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

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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'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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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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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/

Bread and Roses on 02/11/11

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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women's peace group accused of starting Egypt revolt

Women's peace group accused of starting revolt in Egypt! Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin reports on witnessing history in Cairo and allegations the Code Pink delegation fomented revolution.  "Of all things Code Pink has accomplished, we just can't take credit for the popular uprising in Egypt." Also: women in Egypt have borne the brunt of the economic crisis-- hear about their role in the protests.

Learn more at:  www.codepink4peace.org/index.php

Bread and Roses on 02/04/11

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Vagina Monologues: a global sensation

The Vagina Monologues, a play created by Eve Ensler, has ignited a global V-Day movement to stop violence against women and girls. Hear how this political theater has broken taboos and transformed pain to power around the world. Featuring performers of the upcoming PCC production, thoughts from Eve Ensler, Majora Carter, Jane Fonda and more. See: news.pcc.edu/2011/01/vagina-monologues/

More about V-Day:  www.vday.org/

Bread and Roses on 01/28/11

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Fri, 01/28/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women find strength in dragon boats

Women-power fuels Portland's dragon boat craze and there's a team for everyone--no matter size, age or ability. We'll hear from several local teams: Pink Phoenix paddlers spread the word that exercise and camraderie aids recovery from breast cancer; Amazon Dragons are renowned for their strength. More info:  www.pinkphoenix.org/  www.amazondragons.org/  www.dragonsports.org/home.php

Bread and Roses on 01/21/11

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Voicecatcher: Portland women writers

Bread and Roses hosts Ashley Thirstrup and Nicole Vulcan welcome women poets and writers from VoiceCatcher, Portland's all-women anthology of poetry and prose.  

Joining us on the show will be: 

Carolyn Martin, president of the board of directors

Kristen Berger, co-editor of VoiceCatcher 6

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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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