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 05/04/12

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Portland Home Birth Families

In celebration of International Day of the Midwife, Bread and Roses is hosting a special interview with members of Portland Home Birth Families -- the women choosing to birth their babies out of the hospital. We will hear why they made the decisions that they did, as well as what it means to be informed of the risks and benefits of birthing both in hospitals and out. Join us!

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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Fri, 04/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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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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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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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.

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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)
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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

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  • Length: 56:34 minutes (51.79 MB)
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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
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  • Genre: Blues
  • Year: 1906
  • Length: 6:46 minutes (15.49 MB)
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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
  • Genre: Blues
  • Length: 49:44 minutes (79.68 MB)
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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/

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  • Date: 0905
  • Genre: Blues
  • Year: 2013
  • Length: 30:07 minutes (68.95 MB)
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Bread and Roses Archive: Women Working Against Racism 1978

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Thu, 05/16/2013

Lucia Pena, Faith Mayhew and Pina Williams talk about Racism in Oregon and organizing that they are involved with. Native American, Chicana and Balck groups that people could support are also discussed.

Hosted by Margot Faegre

Recorded in 1978 on Reel tape.

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