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

Bread and Roses on 10/28/11

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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Scary: Suffragettes! The Axis of Evil!

We open Halloween weekend with the frightening prospect of voting rights for women in Oregon and a visit to Syria- once called the Axis of Evil. Century of Action historians will detail next week's commemorative suffragette events. See centuryofaction.org

And, author Stephanie Saldana discusses her book "Bread of Angels" In Syria after 9/11 she she found faith, love and hope in a country full of immigrants fleeing from wars. Says poet Naomi Shihab Nye: "The Bread of Angels is dazzling, brilliant, funny...a love letter to the Middle East."

Bread and Roses on 10/21/11

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Fri, 10/21/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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That's my baby! The art of midwifery in Oregon

That's my baby! The Art and Science of Midwifery

An ancient art and contemporary practice: Midwives in Oregon fall across the spectrum in their training and approach to the journey of pregnancy and childbirth. The Oregon Midwifery Council and Oregon Midwives join us to explore myths, stereotypes and current realities of birthing with a midwife. Join the discussion! Call in at 503-231-8187.

Bread and Roses on 10/07/11

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Fri, 10/07/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Conversation with Diana Abu-Jaber and Sabina Haque

Join us in a conversation with two Portland based artists who explore multiple identities in their work.

Diana Abu-Jaber is a writer who is introducing her newest book "Birds of Paradise" in several readings locally. Sabina Haque is a visual artist who invites the public to "Portland Open Studios" this weekend. Both also teach at Portland State University.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 09/30/11

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Fri, 09/30/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Publis Health Issues Through the Eyes of Women - Fetal Development and Domestic Violence

Public Health Issues through the Eyes of Women

Recent scientific data suggests that low birthweight babies have a 5 times higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life. In light of these discoveries, many politicians are still pushing to cut programs promoting maternal health, such as WIC - Women, Infants and Children program. Join Bread and Roses host, Ashley Thirstrup at 6:00 PM on Sep. 30th as she looks at several public health issues affecting primarily women - maternal health/fetal development and domestic violence.

Bread and Roses on 09/16/11

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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A discussion of the crisis of white masculinity

Quite a few white men are having more than a bad day ...

Is ridiculing them the best we can do? A conversation with Dr. Randy Blazak on the crisis of white masculinity and on responding to it in other ways than from a position of intellectual superiority.

Dr. Blazak is an associate Professor of Sociology at Portland State University and Director of the Hate Crime Research Network. He is a prolific writer and works with white supremacists in prison settings.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 09/09/11

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Fri, 09/09/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Faith, War & 9/11: Syria and beyond

Faith, war & 9/11: Learning the world:  Join us as we take a spirtiual journey to Syria with author Stephanie Saldana whose book, Bread of Angels, presents a rarely glimpsed view of a country now in the midst of revolution. We'll discuss how "learning the world" can increase compasson and peace. Call in!

Bread and Roses on 08/26/11

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Fri, 08/26/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Engaging Youth in Interrupting Sexual Violence

Join Bread and Roses host Ashley Thirstrup, Friday August 26th from 6:00 - 7:00pm as she speaks with Ted Rutherford from the Texas Peace Project about engaging youth to stop sexual violence. She'll also talk with Esther Nelson from Sexual Assault Resource Center about the issue of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth in the Portland Community.

Bread and Roses on 08/19/11

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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Defense of Marriage

Equal rights to love! 2 Portland lesbians ask for a marriage license even though it's illegal. Hear their story and join this discussion on marriage rights, traditions and spirituality.

Bread and Roses on 08/12/11

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Fri, 08/12/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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50 Years: A Conversation with Women Peace Corps Volunteers

Join Portlanders Jackie Spurlock and Esther Nelson as they reflect on their service with the Peace Corps decades ago and report on the recent reunion of 250 Peace Corps volunteers who served in Iran.

Bread and Roses on 08/05/11

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Fri, 08/05/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Anti-War music and activism

Anti-War Music and Activism: Women veterans now serving with Vets for Peace speak about the 2011 Vets For Peace Convention here in Portland. And poliical folksingers Emmas Revolution live in the studio. Plus, a look at anti-war music from the Bush years till the present.

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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)
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Joan Southgate and the Underground Railroad

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Fri, 02/17/2012

In 2002, at age 73, Joan Southgate undertook a 519-mile walk from southern Ohio to Canada to draw attention to the Underground Railroad. She wanted to honor a moment in history when people came together across color, creed, and class to do freedom’s work. Later Joan founded “Restore Cleveland Hope,” an organization to teach about Cleveland’s anti-slavery history.
She wrote “In Their Path: A Grandmother's 519-Mile Underground Railroad Walk” recounting her journey and her autobiography “Bout Time.”

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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 20:22 minutes (37.3 MB)
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