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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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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

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.com

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    Nuclear War--Keeps on Rockin'

    Nuclear War--Keeps on Rockin'

    August 2, 2022. Outside the United States Consulate to the United Nations. Second day of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Several dozen people--mostly in their 70s or more--marched and chanted and practiced civil disobedience in a call to end the build-up of nuclear arms. Here is a reflection of what some of them believed --
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    • 25 min
    Father Philip Gbao: Love of education and the poor

    Father Philip Gbao: Love of education and the poor

    Father Philip Gbao is a Salesian Catholic Priest who works with the poor and children in West Africa. At one time he was the principal of a school in Uganda. As a young student he escaped the civil wars in Sierra Leone and now works to empower young women, to train teens in practical skills that will earn them a living wage, and to encourages his students to change behaviors that will make their country cleaner and healthier. He was in the United States to raise money for several young women and men who were completing their college education. We spoke at the Catholic Worker's Maryhouse library -- in the Bowery district of NYC.
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    • 46 min
    Samantha Majic: Sex Work as Work

    Samantha Majic: Sex Work as Work

    A few months ago, Rebecca McKean and I spoke with India Thusi about her study of the interaction of sex workers and the police in Johannesburg, South Africa. That conversation explored the current state of prostitution – and -- our attitudes and feelings about sexual intercourse as work. For this BCR conversation, we sat down at one of favorite bars with Dr. Samantha Majic – a professor in Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Prof. Majic studies the links between gender and American politics. We asked her about her 2014 book -- Sex Work Politics: From Protest to Service Provision -- which focuses on sex work and civic engagement.
    This podcast was recorded at Gebhard's Beer Culture Bar in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Let us know what you think at barcrawlradio@gmail.com

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    • 41 min
    Douglas Hostetter: TET - CIA assassination attempt - Ending war

    Douglas Hostetter: TET - CIA assassination attempt - Ending war

    Douglas Hostetter – Mennonite and Conscientious Objector -- served in the middle of a hot zone during the VietNam War supporting the people who lived there. His is an amazing story. Rebecca McKean and I spoke with Mr Hostetter at Gebhard’s Beer Culture Bar in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Juneteenth and Father’s day, 2022. We will post our conversation with Douglas in two parts.
    In the second part of our conversation, Douglas Hostetter describes his daily activities in and around the Tam Ky battle zone during the Viet Nam War – his interaction with the American Marines and a very different relationship with U.S. officers who saw his positive work with the local population – as sapping GI morale. This led to a decision he had to make when he learned that the CIA was putting out rumors that could lead to his assassination.  He describes surviving the violence of the 2 -week TET offensive of 1968 – and the human devastation that he witnessed afterwards.
    Douglass Hostetter’s Viet Nam experiences established his life path working for peace throughout the world  -- in Nicaragua during the Contra War – in Iraq with his attempts to prevent the First Gulf War by trading a plane-full of medicine with the Iraqis for American and UN hostages  -- and his work to save Bosnian students from genocide in the 1990s  . 
    In a world rife with intense violence -- this story of a man of non-violence should be heard.
    Alan Winson

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    • 46 min
    Douglas Hostetter: C.O. at War

    Douglas Hostetter: C.O. at War

    Douglas Hostetter – Mennonite and Conscientious Objector [CO] -- served in the middle of a hot zone during the VietNam War supporting the people who lived there. His is an amazing story. Rebecca McKean and I spoke with Mr Hostetter at Gebhard’s Beer Culture Bar in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Juneteenth and Father’s day, 2022. We will post our conversation with Douglas in two parts. This is part one: During the Viet Nam War from 1966 – 1969 --  rather than carrying a gun, Douglas Hostetter organized literacy classes for Vietnamese children and craft training for his neighbors. Rather than the relative safety of the American military compounds – Doug lived amongst his students, and survived in the open by being useful to the community -- and nonviolent. After his service, Douglas worked to end the war in Viet Nam through the People’s Peace Treaty – a document signed by college students in [North and South] Viet Nam and the United States – which Pres. Nixon rejected. Several years later, after hundreds of thousands of more humans died in Viet Nam and Cambodia -- the Paris Peace Accords was signed. The Accords closely mirrored the earlier People’s Peace Treaty.
    In the second part of this program Douglas talks about surviving the TET offensive and the CIA attempt to assassinate him, and his life work to end war.
    Alan Winson

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    • 49 min
    Scott Munson Quintet

    Scott Munson Quintet

    Rebecca McKean and I were out on a delightfully comfortable summer eve in the West Side Community Garden to listen to the jazz compositions of Scott Munson -- vibraphonist -- performed by his quintet: Dmitri Kolesnik on bass / Scott Neumann on drums / Joe Magnarelli on trumpet / Emma Larsson singing. Before the concert we talked about informal T-shirt wear and straight thighs, messed-up signs, Yankee Stadium, bugs, and the Upper West Side. After the concert we talked with Scott about his career as a performer and a composer. Alan Winson
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    • 43 min

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