EPISODE 60 – SCOTT FRAZIER, LA PODCAST

In our 60th episode, we’re joined by fellow L.A. writer and podcaster, Scott Frazier. Scott chats with us about none other than origins of the L.A. Podcast, the media landscape in Los Angeles today, upcoming elections for the city in 2022, whether he plans to run for the office of Council District 13, and more. We also learn that we need to pressure Hayes Davenport (@hayesdavenport) to leak the pilot episode of the LA Podcast from ‘back in the day,’ as well as Scott himself to leak audio of “It’s Our Time to Lead: Los Angeles’s New and Old Progressivism,” a special event put together during the electrifying battle for Council District 5 between Nythia Raman and David Ryu this past 2020.

J.T.

EPISODE 37 – ALISSA WALKER, CURBED L.A.

In our 37th episode, we chat with Alissa Walker, one of the co-hosts of the LA PODCAST, as well as editor of Curbed L.A. I ask Alissa just one miscellaneous question, followed by seven questions “in a pack.” We unfurl the pack and discuss for listeners, including about pedestrianism in L.A., the infamous Target Husk at Western avenue and Sunset boulevard, Latino “tropicalizing” the streets of L.A. City College, and white journalism “versus” stories from voices of color in Los Angeles. Follow the L.A. Podcast at @thelapod, and Alissa Walker herself at @awalkerinLA. This podcast episode is also dedicated to Fernie “Belok” Puga, a legend for Madison avenue in East Hollywood.

J.T.

EPISODE 22 – MIKE SONSKEN, LETTERS TO MY CITY

In our twenty-second episode, we hop on the Zoom call with Mike Sonsken, a one of a kind ‘poet-journalist’ in Los Angeles. We discuss Sonsken’s studying under Mike Davis at UCLA, his first time meeting the former poet laureate Luis J. Rodriguez, lessons from Watts’ very own Wanda Coleman, KCET, and much more. A very special session for all of Los Angeles and lovers of storytelling.

J.T.

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Ver, oír y callar (2015)

Aunque solo tiene 128 páginas, Ver, oír y callar es un libro demasiado importante para reflejar en la guerra a muerte entre jóvenes y adolescentes en El Salvador durante las ultimas tres decadas. Juan José Martínez es un escritor de altas calificaciones, y sus historias dejan a uno marcado con la urgencia de la situación.

Sin embargo, hay más detalles que el autor necesita contar, especialmente sobre las mujeres del país, incluso a las voces de madres, esposas y otras mujeres que siguen siendo parte de esta historia. Pero todo con tiempo. Mientras tanto, el libro es un buen lugar para iniciar un diálogo tan necesario sobre como cambiar el curso del país centroamericano para los jóvenes y adolescentes ahí que merecen mejor.

J.T.

Inside Out Writers business cards atop a folder from the organization

Everyone is Invited: From Mumia Abu-Jamal to JIMBO TIMES

This evening I have the distinct pleasure of leading a writing workshop with the magnificent InsideOUT Writers program!

THE TOPIC: Independent Journalism: From Mumia Abu-Jamal to JIMBO TIMES

THE TIME: STARTS TONIGHT AT 6:30 PM @ 1212 NORTH VERMONT AVE, L.A!

Everyone is invited, and as with every gathering at I.O.W., light refreshments will be served, but more importantly: THE VOICES OF THE PEOPLE will be heard!

And for those who will be there in spirit, as well as those who have supported The L.A. Storyteller since day one, THANK YOU!!! THIS ONE IS FOR YOU!!!

With Love from Los Angeles,

J.T

The One, the Only: “Super” Stephanie Guzman

What more can we say? At long last, it’s time to feature one of the premier admirers of JIMBO TIMES!

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Stephanie Guzman; Pasadena City College, 2009

I first met Steph during a snowball fight in 2010 at a Leadership Retreat organized by the Cross Cultural Center of Pasadena City College. Over lunch and activities at the retreat we were happy to be friends, but when the hugs and high-fives came to an end, she and I both were on an all-out assault against each other on the snowfield.

Looking back at it now, it was a natural match: while neither of us had known the other person longer than two days, it didn’t matter; we took well to each other as rivals from the start and have enjoyed one-upping one another ever since.

After all, we’re both avid news junkies, long-time WWE fans, and rabid hip-hop aficionados. In other words, we both know a thing or two about braggadocio.

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