Season 3, Ep. 99
This country has two social crises – the coronavirus pandemic – and – social unrest caused by white racism.Added to that – our government has no coherent, effective policy to help us move forward. These social and health upheavals have impacted our children’s education. For this Bar Crawl Radio episode, we are talking with two educational leaders whose organizations are working to establish equity and justice for poor Brown and Black children – Leonie Haimson of Class Size Matters – and – Jasmine Gripper of Alliance for Quality Education.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Me Rebecca
Season 3, Ep. 98
BCR has gone to the streets -- West End Avenue and 92nd Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan -- to be precise. We set up an open mic in the middle of the asphalt and have been taking testimony from UWSers about how they are doing. AND -- one of the BCR hosts makes a life-changing announcement -- proving one more time that it is never too late to change your life. It is part of the 'Don't Be a 'Becky' Movement" #amnotbeckyFor her husband of many decades this is going to be difficult, but he has been given a one-person dispensation. He is one lucky guy.Contact us at email@example.com
The Church and Social Justice
Season 3, Ep. 97
Recently, a dear friend sent us her son’s new book about his work in the field of social justice in poor and Black communities in the Chicago area – and elsewhere.At the end of Seeds of Justice Alex Tindal Weisendanger writes: “We can transform our churches and our churches can transform the world”This BCR episode features Alex and two other Christian leaders working for social justice.This BCR episode was co-produced by Alina Larson.Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upsides to a Pandemic
Season 3, Ep. 96
Becky and I are hunkered down at the Windermere Chateau Bar overlooking beautiful West End Avenue to talk about how social isolation has a positive side. We spent some time earlier in the week at the Street level Bar talking to our neighbors taking a late afternoons stroll -- and asked "How you doin'?" We will continue to collect their testimony for future BCR episodes.Contact us at email@example.com
Broads "Casting" the News
Season 3, Ep. 95
Bar Crawl Radio hosts interview the interviewers -- members of The News Broads Podcast. A breezy conversation with three media savvy ladies about their experiences of talking with the biggest movers in journalism and entertainment on their podcast produced by David Levin. Judy Licht -- Co-founder of firstcomesfashions.com; Commentator on WNBC's "Power Panel" ; Cohosted "Living in Style" for Martha Stewart; Creator of "Full Frontal Fashion" television series -- and more.Lynne White -- Three-time Emmy award winning journalist.Gina Cirrito - Former entertainment Producer at Fox News, covering all the red carpet biggie events.
Escape OR Release?
Season 3, Ep. 94
Once again -- Becky and I are hunkered down in the Windermere Hotel Chateau Bar overlooking lovely West End Avenue. Another large crowd gathered near to the BCR mics as we talked about escaping the tribulations of life. Along the way Becky revealed the truth about our marriage -- and I decided her truth was not fake. This episode features one of my favorite entertainers --Jimmy Durante -- who continues to make me laugh -- a dinka doo.Contact Becky and Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Poets 4 Peace: The Gendered Voice
Season 3, Ep. 93
"Poetry! What is it good for?" is a BCR series in which Becky and I have conversations with important poets. This episode opens with a rendition of "America the Beautiful" performed by the students of the Curtis Institute of Music [see Hunkered Down ??? for a conversation with the conductor Robert Kahn]. This conversation with the "3 Poets 4 Peace" is a follow up of BCR #92 in which we talked about poems addressing war. For this episode we investigated the gendered voice of poetry -- trying to discern the unique qualities of the male and female. The examples here tend to feature coitus and so ...