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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Bread and Roses on 05/08/09

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Fri, 05/08/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Importance of Mother's Day

Bridget B. here to let you know that I'm set to host the next edition of Bread & Roses on KBOO 90.7FM, Friday, May 8, 2009 from 6pm - 7pm.

Given that this show falls right before Mother's Day, I'd like to bring to your attention the what, why, when and by whom Mother's Day was conceived, what it has become over time and what you can do to re-direct this day back towards its original meaning.

During this one hour show, I'll share with you the "Mother's Day Proclamation", as recited by some famous female actors and activists, I'll include some Mother's Day stories and call your attention to organizations like CodePink that are making a difference as it relates to feminism, Mother's Day and the national agenda.

You can join the conversation when I open the phone lines to hear from you, our Bread and Roses listeners, as you tell us what Mother's Day means to you this Friday, May 8, 2009 on KBOO 90.7FM from 6pm - 7pm.

Ciao

Bread and Roses on 03/20/09

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Fri, 03/20/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A teachers rebellion changes the world

A show dedicated to teachers everywhere! Interviews and music highlight the social movement that erupted from a rebellion of teachers in Oaxaca Mexico. Filmmaker Jill Freidberg will discuss her new ard-winning film about Oaxaca.

Bread and Roses on 03/13/09

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Fri, 03/13/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interviewing Della Rae & Janna Mock-Lopez

Helping Those in Need and Serving the Community: Della Rae & Janna Mock-Lopez

Bridget B. here, I'll be your host for the next edition of Bread and Roses on
KBOO 90.7FM. Tune in this Friday, March 13, 2009 at 6:00pmPST for my interview with Della Rae, Founder/Director of DonorsResource.org and Janna Mock-Lopez, President and Publisher of Oregon Family Media.

DonorsResource.org is an online hub that connects people who want to give in-kind donations with non-profits that need them. Oregon Family Media publishes Goodness Magazine, which focuses on the positive accomplishments of people within our local community.

Set your radio dial to KBOO 90.7FM~ Portland, 100.7FM ~ Corvallis, 91.9FM ~ Columbia Gorge or stream live at www.kboo.fm and listen to an interview with two powerful women who are helping those in need and serving the community.

Cheers ~ Bridget B.

 

Bread and Roses on 02/06/09

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Fri, 02/06/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bridget B. Hosts an interview with the creators of "We've Got Time To Help"

Are you one of the estimated 400,000 people unemployed in Oregon who has some extra time on your hands?

Listen to Bread and Roses on KBOO 90.7FM, Friday, February 6, 2009 at 6pmPST. Bridget B. will be your host for this segment of Bread and Roses and she will introduce you to the creators of We've Got Time To Help, a blog "...about a group of people who have been affected by the current economic times.  [People who've been] downsized, laid off, [have] reduced work hours or just plain unable to find employment."

I can tell, you're already jumping for joy and can't wait to hear about another blog about unemployed people.  Oh, but it's not just any ordinary blog.  We've Got Time To Help is dedicated to "Helping [to] bring a sense of community back to our neighborhood..." by using the time that they have on their hands and putting it to good use; helping others.

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Fri, 01/16/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Peace activist Cindy Sheehan hopes for change; women in Liberia stop war.

Hosted by Carole Scholl

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan woke up the slumbering US peace movement when she dared to camp out at Bush's ranch in Crawford Texas after the death of her son, Casey, in Iraq. She will speak about her hopes for change and the need to conintue to act. Also, the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell playing at the Hollywood Theater explores the inspriing story of women in Liberia who helped stop the Civil War there. We'll speak with renowned director Gini Reticker.

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Fri, 01/09/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Jan 9 Show: Two Women Writers: Keepers of History

Bridget B. hosts the January 9, 2009 segment of Bread & Roses.  She'll be interviewing two local women writers, Anjala Ehelebe author of Images of America: Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood and Jewel Lansing author of My Montana: A History and Memoir - 1930-1950.  Anjala takes us through a historic accounting of the Woodlawn neighborhood while Jewel shares with us what life was like growing up in rural Montana.  Both women are true "Keepers of History" and during this segment of Bread & Roses, you’ll hear the process each one went through in writing and publishing their work along with a live reading.

Mark your calendar for January 9, 2009 at 6pmPST as Bridget B.  hosts another segment of Bread & Roses. You can also listen online at http://www.kboo.fm/
 Cheers ~ Bridget B.
 

Bread and Roses

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Fri, 11/28/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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US ECONOMIC CRISIS: How is it Affecting Women in Other Countries

The US Economic Crisis has affected many women across or great country, but how is it affecting women in other countries?  Listen to Bread & Roses on KBOO 90.7FM on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 6:00pmPST to learn more.

Bread and Roses on 08/15/08

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Fri, 08/15/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Taking a Look at Ourselves
New York based writer and researcher Kristen Lewis is co-director of the American Human Development Project, a non-partisan, non-profit initiative to apply a well established international approach to measuring human well-being in the US. The human development index is a fact-based tool that examines health, education and income and compares the data across geographic, ethnic and gender lines within the US and across the globe. The results will surprise you and should steer a national debate. The report includes practical recommendations.
Many of the national findings are mirrored locally in Multnomah County.

Bread and Roses on 07/18/08

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Fri, 07/18/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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How many gun deaths is one too many?

A conversation with Mary Tomkins, NE Portland Crime Prevention Coordinator and Board Member of Ceasefire Oregon. Examine the extent and nature of the problem of gun violence in Oregon and learn about opportunities to do something about it.

Bread and Roses on 06/27/08

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Fri, 06/27/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The New Orientalist Narrative

The New Orientalist Narrative - a critical view of literature that offers a limited view of women and society in Iran and elsewhere in the so-called Middle East. Fatemeh Keshavarz' book "Jasmine and the Stars - Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran" (2007) focuses on Azar Nafisi's book "Reading Lolita in Tehran" to exemplify what is problematic about these narratives. She also introduces some of the absent voices of more complex and comprehensive Iranian feminist literature.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross

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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

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  • 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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