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.

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EPISODE 84 – SAMANTA AND ALI ON OUR NEW SUBSTACK

In our 84th episode, we catch up with Samanta Helou Hernandez (@Samanta_Helou) and Ali Rachel Pearl (@alirachelpearl) on Instagram Live to discuss our new Substack together, launched exactly one year after the start of our panel series, Making Our Neighborhood: Redlining, Gentrification and Housing in East Hollywood. Tune in to hear about our goals for this new collaboration, including new cuentos we’ll each be publishing soon via the newsletter, and how you can support or learn more!

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EPISODE 81 – EUNISSES HERNANDEZ FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 1

In our 81st episode, we sit down for the second time with Eunisses Hernandez (@EunissesH) to hear about her new campaign door-knocking through North East Los Angeles. We discuss the inspiration behind Eunisses’ decision to run for political office, including the Great Recession, as well as the conditions that make it next to impossible for too many elderly workers in her community to retire. We also talk about gentrification in “NELA,” including by mural erasure, which tramples over historic efforts by communities there to grow and sustain Latinx political power. If and when elected, Eunisses will be only the second woman to represent Council District One in its nearly 100 years as an office at L.A. City Council. Learn more about Eunisses at eunissesforthepeople.org.

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