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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Community bike ride and event to respond to gang violence in North Portland Sunday, August 24th
 

Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 05/24/13

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Fri, 05/24/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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"The House that Herman Built", living exhibit by Jackie Sumell

"WHAT KIND OF HOUSE DOES A MAN WHO HAS LIVED IN A 6' X9' BOX FOR OVER 30 YEARS DREAM OF?" This is the question that artist and activist Jackie Sumell asked Herman Wallace in 2003. Herman has been in solitary confinement
or Closed Cell Restriction [CCR] for over 40 years. He spend most of these years at The Louisiana State Penitentiary, also know as Angola. He is one of the "Angola 3" along with Robert King and Albert Woodfox.

Listen to Jackie recount how she became aware of Herman's condition and how they collaborated on an art exhibit meant to raise awareness about the prison industrial complex and the trauma of solitary confinement.

Check out The House That Herman Built

Bread and Roses on 05/17/13

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Fri, 05/17/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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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

Bread and Roses on 05/10/13

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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Meet The Ladies of Rose Bent, a stand-out-all-female Hip Hop crew from PDX on Bread and Roses.

Rose Bent, "a stand-out all-female hip-hop crew, joined forces in 2010 with a mission to represent the silenced voices of women in hip-hop. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The City of Roses, Rose Bent is comprised of two aspiring musicians: Kheoshi & Jacque. Few of the select ladies in a genre some call dead, Rose Bent takes hip-hop for a thrilling and inspiring ride to the future."

They will talk about their passion for Hip Hop, their art and will rap Live!

Visit their website:Rose Bent

Rose Bent on Facebook

Hosted and Produce by Delphine Criscenzo

Bread and Roses on 05/03/13

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Fri, 05/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Guatamala, Guantanamo and us

G2: Guatemala, Guantanamo and us

 We speak with the International Center for Transitional Justice about the difficult journey of peace in Guatemala, and the current trial of General Rios Montt, who is accused of orchestrating a genocide supported with US military aid.  And: While Guatemala confronts its past, the US force feeds Guatanamo prisoners.  Will the US face a trial for violating human rights? Interviews from family members of detainees, resources for action and more.  See: www.ict.org

Bread and Roses on 04/26/13

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Fri, 04/26/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Family Mental Health

Wendy Sample, a 10 year plus advocate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will discuss her journey through 50 years with a family member living with mental illness.

NAMI Oregon is a statewide grassroots organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals living with mental illness, as well as their families and loved ones. Under the umbrella of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, we serve all Oregonians through our education, support and advocacy at the state and county levels. http://www.nami.org/

Hosted by Della Rae,community spark about

Bread and Roses on 04/19/13

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Fri, 04/19/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Montavilla Food Coop, working to provide access to affordable and healthy food to their neighborhood
Montavilla Food Cooperative

Montavilla Food Coop is taking off! Tune in to Bread and Roses to hear from the Montavilla Food Coop organizers and board members about their project and about the incredible benifits of cooperative businesses.

Four years ago, a handful of Montavilla neighborhood residents gathered and came up with the idea to open a "year-round place where Montavilla residents could access fresh, local, sustainable food and groceries.

The mission of the Montavilla Food Coop is "to enhance the quality of life for both residents and visitors by providing access to affordable, healthy food in an environment shaped by the community's values."

Read more about the Montavilla Food Coop.

Bread and Roses on 04/12/13

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Fri, 04/12/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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GRANITO DE ARENA: GUATEMALA'S JOURNEY TO JUSTICE

Granito is an expression of the indigenous people of Guatemala...none of us can do it alone, each must put in their granito, their tiny grain of sand.  Direct descendants of the ancient Maya, the indigenous of Guatemala make up 40% of the population.  With the help of the U.S. government, as many of 200,000 of them and their supporters, the future leaders of Guatemala, were masacred in the early 1980s. Documentary filmaker Pamela Yates witnessed the genocide and found she had her own granito, evidence to help nail a dictator.

Bread and Roses on 04/05/13

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Fri, 04/05/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Sprig Health: An alternative way to access affordable health care.

Sprig Health is a Portland-based company with a vision to "change the U. S. health system by introducing a common sense alternative to health insurance". They provide individuals, with or without health insurance, with direct access to providers and services at affordable, discounted prices. Services include primary care, alternative medicine, urgent care, women's wellness, pediatric care, lab tests, immunizations, diagnostic imaging, dental, vision, dermatology, sports physicals, massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, counseling, physical therapy, etc.

Bread and Roses on 03/29/13

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bread and Roses welcomes NW author Jennie Shortridge

Bread and Roses welcomes Pacific Northwest author, Jennie Shortridge, on the eve of publication of her fifth novel, Love Water Memory.

Bread and Roses on 03/22/13

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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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PlayWrite, INC. "Using the power of performance in art to transform the lives of youth at the edge"
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Learn about PlayWrite, a local non-profit founded 10 years ago which works with youth ‘at the edge’ to create original plays, powerful vehicles through which the voices of young people are heard. We welcome in the studio Lyndsay Hogland, program director, Alyson Osborne, coach/actor  and Ryder Lynn and Francesca, 2 young women who recently participated in a play writing workshop.

"PlayWrite coaches are drawn from the Oregon theater community, and are trained to work one-on-one with each young person. Within the intense structured activities of PlayWrite workshops, these young writers create original art. In the process, they learn to trust, manage, and heal their own emotional experiences; to work collaboratively; and to contribute positively to their communities.

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Bread and Roses Archive: Radical Women Tape 1983

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Thu, 05/16/2013

Speech by Gloria Martin, one of the founders of Radical Women given at the 1983 Seattle International Women's Day's Forum on "Racism in the Women's Movement".

Recorded on Reel tape in 1983

Produced by LC Earnest

Audio Archive: Oregon Women in Labor

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Recorded in 1985

World Pulse

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Fri, 03/08/2013

Rachael Maddock-Hughes, Program Director for World Pulsel talks about the impact of this local non-profit on women of the world and shares volunteer opportunities.

World Pulse is an action media network powered by women from 190 countries. We believe that when women are heard, they will change the world.

www.worldpulse.com

Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

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  • Length: 18:42 minutes (42.81 MB)
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"The Last Clinic" documentary film by Maisie Crow.

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Fri, 03/08/2013

Maisie Crow, a photographer and film maker talks about her newest documentary film entitled “The Last Clinic” about the last women’s health clinic performing abortions in Mississippi. The state of Mississippi has recently enacted a law which threatens to close the Jackson’s women health organization, the last abortion clinic in the state in an effort to create “an abortion free state.” Maisie Crow talks to us about the law, the clinic, through the eyes of the many people she features in her film.

Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

 

  • Title: The Last Clinic
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  • Year: 2013
  • Length: 18:48 minutes (43.05 MB)
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YES, Youth Ending Slavery on Bread and Roses

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Sat, 12/22/2012

YES, Youth Ending Slavery on Bread and Roses.

Started by a group of high schooler in Portland, OR this organization brings awareness to issues of modern day slavery and traficking happening in the world but also in the Portland area. Listen to learn more about the victims/slaves and the schemes that are put in place to trap them. You'll also hear what the youth of our city through YES are doing to end modern day slavery!

To find out more about Youth Ending Slavery visit http://www.youthendingslavery.org/

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

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Nov 30th Bread and Roses

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Sun, 11/04/2012

Tonight we talk about plastic

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Let's Take a Walk with Laura O. Foster

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Fri, 07/13/2012

Portland like you've never seen it! Laura O. Foster takes us on a tour of the City! Laura is the author of numerous books about Portland including Portland Hill Walks, The Portland Stairs Book, Portland City Walks and Walk There. She has been writing about Oregon since 2001, after careers as a commercial banker, technical writer, and book editor. Raised in suburban Chicago, she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989. With the enthusiasm of a former flatlander, she writes about topics such as Portland’s public stairways, parks, neighborhoods, and urban planning, the animals and people of the Oregon Zoo, recycled paint, and Oregon geology, ethnobotany, natural areas, and native plants. She introduces us to new ways of exploring Portland and to the folklore and history you city's neighborhoods. Portland is a "walking Mecca" she says!

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

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  • Length: 49:56 minutes (45.71 MB)
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Cory Kirshner-Lira on Fat Activism and the "Obesity Crisis"

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Fri, 06/22/2012

Cory hails from Portland, Oregon. She is a queer fierce fat femme, a cultural worker and educator. Her cultural work predominantly focuses on intersectionality and visibility within identity politics and social justice. Cory specifically dedicates her time to issues of fat identity, mujerisma, LGBTQ and racial justice, Latin@ visibility, and school/education reform. She is one of the founders of Eugene Sudbury School. Cory currently coaches students in their first year of college, writes for several blogs/websites and presents her workshop series on fat activism/identity, QTPOC intersectionality, mujerisma, environmental justice, social media social justice, and critical lenses on allyship. Contact her at corylira@gmail.com

Hosted by Samantha Taylor.

Desiree Helleger: No Room on her own

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Wed, 06/20/2012

Desiree Hellegers is Co-Director of the Center for Social and Environmental Justice, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of English at Washington State University, Vancouver. She is an active member of various advocacy organizations and her writing has appeared in such publications as Counterpunch.
Her book "No Room of Her Own- Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance" is an oral history collection and brings together interviews with fifteen women who share the common experience of homelessness. All the interviews were conducted in Seattle, Washington between 1991 and 2008, but the women's stories zigzag across the country. The narrators recount stories of growing up in the south at the tail end of Jim Crow, of growing up gay and Black in the Pacific Northwest in the 1960s, and of surviving childhood molestation in Harlan, Kentucky in the 1970s. The stories illuminate the part that gender roles play in ensnaring women in cycles of domestic abuse and homelessness. They speak to the physical stresses of homelessness, and the toll it takes on bodies already weakened by high blood pressure, strokes, sickle cell anemia, and epilepsy and the routine threats of physical violence that homeless women in particular encounter on the street. At the same time, however, the stories challenge liberal myths about homeless people, and homeless women in particular, as vulnerable and dependent people worthy perhaps of sympathy but judged to be socially disorganized, disaffiliated and disempowered.

Toxic Beauty

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Wed, 06/20/2012

The popularity of nail salons and beauty spas is very high. But how much of the beauty we buy is toxic? And what are the work conditions like behind the aroma-therapeutic fog?
A conversation with Lisa Fu, Program Director for the Californian Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. She introduces us to the mostly immigrant women who work in the salons, to their work conditions and to the toxic substances both they and their customers are exposed to. We explore what can be done to improve that reality.
We also discuss the conditions in the local Aveda-branded Dosha salons and spas. Madelyn Elder, President of Communications Workers of America Local 7901, talks about violations of federal labor law and the response by the owner and management when workers decided to unionize. We also visit Aveda Beauty Schools.

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

 

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