Bar Crawl Radio
COVID19 Long-haulers with Nathan Lents
Season 4, Ep. 117
This will be the third visit with scientist and genetics expert -- Nathan Lents. We focused our conversation on the nature of the "long-haul" maladies of those who have had the COVID19 virus. These serious health outcomes are known to effect even those who did not manifest the disease. And we talked to Dr. Lents about the new approach to viral vaccines using the mRNA technique. We also talked to two COVID19 survivors about their experience during and after contracting the infection. Believe it or Not - this thing is serious.CONTACT BCR hosts Rebecca McKean and Alan Winson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Expat Poets from Hispaniola: Rhina P. Espaillat & Jean Dany Joachim
Season 4, Ep. 116
We were joined by two world-class poets from Hispaniola -- Jean Dany Joachim writes in Haitian Creole and Spanish poet Rhina P. Espaillat who left the Dominican Republic as a young girl fleeing the Trujillo massacre of 1937. Their poetry cuts to the bone of the immigrant experience in simple but deeply revealing ways. This episode is a lively conversation with lovely people who interpret their poetry in most accessible performances. CONTACT: email@example.com
Season 4, Ep. 115
It's a great time to wake up and get really distracted. If that is your goal -- then this BCR episode is for you. So if you really want to loosen your brain and drop any hope for serious and focused thought -- tune in and zone out while Rebecca and Alan tell you all about ... what was I saying?
A Joyous Sound on the Upper West Side
Season 4, Ep. 114
It was the day when we learned that the Biden/Harris ticket had won the Presidential election, and the sounds of elation and joy rose in the street outside our Upper West Side apartment windows. We ran down to West End Avenue with our equipment and quickly set-up to get some testimony from our neighbors about how they were feeling. Up the street 150 people had filled the street and were dancing and yelling as passing cars honked on W. 93rd Street. We could breathe and the unifying breath was saying, "Let the healing begin."
Election Nite 2020: A Pundit, the Press, and a Poet
Season 4, Ep. 114
WARNING!!! LIBERAL TALK ZONE.It's the night of the 2020 election, and we did not want to be alone with the results. So, we invited a few knowing friends with whom we were in near total agreement. That's is how we roll:Lincoln Mitchell is a political pundit and professor at Columbia University -- Poli Sci. We talked with Lincoln about his recent book "San Francisco Year Zero" at BCR #73.The News Broads Podcast's hosts Gina Cirrito and Lynn White joined us on BCR #95. They are savvy media news veterans and they talk with top political thinkers on their podcast. Martín Espada is a renowned poet who tells stories of the Puerto Rican diaspora. He and his talented wife Lauren Schmidt had joined us for BCR #88. Essayist, translator, editor, and attorney, Martín pursues social justice. He reads his poem "Litany at the Tomb of Frederick Douglass."
Buggin' with Rebecca & Alan @ Gebhards
Season 4, Ep. 113
Rebecca and Alan are back at their favorite bar -- Matt Gebhard's Beer Culture Bar on the Upper West Side on W. 72nd Street. It was really good to be back on our old turf recording Bar Crawl Radio. The episode honed in on the behaviors and sounds and bugs that bug us. It was loud and a bit smelly from the fumes on the busy bus-strewned street -- but we had a great time sitting at a real bar and recording our silliness. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hearts to the Homeless
Season 4, Ep. 112
We talked about the issue of NIMBY attitudes in our Manhattan Upper West Side neighborhood and the lack of mayoral leadership in solving the problem of homelessness -- with NYC District 6 Council person Helen Rosenthal, Corinne Lowe, co-founder of UWS Open Hearts, Joshua Parkin, founder of helpNYC, and Da Homeless Hero, a sheltered resident of the Lucerne Hotel. This is the first in a series of BCR conversations addressing the issue of homelessness in our neighborhood -- with politicians, spiritual and mental health experts, sociologists, UWS neighbors, and the men and women who are living without permanent shelter. It is our goal to raise awareness of the problem and of finding humane solutions that work for the entire community.
MicroAid International - Redux
Season 4, Ep. 111
Jon Ross, the founder and head of Micro Aid International joined Rebecca and Alan on the patio of Ellington in the Park on a beautiful Autumn afternoon. Jon Ross was with on BCR #36 at Vino Laventino – where we no longer record because the owner kicked Alan out several months ago – but that is another story.In our previous conversation, we got into some depth on Jon's life and work building single-family, multi-generational homes in third word disaster areas. Now he is carrying out this important work during a global pandemic. Micro/Aid International is a non-profit that goes into third world disaster areas after the NGOs,Government agencies, news media have left and builds single homes by accessing the local economy and resources. Please consider contributing to their efforts.Contact Rebecca and Alan at email@example.com
"Roll Play" & Trivia on BCR
Season 4, Ep. 110
This BCR episode recorded in front of the regal Greek Orthodox Church on West End Avenue and W. 90th Street in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Rich Collier -- the “High Exalted Mystic Ruler of the Unusually Smooth Productions” -- joined us out on the street for his brand of fresh-air trivia. Rich is amulti-year Emmy-winning host for “Roll Play” – where guests are challenged with trivia about NYC -- now on Create TV. He was a host and producer of “Subway Q & A” – one of the highest rated series in the unfortunately brief history of The Metro Channel – for which he was awarded a dozen NY Emmy Awards and won three in the category “Outstanding on Air Achievement” awards. The BCR Open Mic attracted several of our neighbors to answer some "Roll Play" style trivia. See how well you can do with Rich's questions -- you are bound to do better than we did.