Occupy Legacy: George Martinez on How the Protest Should Move Forward

A conversation about what the #Occupy movement means today, and what it needs to do to survive.

There’s a hint of nostalgia in crisp September air. As the fall leaves show the first signs age, police, who far outnumber a few singing and chanting protesters, form a continuous ring around lower-Manhattan’s Zuccotti park. Today, #S17, is the second anniversary of events that inspired a season of protest across the country.

Today’s gathering at Zuccotti park was a demographic cross-section of previous years. The morning hours included a smattering of college-age protesters, neo-hippies, musicians, gutter-punks, and union organizers marching between various downtown protests. The General Assembly, a semi-regular meeting conducted as a unified chorus of synchronized shouts, was smaller than previous years, but is still a great spectacle and example of organizational ingenuity. The protests were no more rowdy than in the past, and the police I spoke with all agreed that in spite of a few arrests earlier in the week most demonstrators remained peaceful.

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Beer Diplomacy, EP 118 – Title of Episode

Beer Diplomacy, EP 118 – Title of Episode

Recorded on March 11, 2013 at KoPoint Studios in NYC.

The first foursome at KoPoint Studios, featuring Ty Francis, Alison Leiby, host Stuart Tracte, & Jackie “The Jokeman” Martling! Topics include the caloric value of a mouse click, the Bloomberg soda ban, the North Korean nuclear threat, gun ownership & the appropriateness of comedy. We spent time hearing some great anecdotes from Jackie and just had an all-around good time.

Thanks to Dan Patterson & Sum All for engineering & hosting the show, respectively.

This week’s topics can be found here.

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Beer Diplomacy, EP 116 – Yogurt

Beer Diplomacy, EP 116 – Yogurt

Stuart Tracte

Recorded on February 25, 2013 at KoPoint Studios in NYC

This week, Stuart welcomes back the crew from the infamous [EP33] Bros Tasing Bros for some more fun and interesting conversation.  Patrice Callender & Ron J Williams join for a fun and light hearted discussion about The Oscars, The C-Word, The N-Word, and The G-Word.  This panel is a tight group and you can tell that from the friendly and comfortable banter.  Give it a listen.  We know you’ll enjoy it as much as we did recording it.

As always, big thanks to Dan Patterson for engineering & thoughtful input throughout the show.

This week’s topics can be found at http://bit.ly/BD116Topics

Find more great shows like this on KoPoint.

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Beer Diplomacy, EP 114 – Monk and Cheese

Beer Diplomacy, EP 114 – Monk and Cheese

Recorded on February 11, 2013 at KoPoint Studios in NYC

This week, Stuart welcomes Totally Biased w/ Kamau Bell writers Dwayne Kennedy & Kevin Kataoka. We discuss comedy and comedy writing, the Pope’s resignation, the cutbacks of US Postal services, the state of popular music and CBS’ email to female guests of the Grammys, and more comedy! Lots of laughter on many fronts during this episode. Enjoy!

Topics for this week’s show can be found at http://bit.ly/BD114Topics

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Beer Diplomacy, EP 113 – Mad Diplomacy

Beer Diplomacy, EP 113 – Mad Diplomacy

Recorded on Feb. 4, 2013 at KoPoint Studios in NYC.

Host Stuart Tracte kicks off KoPoint Season Three with Myq Kaplan, Dick DeBartolo, and Dan Patterson!

The first official Beer Diplomacy episode of 2013, with legendary humorist & gadget guy Dick DeBartolo and comedian Myq Kaplan. And: Producer/Engineer Dan Patterson finally gets a mic! This week, Stuart (http://twitter.com/stwo) & guests discuss gun control (yet again), the perils of waiting tables, the perils of smoking synthetic pot, and the perils of viewing bad super bowl commercials.

See the entire docket at http://bit.ly/BD113Topics

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