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

Portland Pioneers of Color Walking Tour

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Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Portland Pioneers of Color Walking Tour shares stories of the first African American citizens
This Friday we discuss the new Portland Pioneers of Color Walking tour. This tour of downtown highlights the stories of "Portland's early African American citizens - persons freed from the institution of slavery - who came to Portland in search for Freedom, Independence, Community, and Economic opportunity!" Every Saturdays, rain or shine, Stephen Hanks walks you around downtown while sharing the most fascinating details about the lives of some of the first Black people to live in Portland.

Village Gardens

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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Village Gardens community leaders talk about growing food and growing leadership in North Portland.
Tune in this Friday as we explore the work of Village Gardens, a North Portland non-profit and community-led project that "brings a spirit of hope to the people by growing and sharing healthy food, learning and teaching skills, and empowering community leadership."

We will be joined in the studio by several Village Gardens community leaders and staffs who will share with us how their work is changing their neighborhood and transforming lives. We will talk about youth leadership, social justice, community health and farming.

Find out more about Village Gardens HERE

Thanks-taking Special - Indigenous Activism

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Fri, 11/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thanks-taking Special - Indigenous Activism
On this  "Thanks-taking" special, hosts Abeni and Ashley interview local Native American activist Clay River as they discuss decolonization strategies, as well as the intersection of reproductive justice within the Native community.  Also, an archived interview with Inidigenous activist, Tawna Sanchez is aired again.  She discusses the history of the Portland Native community, and acts of indigenous solidarity and defiance such as the Longest Walk and the overtaking of Alcatraz.  Native musical artists "A Tribe Called Red" and "Blue King Brown" are also featured throughout.

Decolonize!   

Women's bodies are sacred, capable, and beautiful

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Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Samantha Zipporah, full spectrum doula talks about women's sexual health.
This Friday on Bread and Roses we celebrate women's sovereignty and authority over their body with full spectrum doula, Samantha Zipporah. We will talk about the importance of including all aspects of women fertility in the conversation, including menstrual cycles, abortion and miscarriage. We will also discuss body literacy and Samantha will share some good resources to learn more about the wonders of the female body.

BoyStrength: Empowering Boys to be Leaders in Nonviolence.

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Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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BoyStrength: Empowering Boys to be Leaders in Nonviolence

BoyStrength is a new program that empowers boys ages 10-14 to be allies and leaders in nonviolence.  They offer free programs, workshops, and camps to Portland schools, community centers and local organizations.  It provides boys with options, strategies and skills to make healthy choices, create positive relationships, and actively engage in social justice.

The BoyStrength Mission: 
Foster awareness, redefine masculinity, and encourage boys to be leaders in nonviolence.
Foster an understanding of what it means to be a young man in today’s media driven society.
Boost knowledge and awareness of equity, diversity and cultural differences.
Support boys capacity to express and regulate emotions.

Kiva Zip - Person to Person Lending benefiting women-owned small businesses

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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Kiva Zip - Person to Person Lending benefiting women-owned small businesses
Join host Ashley Thirstrup as she interviews Kiva Zip https://zip.kiva.org/ fellow Vianna Pillips and Kiva ZIP trustee, Becca Parker about the revolutionary crowd sourcing program.  They will talk about how women entrepeuners can benefit from this nonprofit program which offers small business owners interest-free loans through a process called “social underwriting” that ignores collateral, cash flows and credit scores.  She also interviews a local Kiva Zip borrower, Lani Jo Leigh, owner of Clinton Street Theater http://cstpdx.com/ about how the small loan helped to preserve her landmark movie house, a venue for marginalized filmmaker perspectives and film buffs alike.  

Second Chances Are For Everyone

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Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Emanuel Price describes what S.C.A.F.E is doing to reduce rates of recidivism.

"Second Chances Are For Everyone," even those of us who have a criminal history. S.C.A.F.E strongly believes in that statement as they exist to "provide support services to promote employment, empowerment and community engagement for men in transition."  Tune in to Bread and Roses this Friday for a conversation with Emanuel Price, Founder and Executive Director of S.C.A.F.E, about recidivism, barriers to employment and how his organization is changing things for men in transition.

S.C.A.F.E is hosting their second annual fundraising event, Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism on 11/8/2014 4:00PM to 8:00PM at the Center for Intercultural Organizing. More info HERE.

Filipino American History Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Pamela Santos talks about Filipino American History month and fighting domestic violence
In October we celebrate Filipino American History Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tune in to Bread and Roses for a conversation with community activist Pamela Santos about the importance of learning and celebrating Filipino American History and Heritage and about the specific ways domestic violence affects the Filipino American community.

Unchaste Readers Series--Women Reading Their Minds LIVE on Bread and Roses

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Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Unchaste Readers Series--Women Reading Their Minds LIVE!

Bread and Roses welcomes Unchaste Readers Series--Women Reading Their Minds, for a LIVE Reading Event.

The Unchaste Readers series provides a space for women and women-identified people to share their stories. The theme Unchaste refers to how it is to be and feel female in a patriarchal system where our autonomy, identity, and survival are threatened in large and small ways.

The Unchaste Readers are women aged 21 to 71 who have read at Unchaste Readers Series between April 2012 and now.  They have been all kinds of sexual-preference-spectrum/womyn-gender-spectrum/race/ethnicity/social-economic-politic status-in-the-hierarchy-patriarchy/experience/survivor/not-survivor/wrting-reading-speaking-singing-playing-music forms. 

International Day of the Girl Special

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Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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International Day of the Girl Special
In honor of International Day of the Girl http://dayofthegirl.org, join host Ashley Thirstrup as she interviews Elizabeth Nye of Girls, Inc http://girlsincpnw.org and Meagan Kovacks of Raphale House http://raphaelhouse.com about their professional work in highlighting issues affecting our girls, as well as exploring their personal ideas about what we can ALL do to support our girls and young women.  We will be discussing gender inequality and a new tool that can be used by residential programs and child welfare in order to assess their gender responsiveness.  

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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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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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A Lecture with Annie Murphy Paul - Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives

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Fri, 09/30/2011

 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. Bread and Roses host Ashley Thirstrup brings you a special lecture by Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives. She'll tell us how she ventures into the laboratories of fetal researchers, interviews experts from around the world, and delves into the rich history of ideas about how we are shaped before birth.

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

 

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