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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Community bike ride and event to respond to gang violence in North Portland Sunday, August 24th
 

Episode Archive

Emotional Eating

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 01/10/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Eating for Life

Emotional eating. Do you eat to live or are you living to eat? “Its not just what you eat, but why you eat.” Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer, Sherri Sacconaghi will join this very important discussion that is often over looked. Hosted by Della Rae

Educate a Girl, You Educate a Village!

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Beatrice Achieng Nas on girls education in Uganda
Tune in for a conversation with Beatrice Achieng Nas about the importance of girl's education and her efforts to empower girls in rural Uganda.

Beatrice Achieng Nas is the founder of Pearl Community Empowerment Foundation, PCE. As a young girl, Beatrice struggled going to school despite her mother's efforts to raise funds. An American family from Kentucky sponsored and educated her from High School to the University. This opportunity became a turning point. She is now dedicated to supporting her community.

Birthing a Revolution.

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Fri, 12/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Ynanna Djehuty on reproductive justice and the maternal health of women of Afro descent
Tune in this Friday and join 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!

Twice Upon a Time - A Documentary about the Effects of War on Children

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Lebanese Film-Maker Niam Itani Presents her New Project, Twice Upon a Time
Lebanese film-maker Niam Itani is working on a new documentary project called Twice Upon A Time, which tells her family's story seeking refuge in Ghazzeh, Lebanon 24 years ago in parallel with the story of Khalil and his family who left Syria in 2012 and also sought refuge in Ghazzeh.

Niam will speak about this project, Twice Upon A Time and her collaboration with 12 year old Khalil. She will also discuss the long lasting effects of war on children.

Life's Transitions

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 12/13/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A discussion around moving through life's changes.
Life Transitions. Guests: author, Shari Getz and long-time nonprofit professional, Sarah Reynolds.  A "kitchen table talk" about life's changes, just in time for new years resolutions. 
Hosted by Della Rae (about).

Local Poet, Sage Cohen, discusses Radical Divorce as a Spiritual Practice.

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 12/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local Poet, Sage Cohen

Bread and Roses welcomes local poet, Sage Cohen.

I considered my divorce—and now co-parenting, my spiritual practice.

Sage will share poems from her upcoming collection, How to Leave Your Husband, and discuss her new project, Radical Divorce, a blog and six-week online course to help mothers move through divorce with intention and integrity, and rebuild their lives and families.

Olanike Olugboji on environmental challenges of Nigeria

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The environmental challenges of Nigeria are many. One organization, WISE, is bringing change.

Olanike Olugboji from Nigeria wants a just and safe environment for all. She founded in 2008 the Women's Initiative for a Sustainable Environment, also known as WISE. The mission of WISE is "to promote constructive environmental ideals, culture and practices by empowering women, especially grassroots women, to become environmental stewards."

Christi Krug, local author of Burn Wild: A Writer's Guide to Creative Breakthrough

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/22/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local Author, Christi Krug
Bread and Roses welcomes local author and writing instructor, Christi Krug.

"Do the thing that deep down you know you were meant to do."

Christi Krug brings Wildfire Writing classes to Clark College and the community, to ignite creativity and inspire artists to express (and live) from a place of authenticity.

Her new book, Burn Wild:  A Writer's Guide to Creative Breakthrough, was born of sixteen years of helping artists overcome obstacles, discover their voice, and unleash ideas.

Why do we hide?

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Barbara Kite speaks on hiding
Hiding.  Why do we do it?  Barbara Kite, Professional Acting coach, is someone who is passionate about, and totally committed to, coaching speakers and actors in mastering the art of communication through acting skills – someone who has created a safe and challenging environment where all can grow.

Hosted and produced by Della Rae (about).

VAWA and its complience in Oregon

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Enforcing the Violence Against Women Act at the State and Local Level: Who is Responsible?

Let's talk about the Violence Against Women Act and the ways the state of Oregon can ensure that the protections guaranteed by VAWA are enforced at the state and local level. We welcome 2 local activists to the studio, both of them long time advocates for women's rights and victims of domestic violence.

Liysa Swart is a profesional sports photographer. On October 9th, 2000 Liysa Swart shot and killed her husband Chris Northon after 4 years of domestic abuse. She spent 12 years in Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and was released in October 2012. She is now speaking out against domestic violence, the limitations of Oregon laws and the marginalization of victims of domestic abuse.

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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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Bread and Roses
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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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Bread and Roses
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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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Bread and Roses
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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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Bread and Roses
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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)

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.”

  • Title: Joan Southgate
  • Track: 1
  • Date: 0220
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 20:22 minutes (37.3 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 256Kbps (CBR)

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