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 02/05/16

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Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

Bread and Roses on 01/29/16

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Fri, 01/29/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

Female Graffiti Artists from Marseille France

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Fri, 01/22/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Female Graffiti artists in Marseille, France talk about their art and the culture
This Friday on Bread and Roses host Delphine Criscenzo plays interviews she conducted with female graffiti artists in Marseille, France while she was visiting her family over the holiday. On her birthday, December 22, her cousin spent 5 hours painting her name on the walls of an abandoned house in construction. Her cousin also invited other ladies, all graffiti artists to paint with her and to answer Delphine's questions about their art, and the influence of women on the culture.

This Friday, Delphine will play an interview with her cousin who goes by OMIZ, and two of her friends BEDS who has been a graffiti artist since age 12 and LILIPUTE who is co-founding an organization to connect women graffiti artists around the world.

What Does Feminism Mean?

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Fri, 01/15/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Bread and Roses collective deconstructs the meaning and definition of feminism
On Bread and Roses this Friday we will hear a discussion between Nicole Stein, Delphine Criscenzo and Mary Postlethwaite who will deconstruct the meaning and definition of feminism. We will also be sharing insights into how equality has shown itself to be a tool towards building a more prosperous community.

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Bread and Roses on 01/08/16

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Fri, 01/08/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

Bread and Roses on 01/01/16

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Fri, 01/01/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

A feminist take on Christmas classics

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Fri, 12/25/2015 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bread and Roses special
A feminist, social justice take on Christmas classics and other shows.  Hosted by Pam Santos.

Transnormativity and the myth of the "woman".

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Fri, 12/18/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Host Nghia Nguyen and Tessara Dudley deconstruct the myth of the woman and transmisogyny.

Bread and Roses on 12/11/15

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Fri, 12/11/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

Young Ladies Reflect on the State of Our World

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Fri, 12/04/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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our future leaders share their opinions on how life is today and how it should be tomorrow
On Bread and Roses this Friday we will hear a conversation Marhalia Postlethwaite will be having with young ladies about their views on world issues, school, and life in general. Be sure to tune in as our future leaders will be giving us their opinions on how life is today and how it should be tomorrow.

Hosted and Produced by Marshalia Postlethwaite

Email us at breadandrosescollective [at] gmail[dot]com

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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.

Portland Lesbian Choir, 25 years of community activism!

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Fri, 06/15/2012

Portland Lesbian Choir members Sparky, Kai and Cindy remember the early years of the choir and its accomplishments over the years. They describe their exciting upcoming 25th anniversary concert celebration and after-party: Don't Stop Believing! Finally they discuss Oregon's fights around LGBTQ rights and recent national victories.

For more information about the choir and their celebration concert visit www.plchoir.org

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

Koreen Brown on culturally responsive and relevant instructional practices.

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Fri, 06/08/2012

Koreen Brown discusses the importance of providing cultural and racial equity to Portland Public School's students experiencing significant mental health concerns as well as the findings of her academic research on Mexican American males counter stories of educational success.

Koreen is a vice principal for Portland Public School's Dart Program or Day and Residential Treatment Program where she is a strong advocate and leader for racial equity. She is also a doctoral student at Lewis and Clark College in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program. Her research is on the Mexican American adolescent males counter stories.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo.

Contact Koreen Brown with questions or comments at kbrown2@pps.net

Atkinson School Undergoing Budget Cuts! Hear from Community Activits

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Fri, 05/25/2012

Atkinson School, one of many Portland Public Schools is suffering from fund cuts for 2 and half position for next year. Listen to community organizers Kim Heron, Diana Cameron, Savannah Paz, Carissa Harrison and Constance San Juan about the actions parents, teachers and community memebers are taking to save their children's education.

Back in February the city of Philadelphia's school system announced the closing of 40 public school to be replaced by privately owned private and charter schools by 2017. This announcement received very little to no coverage by the local or national media. It appears that this pattern is not new and is repeating itself all over the nation. Here in Portland, Atkinson elementary school and its students and families are protesting Portland Public School's budget cuts.

More info about how to get involved at http://www.atkinsonelementarypta.org/

Portland Home birth Families & She Inspires 365

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Fri, 05/04/2012

In honor of International Midwife Day on 5/5/12, Bread and Roses hosts PDX Homebirth Families to talk about Out of hospital birth options. We also spoke with photographer Andrea Leoncavallo about her photo project She Inspires 365.

Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and Race relations in France

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Fri, 04/13/2012

Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and race relations in France. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo asks Laila, her compatriot, about the history of French Imperialism and Arab immigration to France. They discuss racism and race relations in their country as well as Maghrebi literature and its contributions to denouncing historical silencing. Laila Amine specializes in twentieth-century African American and African Diaspora literature with particular interest in comparative race and ethnic studies. Her current project, Algerian Paris: Belonging beyond Diaspora uncovers how the Algerian war (1954-1962) and its legacies shaped representations of a transnational Paris in African American, French, and Maghrebi cultural texts. Laila Amine was born in Brest, France in 1977. Her parents emigrated from Morocco in the mid 1960s. Her father worked in the building industry. After studying English at the Université Victor Segalen, she lived in Luton, England and Santa Barbara California, before starting her graduate studies at Indiana University. She is now a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States

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Fri, 04/06/2012

Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States. Samantha Taylor and Del Criscenzo ask Walidah about the peculiar history of African Americans in Oregon and Portland and openly talk about the "isms" that continue to impact our society. Walidah is a historian, a reporter, a poet, a spoken word artist, a documentary film maker, a writer and a community organizer. She teaches for the Black Studies department at Portland State University and in the Women’s Studies Department at Oregon State University. This Spring term you can take her class on the History of the Black Panther Party at PSU, and a class on race, gender and empire in Disney films at OSU. Walidah has written a multitude of essays on the issue of race and race relations, on Hip Hop as well on relevant topics impacting the Black community. She is also a performer and part of the poetry duo called Good Sista, Bad Sista. Lastly she is a member of Decolonize PDX, which is a Portland based collective of radical people of color.

www.walidah.com

www.pdx.decolonize.org

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo and Samantha Taylor

Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

 

Erika Wurth, Native poet and professor, on "Indian Trains"

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Fri, 03/16/2012

Native Poet Erika Wurth discusses her first collection of poems Indian Trains. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo interviewed Erika a year ago after one of her poetry readings in Bloomington, IN. Erika T. Wurth is Apache, Chickasaw and Cherokee. She was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Colorado between Idaho Springs and Evergreen, although she has lived different places off and on. Her work, both poetry and fiction, has appeared in Raven Chronicles, Fiction, Cedar Hill Review, AMCRJ, and SAIL. She teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She talks with Del about her art, her identiy as an artist, and reads some poems from Indian Trains and her new collection not yet published.

Natasha Kmeto, Female electro- Hip Hop Singer/Producer

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Fri, 03/09/2012

Natasha Kmeto is an electro hip-hop, singer-producer based in Portland, OR. With a rich musical background in jazz, r&b, electronic and hip-hop she likes to describe her music as “futuristic soul.” She sat with Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo and talked about her music and her new album released a few weeks ago, "The Ache". A female artist in the predominantly male world of electronic music, Natasha epresses her thoughts about bringing new perspectives to the genre. For more info about Natasha Kmeto or access to her music visit http://www.natashakmeto.com/

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