Mentoring Poets: Susana H. Case & Mervyn Taylor
Season 4, Ep. 105
This was a fun +hour talking with two brilliant poets who mentor each other's new work. MERVYN TAYLOR born and lives in Trinidad, and now retired there, Mervyn graduated from Howard and Columbia Universities.He taught at Bronx Community College, The Young Adult Learning Academy, He has published six books of poetry and won the Paterson Poetry Prize for sustained literary achievement.His poetry focuses on the particular and the personal, but there's always somehow the consciousness of the world.Mervyn suggested that we invite SUSANA H. CASE to the BCR conversation because he found that there was an affinity in their work.Susana has written seven books of poetry and two of her chapbooks have won poetry prizes. Her work appears in many magazines and anthologies. Dr. Case is a professor and Program Coordinator at the NY Institute of Technology.
Collateral Damage and the CVD19 Collective
Season 4, Ep. 104
Bar Crawl Radio is now on the street at West End Avenue and 92nd Street -- bringing in guests and talking with neighbors on our open mic. For Episode #104 Rebecca and Alan talked about the collateral damage of CVD19 and then had a most unusual guest.
Nathan Lents on COVID19
Season 4, Ep. 103
BCR is recording in the middle of West End Avenue -- where it is safe - for a conversation with popular scientist Nathan H. Lents, the author ofHuman Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes(2018). Lents also maintains the Human Evolution Blog and writes forPsychology Todayunder the tagline “Beastly Behavior: How Evolution Shaped Our Minds and Bodies.”Recently, he has been countering supporters of intelligent design who complain about scientific approaches to effective policies on combatting COVID19 pandemic and in April he survived the disease. Nathan was with us for BCR #16 on our first and only Margarita Crawl.
Pandemic Films: Why we eat 'em up.
Season 4, Ep. 102
It's seems to be the just-right-moment to stock up on all the essentials, preferably canned or irradiated -- find a cozy indoor spot, conveniently chained with a steel door and no windows -- and wait for it to get dark -- so we can listen for the gurgling sounds of the always ravenous walkers of the night. Life has become much like the pandemic films we so love -- Contagion -- Outbreak -- 28 Days Later -- and even -- The Andromeda Strain [Rebecca and I had to pay for this 1971 film getting ready for this podcast. It is not really interesting except to see how strange an old film can look to 21st Century, COVID19-covered eyes].Bar Crawl Radio took to the streets -- West End Avenue and 92nd St. -- to ask our neighbors if they liked pandemic films.If you have an opinion on this question, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rethinking NYC: Running for City Council
Season 4, Ep. 100
BCR100-PART 3: For BCR's 100th Episode, we invited two young women running for the NY City Council in the 2021 election. Johanna Garcia is running for a seat in District 10 - Upper Manhattan. She is the daughter of immigrants and mother of three children.As President of the School District's Presidents Council and as President of the Community Education Council, Ms. Garcia opposed extreme testing and the sale of student information to private parties, and highlighted the crisis of lead in NYC schools.Sara Lind is running for District 6 which is our own Upper West Side, presently headed by Helen Rosenthal. She has a law degree from Univ. of Chicago and worked for asylum seekers. Ms Lind has been working to increase the number of women in government. She worked on the Clinton presidential campaign in '16 and is the Executive Director for 21 '21' focused on electing at least 21 women to the NY City Council.
Rafael Espinal: Head of the Freelancers Union
Season 4, Ep. 100
BCR100-PART 2: Our second guest for out outdoor podcast on West End Avenue was former NY City Council Member, Rafael Espinal. Rafael is one of our favorite guests. , He has been with us many times and Alan covered his run for City Advocate a year ago.We have celebrated his many accomplishments as City Council Member for District 37 in Brooklyn.And now Rafael Espinal is the leader of the Freelancers Union. We talked about his many accomplishments with a Council Member, his new job as head of the Freelancers Union and possible future political aspirations. Talking with Rafael is always fun.CONTACT US -- email@example.com
MBP Gale Brewer Celebrating UWS Resiliency
Season 4, Ep. 100
BCR100-PART 1: This three-part BCR episode celebrated its 100th episode on a Manhattan street. West End Avenue was closed to traffic and so BCR took to the street to celebrate the resiliency of our UWS Neighbors as we face-down a most deadly pandemic.PART ONE: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer talked about her attempts to guide the mayor and governor to make the wisest decisions for our amazing urban population. Did you know that over a period of time Gale and her husband, Cal Snyder, had 35 foster children?PART TWO: A blast from the past. Former City Council Member, now head of the Freelancers Union Rafael Espinal dropped by, shared a beer, and we caught up with his recent activities as head of the Freelancers Union and looked back on his accomplishments in city government.PART THREE: We talked with two young women running for the NY City Council in 2021 -- Johanna Garcia for District 10 in Upper Manhattan -- and -- Sara Lind for District #6 -- the Upper West Side.Also -- with us were our Upper West Side neighbors on the "BCR Kvetch Mic."