voices

In BOLD Rebirth

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Fri, 06/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dayanara Marte speaks about her journey towards her BOLD Rebirth

Tune in this Friday for a conversation with Dayanara Marte, healer, organizer and human rights activist about her Bold Rebirth. We will talk about trauma, personal and historical, internalize oppression and violence as well as about the impact these have on the women of the world. Dayanara will share her "journey of self healing, forgiving, letting go, and finding purpose." She is the founder of In Bold Rebirth consulting and will soon release a book of the same name!

Difference is the Norm in the Universe

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Fri, 06/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Nicole shares her story of secret, love, fear and transition
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"Difference is the norm of the universe", says Nicole, Bread and Roses' guest this week. Nicole is a transgender woman who had to live with her secret for a very long time. She will share her story with us and will offer her perspective on how to make this world a better place for all of us.

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A discussion on the crisis of white masculinity

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Fri, 09/16/2011

A discussion on the crisis of white masculinity

Quite a few white men are having more than a bad day... Is ridiculing them the best we can do? A conversation with Dr. Randy Blazak on the crisis of white masculinity and on responding to it in other ways than from a position of intellectual superiority.

Dr. Blazak is an associate Professor of Sociology at Portland State University and Director of the Hate Crime Research Network. He is a prolific writer and works with white supremacists in prison settings.

We also spoke with Barbara McCullough Jones, Executive Director at the Q Center, about efforts to enter into a dialogue with pastors from the Evangelical Mars Hill Church, an anti-Gay outfit which recently moved to SE Portland, a predominantly liberal neighborhood of Portland, OR.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross.

Empowering Youth to End Sexual Violence - Texas Peace Project

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Fri, 08/26/2011

 Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Ted Rutherford from the Texas Association Against Sexual Violence about his work as the Youth Outreach Specialist.  He provides training and technical assistance to participants in the Texas PEACE Project, a program to engage and support youth activists and their adult allies who are working for equality and social change to prevent sexual and dating violence.

More information about the project can be found here, including how to get a similar project started in your area!

www.taasa.org/tpp/

 

Women with Moxie and Courage to Start Their Own Businesses

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Fri, 07/29/2011
Women are creating, building and leading some of the most innovative businesses in the world. Along the way, often at great risk and against the odds, they have shattered glass ceilings and entrenched stereotypes and have redefined the meaning of leadership and success.

 

Join Bread and Roses host, Ashley Thirstrup, as she speaks with five local women:  Christina Aleckson - SIngle Point Financial Advisor www.singlepointadvisors.com/Christina-Aleckson,-MBA.5.htm, Julia Bauman Sarver- www.findyourglow.com , Amy Lux  - Lux Jewelry www.facebook.com/luv.lux.jewelry , Lila Eidi - Freelance Multimedia www.lilaeidi.com , and Sally - Pin Me Apparel www.pin-me-apparel.com who have all started small businesses here in Portland.  They discuss what motivates them, what challenges them, what risks they have taken, and what continues to spark their creativity and drive to continually improve their businesses. 

She also interviews Christina Aleckson and Julia Bauman Sarver about the networking group Women With Moxie  www.womenwithmoxie.com/cities/index.php about how women can learn, educate and support each other, as they all build their businesses together. 

Everyone listening will learn some tips for starting a business and making it successful.

  • Length: 32:45 minutes (29.99 MB)
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First We Deprive Them of Resources and Then We Judge Them

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Fri, 06/10/2011

A conversation about the challenges faced by families, particularly those that are young and poor. Learn about efforts to address these issues and to change the public discourse on what it means to be a strong family.
With Amanda Wake, Youth Organizing Manager for Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice in Oakland, CA. ACRJ promotes and protects reproductive justice through organizing, building leadership capacity, developing alliances and by educating to achieve community and systemic change.
Also: Aimee Santos Lyons, who is the Strong Families Northwest Program Manager for Western States Center here in Portland. WSC is helping to build a progressive movement in eight western states, from Alaska to Wyoming and down to Nevada.
Western States Center and Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice have been collaborating over the last several years on several projects, most recently they launch of the Strong Families Initiative.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Annual Call-In Chicken Show 5-13-11

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Fri, 05/13/2011

Chickens! Everything you ever wanted to know...

It's your chance to ask local experts everything you ever wanted to know about raising backyard hens. Also: how to train your chicken! The only show in the country devoted to all things chicken--only on KBOO!

Featuring Buffy the Buff Orpington Chicken.

Part of KBOO's Spring Membership Drive's programming specials.

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Audio Engineer:  Tom Hood

Audio Editor: Alicia Olson

Photos by:  Tom Hood

Mothers battle for Mother Earth

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Fri, 04/22/2011

Mothers battle for Mother Earth: How 'ordinary women' are saving the planet: Arrested more than 50 times-most recently at BP's London headquarters- Texas mom Diane Wilson shares her journey from quiet fisherwoman to unstoppable activist willing to chain herself to Union Carbide's smokestacks. Her new book is 'Diary of an Eco-Outlaw'www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/diary_of_an_ecooutlaw Also: For 38 years Jane Swanson has called attention to the dangers of California's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. She's a member of mothersforpeace.org which has joined a coaltion petitioning the NRC to stop licensing nuclear power plants.

 

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Zari Santner: Beauty as Public Service

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Fri, 04/15/2011

A conversation with Zari Khodaparast Santner, the only female Director of Portland's Bureau of Parks & Recreation. She is retiring after nearly 30 years. She began her studies in her native Iran and concluded them at Harvard. In addition to her paid work she is also well known for her community engagement.
She says: “I saw how parks could become manifestations of democracy, where people from all walks of life could enjoy public space, regardless of wealth and background.”

Art as Activism

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Fri, 04/08/2011

Japan's nuclear crisis has galvanized anti-nuclear sentiment around the world. But the anti-nuke movement isn't new. What became of the music, the protests, the art of activism of years' past? What does/did activism achieve? Where do we go from here? The musicians of Emma's Revolution Emmasrevolution.com discuss musical-activist empowerment. Also: we step back in time with Ronald Reagan and Dr. Helen Caldicott, and hear comments from listeners.

More than Beach, Bodies and Carnival: Brazil and its first Female President

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Wed, 03/02/2011

We will discuss current issues in Brazil that are relevant to women, such as the election of Worker’s Party candidate Dilma Rousseff, a grandmother and former guerrilla, who was at one point imprisoned by the military dictatorship. We will also listen to a sample of Brazilian women’s music.
Our guest is Vanessa Neves Giacometti, a Brazilian surgeon, who worked with burn victims and reconstructive surgery in poor areas and favelas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her parents were persecuted as student leaders during the dictatorship.
She has lived in France and Switzerland, and came to the USA to study arts after life in Rio de Janeiro became too stressful. She now creates children’s illustrations and teaches Medical Terminology at PCC.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Reel Girlz Make Films

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Wed, 03/02/2011

An overview of the Portland's Women's Film Festival, which runs from March 9-13, and an interview with THREE VEILS filmmaker Rolla Selbak as she talks about the film, stories behind the making, and answers your burning questions.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

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WOW! This show is so enlightening... When is it going national?

 

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