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 04/27/12

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Fri, 04/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Toxic Beauty - a Visit to Nail Salons and Spas

The popularity of nail salons and beauty spas is very high. But how much of the beauty we buy is toxic? And what are the work conditions like behind the aroma-therapeutic fog?
We will hear from Lisa Fu, Program Director for the Californian Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. She will introduce us to the mostly immigrant women  who work in the salons, to their work conditions and to the toxic substances both they and their customers are exposed to. We will explore what can be done to improve that reality.

Bread and Roses on 04/20/12

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Fri, 04/20/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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War & Earth Day: Afghani peace activist and US eco-outlaws

War & Earth Day: A preview of Afghani peace activist Sima Samar's upcoming lecture "The Question of Afghanistan" and we'll give away free tickets to this World Affairs Council Event. worldoregon.org/  Also: On this anniversary of the BP oil spill, we profile Gulf Coast "eco-outlaw" Diane Wilson.  Call in with your thoughts about morality, Earth Day and our forgotton war in Afghanistan: 503-231-8187

Bread and Roses on 04/13/12

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Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and race relations in France.

Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and race relations in France. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo asks Laila, her compatriot, about the history of French Imperialism and Arab immigration to France. They discuss racism and race relations in their country as well as Maghrebi literature and its contributions to denouncing historical silencing. Laila Amine specializes in twentieth-century African American and African Diaspora literature with particular interest in comparative race and ethnic studies. Her current project, Algerian Paris: Belonging beyond Diaspora uncovers how the Algerian war (1954-1962) and its legacies shaped representations of a transnational Paris in African American, French, and Maghrebi cultural texts. Laila Amine was born in Brest, France in 1977.

Bread and Roses on 04/06/12

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Fri, 04/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States

Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States. Samantha Taylor and Del Criscenzo ask Walidah about the peculiar history of African Americans in Oregon and Portland and openly talk about the "isms" that continue to impact our society. Walidah is a historian, a reporter, a poet, a spoken word artist, a documentary film maker, a writer and a community organizer. She teaches for the Black Studies department at Portland State University and in the Women’s Studies Department at Oregon State University. This Spring term you can take her class on the History of the Black Panther Party at PSU, and a class on race, gender and empire in Disney films at OSU.

Bread and Roses on 03/30/12

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Fri, 03/30/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Meaningful activities for girls

Not just Sugar and Spice….
Learn about exemplary programs that provide meaningful activities for girls: Oregon Tradeswomen, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, Girls Inc. NW Oregon and Reel Grrls in Seattle. We will hear about spring and summer camps and ways to become involved as mentor.
In tonight’s program we will also honor Iraqi refugee Shaima Alawadi, who was murdered in California, and American poet and essayist Adrienne Rich, who died at age 82 this week.

Bread and Roses on 03/23/12

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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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I'm a slut and I vote

Women Unite Against the War on Women!  From sex strikes to rallies- women across the country are fighting the GOP assault against women's reproductive rights and health care choices. Special guests:  Reformed Whores - a musical comedy team whose  hit song "I'm a Slut" says it all. www.reformedwhores.com Oregon actions are listed at: www.facebook.com/groups/WOWOR/ Why this war on women? Call in: 503-231-8187

Bread and Roses on 03/16/12

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Fri, 03/16/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native Poet, Erika Wurth on "Indian Trains"

Native Poet Erika Wurth on Indian Trains. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo interviewed Erika a year ago after one of her poetry readin in Bloomington, IN. Erika T. Wurth is Apache, Chickasaw and Cherokee. She was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Colorado between Idaho Springs and Evergreen, although she has lived different places off and on. Her work, both poetry and fiction, has appeared in Raven Chronicles, Fiction, Cedar Hill Review, AMCRJ, and SAIL. She teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. This is her first book.

Bread and Roses on 03/09/12

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Fri, 03/09/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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International is Local

This Friday on Bread and Rose International  is Local! We celebrate International Women Day with music of women from around the world and around the block. Guest Natasha Kmeto from PDX shares with us her passion for music and her creative process as a singer and music producer. Natasha Kmeto is an electro hip-hop, singer-producer based in Portland, OR. With a rich musical background in jazz, r&b, electronic and hip-hop she likes to describe her music as “futuristic soul.”

Bread and Roses on 03/02/12

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Fri, 03/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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My Teenage Werewolf, a Mother, a Daughter, a Journey through the Thicket of Adolescence

"What's more challenging in the life of a woman: being a teenager... or being the mother of a teenager?" Tune in to Bread and Roses this coming Friday to find out as local author Lauren Kessler discusses her latest book My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, a Daughter, a Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence.

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

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Teachers Rebel!

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Thu, 03/19/2009

In a program dedicated to teachers everywhere, Bread and Roses explores the amazing but true story of a teachers' rebellion in Oaxaca, Mexico, that turned into a massive social justice movement. Host Carole Scholl will present music and interviews from Oaxaca, including stories from the infamous "March of Pots and Pans," in which thousands of women took over a major TV station. Renowned filmmaker Jill Freidberg will discuss her award-winning film about Oaxaca, A Little Bit of So Much Truth.  www.corrugate.org

 

For more information on the book, Teaching Rebellion, edited by Diana Denham, go to: www.casacollective.org  And to hear more of Lila Downs music, go to: www.liladowns.com

Helping Those in Need and Serving the Community: Della Rae & Janna Mock-Lopez

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Thu, 03/12/2009

Bridget B. here, on this edition of  Bread and Roses, I had the pleasure of interviewing Della Rae, Founder/Director of DonorsResource.org and Janna Mock-Lopez, President and Publisher of Oregon Family Media.

DonorsResource.org is an online hub that connects people who want to give in-kind donations with non-profits that need them. Oregon Family Media publishes Goodness Magazine, which focuses on the positive accomplishments of people within our local community.

Remember to set your radio dial to KBOO 90.7FM Portland, 100.7FM Corvallis, 91.9FM Columbia Gorge or stream live at www.kboo.fm and listen to Bread & Roses every Friday night at 6pmPST

Cheers ~ Bridget B.

Ode to Abigail: An Oregon Hero

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Thu, 02/12/2009

Unsung hero of Oregon history: Abigail Scott Duniway fought for women's right to vote throughout the Northwest, but over 5 elections male voters in her homestate, Oregon, defeated ballot initiatives to allow women to vote. Abigail's brother, Harvey Scott was editor of the Oregonian. He campaigned against women's rights and other progressive issues. Two years after Harvey's death, voters in Oregon approved a women's right to vote.  Portland honors Harvey Scott with a statue atop Mt Tabor, but Abigail has received few honors.  Music: Songs of the Suffragettes by Elizabeth Knight; Oh Dear by Gerri Gribi. See CreativeFolk.com

Interview with the creators of "We've Got Time To Help"

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Thu, 02/05/2009

Are you one of the estimated 400,000 people unemployed in Oregon who has some extra time on your imagehands?

Bridget B. hosted another segment of Bread and Roses on KBOO 90.7FM Friday, February 6, 2009 at 6pmPST.  She introduces you to the creators of We've Got Time To Help, a blog "...about a group of people who have been affected by the current economic times.  [People who've been] downsized, laid off, [have] reduced work hours or just plain unable to find employment."

I can tell, you're already jumping for joy and can't wait to hear about another blog about unemployed people.  Oh, but it's not just any ordinary blog.  We've Got Time To Help is dedicated to "Helping [to] bring a sense of community back to our neighborhood..." by using the time that they have on their hands and putting it to good use; helping others.

Bridget B., along with Seth Reams and Michelle King, the creators of  We've Got Time To Help, took calls that served as testimony to their recent efforts.

Bread and Roses airs every Friday night at 6pm on KBOO 90.7FM
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Film unveils story of Liberian women's peace movement

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Thu, 01/15/2009

"Pray the Devil Back to Hell" tells the amazing and  inspiring story of Liberian women who helped stop the Civil War in Liberia. We speak to Director Gini Reticker who has chronicled the stories of heroic women, not only in Liberia, but also Ghana, Rwanda and Morrocco. Learn more at: www.Praythedevilbacktohell.com

Activist mom Cindy Sheehan continues fight for peace

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Thu, 01/15/2009

One of the most enduring images of war protests in the Bush years were the angry mothers whose children have died in the war. One mother, Cindy Sheehan caught the world's attention by camping out in President Bush's Crawford Texas ranch. In this interview, she urges the peace movement to continue to work to end our wars.

Two Women Writers: "Keepers of History"

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Thu, 01/08/2009

Bridget B. hosted the January 9, 2009 segment of Bread & Roses.  She interviewed two local women writers, Anjala Ehelebe author of Images of America: Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood and Jewel Lansing author of My Montana: A History and Memoir - 1930-1950.  Anjala took us through a historic accounting of the Woodlawn neighborhood while Jewel shared with us what life was like growing up in rural Montana.  Both women are true "Keepers of History" and during this segment of Bread & Roses, you’ll hear the process each one went through in writing and publishing their work along with a live reading.

Turn up your volume and enjoy another another segment of Bread & Roses as hosted by Bridget B. You can always listen to KBOO online at http://www.kboo.fm/.
 
 Cheers ~ Bridget B.

Nora Guthrie: Keeping alive Woody's legacy

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Thu, 12/04/2008

Folk hero Woody Guthrie left behind thousands of unpublished lyrics. His daughter, Nora Guthrie, shares discovering these songs and, in the process, discovering her father. Also featured: creative work by Billy Bragg and Jonatha Brooke www.jonathabrooke.com  who had access to the archives. More info: www.woodyguthrie.org

US Economic Crisis: How Its Affecting Women In Other Countries

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Thu, 11/27/2008
The US Economic Crisis has affected many women across or great country, but how is it affecting women in other countries?
 
Join me, Bridget B., as I speak to women from Sweden, Amsterdam and Paris; each one expressing their views on the negative and even positive impact the US Economic Crisis is having on women in their country.  The conversations were most insightful so listen to what my guests had to say as we discuss the US Economic Crisis and the impact it is having on their lives and the lives of other women in their country.

 
 
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 Adrianne George
 AG Communications
 Real Life Social Media Marketing Communications
 
 
 
 
 Professor Diana Derval
 Derval Research
 

 

 

 
 
 Liva Judic
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 Ayna Partners

 

 

 

My Dead Body

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Tue, 11/04/2008

On October 31, it was a  Bread & Roses full of scary stories, disguises, and tributes to the dead.   Thanks to all the listeners who called in to share.

In this audio, listen to Brooke Kavanagh's story about something she finds a little scary:  her dead body.

 

 

 

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

 

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