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 02/27/15

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Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

International Mother Language Day

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Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Feburary 21st, International Mother Language Day, promote inguistic diversity and multilingualism.
Tune in this Friday as we celebrate International Mother Language Day with Bangladeshi Journalist, Monica Islam. UNESCO and the UN have recognized February 21st as a worldwide opportunity to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students from different higher education institutions in Bangladesh demonstrated for recognition of their language, Bengali, as one of the national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka.

We will talk with Monica about the history of her country, the celebrations that will take place on International Mother Language Day, which is a holiday in Bangladesh and the importance of promoting tolerance and acceptance.

LIFESTYLES UNLUBRICATED

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Fri, 02/13/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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We talk about LIFESTYLES UNLUBRICATED, a Portland based anthology of single women’s writings.

You can receive a FREE copy of LIFESTYLES UNLUBRICATED when you become a KBOO member, renew your membership, make a 1 time donation or increase your current donation right NOW! (you have untill the end of the drive! call 877 500 5266)

GirlStrength and Under Our Skin

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Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Celebrating the power of our bodies, and the strength of our words
Join host Ashley Thirstrup as she hosts instructors and girls of GirlStrength, a free community strengthening program offered through the Family Services Division of the Portland Police Bureau that primarily focuses on violence prevention. It’s designed to meet the developmental needs of girls 10-17 years of age by providing real life tools to learn assertiveness, develop intuition and recognize the dynamics of unhealthy relationships.  

Burnt Tongue: A Dangerous Writers Live Reading

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Fri, 01/30/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Burnt Tongue Live Literary Event

Bread and Roses hosts a live literary event!  

Burnt Tongue: A Dangerous Writers Reading

We are joined in the studio by local authors:  Gigi Little, Kathleen Lane, Margaret Malone, Monica Drake and Domi J. Shoemaker.

Diesel Pollution, a Threat to Public Health in Portland

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Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Diesel pollution makes Portland's air toxic. We'll talk about the risks and change needed!
This Friday on Bread and Roses we talk about the real impact of diesel pollution in our city of Portland. A petition created last year by Neighbors For Clean Air, a local non-profit working for air quality, declared “One of the most serious current threats to public health from air pollution comes from the burning of diesel oil… The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that diesel exhaust in Oregon causes some 468 premature deaths a year – which means more Oregonians die from diesel exhaust than from murder and drunken driving combined.”

'Being Cowlitz-How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity'

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Fri, 01/16/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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'Being Cowlitz-How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity'
Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Christine Dupres about her new book, Being Cowlitz - How One Tribe Renewed and Sustained Its Identity.  It covers the history of her tribe's struggle for federal recognition and her own personal story of understanding and coming to embrace her Native identity.

Later in the show, she will speak with Wambui Machua, a local woman organizing an African Dance and Dinner fundraiser to raise money for educational materials for her hometown in Kenya.

Our Future with Nuclear Power

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Fri, 01/09/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A conversation on Nuclear Power, the leaking Fukushima Daiichi plant and our future on this planet.
Tune in this Friday for a conversation on Nuclear Power, the leaking Fukushima Daiichi plant and our future on this planet with anti-nuclear activist Mimi German of Radcast.

Mimi will share important information about the current situation with Fukushima, the Columbia Generating Station, the California drought and a possible crisis in Ukraine.

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo.

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Dating in the Age of Social Media

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Fri, 01/02/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tune in for a round table discussion about dating in the age of social media
Tune in this Friday for a round table discussion about dating in the age of social media from the perspective of straight, professional women in their 30s. We will talk about the challenges of dating online, the difficulties of establishing deeper, long lasting connections, and the future of love in a world that so desperately needs it!

This is a call in show and we encourage your participation. Call us, during the show to share your input and perspectives at 503. 231. 8187. Please make sure your comment is on topic and delivered in a respectful manner. Thank you.

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

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2014 Year in Review

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Fri, 12/26/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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We review the news and events that made 2014 and the great shows brought to you by our collective!
Tonight on Bread and Roses we take a look back at 2014. We talk about the National and local news and events that made 2014 as well as the amazing shows that the Bread and Roses collective has brought to you Friday after Friday in 2014, like we have since 1978. For 36 years, the KBOO community has made preserving this space for women identified folks a priority and it is with pride that the current collective members are carrying the torch into 2015.

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

 

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