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Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 6-year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial people and multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races).

Within the Multiracial Community, Alex is active as a performer and advocate.  Alex was a featured performer at the 2012 New Orleans Loving Festival, the 2015 Mixed-Remixed Festival in Los Angeles, and the 2016 Blend Conference at Cornell University.

Alex is the co-founder of Multiracial Media (http://multiracialmedia.com/) a website that showcases the voices of the Multiracial Community.

Alex also is the co-creator of the comic strip, The Bronze Panther, about a four-year-old, biracial superhero.

Alex has performed at clubs, colleges and venues throughout the country.  He's appeared on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” and NBC’s EVB Live, and in VH1.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.

May 8, 2016

Ep. 64: Lorie Tensen is an author.  She's also "bionic." It's not hard to see why.  Having been dealt a number of challenges in life, she's rebuilt herself stronger than ever before.

She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 7, 1966. The result of an affair between a married, Black detective and a foreigner: a woman from Honduras. Seven months later, she was adopted into a White, Dutch family and raised in a small, farming community two hours west of the Twin Cities. 

At the age of 12, Lorie suffered a terrible accident, resulting in the loss of her right hand and lower arm.  This led to years of grappling with her own self-image and self-esteem.

Later in life, she struggled through college, where her racial background set her apart.  Then, she was a single mom working hard to make ends meet.  She later married, but the marriage ended in divorce, and Lorie found herself struggling again. 

But, by focusing on her passion, on raising her kids, and on her goal of giving back, she found herself on the right career path.  Hers in an inspirational story, and you can read about it in her memoir: "Taking My Hand Out of My Pocket" available here: http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Hand-Out-My-Pocket/dp/0692266054

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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Glenn Robinson
three and a half years ago

I screamed out loud twice during this podcast.

The meat grinder was horrific, but the comment stating that an Afro-Latino would not want to go to a college that had Black people, that comment cuts deep!

*crying*