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 04/22/11

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Fri, 04/22/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mothers Saving Mother Earth

Mothers battle for Mother Earth: How 'ordinary' women are saving the planet Arrested more than 50 times- most recently at BP's London headquarters-- Texas mom and fisherwoman Diane Wilson shares her journey from quiet fisherwoman to unstoppable activist and her new book "Diary of an Eco-Outlaw."  www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/diary_of_an_ecooutlaw  And, we'll speak with Jane Swanson, a longtime California anti-nuke activist living in the fallout zone of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.She's a member of mothersforpeace.org, which has joined a coalition petitioning the NRC to halt licensing of new nuclear plants.

Bread and Roses on 04/15/11

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Fri, 04/15/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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In the Service of Beauty

Join a conversation with Zari Khodaparast Santner, the only female director of Portland's Bureau of Parks & Recreation. She is retiring after nearly 30 years. She began her studies in her native Iran and concluded them at Harvard. In addition to her paid work she is also well known for her community engagement for example on behalf of Iranian elders.
She says: “I saw how parks could become manifestations of democracy, where people from all walks of life could enjoy public space, regardless of wealth and background.” 

Bread and Roses on 04/08/11

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Fri, 04/08/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A look back-and forward - at activism and music

 Art of Activism: The nuke crisis in Japan has galvanized anti-nuke sentiment around the world. But the No Nukes movements isn't new. What became of the mass protests, the music- the art of activism? Musician/activists from Emma's Revolution join us to take a look back-and forward- at the art of activism. Call in to join the discussion!

Bread and Roses on 04/01/11

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Fri, 04/01/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Let's Talk About Sex!

Let's Talk about Sex! 

What happens when we avoid talking about sex at home? In our schools? In our communities? 

Bread and Roses on 04/01/11

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Fri, 04/01/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Let's Talk About Sex!

Let's Talk about Sex!

What happens when we avoid talking about sex at home? In our schools? In our communities?

How do music videos of young women as sex objects impact a teen girl's image of herself? Join Bread and Roses host Ashley Thirstrup this Friday, April 1st at 6:00 PM, as Mariotta Gary–Smith, a local Sexologist and Public Health Educator discusses her work towards social change and reproductive justice within local communities of color.

Bread and Roses on 03/25/11

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Fri, 03/25/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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'Campfire Girl' Michelle Shocked celebrates 25 years of activism

Feminist 'Campfire Girl' celebrates 25 years of activism: Singer/poet/activist/traveller Michelle Shocked was "discovered" by the music industry after bootleg recordings of her songs at a Texas campfire—recorded on a walkman—became a global hit. Over the years Michelle Shocked has maintained her fierce independence and ever-hopeful commitment to justice and peace. She joins us to discuss her latest project: "Celebration of the Campfire Girl: 25th anniversary of the Texas Campfire Tapes" and her March 27 visit to Portland. www.mississippistudios.com

Bread and Roses on 03/18/11

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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Remember when we almost froze nukes?

Tara Dorabji is a Tri-Valley CAREs board member and for 5 years before that, she was the Outreach Director and and a Community Organizer to head the youth and campus outreach effort. Tri-Valley CAREs is an activist organization in response to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory nuclear weapons facility in California. Tara Dorabji is a founding member of the Coalition to Demilitarize the University of California. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz and works as Community Programs Manager at the non-profit Streetside Stories in San Francisco. She is a Co-host of KPFA radio's La Onda Bajita program.

Bread and Roses on 03/04/11

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Fri, 03/04/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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100 years of Oregon women at the polls

Join Bread and Roses host Nico for a look back at 100 years of Oregon women's right to vote!

Oregon women have always been activists, and in 1912 they became some of the first women in the nation to win the right to vote in local elections.

This Friday, March 4th, we'll be "marching forth" with members of the Century of Action, the organization of women historians and public figures who are planning a huge celebration in honor of the anniversary of women's suffrage. Joining us will be Eliza Canty-Jones, Editor of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, and Janice Dilg, independent historian and PSU instructor.  We'll hear protest songs from the era and hear little-known tales of Oregon's women heroes.

http://www.centuryofaction.org

Bread and Roses on 02/25/11

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Fri, 02/25/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women and Homelessness - Join Bread and Roses hosts Nicole Vulcan and Ashley Thirstrup, this Friday,

Women and Homelessness

In Portland, and in the entire United States, we are seeing more faces of homelessness on our city streets – and especially those of women. Join Bread and Roses hosts Nicole Vulcan and Ashley Thirstrup, this Friday, February 25th at 6:00PM as we interview folks from Sisters of the Road café and some local women who are experiencing homelessness on our city streets. They’ll share their stories of how they came to be living on the streets, and what they are doing to survive. We’ll also learn about how Sisters is not only trying to help people affected by homelessness, but instead working to end and uproot the institution of homelessness in our community.

Bread and Roses on 02/18/11

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Fri, 02/18/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Reel Girlz Make Films

An overview of the Portland's Women's Film Festival, which runs from March 9-13, and an interview with THREE VEILS filmmaker Rolla Selbak as she talks about the film, stories behind the making, and answers your burning questions.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

www.threeveilsmovie.com/

www.powfest.com/

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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/

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

 

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