EPISODE 36 – GARCETTIVILLE

In our 36th episode, listeners meet Lettwrs, a graphic designer based in Koreatown who just helped launch Garcettiville, a new website and initiative documenting Eric Garcetti’s broken promises as mayor of Los Angeles over the last seven years. We talk about how social media has utterly transformed the way in which communities engage with politics, especially in forms and on a scale that the political establishment couldn’t ever have anticipated, as well as mutual aid work for unhoused folks with and by Ktown For All, and how listeners can support such work or related initiatives in Los Angeles. Follow Ktown For All at @KtownforAll. And find Lettwrs’ graphic design work at @cantypelettwrs.

J.T.

EPISODE 35 – ALBERT CORADO FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 13

In our 35th episode, at bonus speed for the long holiday week, we touch base with Albert Corado, of Atwater Village, who just recently declared his candidacy for the 13th council district seat (CD-13) up for election in 2022. Albert explains to us how the unthinkable tragedy of his sister’s loss at the hands of LAPD has led him to run for office, how he believes every police officer should be held accountable for wrongdoing against communities, and why he is firmly of the mind that the next council member for CD-13 should be a person of color. A can’t-miss session for listeners, especially those most attentive to issues of civil unrest over this extraordinary year. And follow Albert’s campaign on social media at @ALforLA2022.

J.T.

EPISODE 34 – GODFREY SANTOS PLATA, AD 53

In our thirty-fourth episode, we connect with Godfrey Santos Plata, a queer, Filipino-American renter from Koreatown and first-time candidate for public office who just capped off one of the best races to watch in Los Angeles this election season. Jeffrey talks with us about he and his family’s migration to the United States when he was four years old, the structure and power wielded by the California legislature in L.A. politics, what inspired him to run for office to represent his community, and the power of storytelling when inviting non-white communities to the political arena. A truly galvanizing session for listeners, especially those rooting for the workers of Los Angeles.

J.T.