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

The Noble Foundation - Building Financial Futures

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Fri, 05/29/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A show on empowering youth in becoming equipped with the financial expertise to build a great future
Tune in to Bread and Roses for a conversation about building financial futures. Mary Postlethwaite welcomes the Noble Foundation, a Vancouver non-profit organization whose mission is "to inspire individuals and families of all ages to gain the knowledge, confidence, and power to make financial decisions that are aligned with their personal beliefs so they can enjoy better, secure, and satisfying lives." We will be joined in the studio by young ladies and adult participants of some of the Noble Foundation's financial education programs, as well as representatives from the organization.

Find out more about The Noble Foundation HERE

Hosted and Produced by Mary Postlethwaite

First Generation College Graduates and Post Graduation Plans

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Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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How does being a first genertion college goer affect your experience in school?
This Friday, on Bread and Roses we have a conversation with two young Black women about their college experience and their plans post-graduation. One is the first generation to attend an institution of higher education and one has seen her parents, grandparents and great-grand parents go to college before her. We will talk about the challenges they encountered and how their family’s knowledge or lack of knowledge about college life affected their experience.

Hosted and Produced by Jordyn Michelle and Delphine Criscenzo

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Lost Family

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Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Hear testimonies from women who reunited with their loved ones
Tune in this Friday for a conversation about reuniting with lost family members. Host Mary Postlethwaite will talk with her daughter Mirjum who was adopted out as a child about being estranged and their incredible reunion. We will hear testimonies from other young women who have been estranged from their families and then reunited. Mary will also share valuable information on how you can start looking for your estranged family members.

Hosted and Produced by Mary Postlethwaite

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The Power of Story Telling: Women in Leadership Positions in Media

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Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Power of Story Telling: Women in Leadership Positions in Media
Tune into Bread and Roses for a conversation about women in media.  
• Julie Falk, the Executive Director of Bitch Media
• BFrayn, Executive Producer and creator of the Back Fence PDX storytelling series. She is also the Co-Host of Russian Roulette — and is also the PDX Producer for The Moth GrandSLAM. (She hasn't slept for years)
• Melissa Lowry, Director of the documentary, Black Girl in Suburbia

We will talk about what/who insired them to get into story telling, what are some of the barriers to entry/access that women experience, and why it is so important for women to show-up in leadership roles in these positions.

Live Literary Event by Unchaste Readers: Women Reading Their Minds

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Fri, 05/01/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Unchaste Readers: Women Reading Their Minds

Bread and Roses hosts a LIVE reading by Unchaste Readers:  Women Reading Their Minds.

The Unchaste Readers series provides a space for women and female-identified writers to share their stories. The theme Unchaste refers to how it is to be and feel female in a patriarchal system where our autonomy, identity, and survival are threatened in large and small ways.

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Sex, Values and Healthy Break-up Education for Teens and Parents

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Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Sex, Values and Healthy Break-up Education for Teens and Parents
Hosts Ashley Thirstrup and Adrienne Livingston feature an interview with Al Vernaccio, a nationally-known Sexuality Educator and author of For Goodness Sex - Changing the Way We Talk About Sexuality, Values and Health.  They also host youth and adult organizers of the 2nd Annual Healthy Break Up Summit happening April 25th from 11:00 - 3:00 at Portland State University Native Student Center.   There will also be a segment of the show dedicated to fostering healthy communication between parents and teens around relationships and sex. 

Freelance Homeless Advocates

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Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A conversation with Freelance Homeless Advocates about homeless activism and leadership.
Tune in this Friday for a conversation about homeless leadership and activism with Freelance Homeless Advocates Art and Shasta. We will talk about their different approach to supporting the homeless community and the changes they want to see.

Hosted and Produced by Mary Postlethwaite and Delphine Criscenzo

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"Awareness Is Not Enough": Autism Acceptance Month

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Fri, 04/10/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Autistic adults talk to Pamela Santos about Autism Acceptance Month
[April 3rd program rescheduled to April 10th]

Autism Acceptance Month in April is an autistic-led movement "about treating autistic people with respect, listening to what we have to say about ourselves, and making us welcome in the world." Autistic adults talk with host Pamela Santos about what acceptance means, why awareness is not enough, how they try in personal and public spaces to center advocacy around Autistic people and what neurodivergence looks like to autistic people versus allistic (not autistic) people's expectations about disability.  Expect a lot of geeky cultural references, general irreverence, unfiltered conversation and dismantling of harmful misconceptions and stereotypes. 

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Women Owned Businesses

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Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women Entrepreneurs Share their Experiences
Join hosts Adrienne Livingston and Ashley Thirstrup as they host a panel of women entrepreneurs who have ignited their passion by starting their own businesses! Christine Dupres of Radiant Life Counseling and Hypnotherapy, Tisha Stigler ,  stylist, and Veronica Pacini of Easy Flow Coaching will all share their motivations and challenges of owning small businesses in the local area.  Listeners will be encouraged to call in with their questions or thoughts on the topic of women-owned businesses and breaking away from "the man". 

Women in Control of Their Bodies

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Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Join Us at 6pm for a Conversation around Women's Access and Right to Control Their Own Bodies!

Women in Control of Their Own Bodies

Guests and Shero/Heroes:
Jimmy Radosta: Communications and Marketing Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon 

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How to Lose Your Virginity?

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Mon, 05/11/2015
This is a Bread and Roses web exclusive. Delphine Criscenzo speaks with Therese Shechter, the producer of the new documentary “How to Lose Your Virginity? What if all we had to lose were our virginity myths?” A local organization, A Fourth Act is bringing the film to Portland on May 21st along with Therese but only if 65 people buy their tickets in advance. Visit https://www.tugg.com/events/19332 to reserve your ticket. You will be asked to purchase your ticket but the amount will only be deducted once the screening takes place. You only have until May 14th to reserve your ticket.

In a culture where “Be sexy, but don’t have sex” is the overwhelming message to young women, HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY goes through the looking glass to expose a rite of passage that everyone thinks about, but few of us truly understand. Therese is an expert on the subjects of virginity, feminism, and sexuality. She has spoken at symposiums and conferences worldwide, and her work has been featured in Salon, Elle, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and The Jakarta Globe, among others. Therese also directed the award-winning documentary I WAS A TEENAGE FEMINIST.
 
In How to Lose your virginity? She layers powerful personal stories with wit, clever animation and vintage Sex-Ed films to explore critical issues around female sexuality, youth, and the confounding value of the so-called precious gift of sexual purity.
 
Find out more at www.virginitymovie.com
 
Bread and Roses is a collective of women identified radio activists bringing feminist news and public affairs on your community radio KBOO.

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The Great March for Climate Action

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Fri, 06/27/2014
This week we speak with John Abbe, a member of the Great March for Climate Action, a community of concerned citizens marching from Los Angeles to Washington DC to “change the heart and mind of the American people, our elected leaders and people across the world to act now to address the climate crisis.”

Learn more about The Great March for Climate Action

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo
  • Date: 1007
  • Genre: Blues
  • Year: 2014
  • Length: 31:51 minutes (29.17 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

May 28th is International Menstrual Hygiene Day

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Fri, 05/23/2014
Urmila Chanam, Indian activist has organized a campaign to raise awareness about the situation rural women and girls face in India around menstrual hygiene. Her campaign "Celebrate the Red Droplets" invites all of us to break the silence, to banish taboos, myths and shame around menstruation!

Learn more about her campaign HERE
Email Urmila Chanam: urmila.chanam@gmail.com

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

Iris Krasnow, Author of "Sex After..."

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Fri, 04/11/2014

Delphine Criscenzo sat with author and Professor Iris Krasnow to discuss her new book "Sex After... Women Share How Intimacy Changes as Life Changes" just before a book signing event at Powell's Bookstore.

Iris is a prolific author of narrative non-fiction books about women's empowerment. She is the author of Surrendering to Motherhood, the New York bestseller Surrendering to Marriage, Surrendering to Yourself, and I am My Mother's Daughter. Her writing has been featured in many national publications, including Parade, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and AARP The Magazine.

Sex After... is filled with advice in the voices of 150 women, from waitresses to CEOs, ages twenty to eighty-eight. Their stories are raw and prescriptive, describing the challenges that can arise in each phase of a woman's life - from navigating the hooking-up culture in the twenties, to sexuality after pregnancy, midlife malaise, breast cancer, menopause, divorce, widowhood.

To learn more about Iris Krasnow visit http://www.iriskrasnow.com

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

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Ynanna Djehuty on reproductive justice and the maternal health of women of Afro descent

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Sat, 12/28/2013
A conversation with Ynanna Djehuty on reproductive justice and maternal health for women of Afro-descent. We will discuss identity, race, gender, the disparities of our health care system, generational trauma, and the beauty of giving birth!

Ynanna Djehuty is an Afro-Dominicana born and raised in the Bronx. She is a writer, doula and reproductive health activist. The focus of her work is the empowerment of women and people of the African Diaspora, specifically discussing the Afro-Latina Identity. She utilizes her experience as a birth doula to raise awareness on maternal and infant health for women, highlighting the disparities in the healthcare system in the United States for women of color. She is studying the art of midwifery to continue to advocate for women and their overall well-being.

Read Ynanna Djehuty's work:
http://www.thesewatersrundeep.com/
http://worldpulse.com/user/9590

Contribute to Ynanna's Student Midwife Fund: http://www.gofundme.com/thesewatersrundeep

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo
  • Length: 56:34 minutes (51.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Malaya Pinas, Filipino Activist on Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

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Fri, 11/29/2013
Three weeks after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda hits the Philippines, we talk with Malaya Pinas about the damages it caused and the rebuilding efforts in her community.

Malaya is an activist engaged in environmental advocacy and dedicated to the rights of underprivileged women and children in the Philippines. In the Spring of 2013, she ran for Congress in the Philippines as the only woman on the opposition platform.
She has blogged about the Typhoon on WorldPulse.com
- Typhoon Yolanda: Beyond Imagination: http://worldpulse.com/node/79826
- Leyte, Philippines: Tales of Woes and Heroism: http://worldpulse.com/node/79979

Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, on November 7th and 8th. It is the deadliest Philippine  typhoon on record, killing at least 5,598 people in the Philippines  alone.  Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall.

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo
  • Date: 3003
  • Genre: Blues
  • Year: 1906
  • Length: 6:46 minutes (15.49 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

Malaya Pinas, Filipino Activist on Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Fri, 11/29/2013
Three weeks after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda hits the Philippines, we talk with Malaya Pinas about the damages it caused and the rebuilding efforts in her community.

Malaya is an activist engaged in environmental advocacy and dedicated to the rights of underprivileged women and children in the Philippines. In the Spring of 2013, she ran for Congress in the Philippines as the only woman on the opposition platform.
She has blogged about the Typhoon on WorldPulse.com
- Typhoon Yolanda: Beyond Imagination: http://worldpulse.com/node/79826
- Leyte, Philippines: Tales of Woes and Heroism: http://worldpulse.com/node/79979

Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, on November 7th and 8th. It is the deadliest Philippine  typhoon on record, killing at least 5,598 people in the Philippines  alone.  Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall.

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo
  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 49:44 minutes (79.68 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 224Kbps (CBR)

Justice For Trayvon Martin Rally, Peninsula Park, Portland.

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Sun, 07/14/2013

The Portland Campaign to End the New Jim Crow called for a RALLY, SPEAKOUT & MARCH on Sunday, July 14, 4pm at Peninsula Park (N. Ainsworth & Albina).
Justice for Trayvon!
End Racist Killings!
No Justice, No Peace!
End the New Jim Crow!

Delphine Criscenzo was on location.

Photographs by Noah Boyer.

Bread and Roses Founder Susan Dobrof in 1993

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Tue, 05/21/2013

In 1993, KBOO AM News Director Kathleen Stephenson interviewed Susan Dobrof about the Bread and Roses Collective and its creation in 1978.

Women Under Siege

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Fri, 05/17/2013
Syria is undergoing a crisis, a civil war some call it, but Syria is also having a rape crisis. Jackie Blachman-Forshay is an epidemiologist graduate student at the School of Public Health at Columbia University. She is the lead researcher for Women Media Center's Women Under Siege Project. Her research on sexualized violence in Syria has been highlighted in the Atlantic, the New York Times and has been presented to the United Nations.

Women Under Siege is a journalism project that investigates how rape and other forms of sexualized violence are used as tools in genocides and conflicts throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century. They have created a crowd-sourced map documenting sexualized violence in Syria.

For more information visit: https://womenundersiegesyria.crowdmap.com/

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo
  • Date: 0905
  • Genre: Blues
  • Year: 2013
  • Length: 30:07 minutes (68.95 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

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Bread and Roses

WOW! This show is so enlightening... When is it going national?

 

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