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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

Bread and Roses on 12/31/10

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Fri, 12/31/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Collective stories of inspriation

We close the year with collective stories: Inspiring women, music and our chosen women of the year

Bread and Roses on 12/17/10

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Fri, 12/17/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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International Migrants Day
A conversation with Beth Poteet, the Coordinator for the Oregon New Sanctuary Movement, about migrant trends, issues and resources in the Portland Metro area.

Bread and Roses on 12/10/10

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Fri, 12/10/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Crafting the Holidays

Peace on earth through homemade hugs: All you need to know about creating gifts of sustainable, free-range love and joy for the holidays. Get tips from Crafty Wonderland crafters, ideas for homemade food gifts from author Diane Morgan, learn re-usable art supplies from SCRAP.

Bread and Roses on 12/03/10

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Fri, 12/03/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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What is Feminism Anyway?

"Hey - What is Feminism Anyway?' Join Bread and Roses hosts Nico and Ashley, as they explore feminism by interviewing many people on the street from many walks of life.  There will be an opportunity to weigh in on the topic by calling in! 

Bread and Roses on 11/26/10

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Struggle for Hope: AIDS in Botswana and Dream Act in the US

In a two part program we will talk with

Najmeh Modarres about HIV/AIDS prevention in Botswana, where one quarter of the adult population has been affected by the disease. Najmeh is a public health educator, researcher and evaluator.
 
We also will discuss the Dream Act with Jackie and Erika, organizers with an Oregon group of dreamers. This legislation is intended to create a path towards legalization for thousands of undocumented youth. It will be introduced in the US Senate during the lame duck session in this coming week.

Bread and Roses on 11/19/10

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Fri, 11/19/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Haiti's cholera outbreak: Voices from the ground

 Haiti's Cholera Outbreak: Voices from the ground 

Bread and Roses host Nico V. talks with Ansel Herz, independent journalist based in Haiti, and Rosedanie Cadet, founder of Haitian aid organization Helping Hands Noramise about the recent outbreak of cholera in the country, including details on the education campaigns to fight against it, and the suspected role of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the outbreak. 

More information on the guests at:

 

http://www.noramise.org

http://www.mediahacker.org

Bread and Roses on 11/12/10

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Fri, 11/12/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dare to care: compassion in action

Risking Compassion: daring to care

Bread and Roses on 10/22/10

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Fri, 10/22/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Another world is possible - starting in your living room
A conversation with Anna Schuster about the Tamera living and learning community in Portugal and with Barbara Ford from Portland's own Columbia Ecovillage. The latter is the only urban farming co-housing community in the US.
 
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 10/15/10

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Fri, 10/15/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: More than pink ribbons

Cancer and Nutrition:  More than a pink ribbon! 

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bread and Roses host Nico V. explores real ways to prevent cancer, beyond buying pink ribbons. 

Portland naturopath Dr. Greg Nigh and nutritional therapist Maria Zilka talk about how preventing cancer can be a revolutionary act.  Before, during, or after cancer treatment, there are many foods you can be eating and things you can be doing to stop cancer cells from proliferating.

Bread and Roses on 10/08/10

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Fri, 10/08/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Bread and Roses hosts Ashley and Nico discuss Domestic Violence Awareness Month with two local domestic violence advocates.  Guests Chenoa Landry from the Native American Youth and Family Center Healing Circle and Choya Adkinson Stevens talk about the meaning of DV Awareness Month, and how the economy may or may not impact cases of domestic violence. 

 

 

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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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  • Genre: Dance & House
  • Length: 53:31 minutes (61.25 MB)
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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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