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 06/10/11

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Fri, 06/10/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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First we deprive them of resources and then we judge them

Join us in a conversation about the challenges faced by families, particularly those that are young and poor. Learn about efforts to address these issues and to change the public discourse on what it means to be a strong family.

We will speak with Amanda Wake, Youth Organizing Manager for Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice in Oakland, CA. ACRJ promotes and protects reproductive justice through organizing, building leadership capacity, developing alliances and by educating to achieve community and systemic change.

We will also have Aimee Santos Lyons, who is the Strong Families Northwest Program Manager for Western States Center here in Portland. WSC is helping to build a progressive movement in eight western states, from Alaska to Wyoming and down to Nevada.

Bread and Roses on 06/03/11

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Fri, 06/03/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Cool Summer Reads

Summer reading special- Travel the world this summer with a good book. Call in with your summer reading suggestions and get the scoop on good reads from Bread and Roses Collective members.

Bread and Roses on 05/27/11

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Fri, 05/27/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars on Bread and Roses

 A blast from the past as Nico and Ashley resurrect a cherished program from 2007 -- in which they interview teens, mothers and organizers of the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program. The program provides enrichment and connections for the children of mothers incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. 

 

More information on Girl Scouts Beyond Bars here.

Bread and Roses on 05/20/11

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Fri, 05/20/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Emotions, Health and Local Women Healers

“Emotions, Health and Local Women Healers”

Do you feel like full power is harder to reach lately? Do you suffer from low energy, depression, ovarian cancer or another issue often affecting women? Join Bread and Roses this Friday- May 20th at 6:00PM as host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Tami Kent, the author of ‘Wild Feminine’ – a book about following the creative energy flow in the female body in order to redefine feminine identity and restore well-being. We’ll also hear from a local panel of women healers, and we’ll have time for you to call in with your questions about how diet or alternative medicine can help to restore balance in your life.

Bread and Roses on 05/13/11

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Fri, 05/13/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Chickens! Everything you ever wanted to know...

Annual Call-In Chicken Show: It's your chance to ask local experts everything you ever wanted to know about raising backyard hens. Also: how to train your chicken! The only show in the country devoted to all things chicken--only on KBOO!

Bread and Roses on 05/06/11

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A different kind of Mother's Day

We will look at where Mother's Day came from and talk about meaningful ways of celebrating it. Hear from local organizations who will have Mother's Day events to recognize mothers who often are forgotten.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 04/29/11

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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Gloria Steinem on Bread and Roses

With a career that spans more than five decades, Gloria Steinem has been at the forefront of feminism for nearly all of the modern movement's existence. Bread and Roses host Nico interviews the iconic feminist activist and journalist about the past, present and future of feminism, and how to bridge the gap between the so-called "sects" in the movement.

Bread and Roses on 04/22/11

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Fri, 04/22/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mothers Saving Mother Earth

Mothers battle for Mother Earth: How 'ordinary' women are saving the planet Arrested more than 50 times- most recently at BP's London headquarters-- Texas mom and fisherwoman Diane Wilson shares her journey from quiet fisherwoman to unstoppable activist and her new book "Diary of an Eco-Outlaw."  www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/diary_of_an_ecooutlaw  And, we'll speak with Jane Swanson, a longtime California anti-nuke activist living in the fallout zone of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.She's a member of mothersforpeace.org, which has joined a coalition petitioning the NRC to halt licensing of new nuclear plants.

Bread and Roses on 04/15/11

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Fri, 04/15/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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In the Service of Beauty

Join a conversation with Zari Khodaparast Santner, the only female director of Portland's Bureau of Parks & Recreation. She is retiring after nearly 30 years. She began her studies in her native Iran and concluded them at Harvard. In addition to her paid work she is also well known for her community engagement for example on behalf of Iranian elders.
She says: “I saw how parks could become manifestations of democracy, where people from all walks of life could enjoy public space, regardless of wealth and background.” 

Bread and Roses on 04/08/11

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Fri, 04/08/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A look back-and forward - at activism and music

 Art of Activism: The nuke crisis in Japan has galvanized anti-nuke sentiment around the world. But the No Nukes movements isn't new. What became of the mass protests, the music- the art of activism? Musician/activists from Emma's Revolution join us to take a look back-and forward- at the art of activism. Call in to join the discussion!

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Joan Southgate and the Underground Railroad

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Fri, 02/17/2012

In 2002, at age 73, Joan Southgate undertook a 519-mile walk from southern Ohio to Canada to draw attention to the Underground Railroad. She wanted to honor a moment in history when people came together across color, creed, and class to do freedom’s work. Later Joan founded “Restore Cleveland Hope,” an organization to teach about Cleveland’s anti-slavery history.
She wrote “In Their Path: A Grandmother's 519-Mile Underground Railroad Walk” recounting her journey and her autobiography “Bout Time.”

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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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