EPISODE 94 – JIMMY RECINOS ON HOW L.A. STORIES SAVE LIVES

In our 94th episode, the tables are turned; Young Oak Kim Academy’s history teacher Marika Tripodes interviews us for a new program with students there. Our convo includes thoughts on J.T. the L.A. Storyteller as historicism, how one discovers and “protects” their story at an early time in their lives, connections between music and stories, and more. Your’s truly’s audio is also grittier than usual for the chat; but in L.A., if it’s not gritty every now and again, it’s just not Los Angeles.

J.T.

EPISODE 55 – DAVID DE LA CRUZ, ON LAUSD’S RETURN TO SCHOOL THIS SPRING

In our 55th episode, we chat with David de la Cruz, of the Koreatown area, on none other than Los Youngs going back to school this week, at least where David teaches at Young Oak Kim Academy. David completed his undergraduate degree at Cal State University, Los Angeles, and is now a first-year teacher for 7th graders in the English Language Arts program at Young Oak Kim. Yours truly interviews David on thoughts about the upcoming protocols for students, the setup of the school-day, and words of encouragement for parents and teachers as students gradually shift back to the classroom.

J.T.