EPISODE 17 – RICK’S PRODUCE UPLIFTS FAMILIES WITH FREE FRUITS & VEGGIES

(Pandemic in Los Angeles: Day 84)

In our seventeenth episode, we catch up with Ninoska Suarez, of the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, to chat about a major gift for the neighborhood in partnership with Rick’s Produce of the Virgil Village area in East Hollywood: More than 125 boxes of fresh fruits and veggies for residents the past three Sundays through COVID-19, AND THEN SOME.

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EPISODE 16 – JAPANESE AMERICANS ON THE EAST SIDE OF L.A.

In our sixteenth episode, we discuss Japanese American history in Boyle Heights, Roosevelt High school, the Metro Gold Line’s impact on communities in the area, and much more with Victoria Kraus, of the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council. A can’t-miss session for listeners.

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EPISODE 15 – POST CORONAVIRUS IN L.A.

In our 15th episode, we update listeners on the latest with JIMBO TIMES: The L.A. Storyteller, and provide up to ten (10) predictions about what we can expect in Los Angeles following the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic over the last month under stay-at-home orders. Predictions include thoughts on the future of our community work in East Hollywood, the 2020 elections this November, the push for affordable housing in Los Angeles and California, and more.

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EPISODE 14 – CORONAVIRUS IN L.A.

On this 14th episode, we answer 10 of your most pressing questions relating to Coronavirus in Los Angeles. Most importantly: if you’ve lost your job or had your work hours reduced because of COVID-19, you can file for unemployment benefits here at the EDD website, which you can learn more about at www.jimbotimes.com. Also, there are just nine (9) Los Cuentos hoodies left to warm up through these times with. Order yours at www.jimbotimes.com

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EPISODE 13 – BETHANEE EPIFANI

In our 13th episode, we sit down with Bethanee Epifani for a discussion on “cultural work” in Los Angeles vis-a-vis the publication of her second book, Don’t Fall Prey! Our discussion touches on the need for more Black spaces in L.A., as well as Bethanee’s very own live event for her book taking place this Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at South LA Cafe. To learn more about Bethanee’s work, find her on Instagram @bepifani.

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EPISODE 12 – THE ACTIVE VARIABLE

In our 12th episode, we sit down with our brother from another mother Edwin Monroy. We talk about a slate of different projects Ed’s been up to since our first Back 2 School Party together, including his new podcast The Active Variable. We also discuss a major fundraiser for his family following the recent passing of his father, Nery Edwin Monroy. To support Ed’s GoFundme, find the link HERE.

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EPISODE 11 – KAIROS CHURCH

In our 11th episode, we sit down with Gregory Larson, local instructor at Los Angeles City College, pastor at Kairos Community Church and avid advocate for East Hollywood. We discuss everything from our cultural isolation while growing up to the socioeconomic environment surrounding LACC, as well as our meeting for the first time at East Hollywood’s first Back 2 School party. Learn about Kairos church at their instagram: @kairoshollywood.

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EPISODE 10 – THE THINK FARM

In our tenth episode, we sit down with Helen Kim of THE THINK FARM, the design studio whose flyers promoted our Back 2 School events beyond expectation. We discuss how gentrification of our neighborhood brought us together, the way “intimate” storytelling in Los Angeles is growing, creative collaborations in Koreatown, and more. See The Think Farm’s designs on Instagram: @thethinkfarm

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EPISODE 9 – THIS SIDE OF HOOVER

In our ninth episode, we link up with Samanta Helou-Hernandez, whose page This Side of Hoover on Instagram documents the ongoing gentrification of the Virgil Village area in Los Angeles. Samanta describes how her own experience with displacement led her to start photographing her community, and also discusses working with us for the first-ever Back 2 School Party in East Hollywood. We also discuss her reporting on the local Union Swap Meet, thoughts on the L.A. Times, and more. Visit This Side of Hoover on Instagram: @thissideofhoover

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EPISODE 8 – MUSIC WITH SAL ROSES

In our eighth episode for J.T. The L.A. Storyteller Podcast, we chat with none other than SAL ROSES, an original rap musician from the East Hollywood area in Los Angeles. We reflect on the year, including our first meeting at the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council, our performances at the 2nd Annual Open Mic Night at Cahuenga Library, BTS 2, and new music by Roses through the end of 2019. To listen to Sal’s latest project, find Appetizers on SPOTIFY.

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