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

Sowing Today, to Reap Tomorrow! Why Girls Education Matter.

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Fri, 01/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Phionah Musumba on the barriers to girls education in rural Kenya.

Girls education matter! This Friday, Phionah Musumba discusses the barriers to girls' education in rural Kenya and what her organization, the Malkia Empowerment Network through The Center for Disadvantaged Girls (CDG) is doing to empower girls.

"The Centre of Disadvantaged Girls has a vision to create a haven where girls, women and youth in the society, especially the community around us can identify with their very own, and together prepare themselves to face the world responsibly not only financially, but also educationally, health wise and socially."

Emotional Eating

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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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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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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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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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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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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).

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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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  • 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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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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