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

PDX author Liz Prato on her debut short story collection and Sisterhood in the writing world.

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Fri, 07/24/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Liz Prato: Baby's On Fire

Bread and Roses features Portland author Liz Prato on her debut short story collection, BABY'S ON FIRE, and Sisterhood in the writing world. Special guest: Laura Stanfill, Founder and Publisher of Forest Avenue Press, a national press based in Portland, OR.

Learning About Yourself and Positively Impacting Our Youth

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Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Travis Stovall and American Society for the Positive Care of Children on Bread and Roses
Listen in on two different conversations we will be having this week on Bread and Roses. We will first talk with Travis Stovall of E-Rep (http://erep.com/) to learn about how we can discover our innate core values and how we are “hard-wired”. 
 
Then we will talk with Joe Bergeron, Kathleen Maloney and a youth advocate with American Society for the Positive Care of Children.  We will learn more about their      youth advocacy through youth-inspired solutions to end abuse, positively affecting the welfare of children, youth, and families.

Hosted and Produced by Adrienne Livingston

A Change is Gonna Come: What You Need To Know About Police Profiling in Oregon And House Bill 2002

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Fri, 07/10/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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What You Need To Know About Police Profiling in Oregon And House Bill 2002

“As the male officer’s hands went across my body, all I could wonder was ‘Why me?’” I asked him—begged and pleaded in fact for both to tell me—but my cries for answers fell on deaf ears. I felt violated, humiliated, and threatened for my life.” – Lisa Haynes, a 4’10” African American woman in Portland mistaken for a 5’6” male, Latino suspect by Portland Police.

Kitchen Table Conversations with the Bread and Roses Collective

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Fri, 06/26/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Learn about the Bread and Roses collective members, who we are and why we cherish the collective
Tune in for the first in a series of "Kitchen Table Conversations" with the Bread and Roses collective. Host Mary Postlethwaite interviews two Bread and Roses collective members, Jordyn Michelle and Delphine Criscenzo, about who they are, their feminist ideas and their involvement with the collective.

Hosted by Mary Postlethwaite and produced by Mary Postlethwaite and Delphine Criscenzo

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Passion to Purpose: What is it and how do you get there?

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Fri, 06/19/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Adolph Evans shares how to enjoy the ride, and live a pusposeful life!

Tonight on Bread and Roses, we have a conversation with Adolph Evans about exploring our passions and pursuing our dreams to live a life of purpose where the ride is more important than the destination. Adolph will share insights and tips and will answer your questions Live when you call 503-231-8187 during the show!

Bread and Roses on 06/12/15

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Fri, 06/12/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

Susi Newborn, Early Greenpeace Movement Activist and Author of the Memoir, A Bonfire in my Mouth

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Fri, 06/05/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Susi Newborn, Early Greenpeace Movement Activist & Author

Bread and Roses welcomes Susi Newborn, early Greenpeace Movement activist and author of the memoir, A Bonfire in my Mouth: Life, Passion and the Rainbow Warrior.

Susi Newborn staged her first direct protest action before she was even in Kindergarten. She pressed her small back against an old growth fir tree in her front yard, and refused to move. The shade of the big tree made the front rooms of the house gloomy and her mother had asked her father to chop it down that morning. Susi stayed firmly planted, even as the sun went down, even when the family doctor was called. The Dr. pronounced her healthy and unusually bold, and the tree was saved.

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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Desiree Helleger: No Room on her own

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Wed, 06/20/2012

Desiree Hellegers is Co-Director of the Center for Social and Environmental Justice, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of English at Washington State University, Vancouver. She is an active member of various advocacy organizations and her writing has appeared in such publications as Counterpunch.
Her book "No Room of Her Own- Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance" is an oral history collection and brings together interviews with fifteen women who share the common experience of homelessness. All the interviews were conducted in Seattle, Washington between 1991 and 2008, but the women's stories zigzag across the country. The narrators recount stories of growing up in the south at the tail end of Jim Crow, of growing up gay and Black in the Pacific Northwest in the 1960s, and of surviving childhood molestation in Harlan, Kentucky in the 1970s. The stories illuminate the part that gender roles play in ensnaring women in cycles of domestic abuse and homelessness. They speak to the physical stresses of homelessness, and the toll it takes on bodies already weakened by high blood pressure, strokes, sickle cell anemia, and epilepsy and the routine threats of physical violence that homeless women in particular encounter on the street. At the same time, however, the stories challenge liberal myths about homeless people, and homeless women in particular, as vulnerable and dependent people worthy perhaps of sympathy but judged to be socially disorganized, disaffiliated and disempowered.

Portland Lesbian Choir, 25 years of community activism!

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Fri, 06/15/2012

Portland Lesbian Choir members Sparky, Kai and Cindy remember the early years of the choir and its accomplishments over the years. They describe their exciting upcoming 25th anniversary concert celebration and after-party: Don't Stop Believing! Finally they discuss Oregon's fights around LGBTQ rights and recent national victories.

For more information about the choir and their celebration concert visit www.plchoir.org

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

Koreen Brown on culturally responsive and relevant instructional practices.

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Fri, 06/08/2012

Koreen Brown discusses the importance of providing cultural and racial equity to Portland Public School's students experiencing significant mental health concerns as well as the findings of her academic research on Mexican American males counter stories of educational success.

Koreen is a vice principal for Portland Public School's Dart Program or Day and Residential Treatment Program where she is a strong advocate and leader for racial equity. She is also a doctoral student at Lewis and Clark College in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program. Her research is on the Mexican American adolescent males counter stories.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo.

Contact Koreen Brown with questions or comments at kbrown2@pps.net

Atkinson School Undergoing Budget Cuts! Hear from Community Activits

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Fri, 05/25/2012

Atkinson School, one of many Portland Public Schools is suffering from fund cuts for 2 and half position for next year. Listen to community organizers Kim Heron, Diana Cameron, Savannah Paz, Carissa Harrison and Constance San Juan about the actions parents, teachers and community memebers are taking to save their children's education.

Back in February the city of Philadelphia's school system announced the closing of 40 public school to be replaced by privately owned private and charter schools by 2017. This announcement received very little to no coverage by the local or national media. It appears that this pattern is not new and is repeating itself all over the nation. Here in Portland, Atkinson elementary school and its students and families are protesting Portland Public School's budget cuts.

More info about how to get involved at http://www.atkinsonelementarypta.org/

Portland Home birth Families & She Inspires 365

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Fri, 05/04/2012

In honor of International Midwife Day on 5/5/12, Bread and Roses hosts PDX Homebirth Families to talk about Out of hospital birth options. We also spoke with photographer Andrea Leoncavallo about her photo project She Inspires 365.

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

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Fri, 04/13/2012

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. Her parents emigrated from Morocco in the mid 1960s. Her father worked in the building industry. After studying English at the Université Victor Segalen, she lived in Luton, England and Santa Barbara California, before starting her graduate studies at Indiana University. She is now a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

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

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Fri, 04/06/2012

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. Walidah has written a multitude of essays on the issue of race and race relations, on Hip Hop as well on relevant topics impacting the Black community. She is also a performer and part of the poetry duo called Good Sista, Bad Sista. Lastly she is a member of Decolonize PDX, which is a Portland based collective of radical people of color.

www.walidah.com

www.pdx.decolonize.org

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo and Samantha Taylor

Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

 

Erika Wurth, Native poet and professor, on "Indian Trains"

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Fri, 03/16/2012

Native Poet Erika Wurth discusses her first collection of poems Indian Trains. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo interviewed Erika a year ago after one of her poetry readings 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. She talks with Del about her art, her identiy as an artist, and reads some poems from Indian Trains and her new collection not yet published.

Natasha Kmeto, Female electro- Hip Hop Singer/Producer

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Fri, 03/09/2012

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.” She sat with Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo and talked about her music and her new album released a few weeks ago, "The Ache". A female artist in the predominantly male world of electronic music, Natasha epresses her thoughts about bringing new perspectives to the genre. For more info about Natasha Kmeto or access to her music visit http://www.natashakmeto.com/

"My Teenage Werewolf. A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence" by Lauren Kessler

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Fri, 03/02/2012

My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, a Daughter, a Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence is Lauren Kessler's latest book in which she explores the mother/daughter relationship and tries to find out "what's more challenging in the life of a woman: being a teenager or being the mother of a teenager?" Lauren Kessler is the author of six works of narrative non-fiction, including Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's for which she won the Pacific Northwest Book Award. Lauren also teaches  journalism and directs the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon. Visit www.myteenagewerewolf.com for update on Lauren and Lizzie's lives or http://laurenkessler.com for more on Lauren's works. She sat with Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo to discuss My Teenage Werewolf and her current research...

More information on My Teenage Werewolf is available at Books on KBOO

  • Title: My Teenage Werewolf
  • Length: 39:14 minutes (89.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

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