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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Samantha Zipporah, full spectrum doula talks about women's sexual health.
 

Episode Archive

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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Fri, 02/24/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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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

Bread and Roses on 02/17/12

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Fri, 02/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A Walk through the Underground Railroad and a Look at Aphrodite

In honor of Black History Month, Host Gabi Ross speaks with Joan Southgate, who at almost 80 years old walked 519 miles along the original underground railroad and then wrote a book about the process, In Their Path: A Grandmother's 519 Mile Underground Railroad Walk ... Then during the second part of the show, in honor of Valentine's Day, Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Dr. Arlene Landau about her new book Tragic Beauty. They will discuss both the light and dark sides of the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite who has ruled our culture for centuries.

Bread and Roses on 02/10/12

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Fri, 02/10/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Think Before You Pink!

Think before you pink!  In light of the recent de-funding and re-funding of Planned Parenthood by the Susan Komen Foundation, Bread and Roses is taking a look at women's cancer groups, and basic "raising awareness" versus research and action toward beating women's cancers.

Join hosts Nico and Ashley for a discussion with Aruna Jaggar, executive director of Breast Cancer Action,  a national, feminist grassroots education and advocacy organization founded in 1990.  The foundation was created after its founders spent years encountering government agencies and organizations that provided inadequate and superficial information rather than scientific evidence about breast cancer.

Bread and Roses on 02/03/12

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Fri, 02/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Come learn about PCC's Women Resource Center and its local production of the Vagina Monologues

This Friday on Bread and Roses, Del Criscenzo welcomes Samantha Taylor and Megan Snelling in the studio! Samantha is a Student Advocate for the Women's Resource Center at Portland Community College Sylvania campus. The WRC is "dedicated to providing a supportive, comfortable, encouraging and safe environment to all PCC students and offer programs to support personal and academic growth." Samantha will talk about the resources the WRC has to offer and introduce us to the Illumination Project. Megan  is the co-producer for PCC's WRC 12th rendition of the Vagina Monologues. She will discuss their up-coming performances and this PCC's WRC tradition. (Performance dates: Feb 10th, 11th, 12th.

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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

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo
  • 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/

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo
  • 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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