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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Bread and Roses on 04/27/12

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Fri, 04/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Toxic Beauty - a Visit to Nail Salons and Spas

The popularity of nail salons and beauty spas is very high. But how much of the beauty we buy is toxic? And what are the work conditions like behind the aroma-therapeutic fog?
We will hear from Lisa Fu, Program Director for the Californian Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. She will introduce us to the mostly immigrant women  who work in the salons, to their work conditions and to the toxic substances both they and their customers are exposed to. We will explore what can be done to improve that reality.

Bread and Roses on 04/20/12

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War & Earth Day: Afghani peace activist and US eco-outlaws

War & Earth Day: A preview of Afghani peace activist Sima Samar's upcoming lecture "The Question of Afghanistan" and we'll give away free tickets to this World Affairs Council Event. worldoregon.org/  Also: On this anniversary of the BP oil spill, we profile Gulf Coast "eco-outlaw" Diane Wilson.  Call in with your thoughts about morality, Earth Day and our forgotton war in Afghanistan: 503-231-8187

Bread and Roses on 04/13/12

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Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and race relations in France.

Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and race relations in France. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo asks Laila, her compatriot, about the history of French Imperialism and Arab immigration to France. They discuss racism and race relations in their country as well as Maghrebi literature and its contributions to denouncing historical silencing. Laila Amine specializes in twentieth-century African American and African Diaspora literature with particular interest in comparative race and ethnic studies. Her current project, Algerian Paris: Belonging beyond Diaspora uncovers how the Algerian war (1954-1962) and its legacies shaped representations of a transnational Paris in African American, French, and Maghrebi cultural texts. Laila Amine was born in Brest, France in 1977.

Bread and Roses on 04/06/12

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Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States

Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States. Samantha Taylor and Del Criscenzo ask Walidah about the peculiar history of African Americans in Oregon and Portland and openly talk about the "isms" that continue to impact our society. Walidah is a historian, a reporter, a poet, a spoken word artist, a documentary film maker, a writer and a community organizer. She teaches for the Black Studies department at Portland State University and in the Women’s Studies Department at Oregon State University. This Spring term you can take her class on the History of the Black Panther Party at PSU, and a class on race, gender and empire in Disney films at OSU.

Bread and Roses on 03/30/12

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Fri, 03/30/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Meaningful activities for girls

Not just Sugar and Spice….
Learn about exemplary programs that provide meaningful activities for girls: Oregon Tradeswomen, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, Girls Inc. NW Oregon and Reel Grrls in Seattle. We will hear about spring and summer camps and ways to become involved as mentor.
In tonight’s program we will also honor Iraqi refugee Shaima Alawadi, who was murdered in California, and American poet and essayist Adrienne Rich, who died at age 82 this week.

Bread and Roses on 03/23/12

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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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I'm a slut and I vote

Women Unite Against the War on Women!  From sex strikes to rallies- women across the country are fighting the GOP assault against women's reproductive rights and health care choices. Special guests:  Reformed Whores - a musical comedy team whose  hit song "I'm a Slut" says it all. www.reformedwhores.com Oregon actions are listed at: www.facebook.com/groups/WOWOR/ Why this war on women? Call in: 503-231-8187

Bread and Roses on 03/16/12

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Fri, 03/16/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native Poet, Erika Wurth on "Indian Trains"

Native Poet Erika Wurth on Indian Trains. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo interviewed Erika a year ago after one of her poetry readin in Bloomington, IN. Erika T. Wurth is Apache, Chickasaw and Cherokee. She was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Colorado between Idaho Springs and Evergreen, although she has lived different places off and on. Her work, both poetry and fiction, has appeared in Raven Chronicles, Fiction, Cedar Hill Review, AMCRJ, and SAIL. She teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. This is her first book.

Bread and Roses on 03/09/12

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Fri, 03/09/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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International is Local

This Friday on Bread and Rose International  is Local! We celebrate International Women Day with music of women from around the world and around the block. Guest Natasha Kmeto from PDX shares with us her passion for music and her creative process as a singer and music producer. Natasha Kmeto is an electro hip-hop, singer-producer based in Portland, OR. With a rich musical background in jazz, r&b, electronic and hip-hop she likes to describe her music as “futuristic soul.”

Bread and Roses on 03/02/12

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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My Teenage Werewolf, a Mother, a Daughter, a Journey through the Thicket of Adolescence

"What's more challenging in the life of a woman: being a teenager... or being the mother of a teenager?" Tune in to Bread and Roses this coming Friday to find out as local author Lauren Kessler discusses her latest book My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, a Daughter, a Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence.

Bread and Roses on 02/24/12

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Under siege

Culture wars at home and abroad:  When the Arab Spring came to Syria, the government engaged in brutal suppression that continues to this day. We speak with Stephanie Saldana, whose book Bread of Angels provides an intimate look at the Syrian people and their cultures. We also explore the widening political divide over women's reproductive rights in the U.S. Given world realities, why is this even an issue? Plus: Are Girl Scouts communist lesbians? Call in to join the discussion: 503-231-8187

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Pursuit of justice: Joyce Horman and Chile's Sept 11

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Thu, 09/11/2008

When will the pursuit of justice finally come to end after September 11--that's September 11, 1973, in Chile. 35 years ago, a coup supported by the US brought General Agusto Pinochet to power and what followed were years of state-sponsored disappearances, torture and executions. The story of the arrest and murder of Joyce Horman's husband, Charles, was told in the Costa Gavras film, Missing. In the decades since her husband's murder, Joyce Horman has worked tirelessly to bring the truth to light. She has just donated the archives of her investigation to the Benson Latin American collection at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, Part 2

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Wed, 09/03/2008

Interviews with Nellie Wong and Laura Mannen on The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, the upcoming Radical Women Conference to be held October 3-6 in San Francisco.

Part I:  Nellie Wong, a long time revolutionary feminist activist and poet, will be a keynote speaker at the conference.  She talks about the critical need for this conference now and a how she came to revolutionary feminism. (30 min.)

Part 2: Laura Mannen is a local immigrant rights activist and bilingual teacher.  She discusses the draft resolution she will be presenting at the conference, For a U.S. Feminist Movement independent of the Twin Parties of War and Reaction. (30 min.)

Please go to radicalwomen.org for more information about the conference.

Program Host:  Jen Laverdure      Engineer:  Leigh Anne Kranz

The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, Part I

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Thu, 08/21/2008

Interviews with Nellie Wong and Laura Mannen on The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, the upcoming Radical Women Conference to be held October 3-6 in San Francisco.

Part I:  Nellie Wong, a long time revolutionary feminist activist and poet, will be a keynote speaker at the conference.  She talks about the critical need for this conference now and a how she came to revolutionary feminism. (30 min.)

Part 2: Laura Mannen is a local immigrant rights activist and bilingual teacher.  She discusses the draft resolution she will be presenting at the conference, For a U.S. Feminist Movement independent of the Twin Parties of War and Reaction. (30 min.)

Please go to radicalwomen.org for more information about the conference.

Program Host:  Jen Laverdure      Engineer:  Leigh Anne Kranz

 

American Human Development Project

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Thu, 08/14/2008

Interview with New York based writer and researcher Kristen Lewis, co-director of the American Human Development Project.  The project is a non-partisan, non-profit initiative to apply a well established international approach to measuring human well-being in the US. The human development index is a fact-based tool that examines health, education and income and compares the data across geographic, ethnic and gender lines within the US and across the globe. The results will surprise you and should steer a national debate. The report includes practical recommendations.   (32 min.)

Interview with Jean DeMaster, Director of Human Solutions.  DeMaster offers some local data and gives examples for creative responses in addressing issues related to poverty and inequality. Learn about easy ways to become involved. (12 min.)

Bread & Roses host:  Gabriele Ross

Labels & Lifestyles Interview with Aysha Ghazoul/Zaytoon

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Thu, 08/07/2008

Sticks And Stones May Break Your Bones But Do Labels Or Lifestyles Hurt Your Business

An Interview with Aysha Ghazoul the owner of Zaytoon, a bar located on Alberta and 23rd in Portland, Oregon.

www.zaytoonbar.com

 

Talkin Water: Activism in New Orleans

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Thu, 05/15/2008

Years after Hurricane Katrina, a new generation of activists are making their voices heard. The film, Talkin' Water, tells the inspiring story of four young women-- two from New York and two from New Orleans who are disillusioned by the media coverage of Hurricane Katrina and set out together to tell the "real" story. In this interview we hear from Director/Producer Shannon Sonnenstein and young filmmaker, Briceshanay of New Orleans. Learn more about this film at www.dctvny.org/talkinwater

Art and Activism in New Orleans

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Thu, 05/15/2008

Bread and Roses travels to New Orleans for the 10th anniversary of the Vagina Monologues. We hear from  survivors of Hurricane Katrina. For more information about V-day, go to www.vday.org .

Bread & Roses: UNITE HERE Local 9 on the Portland Hilton boycott

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Thu, 05/08/2008

Becca Griggs and Eryn Slack, members of UNITE HERE Local 9 spoke with Bread & Roses on May 9, 2008 about the ongoing boycott of the Portland Hilton.  In this short interview, Becca and Eryn talk about hotel work experiences, the union's demand for a fair contract and actions the public can take to support these workers.

For more information about UNITE HERE go to their website:  unitehere.org

 

 

Guantanamo Family Stories-1

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Thu, 04/24/2008

During Omar Deghayes' 5 years of imprisonment at Guantanamo, his family became very outspoken. For the Deghayes family, it seemed history was repeating itself: In 1986, they had fled persecution in Libya where Omar's father had been assassinated, and had sought asylum in Britain. But in 2002, Omar, who had moved to Pakistan, was kidnapped and sold for a $5,000 bounty to US authorities. Details of his subsequent torture at US-run detention centers is well documented. Omar was released, without charges, in December 2007.

In this interview, Omar's brother, Taher, talks about the terror of Omar's imprisonment, but also of the great community of activists from around the world who became involved in trying to free him.

Guantanamo Family Stories-2

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Thu, 04/24/2008

If you've seen the Hollywood movie, Rendition, you'll recognize the story of Saifullah Paracha. In the Hollywood movie, an innocent man is literally kidnapped off a plane by US agents, hooded, shackled and sent to a prison camp. This is essentially what happened to Saifullah Paracha, a Pakistani businessman who in 2003 was removed from a flight and sent to a horrendous US prison camp in Bagram, then on to Guantanamo. As in the movie, the Paracha family had no idea of his whereabouts for over a month. However, unlike the movie which has a happy Hollywood ending, Saifullah remains in Guantanamo where he has been held since 2004. Bread and Roses spoke to Saifullah Paracha's teenage daughter. She lives in Pakistan.

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