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Multiracial Family Man

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). Alex has been seen on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.
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Jul 25, 2015

Ep. 23: Susan Graham, the founder of Project RACE (http://www.projectrace.com/), talks about her youth in Detroit, her interracial marriage, and raising biracial, Jewish children.  Susan then discusses how her experience of being forced to "check a box" on census forms led her to create Project RACE, which advocates for multiracial families and is leading the charge for identifying marrow donors for those who are multiracial.

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

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
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Jul 19, 2015

Ep. 22: Multiracial actress Jennifer Frappier (http://www.jenniferfrappier.com/), is also the Producer and Event Planner for the Mixed Remixed Festival (http://www.mixedremixed.org/), as well as an advocate for egg-freezing (http://www.chillthedocumentary.com/).

Listen as Jen talks about growing up as a multiracial person in Virginia in the 70s and 80s, about the racial issues that arose during her childhood, and about the racial issues that continue to confront her as she makes her way in her acting career.  In addition, Jen speaks with Alex about the growth of the Mixed-Remixed Festival and how it's become a haven for multiracial people.  Finally, check out their conversation about egg freezing, which is becoming more and more of an issue as women delay childbirth until later in life. 

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

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Jul 12, 2015

Ep. 21: Multiracial family advocate and creator of Yogasteya (yoga for all shapes, sizes and abilities - http://yogasteya.com/),  Dianne Bondy (http://diannebondyyoga.com/), talks about her own multiracial family (she's Black and married to a White man and raising biracial children), about growing up in a mostly White neighborhood, her career in fitness training, her battles with body image, which led her to create Yogasteya, and the experience of multiracial families in Canada.

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

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

Jul 5, 2015

Ep. 20: An adoption and mixed race advocate, actress Santana Dempsey (http://www.santanadempsey.com/ ), (a University of Missouri alumnus) is a veteran of New York City's Primary Stages, INTAR, Soho Rep, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and Carnegie Hall. She also wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed one woman show, “The Other Box” which she workshopped in November 2014 at the Actors Comedy Studio in Los Angeles. 

Santana is an ambassador for the non profit Mixed Roots Foundation which helps to bring awareness to anyone touched by adoption.  On March 14th, Santana joined LupusLA by running in the Asics Big 5k to raise money for a cure.  Currently, she is working on an interdisciplinary art project called Somewhere In Between (working title) that celebrates identity and diversity. 

Listen as Santana talks about her mixed Afro-Hispanic background, her experience in foster care and being adopted, and the multiracial experience in Hollywood in this supposed age of diversity.

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

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

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