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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Who benefits from global violence and war? We discuss the new book The Hidden Structure of Violence
 

Episode Archive

The Hidden Structure of Violence

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 09/04/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Who benefits from global violence and war? We discuss the new book The Hidden Structure of Violence
This week on Bread and Roses we talk about global structural violence with Jennifer Rountree, co-author with Marc Pilisuk of a new edition of "The Hidden Structure of Violence. Who Benefits from Global Violence and War". We'll discuss how violence is the result of our social order and necessary to maintain that social order, despite the fact that most of us believe that the violence in our world is inevitable and a natural occurrence.

Feminists Watch TV, Too

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Fri, 08/28/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Feminist lens on TV shows with Leigh Anne Kranz & Pamela Santos
Bread & Roses hosts Leigh Anne Kranz and Pamela Santos are psyched to discuss their perspectives on a number of TV shows using a feminist lens. They will weigh in on the broadening definition and depictions of women characters on such shows as Game of Thrones, True Detective, Mad Men, Empire, Orange Is The New Black,  Inside Amy Schumer and Transparent, the impact of shows on society like I Am Cait, as well as lessons learned about female relationships from reality TV. 

Guests include San Francisco activist and live-tweeter Alice Wong and local Portlander TV watcher Nghia Nguyen. 

Bread and Roses on 08/21/15

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Fri, 08/21/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

A Mother-Daughter Duo of Social Justice Advocates!

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Fri, 08/14/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mariotta Gary-Smith Health Educator & Sharon Gary-Smith, Executive Director MRG Foundation

Bread and Roses will be having conversations with two outstanding community change agents who happen to be from the same family…a mother-daughter duo! We will first talk with Mariotta Gary-Smith (daughter) who is the African American Sexual Health Equity Program (AASHEP) Health Educator for Multnomah County Health Department, STD/HIV/Hep C Program.  Followed by a conversation with Sharon Gary-Smith (mother) who is the Executive Director of the McKenzie River Gathering (MRG) Foundation and has dedicated over four decades of activism and leadership to ensuring that our most vulnerable and affected citizens are included in civic discourse, especially those most impacted by homophobia, racism, sexism, classism, ageism and ableism.

Kitchen Table Conversations with the Bread and Roses Collective- Mary Postlethwaite

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Mary Postlethwaite shares how she overcame her childhood anguish to blossom into a change maker
Tune in to Bread and Roses this Friday for another edition of Mary Postlethwaite’s Kitchen Table Conversations with the Bread and Roses collective, an opportunity to learn more about our collective members individually. This week, Mary Postlethwaite will share her incredible journey with us from despair to activism. If you know any young person, any teenager experiencing severe depression, please listen and/or invite them to tune in with you as Mary will recount how she overcame her childhood anguish to blossom into a change maker. Mary will also share some original poetry.

Hosted by Mary Postelthwaite, Delphine Criscenzo with guests Amber Bailey and Marshalia Postlethwaite.

Email us at breadandrosescollective [at] gmail[dot]com

Cascades Abortion Support Collective

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 07/31/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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An abortion doula collective provides free, compassionate, support to anyone experiencing abortion
Tune in to Bread and Roses this Friday to learn about the work of the Cascades Abortion Support Collective, a new reproductive justice collective in Portland providing free, compassionate, support to anyone experiencing abortion in the greater Portland area.  CASC offers a wide range of support including any of the following: emotional care, physical comfort, informational support, and transportation and other logistical support for those experiencing abortion. The group explains that their services are motivated by their collective belief that all people deserve safe, supportive, abortion care, no matter what. We will talk about their motivations for forming the collective and the ways they are hoping to impact reproductive health in the Portland area.

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

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Bread and Roses
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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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Bread and Roses
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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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Bread and Roses
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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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Bread and Roses
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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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Toxic Beauty

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Wed, 06/20/2012

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?
A conversation with Lisa Fu, Program Director for the Californian Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. She introduces 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 explore what can be done to improve that reality.
We also discuss the conditions in the local Aveda-branded Dosha salons and spas. Madelyn Elder, President of Communications Workers of America Local 7901, talks about violations of federal labor law and the response by the owner and management when workers decided to unionize. We also visit Aveda Beauty Schools.

Portland Lesbian Choir, 25 years of community activism!

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

 

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