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 12/03/10

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Fri, 12/03/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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What is Feminism Anyway?

"Hey - What is Feminism Anyway?' Join Bread and Roses hosts Nico and Ashley, as they explore feminism by interviewing many people on the street from many walks of life.  There will be an opportunity to weigh in on the topic by calling in! 

Bread and Roses on 11/26/10

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Struggle for Hope: AIDS in Botswana and Dream Act in the US

In a two part program we will talk with

Najmeh Modarres about HIV/AIDS prevention in Botswana, where one quarter of the adult population has been affected by the disease. Najmeh is a public health educator, researcher and evaluator.
 
We also will discuss the Dream Act with Jackie and Erika, organizers with an Oregon group of dreamers. This legislation is intended to create a path towards legalization for thousands of undocumented youth. It will be introduced in the US Senate during the lame duck session in this coming week.

Bread and Roses on 11/19/10

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Fri, 11/19/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Haiti's cholera outbreak: Voices from the ground

 Haiti's Cholera Outbreak: Voices from the ground 

Bread and Roses host Nico V. talks with Ansel Herz, independent journalist based in Haiti, and Rosedanie Cadet, founder of Haitian aid organization Helping Hands Noramise about the recent outbreak of cholera in the country, including details on the education campaigns to fight against it, and the suspected role of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the outbreak. 

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http://www.noramise.org

http://www.mediahacker.org

Bread and Roses on 11/12/10

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Fri, 11/12/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dare to care: compassion in action

Risking Compassion: daring to care

Bread and Roses on 10/22/10

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Fri, 10/22/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Another world is possible - starting in your living room
A conversation with Anna Schuster about the Tamera living and learning community in Portugal and with Barbara Ford from Portland's own Columbia Ecovillage. The latter is the only urban farming co-housing community in the US.
 
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 10/15/10

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Fri, 10/15/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: More than pink ribbons

Cancer and Nutrition:  More than a pink ribbon! 

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bread and Roses host Nico V. explores real ways to prevent cancer, beyond buying pink ribbons. 

Portland naturopath Dr. Greg Nigh and nutritional therapist Maria Zilka talk about how preventing cancer can be a revolutionary act.  Before, during, or after cancer treatment, there are many foods you can be eating and things you can be doing to stop cancer cells from proliferating.

Bread and Roses on 10/08/10

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Fri, 10/08/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Bread and Roses hosts Ashley and Nico discuss Domestic Violence Awareness Month with two local domestic violence advocates.  Guests Chenoa Landry from the Native American Youth and Family Center Healing Circle and Choya Adkinson Stevens talk about the meaning of DV Awareness Month, and how the economy may or may not impact cases of domestic violence. 

 

 

Bread and Roses on 10/01/10

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Fri, 10/01/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Special needs and community opportunities

Special Needs: We'll examine community resources and opportunities for adults and children with developmental disabilities. Call in!

Bread and Roses on 09/24/10

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Fri, 09/24/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Rites of passage for young women

 Bread and Roses host Nico talks with members of Maidenspirit, a Portland-based rite of passage program for adolescent girls.  Guest Dr. Jennifer Brusewitz explains the importance of rites of passage for girls in modern culture and links to historical rites of passage in North American cultures.  Also hear from girls who have been part of the program, and an interview with a male mentor for the companion program for boys, Peace Warriors

Bread and Roses on 09/17/10

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Fri, 09/17/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Arabs Gone Wild but mostly they just want to live their lives...

Arabs Gone Wild but mostly they just want to live their lives...

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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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PCC Women's Resource Center dedication to end oppression!

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Fri, 02/03/2012

Listen as Del Criscenzo interviews Samantha Taylor and Megan Snelling. Samantha Taylor is a student advocate working for the Women’s Resource Center at Portland Community College Sylvania campus. Samantha started by discussing the Women’s Resource Center and the services and resources they have available for PCC students. She introduced the Illumination Project an interactive theater program at PCC designed to address issues of discrimination to end oppression on campus. We were also joined by Megan Snelling who is a co-producer for this year’s production of the Vagina Monologues. She discussed the up-coming performances and why this is a PCC tradition. Megan read The Happy Vagina Fact Monologue and described her experiences being part of the Vigina Monologues production and of the Illumination Project. She improvised a scene with Samantha  to demonstrate how PCC uses interactive theater to address issues of discrimination. 2 powerful women working hard towards social change!

Morality Hijacked! What to do?

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Fri, 01/27/2012

Morality Hijacked?! Philosopher Susan Neiman, author of Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists, challenges progressives to take back the high moral ground.

More information about Moral Clarity is available at Books on KBOO

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

 

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