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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Episode Archive

Bread and Roses on 02/24/12

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Fri, 02/24/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Under siege

Culture wars at home and abroad:  When the Arab Spring came to Syria, the government engaged in brutal suppression that continues to this day. We speak with Stephanie Saldana, whose book Bread of Angels provides an intimate look at the Syrian people and their cultures. We also explore the widening political divide over women's reproductive rights in the U.S. Given world realities, why is this even an issue? Plus: Are Girl Scouts communist lesbians? Call in to join the discussion: 503-231-8187

Bread and Roses on 02/17/12

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Fri, 02/17/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A Walk through the Underground Railroad and a Look at Aphrodite

In honor of Black History Month, Host Gabi Ross speaks with Joan Southgate, who at almost 80 years old walked 519 miles along the original underground railroad and then wrote a book about the process, In Their Path: A Grandmother's 519 Mile Underground Railroad Walk ... Then during the second part of the show, in honor of Valentine's Day, Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Dr. Arlene Landau about her new book Tragic Beauty. They will discuss both the light and dark sides of the Greek Goddess, Aphrodite who has ruled our culture for centuries.

Bread and Roses on 02/10/12

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Fri, 02/10/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Think Before You Pink!

Think before you pink!  In light of the recent de-funding and re-funding of Planned Parenthood by the Susan Komen Foundation, Bread and Roses is taking a look at women's cancer groups, and basic "raising awareness" versus research and action toward beating women's cancers.

Join hosts Nico and Ashley for a discussion with Aruna Jaggar, executive director of Breast Cancer Action,  a national, feminist grassroots education and advocacy organization founded in 1990.  The foundation was created after its founders spent years encountering government agencies and organizations that provided inadequate and superficial information rather than scientific evidence about breast cancer.

Bread and Roses on 02/03/12

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Fri, 02/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Come learn about PCC's Women Resource Center and its local production of the Vagina Monologues

This Friday on Bread and Roses, Del Criscenzo welcomes Samantha Taylor and Megan Snelling in the studio! Samantha is a Student Advocate for the Women's Resource Center at Portland Community College Sylvania campus. The WRC is "dedicated to providing a supportive, comfortable, encouraging and safe environment to all PCC students and offer programs to support personal and academic growth." Samantha will talk about the resources the WRC has to offer and introduce us to the Illumination Project. Megan  is the co-producer for PCC's WRC 12th rendition of the Vagina Monologues. She will discuss their up-coming performances and this PCC's WRC tradition. (Performance dates: Feb 10th, 11th, 12th.

Bread and Roses on 01/27/12

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Fri, 01/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Morality Hijacked!! What to do??

Morality Hijacked! What to do? Tune in for ideas with philosopher Susan Neiman, author of Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists. And, in honor of the 100th anniversary of suffrage in Oregon, we travel back to a time when the biggest outrage in US was a women's right to vote. See: centuryofaction.org/.

Bread and Roses on 01/20/12

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Fri, 01/20/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Reclaim Sacred Space

Occupy Spirit: Reclaiming Sacred Space

Politicians, corporations and media are consummate shapers of sacred space associating our deepest values and sense of meaning with products they want us to want. In the spirit of occupy, join us in a discussion of reclaiming sacred space! Guests: Local women’s ensemble In Mulieribus and composer Grace Lewis-McLaren. See: inmulieribus.org

Bread and Roses on 01/13/12

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Fri, 01/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Meet community member Madeleine See, LCSW and early childhood Therapist on Bread and Roses.

This Friday on your feminist Public Affairs show we sit down with community member Madeleine See. Maddie received her Master's of Social Work degree from PSU and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked as a child therapist for the last five years. She will share with Bread and Roses's host Del Criscenzo her choice of career and the challenges of social work. Maddie will also shade some light on children mental illnesses and share with the audience important information about community resources available to parents.

Bread and Roses on 01/06/12

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Fri, 01/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with author, Pam Houston

Bread and Roses welcomes author, Pam Houston.

On the twentieth anniversary of the critically acclaimed short story collection, Cowboys Are My Weakness, Houston shares her new novel : Contents May Have Shifted.

Bread and Roses on 12/30/11

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Fri, 12/30/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Celebrating Feminism of 2011

Bread and Roses will host a special show - Celebrating the Milestones in Feminism during 2011. We’ll hear about some incredible women who have made history this year including 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.

We’ll discuss some amazing 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.

We invite you to call in with your thoughts and recollections of noteworthy women’s news or remembrances of 2011.

Hosted by Delphine Crisczensco and Ashley Thirstrup

Bread and Roses on 12/16/11

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Fri, 12/16/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Forgiving the Unforgivable, Part One of a 3-part Occupy Spirit series

Forgiving the Unforgivable? Tonight we explore Gov. Kitzhaber's decision to temporarily halt executions in Oregon. We'll speak with 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 both victims and Death Row inmates. Forgiving the unforgivable—a possibility? Learn more at: naseemrakha.com and oadp.org

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Women's protests in Egypt

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Fri, 02/11/2011

"It was so hard to go from the joy and communal spirit of Egypt to a congressional hearing about the implications of the Egyptian uprising on US foreign policy," says Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin about witnessing revolutionary history in Egypt. "How sad it is that those we've elected have so little regard for the most astounding people's grassroots non-violent revolution that we've seen in our lifetimes."

Hear about the amazing journey of a Code Pink's women's delegation in Egypt, and voices from Egyptian women at the barricades: Asmaa Mahfouz -- whose video plea helped spark the uprising-- and thoughts from Egyptian feminists and authors Ahdaf Soueif and Nawal El Sadaawi.

Learn more at: www.codepink4peace.org , ahdafsoueif.com

  • Length: 47:33 minutes (43.54 MB)
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Bread and Roses: Interview with Najmeh Modarres and Oregon Dreamers Erika and Jackie

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Fri, 11/26/2010

In a two part program we talked with
Najmeh Modarres about HIV/AIDS prevention in Botswana, where one quarter of the adult population has been affected by the disease. Najmeh is a public health educator, researcher and evaluator.
We also will discuss the Dream Act with Jackie and Erika, organizers with an Oregon group of dreamers. This legislation is intended to create a path towards legalization for thousands of undocumented youth. It will be introduced in the US Senate during the lame duck session in this coming week.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

You, too, can row for a cure!

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Thu, 09/09/2010

A local rower's dream of raising funds for breast cancer resources and research has made big waves. Row for the Cure, which began in Portland, is now a national event. And it's not too late to dust off your canoe and join in the Oct 3 event.

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Got Class?

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Fri, 08/20/2010

Joshunda Sanders is a writer for the Statesman, in Austin , TX . Her previous journalism experiences included working for the Houston Chronicle, the Beaumont Enterprise, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her creative nonfiction essays have appeared in “Secrets and Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women’s Friendships,” (Seal Press) and “My Soul To His Spirit: Soulful Expressions from Black Daughters To Their Fathers,” (SoulDictates Publishing), and “Homelands” (Seal Press). She attended Vassar College in 2000, where she majored in creative writing. She holds a Masters of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas .
She discusses her recently published article “Eat, Pray, Spend.” In it Sanders takes on “anti-feminist privilege literature and film” such as Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and Sex in the City, as she examines the “genre’s destructive cacophony of insecurity, spending, and false wellness.”
Full article at

http://bitchmagazine.org/article/eat-pray-spend

Dr. Donna Beegle grew up in generational migrant labor poverty, left school for marriage at 15 and had two children. At age 25 she found herself with no husband, little education, no job skills and continuing to cope with poverty. In the course of 10 years she obtained a G.E.D., an A.A. in Journalism, a B.A. in Communications, a Master’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Gender Studies, and a Doctorate Degree.
An internationally recognized lecturer, Donna is now president of Communication Across Barriers. Beegle is the founder and CEO of the new nonprofit, PovertyBridge, which is dedicated to changing lives for people in poverty.
She talks about educational barriers for students who come from poverty and what educators could do to help ALL students be successful.

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The Big Latch On

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Fri, 08/06/2010

 Host Ashley Thirstrup produced this short piece about the Big Latch On - a worldwide event to celebrate nursing mothers and babies.  The goal of the event is to see which area can set the world record for the most nursing babies at one time, as well as to spread awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. 

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www.biglatchon.org/big-latch-on-blog.html

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Women and Globalization

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Thu, 07/01/2010

CAUSA is Oregon’s statewide, grassroots immigrant rights coalition and the largest Hispanic civil and human rights, and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest.
CAUSA organizes, educates, and mobilizes to build power in the immigrant community.
Natalie Patrick-Knox is the Coordinator for CAUSA's new Portland Metro office, which held an open house on Wednesday, July 28. She discusses CAUSA's current campaigns with particular attention on issues for women immigrants.

Sabina Zeba Haque is an artist of South Asian descent – raised in Pakistan by an American mother and a Pakistani father. She examines issues of race, geopolitics, gender and sexuality across cultural boundaries, using the medium of painting, collage, and photography. Haque’s personal fusion of opposing cultural perspectives mirrors the complex, fragmented and multiple meanings of “globalization” and “multiculturalism” and their significance in American culture today.
In 2006, Sabina Zeba Haque joined Portland State University as the James DePriest Scholar in Ethnic Art. Haque received her MFA in Painting from Boston University and a BA in Art and education from Smith College. She is the 2010 recipient of the Lilla Jewel Fund for Women by the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation.

Single? You're Not Alone!

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Fri, 06/11/2010

Did you know that a third of the US adult population is single? Explore this new phenomena, its origins and impact with interviews and commentary of single women and Stephanie Coontz, prolific author on marriage and professor of history and family studies at Evergreen State College. Be sure to tune in for this first episode in a series!

 

Single? You're Not Alone!

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Fri, 06/11/2010

 This interview explores a single woman role model for collective member Brooke - her mother.

  • Length: 12:58 minutes (11.87 MB)
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Fourth Wave of Feminism

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Fri, 06/04/2010
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Foster Youth Awareness

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Fri, 05/28/2010
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