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

Olanike Olugboji on environmental challenges of Nigeria

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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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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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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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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.

Author Elizabeth Gilbert, and Jackie Blachman-Forshay of Women Under Siege

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Fri, 11/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Author Elizabeth Gilbert, and Women Under Siege

6:00 - 6:30 PM

Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the international bestseller, Eat, Pray, Love and the new novel, The Signature of All Things.  Elizabeth Gilbert discusses her intention to rewrite the 19th century women's novel and why she is honored to call herself a feminist. 

Spoken word poetry by In Lak Ech, an all-Xicana performance poetry group from Los Angeles (posted with permission).
M.A.Ch.O. Meeting  (Marisol L. Torres)
La Tonantizina (Marisol L. Torres)

Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

http://www.elizabethgilbert.com

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6:30 - 7:00 PM

Interview with Jackie Blachman-Forshay of Women Under Siege

Bread and Roses welcomes, Alysia Abbott, author of Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father

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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Alysia Abbott, author of Fairlyland: A Memoir of My Father
Bread and Roses welcomes Alysia Abbott, author of Fairlyland: A Memoir of My Father. A child's eye view of the gay liberation movement--from the awakening of the community after the Stonewall riots, through the devastation of the AIDS crisis. The book is a moving tribute to her father, writer Steve Abbott, a pioneering single, gay parent. Alysia Abbott gives us an unforgettable portrait of a tumultuous, historic time in San Francisco as well as an exquisitely moving account of a father’s legacy and a daughter’s love. Make a pledge to KBOO during the hour and get a copy of Fairyland. Leigh Anne Kranz hosts.

Rhonda Case and Paula Lucas, women leaders on a mission to end domestic abuse.

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Fri, 10/18/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Intimate violence and the damages it causes at home and abroad.

Tune in to hear the stories of two incredible women leaders, Rhonda Case and Paula Lucas, advocating for the victims of domestic violence in the U.S and abroad.

Rhonda Case is the Portland Liaison for the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV) and the Coordinator of the Portland SAIV Community Partnership. "The Center for Partnership Studies (CPS) through its initiative, the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV) offers a platform for strategic collaboration to end intimate violence that will contribute to the necessary cultural shift from the Dominator to Partnership model for family and social orientations."

Bread and Roses on 10/11/13

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Fri, 10/11/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A collective of women offering quality feminist public affairs programming

Up and Over, The # 1 Spot for Teen Motivational Activities and Resources

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Fri, 10/04/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Up and Over mentoring program is changing the lives of teens in the Greater Portland area!
Tune in to learn more about Up and Over mentoring Program with founder Javonnie Shearn and Biz Program Manager Kheoshi Taylor-Mayes. Up and Over wants every child in the world to recognize their value and the value of others. "UP and Over is dedicated to promoting balanced, respectful and enriched relations between people.

Men & Self-Care

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Fri, 09/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Men's Well-Being

Men's well-being: dating & divorce.  Two regular guys; Art Poole and Chris Brox will share their experiences post divorce and dating.

Hosted by Della Rae About

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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)
  • 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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