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

Bread and Roses on 10/26/12

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Fri, 10/26/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dr. Gordon Nembhard on African American owned co-ops.

Dr. Gordon Nembhard on African American owned co-ops and the power of community based economic strategies.

Bread and Roses on 10/19/12

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Fri, 10/19/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Call in Chicken Show!

The Chicken Show is Back! Mad about molting? Crazed about eggs? Have a chicken who needs training? This call-in show features expert advice on chicken training, breeds, coops, winter warming and stories from you! Special guests: Urban Farm's Chicken Guy and Avian Medical Center's Chicken Trainers. www.avianmedicalcenter.net Call in: 503-231-8187

Bread and Roses on 10/12/12

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Fri, 10/12/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with Polina Olsen, author of Portland in the 1960's: Stories From the Counterculture

Bread and Roses welcomes Portland author Polina Olsen to discuss her new book, Portland in the 1960's:  Stories From The Counterculture. 

Bread and Roses on 10/05/12

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Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep & Enough Wool to Save the Planet

Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep & Enough Wool to Save the Planet

We welcome author Catherine Friend. This sometimes reluctant farmer's wife shares the woolly tale of becoming "sheepish", that is "of or belonging to sheep". Her memoir "Sheepish" is a funny and thoughtful journey through the middles of life--when the beginning was a lesbian couple's dream of a family farm.  Her weave of farm stories and wool will make you laugh and ponder the weave of your own life. Call in at 503-231-8187. Celebrate sustainable farming, creative living, and evolving sheepishness!

Bread and Roses on 09/28/12

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Fri, 09/28/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dr. Pamela Sky Jeanne on Women's contributions to Medicine.

Dr. Pamela Sky Jeanne is a naturopathic physician with over 45 years of medical experience and an adjunct faculty at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. Her new book Healing Matters: Celebrating Women’s Innate Healing Nature explores the lack of feminine energy in the western world of medicine but also retells the medical contributions of many women throughout history. Tune in to Bread and Roses for a live interview with local author, physician and professor Dr. Pamela Sky Jeanne.

For more info or to contact Dr. Jeanne visit www.drpamelajeanne.com

Bread and Roses on 09/21/12

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Fri, 09/21/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Live interview with Portland author, Lidia Yuknavitch

Bread and Roses welcomes Portland author, Lidia Yuknavitch.

Her new novel, DORA:  a Headcase, is a feminist retelling of Freud’s famous case study, “Dora”—an 18-year-old diagnosed with hysteria.

Set in modern-day Seattle, Dora doesn’t take Freud’s theories lying down.

www.lidiayuknavitch.net/

Host:  Delphine Criscenzo

Bread and Roses on 09/14/12

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Fri, 09/14/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Veterans demand a right to heal; Teachers demand education for all

Veterans demand: A Right To Heal; Teachers demand: Education For All

A Right to Heal: Veterans organizing to combat the widespread trauma of our endless wars continue a campaign demanding A Right To Heal. We'll speak with former soldier Maggie Martin, an organizer with Iraq Veterans Against the War's campaign Operation Recovery. The campaign seeks to heal both soldiers and communities by ending the practice of redeploying injured troops. www.ivaw.org/operation-recovery

Bread and Roses on 09/07/12

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Fri, 09/07/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Back to school: military and jail but not music and arts?

Military recruiters and other army personnel now have easy access to children, including in public schools where they did not use to, such as in Portland. Parents often are unaware that the US military can obtain their child's data. Learn the details and what we can do in response from Carol Van Houten from Truth in Recruiting. We will also discuss community mobilizations in response to what has become known as "school to prison pipeline."
We will then look at what is increasingly missing from public schools and talk to Jessica Jarratt Miller who manages the campaign "Schools & Arts Together" and directs the Creative Advocacy Network.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross

Bread and Roses on 08/31/12

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Fri, 08/31/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Della Rae, Portland author of the Little Book of Self Care

Bread and Roses welcomes Della Rae, author of the Little Book of Self-Care

The Little Book of Self-Care covers all aspects of self-care, including identifying who you are, what you stand for, operating with personal integrity, following instincts, setting intention, extracting lessons from mistakes, love and relationships, dealing with other people, letting go of the past, and caring enough about yourself to live the way you want to be remembered.

Bread and Roses on 08/24/12

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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Cory Kirshner-Lira on Fat Activism and the "Obesity Crisis"

Cory hails from Portland, Oregon. She is a queer fierce fat femme, a cultural worker and educator. Her cultural work predominantly focuses on intersectionality and visibility within identity politics and social justice. Cory specifically dedicates her time to issues of fat identity, mujerisma, LGBTQ and racial justice, Latin@ visibility, and school/education reform. She is one of the founders of Eugene Sudbury School. Cory currently coaches students in their first year of college, writes for several blogs/websites and presents her workshop series on fat activism/identity, QTPOC intersectionality, mujerisma, environmental justice, social media social justice, and critical lenses on allyship. Contact her at corylira@gmail.com

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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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