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.

Coming Soon

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

Episode Archive

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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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.

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Cascades Abortion Support Collective

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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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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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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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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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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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Passion to Purpose: What is it and how do you get there?

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Fri, 06/19/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Adolph Evans shares how to enjoy the ride, and live a pusposeful life!

Tonight on Bread and Roses, we have a conversation with Adolph Evans about exploring our passions and pursuing our dreams to live a life of purpose where the ride is more important than the destination. Adolph will share insights and tips and will answer your questions Live when you call 503-231-8187 during the show!

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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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  • Length: 20:22 minutes (37.3 MB)
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PCC Women's Resource Center dedication to end oppression!

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Fri, 02/03/2012

Listen as Del Criscenzo interviews Samantha Taylor and Megan Snelling. Samantha Taylor is a student advocate working for the Women’s Resource Center at Portland Community College Sylvania campus. Samantha started by discussing the Women’s Resource Center and the services and resources they have available for PCC students. She introduced the Illumination Project an interactive theater program at PCC designed to address issues of discrimination to end oppression on campus. We were also joined by Megan Snelling who is a co-producer for this year’s production of the Vagina Monologues. She discussed the up-coming performances and why this is a PCC tradition. Megan read The Happy Vagina Fact Monologue and described her experiences being part of the Vigina Monologues production and of the Illumination Project. She improvised a scene with Samantha  to demonstrate how PCC uses interactive theater to address issues of discrimination. 2 powerful women working hard towards social change!

Morality Hijacked! What to do?

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Fri, 01/27/2012

Morality Hijacked?! Philosopher Susan Neiman, author of Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists, challenges progressives to take back the high moral ground.

More information about Moral Clarity is available at Books on KBOO

Maddie See, LCSW and Therapist

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Fri, 01/13/2012

New Bread and Roses host, Del Criscenzo interviews Madleine See. Maddie is a community member who has chosen the un-easy career of social work. Born and raised in Idaho, Maddie moved to Portland 11 years ago to attend school. She received her bachelor in Social Work from the University of Portland and her Master’s degree of Social work from Portland State University. Maddie is a licensed clinical social worker or LCSW who has worked as a child therapist for the past 5 years providing intensive services.

She discusses with us her choice of career and the challenges of social work. She also shades some light on children mental illnesses and shares with the audience important information about community resources available to families.

2011 Feminist Year in Review

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Fri, 12/30/2011

Del Criscenzo and Ashley Thirstrup are celebrating the milestones in Feminism during 2011. Listen to the show to hear about some incredible women who have made history this year including hearing clips from Asmaa Mahfouz who is credited by many as starting the Arab spring in Egypt, as well as from the three amazing women who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. The show discusses some inspiring stories of people rising up to defeat anti-women measures in government, as well as celebrate the lives of feminist she-roes we have lost this year. 

A 2 part show exploring how feminism has changed over the years.

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Fri, 12/23/2011
Ashley Thirstrup interviews award winning poet, author and Jungian analyst Naomi Lowinsky about the gowth and change of feminism over the years. Naomi is also the author of The Sister from Below: When the Muse Gets Her Way andThe Motherline: Every Woman’s Journey to Find Her Female Roots and numerous prose essays, many of which have been published in Psychological Perspectivesand The Jung Journal.
 
Women TV show characters of the 50's have played such an important role in promoting certain standards of womanhood, but through the years, women on TV have changed to become more complex, more life-like, less perfect. A new PBS documentary, America in Primetime produced by the Documentary Group sets out to describe how women have changed television through the years in their episode entitled "The Independent Woman." Bread and Roses' host, Del Criscenzo talks with Tom Yellin, co-founder and executive director for the Documentary Group. Tom discusses the role of "I love Lucy", "Roseanne", "Desperate Housewives" and more in changing the image of women on television.

Forgiving the Unforgivable

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Fri, 12/16/2011

Forgiving the Unforgivable? We explore Gov. Kitzhaber's recent decision to halt executions in Oregon with author Naseem Rakha whose book The Crying Tree grew out of her experiences as a journalist covering Oregon's last executions, and her research speaking with crime victims and Death Row inmates. Learn more: naseemrakha.com

An Evening with Lidia Yuknavitch, Author of 'The Chronology of Water'

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Fri, 11/25/2011

Bread and Roses hosts Leigh Anne Kranz, Delphine Criszensco and Ashley Thirstrup interview Lidia Yuknavitch, a local writer, teacher, activist and feminist. She is the author of three works of short fiction and literary criticism.  She is an Instructor of English and Women’s Studies Advisor at Mt Hood Community College.   

Her recent memoir, The Chronology of Water: A Memoir is a personal story, though universal. She was born to an angry man’s house, where tears got her sent to the crybaby corner and her voice left for years. She found solace in her sister and swimming, water and words, and a journal hidden under her bed, writing her voice back.

Water got her out of that house, a swimming scholarship to Texas Tech, sheer propulsion of body and will. It was a narrow escape. With rage to burn, she rebelled in the ways that hurt women do, using her body as a battering ram to feel nothing.

The stillbirth of her firstborn, a daughter, finally made her go numb.

It was water and rocks, good mentors and men, art and words, that introduced her to her intellect and made her feel—and write. She found her tribe, gave birth to a son, and made her own happy home.

A universal hero’s journey.

Lidia discusses the memoir, as well as her latest literary works.

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  • Genre: Dance & House
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Nada Alwadi on democracy movement in Bahrain

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Sat, 11/12/2011

Nada Alwadi is a young journalist from Bahrain who has covered the Arab Spring, politics and human rights issues since 2002. She has degree in communication from the University of Maryland and was a Fulbright scholar. In April she was detained while covering the pro-democracy movement in Bahrain. She was forced to sign a statement saying that she would stay away from politics and she was fired from her job. She left Bahrain shortly after that in fear for her safety.
She spoke at the Native American Center at Portland State University on Nov. 17 at 6 pm.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross.

 

Finding Bread and Angels in Syria

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Fri, 10/28/2011

In Syria, after 9/11, author Stephanie Saldana encounters a multi-ethnic country of many faiths, quite the opposite of the Axis of Evil portrayed by George Bush. And as she embarks on a spiritual quest, she discovers something quite unexpected. Poet Naomi Shihab Nye says Saldana's book The Bread of Angels is "a love letter to the Middle East and to one’s own entire life, replete with doubt and fear, faith and deep connection.” 

 

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  • Length: 25:09 minutes (28.79 MB)
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WOW! This show is so enlightening... When is it going national?

 

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