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

5/2 -The Night, and the Rain, and the River. New Anthology of Short Stories by Oregon Writers

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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Night, and the Rain, and the River. New Anthology of Short Stories by Oregon Writers

Bread and Roses celebrates the launch of the new Oregon short story anthology, The Night, and the Rain, and the River, by woman-owned local publisher Forest Avenue Press. 

We welcome Editor Liz Prato and local writers Domi Shoemaker and Tammy Lynne Stoner.  Donate to KBOO during the hour and receive a copy of the anthology as a thank you gift.

QSoC Conference “(Re)Generating Community: Radical Coalitions at the Intersections"

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Fri, 04/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Queer Students of Color Conference planning committee discusses the upcoming conference May 9-11

Bread and Roses welcomes the Queer Students of Color Conference planning committee this Friday.

The Fourth Annual Queer Students of Color Conference will take place from May 9-11 and will feature inspiring speakers, including Lavern Cox, Fabian Romero and Emi Koyama, constructive workshops and an opportunity to develop community across identities. The theme for this year’s conference is “(Re)Generating Community: Radical Coalitions at the Intersections.”

Tune in for a conversation on identities, community and coalition building.

Young Women’s Youth Empowerment Group from Native American Youth and Family Center

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Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Young Women’s Youth Empowerment Group from Native American Youth and Family Center

Bread and Roses host, Ashley Thirstrup will be interviewing the Young Women’s Youth Empowerment Group from Native American Youth and Family Center.  We will be discussing issues facing our local young women, some service learning projects they are working on in the community, and the upcoming 1st Annual ‘Healthy Break Up Summit’ that will be taking place on April 24th.  There will be a chance for you to call in with your thoughts or questions about how navigating relationships have changed over the years as we explore how our young people can be supported in a healthy way throughout their relationships and even when breaking up!

CIVIC ending the isolation of men and women in U.S immigration detention

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Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Is a country without detention centers possible? Join us for a discussion on a dysfonctional system.
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lIsten to a conversation about U.S immigration detention centers, such as the Norwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA, and the efforts of CIVIC, a non-profit dedicated to ending isolation for men and women in the system.

We are joined Live, on the phone from San Francisco by Christina Mansfield, co-founder of CIVIC. Christina Mansfield is an activist for social justice, a scholar, and the granddaughter of immigrants. We will discuss the hunger strike in the Tacoma detention center, isolation for men and women impacted by the system and the possibilities of living in a country without detention centers.

Dr. Suzanne Fanger: Understanding the Excluder: Why Young Children Exclude Their Peers

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Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dr. Suzanne Fanger: Understanding the Excluder: Why Young Children Exclude Their Peers

Dr. Suzanne Fanger returns to Bread and Roses to share practical solutions and findings in the study of peer exclusion among preschool-age children.  Her work focuses on developing socio-emotional curriculum and helping parents and educators solve the social issues of young children.  Addressing these issues early in life has a positive impact on future tween, teen and adult behavior.

Not Your Rescue Project

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Fri, 03/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Twilight Kallisti interviews N'jaila Rhee
Twilight Kallisti interviews N'jaila Rhee about Not Your Rescue Project.
Twillight Kallisti interviews N'jaila Rhee, co-creator of the Twitter hashtag #NotYourRescueProject about sex workers, online activism and the politics of sex work.

Urban Wilderness Project

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Fri, 03/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Jourdan Keith says "connecting to the natural world is critical to restoring communities". But how?

"What might gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation have to do with historical and current environmental degradation? Is there a connection between disappearing green spaces in the inner-city and domestic violence? How might negative social behaviors and attitudes impact the carbon footprint of individuals and their cities?"

These are some of the questions that Jourdan Keith is asking and trying to answer through her work at Urban Wilderness Project.

Bread and Roses on 03/14/14

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Fri, 03/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

Joy Harjo, Poet, Musician and Activist

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Fri, 03/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Joy Harjo, American Poet, Musician, Activist
Joy Harjo, poet, musician, and activist.

Joy Harjo speaks with Bread and Roses about the new musical she is writing, the kinship between poetry and music, overcoming fear, experiencing voicelessness in feminist/white privileged settings, and creating community among Indigenous women.  http://joyharjo.com/

Produced by Leigh Anne Kranz and Delphine Criscenzo

Permission granted by the artist to include music in the podcast:
Eagle Song
This America
Equinox

About Joy Harjo:

http://joyharjo.com/

Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. She just published her memoir, Crazy Brave, detailing her journey to becoming a poet.

Gentrification Through the Lens of Hip Hop

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Fri, 02/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Two local residents discuss gentrification through the lens of Hip Hop.

What is gentrification and how has the Hip Hop scene in Portland been affected by this shift that is forcing the African American community to migrate? We hear the opinions of two Portland residents, passionate of Hip Hop, Chris Riser and Kipp Kruger.

Chris Riser is a husband, father, thinker & middle school teacher in Portland Public Schools. He's passionate about history, hip hop, and what it takes to develop life long learning and a sense of agency in the next generation.

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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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