BONUS: The California Reader, Episode I

On this first episode of the new California Reader podcast, we quote Carey McWilliams’ Factories in the Field (1940), as well as an LA TIMES editorial from the good ole days of 1890. We also discuss the relation of these items to struggles for Black and migratory workers at companies like Uber and Lyft in CA today. Find episode two of the California Reader at patreon.com/jimbotimes!

J.T.

EPISODE 46 – REDLINING, GRAFFITI & MUTUAL AID IN EAST HOLLYWOOD

In our 46th episode, we chat with Ali Rachel Pearl: @alirachelpearl, who teaches writing in one of USC’s honors programs, and who’s directing a very special art campaign drawing attention to our Redlining, Gentrification and Housing Panel Series with This Side of Hoover: @samanta_helou. In addition to details for the campaign, Ali and I chat about her arrival to East Hollywood, her coming to terms with her initial entry into the area “as a gentrifier,” favorite intersections and moments in East Hollywood, and violence in suburbia VS violence in the inner city. We also discuss Ali and friends’ new East Hollywood Mutual Aid project. RSVP to our panel series ASAP!

J.T.

EPISODE 45 – HOUSING IN EAST HOLLYWOOD, WITH J.T.

The recorded version of “Housing in East Hollywood, with J.T.,” a free seminar by yours truly with members from in and around East Hollywood on February 2nd, 2021. To read the UCLA Luskin (@UCLALuskin) report on the rate of “corporate landlordship” in L.A. referred to in the Q & A session, find it HERE. Happy Black History month, Los Angeles, and shout out once again to the Anti Eviction Mapping Project: @antievictionmap.

J.T.