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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Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 02/24/12

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Fri, 02/24/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Under siege

Culture wars at home and abroad:  When the Arab Spring came to Syria, the government engaged in brutal suppression that continues to this day. We speak with Stephanie Saldana, whose book Bread of Angels provides an intimate look at the Syrian people and their cultures. We also explore the widening political divide over women's reproductive rights in the U.S. Given world realities, why is this even an issue? Plus: Are Girl Scouts communist lesbians? Call in to join the discussion: 503-231-8187

Bread and Roses on 02/17/12

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Fri, 02/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A Walk through the Underground Railroad and a Look at Aphrodite

In honor of Black History Month, Host Gabi Ross speaks with Joan Southgate, who at almost 80 years old walked 519 miles along the original underground railroad and then wrote a book about the process, In Their Path: A Grandmother's 519 Mile Underground Railroad Walk ... Then during the second part of the show, in honor of Valentine's Day, Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Dr. Arlene Landau about her new book Tragic Beauty. They will discuss both the light and dark sides of the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite who has ruled our culture for centuries.

Bread and Roses on 02/10/12

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Fri, 02/10/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Think Before You Pink!

Think before you pink!  In light of the recent de-funding and re-funding of Planned Parenthood by the Susan Komen Foundation, Bread and Roses is taking a look at women's cancer groups, and basic "raising awareness" versus research and action toward beating women's cancers.

Join hosts Nico and Ashley for a discussion with Aruna Jaggar, executive director of Breast Cancer Action,  a national, feminist grassroots education and advocacy organization founded in 1990.  The foundation was created after its founders spent years encountering government agencies and organizations that provided inadequate and superficial information rather than scientific evidence about breast cancer.

Bread and Roses on 02/03/12

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Fri, 02/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Come learn about PCC's Women Resource Center and its local production of the Vagina Monologues

This Friday on Bread and Roses, Del Criscenzo welcomes Samantha Taylor and Megan Snelling in the studio! Samantha is a Student Advocate for the Women's Resource Center at Portland Community College Sylvania campus. The WRC is "dedicated to providing a supportive, comfortable, encouraging and safe environment to all PCC students and offer programs to support personal and academic growth." Samantha will talk about the resources the WRC has to offer and introduce us to the Illumination Project. Megan  is the co-producer for PCC's WRC 12th rendition of the Vagina Monologues. She will discuss their up-coming performances and this PCC's WRC tradition. (Performance dates: Feb 10th, 11th, 12th.

Bread and Roses on 01/27/12

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Fri, 01/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Morality Hijacked!! What to do??

Morality Hijacked! What to do? Tune in for ideas with philosopher Susan Neiman, author of Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists. And, in honor of the 100th anniversary of suffrage in Oregon, we travel back to a time when the biggest outrage in US was a women's right to vote. See: centuryofaction.org/.

Bread and Roses on 01/20/12

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Fri, 01/20/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Reclaim Sacred Space

Occupy Spirit: Reclaiming Sacred Space

Politicians, corporations and media are consummate shapers of sacred space associating our deepest values and sense of meaning with products they want us to want. In the spirit of occupy, join us in a discussion of reclaiming sacred space! Guests: Local women’s ensemble In Mulieribus and composer Grace Lewis-McLaren. See: inmulieribus.org

Bread and Roses on 01/13/12

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Fri, 01/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Meet community member Madeleine See, LCSW and early childhood Therapist on Bread and Roses.

This Friday on your feminist Public Affairs show we sit down with community member Madeleine See. Maddie received her Master's of Social Work degree from PSU and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked as a child therapist for the last five years. She will share with Bread and Roses's host Del Criscenzo her choice of career and the challenges of social work. Maddie will also shade some light on children mental illnesses and share with the audience important information about community resources available to parents.

Bread and Roses on 01/06/12

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Fri, 01/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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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

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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/

"My Teenage Werewolf. A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence" by Lauren Kessler

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Fri, 03/02/2012

My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, a Daughter, a Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence is Lauren Kessler's latest book in which she explores the mother/daughter relationship and tries to find out "what's more challenging in the life of a woman: being a teenager or being the mother of a teenager?" Lauren Kessler is the author of six works of narrative non-fiction, including Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's for which she won the Pacific Northwest Book Award. Lauren also teaches  journalism and directs the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon. Visit www.myteenagewerewolf.com for update on Lauren and Lizzie's lives or http://laurenkessler.com for more on Lauren's works. She sat with Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo to discuss My Teenage Werewolf and her current research...

More information on My Teenage Werewolf is available at Books on KBOO

  • Title: My Teenage Werewolf
  • Length: 39:14 minutes (89.79 MB)
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Joan Southgate and the Underground Railroad

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Fri, 02/17/2012

In 2002, at age 73, Joan Southgate undertook a 519-mile walk from southern Ohio to Canada to draw attention to the Underground Railroad. She wanted to honor a moment in history when people came together across color, creed, and class to do freedom’s work. Later Joan founded “Restore Cleveland Hope,” an organization to teach about Cleveland’s anti-slavery history.
She wrote “In Their Path: A Grandmother's 519-Mile Underground Railroad Walk” recounting her journey and her autobiography “Bout Time.”

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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 20:22 minutes (37.3 MB)
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