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

The Noble Foundation - Building Financial Futures

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Fri, 05/29/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A show on empowering youth in becoming equipped with the financial expertise to build a great future
Tune in to Bread and Roses for a conversation about building financial futures. Mary Postlethwaite welcomes the Noble Foundation, a Vancouver non-profit organization whose mission is "to inspire individuals and families of all ages to gain the knowledge, confidence, and power to make financial decisions that are aligned with their personal beliefs so they can enjoy better, secure, and satisfying lives." We will be joined in the studio by young ladies and adult participants of some of the Noble Foundation's financial education programs, as well as representatives from the organization.

Find out more about The Noble Foundation HERE

Hosted and Produced by Mary Postlethwaite

First Generation College Graduates and Post Graduation Plans

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Fri, 05/22/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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How does being a first genertion college goer affect your experience in school?
This Friday, on Bread and Roses we have a conversation with two young Black women about their college experience and their plans post-graduation. One is the first generation to attend an institution of higher education and one has seen her parents, grandparents and great-grand parents go to college before her. We will talk about the challenges they encountered and how their family’s knowledge or lack of knowledge about college life affected their experience.

Hosted and Produced by Jordyn Michelle and Delphine Criscenzo

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Lost Family

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Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Hear testimonies from women who reunited with their loved ones
Tune in this Friday for a conversation about reuniting with lost family members. Host Mary Postlethwaite will talk with her daughter Mirjum who was adopted out as a child about being estranged and their incredible reunion. We will hear testimonies from other young women who have been estranged from their families and then reunited. Mary will also share valuable information on how you can start looking for your estranged family members.

Hosted and Produced by Mary Postlethwaite

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The Power of Story Telling: Women in Leadership Positions in Media

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Fri, 05/08/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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The Power of Story Telling: Women in Leadership Positions in Media
Tune into Bread and Roses for a conversation about women in media.  
• Julie Falk, the Executive Director of Bitch Media
• BFrayn, Executive Producer and creator of the Back Fence PDX storytelling series. She is also the Co-Host of Russian Roulette — and is also the PDX Producer for The Moth GrandSLAM. (She hasn't slept for years)
• Melissa Lowry, Director of the documentary, Black Girl in Suburbia

We will talk about what/who insired them to get into story telling, what are some of the barriers to entry/access that women experience, and why it is so important for women to show-up in leadership roles in these positions.

Live Literary Event by Unchaste Readers: Women Reading Their Minds

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Fri, 05/01/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Unchaste Readers: Women Reading Their Minds

Bread and Roses hosts a LIVE reading by Unchaste Readers:  Women Reading Their Minds.

The Unchaste Readers series provides a space for women and female-identified writers 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.

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Sex, Values and Healthy Break-up Education for Teens and Parents

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Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Sex, Values and Healthy Break-up Education for Teens and Parents
Hosts Ashley Thirstrup and Adrienne Livingston feature an interview with Al Vernaccio, a nationally-known Sexuality Educator and author of For Goodness Sex - Changing the Way We Talk About Sexuality, Values and Health.  They also host youth and adult organizers of the 2nd Annual Healthy Break Up Summit happening April 25th from 11:00 - 3:00 at Portland State University Native Student Center.   There will also be a segment of the show dedicated to fostering healthy communication between parents and teens around relationships and sex. 

Freelance Homeless Advocates

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Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A conversation with Freelance Homeless Advocates about homeless activism and leadership.
Tune in this Friday for a conversation about homeless leadership and activism with Freelance Homeless Advocates Art and Shasta. We will talk about their different approach to supporting the homeless community and the changes they want to see.

Hosted and Produced by Mary Postlethwaite and Delphine Criscenzo

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"Awareness Is Not Enough": Autism Acceptance Month

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Fri, 04/10/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Autistic adults talk to Pamela Santos about Autism Acceptance Month
[April 3rd program rescheduled to April 10th]

Autism Acceptance Month in April is an autistic-led movement "about treating autistic people with respect, listening to what we have to say about ourselves, and making us welcome in the world." Autistic adults talk with host Pamela Santos about what acceptance means, why awareness is not enough, how they try in personal and public spaces to center advocacy around Autistic people and what neurodivergence looks like to autistic people versus allistic (not autistic) people's expectations about disability.  Expect a lot of geeky cultural references, general irreverence, unfiltered conversation and dismantling of harmful misconceptions and stereotypes. 

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Women Owned Businesses

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Fri, 03/27/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women Entrepreneurs Share their Experiences
Join hosts Adrienne Livingston and Ashley Thirstrup as they host a panel of women entrepreneurs who have ignited their passion by starting their own businesses! Christine Dupres of Radiant Life Counseling and Hypnotherapy, Tisha Stigler ,  stylist, and Veronica Pacini of Easy Flow Coaching will all share their motivations and challenges of owning small businesses in the local area.  Listeners will be encouraged to call in with their questions or thoughts on the topic of women-owned businesses and breaking away from "the man". 

Women in Control of Their Bodies

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Fri, 03/20/2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Join Us at 6pm for a Conversation around Women's Access and Right to Control Their Own Bodies!

Women in Control of Their Own Bodies

Guests and Shero/Heroes:
Jimmy Radosta: Communications and Marketing Director for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon 

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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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  • Year: 2012
  • 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
  • Length: 53:31 minutes (61.25 MB)
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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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