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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In the US, white culture is like water for a fish! Can white men get out of the fishbowl?
 

Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 08/24/12

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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Cory Kirshner-Lira on Fat Activism and the "Obesity Crisis"

Cory hails from Portland, Oregon. She is a queer fierce fat femme, a cultural worker and educator. Her cultural work predominantly focuses on intersectionality and visibility within identity politics and social justice. Cory specifically dedicates her time to issues of fat identity, mujerisma, LGBTQ and racial justice, Latin@ visibility, and school/education reform. She is one of the founders of Eugene Sudbury School. Cory currently coaches students in their first year of college, writes for several blogs/websites and presents her workshop series on fat activism/identity, QTPOC intersectionality, mujerisma, environmental justice, social media social justice, and critical lenses on allyship. Contact her at corylira@gmail.com

Bread and Roses on 08/17/12

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Fri, 08/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Anti- Black Graffiti in Portland? We'll look at the History of Black Folks in OR.

Anti-Black graffiti in Portland? We'll look at the History of Black Folks in Oregon with Walidah Imarisha. Last Thursday John Bryant, the grandmaster at the MW St. Joseph Grand Lodge discovered racist graffiti on the wall of the lodge near Fremont Street and Mississippi Avenue. Nearby food carts were also vandalized with anti-African American graffiti. The community got together on Saturday on Mississippi Avenue for a walk through and sit-in event entitled "Surviving Mississippi" to protest the vandalism.

In the light of this event, Bread and Roses will air an interview Delphine Criscenzo and Samantha Taylor conducted with Historian and Activist Walidah Imarisha last spring focusing on the history of Black folks in oregon.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

Bread and Roses on 08/10/12

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Fri, 08/10/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women cyclists make history

Portland women conquer Tour de France

Members of the first women's cycling team to ride the entire 2,162  miles of the Tour de France join us tonight with  a tale of  inspiration and triumph. The team faced challenges to both body and spirit, including criticism from those who told them they wouldn't survive the ride. Call in: 503-231-8187

To learn more about guest Heidi Swift: pelotonmagazine.com/Swift/content/22/1714/Swift-The-Night-Before-Paris

 

Bread and Roses on 08/03/12

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Fri, 08/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Can Occupy and strong women get along?

Women were instrumental in the Occupy movement across the United States, but in many cities that movement was still male dominated. There were allegations of sexual assault, abuse and explicitly sexist language. What does confronting this reality - or not - mean for creating that other world Occupy strives for? Join a conversation with a group of women from Occupy Portland who experienced the above and responded by forming a support system for women.

Bread and Roses on 07/27/12

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Fri, 07/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women's sports: Untold Stories & Title IX

Women's sports, Title IX & the untold story of women's track stars at U of O

 Mothers and grandmothers today watch daughters and granddaughters grow up with many sports opportunities thanks to controversial Title IX legislation. We'll speak with the producers of We Grew Wings about a legendary women's track team whose story has been overshadowed. And we'll hear from local sportswriters, the organizer of Portland's only all-women's basketball tourney, and you, our listeners, about women's sports experiences. Share your stories! Call in at 503-231-8187.

We Grew Wings has one more showing at Hollywood Theater! www.wegrewwings.com/

Bread and Roses on 07/20/12

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Fri, 07/20/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Bread & Roses welcomes female coming-of-age novelists from Austin, TX.

Bread & Roses welcomes women writers from Austin, TX:  Dawn Erin, author of The Iron Horse, and Mary Pauline Lowry, author of The Earthquake Machine.  These female coming-of-age novels push the boundaries of the genre to the extreme; the kind of raw stories that adolescent girls have always relished and parents have feared. 

Dawn Erin's The Iron Horse, tells the story of young Sunny Quinn, a gifted Saddleseat Equitation rider who endures a childhood of drudgery, abuse and catastrophic personal failure, and finds relief in blues music, first love, and a full blown heroin addiction.

Bread and Roses on 07/13/12

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Fri, 07/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Portland like you've never seen it! On a tour of the city with Laura O. Foster

Portland like you've never seen it! Laura O. Foster takes us on a tour of the City! Laura is the author of numerous books about Portland including Portland Hill Walks, The Portland Stairs Book, Portland City Walks and Walk There. She has been writing about Oregon since 2001, after careers as a commercial banker, technical writer, and book editor. Raised in suburban Chicago, she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989. With the enthusiasm of a former flatlander, she writes about topics such as Portland’s public stairways, parks, neighborhoods, and urban planning, the animals and people of the Oregon Zoo, recycled paint, and Oregon geology, ethnobotany, natural areas, and native plants.

Bread and Roses on 06/29/12

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Fri, 06/29/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control

Marjorie Cohn is the past president of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, and international human rights law. She lectures throughout the world on human rights and US foreign policy. She writes extensively. Her last article is titled "Killer Drone Attacks Illegal, Counter-Productive."

The progressive activist Medea Benjamin is co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange. She visited Afghanistan shortly after the US invasion in 2002 and learned the reality behind "precision bombs." Benjamin just published a book called "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control," looks at who is producing drones and who the victims are. It also examines the domestic use of drones.

Bread and Roses on 06/15/12

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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Portland Lesbian Choir 25th Anniversary Concert and Celebration!

Portland Lesbian Choir 25th Anniversary Concert and Celebration! Tune in to hear all about this celebratory concert and the community achievements of the PLC.

The concert Saturday June 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Scottish Rite Temple will feature songs ranging across the decades from the Captain and Tennile and Sweet Honey era to Lady Gaga and Beyonce, showcasing our multi-generational, talented group that loves-to-sing! There will be special surprise guests too, and Choir alum DJ Lauren will spin the dance. We also will be premiering a new commissioned work from Aurora Director and local composer, Joan Szymko supported by a grant from RACC.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

www.plchoir.org/

Bread and Roses on 06/08/12

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Fri, 06/08/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Koreen Brown on culturally responsive and relevant instructional practices.

Tune in this Friday to hear Koreen Brown discuss 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 Dart ( Day and Residential Treatment) School 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.

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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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