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Did you ever have a really interesting conversation at a bar -- sharing ideas over a couple of martinis -- and wish you could've bottled it? That's Bar Crawl Radio. Rebecca McKean and Alan Winson invite amazing people to Manhattan bars -- make a toast -- and then talk about about whatever inspires them -- makes their lives worth living. We talk to bar owners & bartenders -- actors -- musicians -- writers & poets -- journalists -- politicians -- social activists -- community organizers & NGOs -- brewers & mead makers -- businesspersons -- podcasters -- and sometimes -- lawyers. Who knows? BCR might be at a bar -- near you.
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Bar Crawl Radi‪o‬ Alan Winson & Rebecca McKean

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Did you ever have a really interesting conversation at a bar -- sharing ideas over a couple of martinis -- and wish you could've bottled it? That's Bar Crawl Radio. Rebecca McKean and Alan Winson invite amazing people to Manhattan bars -- make a toast -- and then talk about about whatever inspires them -- makes their lives worth living. We talk to bar owners & bartenders -- actors -- musicians -- writers & poets -- journalists -- politicians -- social activists -- community organizers & NGOs -- brewers & mead makers -- businesspersons -- podcasters -- and sometimes -- lawyers. Who knows? BCR might be at a bar -- near you.
Tell us what you think of our programming. CONTACT: barcrawlradio@gmail.comSee what's going on with the BCR Team -- BCR BLOG SITE
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    James Yee: Ministering to Muslims at Guantanamo

    James Yee: Ministering to Muslims at Guantanamo

    An important topic we have explored over several BCR programs is the work carried out by Witness Against Torture – who for 15 years have actively protested the incarceration of Muslim men from all over the world -- at Guantanamo, Cuba. Since 2002 almost 800 have been detained – most released and now 40 remain – uncharged with a crime. Some have been there going on 20 years in extremely ugly conditions.For this episode we talked with a former U.S. Army Captain who loyally served his country at the Guantanamo Prison, as a Muslim Chaplain. Then at the end of his deployment was wrongly arrested and accused of espionage and threatened with execution. James Yee’s story was documented in the popular press and this story is available in his book “For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire.”
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    Black Arts Movement 2021: Eugene Redmond & Darlene Roy

    Black Arts Movement 2021: Eugene Redmond & Darlene Roy

    Coming out of the call for “Black Power” in the 1960s by Malcolm X and others, historian and playwright Larry Neal describes a new breed of Black artist taking on the contradictions of the Black person’s experience in the racist West and developing a “black aesthetic.” For this "Poetry--What Is It Good For?" episode, we talked with one of the lead architects of Black Arts Movement [BAM] poetry, Eugene B. Redmond -- the longtime poet laureate of East St. Louis -- and with poet and Redmond colleague Darlene Roy who has run the Eugene B. Redmond Writer's Club of E. St. Louis for several decades. The conversation ranged from the beginnings of BAM within the Black Power era of the 1960s -- to the important poets of the period -- to the changes that were happening in this country as "negro / colored" turned to "Black." Ms. Roy read from her book "Afrosynthesis: A feast of Poetry and Folklore."
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Music to Listen to an Impeachment By

    Music to Listen to an Impeachment By

    Let it be noted that this Bar Crawl Radio conversation was recorded the day after a U.S. President was impeached for the second time. And for this episode our BCR producer Alina Larson brought together three musical minds who will recommend music you may have not heard of but great to listen to a presidential impeachment by. Jim Harrington is the Pop Music critic for the Bay Area News Group and he told us a story about Daryl Hall -- or was it John Oates? Dawn Sutter Madell just worked on the music for Netflix's recent release -- "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" -- and she told us an embarrassing story that involves Denzel Washington. And Harold Stephan who worked in the famous Unique Music Studio told us a story about John Lennon and Phil Spector.
    This show is filled with musical snippets that will whet your taste and get you ready for the and Impeachment coming to a television near you.

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    • 55 min
    Catholic Worker: 1936 - 2021 / Tending a NYC Soup Kitchen

    Catholic Worker: 1936 - 2021 / Tending a NYC Soup Kitchen

    Your BCR hosts were surprised and honored when Catholic Worker, Bud Courtney, took us up the wooden stairs of Maryhouse to Dorothy Day's bedroom for our conversation on the Catholic Worker's soup kitchen feeding the the poor and homeless, We were joined by Joann Kennedy who heads up Maryhouse. They told us that Day had lived the last years of her life and died in the room in which we were recording. We talked about Bud's and Joann's commitment to serving their neighbors in need both with food and clothing, as well as humane and respectful moral support.
    Early in this BCR episode, we caught-up with Corinne Low of UWS Open Hearts on the plight of the homeless men in the Lucerne Hotel on the UWS of Manhattan.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    BCR & Angst and Daisies: Ending 2020 with friends

    BCR & Angst and Daisies: Ending 2020 with friends

    This will be our third visit with the hosts of the podcast -- Angst and Daisies -- Caroline Aaron, co-starring in "The Amazing Mrs. Maisel", and Steve Saporito, lawyer and knower of current American politics. We talked a bit about about the state of our country -- some on the Amazon hit series -- and a morsel on our favorite Christmas tunes and films. It was a lot of fun catching up with our new buddies who are now "old" friends.
    Contact Rebecca and Alan at barcrawlradio@gmail.com

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    • 51 min
    Rhonda Roland Shearer: 1st Responder to 1st Responders-EXTRA

    Rhonda Roland Shearer: 1st Responder to 1st Responders-EXTRA

    This is a BCR EXTA. Rhonda Roland Shearer was a first responder for the WTC first responders directly after the attack on Sept. 11th, 2001, At the time – she and her daughter London handed out a million dollars in PPE, construction helmets, bolt cutters and other essential equipment that supported those who worked the PIT. IN BCR 119 Rhonda tells that story and talks about her recent efforts at supplying PPE and other lifesaving materials to hospital workers in NYC.
    For this BCR extra Ms. Shearer talks about her other interests – as a sculptor of women subjects, media ethics reporter and her work with her scientist husband Stephen Jay Gould for their Art Science Research Laboratory – we begin by talking about revolutions in art – influenced by Marcel Duchamp and fractals which influences   modern art  -- and the basic differences between male and female geometries  

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    • 17 min

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