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

Unchaste Readers Series & Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity

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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Unchaste Readers Series & Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity

Bread and Roses highlights two local organizations doing good works to benefit women and the community. 

6:00-6:20 PM  Unchaste Readers Series:  Provides a forum for local women and women-identified writers to give voice to their work for an audience.  The brand new Unchaste University offers a series of writing courses and is committed to connecting women author/teachers with women writers—to support author/teachers financially, and support women writers artistically.  Guest is Jenny Forrester, Founder and Curator.
unchastereaders.com

Women Fostering Creativity and Sustainability

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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women Fostering Creativity and Sustainability
Host Ashley Thirstrup features  two local women who will be discussing various topics around creativity, sustainability and building entrepreneurial skills within ourselves as women.  The first part will be an interview with Marisha Auerbach, a local educator and botanist working to encourage sustainable futures through sharing knowledge on a variety of topics including permaculture, polyculture, gardening, local economics, community building, edible landscape design and organic gardening.

Black Girl in Suberbia

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Fri, 07/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Melissa Lowery talks about her new film, Black Girl in Suberbia

This week we talk with Melissa Lowery, the filmmaker of Black Girl In Suburbia. "Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. It is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color."

Delphine Criscenzo sat with Melissa Lowery a few days after the screening of the film at the North Portland Library, where the screening was followed by an incredible community discussion about the need to have this conversation. In this interview, Melissa explains her motivations for producing this film and the huge gap in knowledge about the experience of Black girls living in the suburbs.

Healthy Plate Project

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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Healthy Plate Project with Sisters of the Road, Portland Farmers Market & Farmers Market Fund.

Twilight discusses the Healthy Plate Project with representatives from Sisters of the Road, Portland Farmers Market and the Farmers Market Fund

Closing music by Buddha's Groove Shoes.

Exploring Mental Diversity - An Interview with Portland Hearing Voices

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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Exploring Mental Diversity - An Interview with Portland Hearing Voices

In BOLD Rebirth

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Fri, 06/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dayanara Marte speaks about her journey towards her BOLD Rebirth

Tune in this Friday for a conversation with Dayanara Marte, healer, organizer and human rights activist about her Bold Rebirth. We will talk about trauma, personal and historical, internalize oppression and violence as well as about the impact these have on the women of the world. Dayanara will share her "journey of self healing, forgiving, letting go, and finding purpose." She is the founder of In Bold Rebirth consulting and will soon release a book of the same name!

Difference is the Norm in the Universe

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Fri, 06/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Nicole shares her story of secret, love, fear and transition
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"Difference is the norm of the universe", says Nicole, Bread and Roses' guest this week. Nicole is a transgender woman who had to live with her secret for a very long time. She will share her story with us and will offer her perspective on how to make this world a better place for all of us.

Jesse Stone: Education, Sex Work and Stigma

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Fri, 06/13/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with Jesse Stone about education, sex work and stigma.
Twilight interviews artist, teacher and political activist Jesse Stone about the time her college education and sex work collided.

Show Notes

Jesse Stone's Etsy store Commie Clothes
https://www.etsy.com/shop/jessblissamber

Jesse's husband's band Buddha's Groove Shoes
http://www.reverbnation.com/buddhasgrooveshoes

Teacher fired just because she was a stripper gets $45,000 settlement
http://news.yahoo.com/teacher-fired-just-because-she-stripper-gets-45-123621866.html

Iris Krasnow, Author of "Sex After..."

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Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Iris Krasnow discusses her new book "Sex After... Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes"
Delphine Criscenzo sat with author and Professor Iris Krasnow to discuss her new book "Sex After... Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes" just before a book signing event at Powell's Bookstore.

Iris is a prolific author of narrative non-fiction books about women's empowerment. She is the author of Surrendering to Motherhood, the New York bestseller Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, and I am My Mother's Daughter. Her writing has been featured in many national publications, including Parade, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and AARP The Magazine.

Sisters Of The Road's Journeys Art Festival

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Fri, 05/30/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Twilight interviews Brenda Morgan from Sisters Of The Road

Twilight interviews Brenda Morgan from Sisters Of The Road. Founded in 1979, Sisters Of The Road uses nonviolence to support community driven solutions to the calamities of homelessness and poverty. Also discussed is the upcoming Journeys Art Festival a concert to benefit Sisters Of The Road featuring several well known jazz musicians.

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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

Maddie See, LCSW and Therapist

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Fri, 01/13/2012

New Bread and Roses host, Del Criscenzo interviews Madleine See. Maddie is a community member who has chosen the un-easy career of social work. Born and raised in Idaho, Maddie moved to Portland 11 years ago to attend school. She received her bachelor in Social Work from the University of Portland and her Master’s degree of Social work from Portland State University. Maddie is a licensed clinical social worker or LCSW who has worked as a child therapist for the past 5 years providing intensive services.

She discusses with us her choice of career and the challenges of social work. She also shades some light on children mental illnesses and shares with the audience important information about community resources available to families.

2011 Feminist Year in Review

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Fri, 12/30/2011

Del Criscenzo and Ashley Thirstrup are celebrating the milestones in Feminism during 2011. Listen to the show to hear about some incredible women who have made history this year including hearing clips from 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. The show discusses some inspiring 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. 

A 2 part show exploring how feminism has changed over the years.

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Fri, 12/23/2011
Ashley Thirstrup interviews award winning poet, author and Jungian analyst Naomi Lowinsky about the gowth and change of feminism over the years. Naomi is also the author of The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way andThe Motherline: Every Woman’s Journey to Find Her Female Roots and numerous prose essays, many of which have been published in Psychological Perspectivesand The Jung Journal.
 
Women TV show characters of the 50's have played such an important role in promoting certain standards of womanhood, but through the years, women on TV have changed to become more complex, more life-like, less perfect. A new PBS documentary, America in Primetime produced by the Documentary Group sets out to describe how women have changed television through the years in their episode entitled "The Independent Woman." Bread and Roses' host, Del Criscenzo talks with Tom Yellin, co-founder and executive director for the Documentary Group. Tom discusses the role of "I love Lucy", "Roseanne", "Desperate Housewives" and more in changing the image of women on television.

Forgiving the Unforgivable

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Fri, 12/16/2011

Forgiving the Unforgivable? We explore Gov. Kitzhaber's recent decision to halt executions in Oregon with author 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 crime victims and Death Row inmates. Learn more: naseemrakha.com

An Evening with Lidia Yuknavitch, Author of 'The Chronology of Water'

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Fri, 11/25/2011

Bread and Roses hosts Leigh Anne Kranz, Delphine Criszensco and Ashley Thirstrup interview Lidia Yuknavitch, a local writer, teacher, activist and feminist. She is the author of three works of short fiction and literary criticism.  She is an Instructor of English and Women’s Studies Advisor at Mt Hood Community College.   

Her recent memoir, The Chronology of Water: A Memoir is a personal story, though universal. She was born to an angry man’s house, where tears got her sent to the crybaby corner and her voice left for years. She found solace in her sister and swimming, water and words, and a journal hidden under her bed, writing her voice back.

Water got her out of that house, a swimming scholarship to Texas Tech, sheer propulsion of body and will. It was a narrow escape. With rage to burn, she rebelled in the ways that hurt women do, using her body as a battering ram to feel nothing.

The stillbirth of her firstborn, a daughter, finally made her go numb.

It was water and rocks, good mentors and men, art and words, that introduced her to her intellect and made her feel—and write. She found her tribe, gave birth to a son, and made her own happy home.

A universal hero’s journey.

Lidia discusses the memoir, as well as her latest literary works.

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Nada Alwadi on democracy movement in Bahrain

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Sat, 11/12/2011

Nada Alwadi is a young journalist from Bahrain who has covered the Arab Spring, politics and human rights issues since 2002. She has degree in communication from the University of Maryland and was a Fulbright scholar. In April she was detained while covering the pro-democracy movement in Bahrain. She was forced to sign a statement saying that she would stay away from politics and she was fired from her job. She left Bahrain shortly after that in fear for her safety.
She spoke at the Native American Center at Portland State University on Nov. 17 at 6 pm.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross.

 

Finding Bread and Angels in Syria

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Fri, 10/28/2011

In Syria, after 9/11, author Stephanie Saldana encounters a multi-ethnic country of many faiths, quite the opposite of the Axis of Evil portrayed by George Bush. And as she embarks on a spiritual quest, she discovers something quite unexpected. Poet Naomi Shihab Nye says Saldana's book The Bread of Angels is "a love letter to the Middle East and to one’s own entire life, replete with doubt and fear, faith and deep connection.” 

 

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A Lecture with Annie Murphy Paul - Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives

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Fri, 09/30/2011

 Recent scientific data suggests that low birthweight babies have a 5 times higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. In light of these discoveries, many politicians are still pushing to cut programs promoting maternal health, such as WIC - Women, Infants and Children program. Bread and Roses host Ashley Thirstrup brings you a special lecture by Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives. She'll tell us how she ventures into the laboratories of fetal researchers, interviews experts from around the world, and delves into the rich history of ideas about how we are shaped before birth.

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