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Órale Boyle Heights
100 minutes | 18 days ago
40: Órale Boyle Heights ep 40: Lexis-Olivier Ray
My guest this episode is Lexis-Olivier Ray. Lex is an artist and writer covering police violence, people experiencing houselessness, cannabis culture, and other issues in L.A. Lex and I talked about his passion and love for photography, storytelling, and writing for L.A. Taco. You can follow Lex on Twitter and Instagram at @ShotOn35mm. Visit his website, www.lexisolivierray.com, and support this work. Photo courtesy of Brian Feinzimer.
112 minutes | 2 months ago
39: Órale Boyle Heights ep 39: Gracias Señor
My guest this episode is Rodolfo Barrientos. Rudy is the owner and chef of the food truck, Gracias Señor. Rudy and I talked about his experience growing up undocumented, balancing his school/work responsibilities, and how he came to own his own lunch truck. You can find the Gracias Señor truck parked on Sunset Blvd, between La Cruz Drive and Carey st every day from 11 am to 2 pm, except on Wednesdays in the Pacific Palisades. You can follow them on Instagram at @graciasenor.
71 minutes | 3 months ago
38: Órale Boyle Heights ep 38: Laura Enriquez
My guest this episode is Laura Enriquez. We talked about her journey to researching, writing, and publishing her first book, Of Love and Papers: How Immigration Policy Affects Romance and Family. The book is available through most booksellers and you can download a free version of the book here. If you'd like to get in contact with her, you can visit her website.
116 minutes | 4 months ago
37: Órale Boyle Heights ep 37: Peatónito
My guest this episode is Jorge Cáñez, better known as Peatónito. We talk about his journey as a transportation and pedestrian advocate in Mexico, the creation of his character Peatónito, and his research on Vision Zero in L.A. You can follow Jorge on Twitter at @Peatónito. You can read the policy brief based on his thesis here.
53 minutes | 5 months ago
36: Órale Boyle Heights ep 36: Latinx with Plants
My guest this episode is Andi Xoch. In June, I profiled Andi on their Instagram account, Latinx with Plants. You can read the story on LA Taco here. In this episode, I catch up with Andi to reflect on how the profile on LA Taco and The LA Times increased her followers, people's reactions to the stories, and their plans for the future. You can follow the account on Instagram at @LatinxwithplantsAndi's Venmo account is @Andi_XochBackground music by Mabanua.
75 minutes | 7 months ago
35: Órale Boyle Heights ep 35: Astrid
My guest this episode is poet and writer Astrid. We got to talking about our quarantine lives, her passion for poetry, contributing to L.A. Taco, and working on publishing her first poetry book. You can follow Astrid on Instagram at @PoetAstrid.
114 minutes | 8 months ago
34: Órale Boyle Heights ep 34: Lucha Foos
I was a guest on the Ey foo, you a rocker podcast back in March. This is a repost of that show. Shout out to the foos Alex, Vlad, and Eldrick for having me on to talk about my experience being a rocker foo and my love for wrestling. Follow them on Instagram at @eyfooyouarocker and subscribe to their podcast.
105 minutes | 9 months ago
33: Órale Boyle Heights ep 33: Daniel Morales Leon
My guest this episode is Daniel Morales Leon. We talked about Daniel growing up in South Central, his love for literature and poetry, living at La Mina, and showing the Tlacolulokos around town during their artist residency. You can follow Daniel on Instagram at @geehop213 to learn more about his upcoming tours. You can follow the Tlacolulokos on Instagram at @tlacolulokos.
79 minutes | 9 months ago
32: Órale Boyle Heights ep 32: Dryland
My guests this episode are Viva Padilla, Founder/Editor in Chief of Dryland and Nikolai Garcia, Associate Editor. We talked about how Viva's love for literature and experiences in the publishing world led to the creation of Dryland, the transition from publishing online in the beginning to a physical book, and the need for independent publications in communities like South Central L.A. Follow Dryland on Instagram at @pontelaspilaspress and on Twitter at @Drylandlitla. For more details on submitting works, visit their website www.drylandla.orgYou can follow Viva on Instagram and on Twitter at @anotchka. You can follow Nikolai on Instagram and Twitter at @HelloKommie.
109 minutes | a year ago
31: Órale Boyle Heights ep 31: Nikolai Garcia
My guest this episode is Nikolai Garcia. He is a poet from South Central L.A. and we met up at his favorite bar, Hanks, to discuss his new poetry chapbook, what it was like growing up in the hood, his journey to becoming one of those great L.A. poets. You can follow Nikolai on Instagram and Twitter at @HelloKommie. Follow DSTL Arts on Instagram and Twitter at @DSTLArts.Details for upcoming events: Book release for Jenice Miller on 1/11/20 starting at 2 pm at Patria Coffee Poetry Night at the East L.A. Library Chicano Resource Center on 1/17/20 at 7 pm Saturday Afternoon Poetry at the Santa Catalina Library in Pasadena on 1/18/20 from 3 to 5 pm
119 minutes | a year ago
30: Órale Boyle Heights ep 30: Jenise Miller
My guest this episode is Jesine Miller. We met up at Patria Coffee in Compton for a redo since the first interview wasn't recorded :( We talked about her experience growing up in the Panamanian community of L.A., familial responsibilities, becoming an urban planner, and working on her first chapbook of poetry. You can follow Jenise on Instagram and Twitter at @jenisepalante and her web site is www.planerpoet.com. The cover to her chapbook was designed by Mel Depaz, follow her on Instagram at @meldepaz.Follow DSTL Arts on Instagram and Twitter at @DSTLArts.Details for upcoming events: Book release party will be on 1/11/20 starting at 2 pm at Patria Coffee Jenise & Nikolia will be reading in Pasadena at the Santa Catalina Library on 1/18/20 from 3 to 5 pm Jenise will be hosting a writing workshop at Patria Coffee on 2/29/20 from 12 to 2 pm
71 minutes | a year ago
29: Órale Boyle Heights ep 29: Memo Torres
My guest this episode is Memo Torres. We met up at my house because of a scheduling hic-up at Radio Espacio. We talked about the journey he started earlier this year joining L.A. Taco and becoming an instagram food personality. You can see what he is eating on instagram at @el_tragon_de_los_angeles and on twitter at @el_tragon_de_LA.
120 minutes | a year ago
28: Órale Boyle Heights ep 28: Jonathan Romero
My guest this episode is Jonathan Romero. I met up with Jonathan at a coffee shop to talk about his experience growing up in South Central Los Angeles, going to college Kamalazoo, going from appreciating Jordans to appreciating life, and his experiences thus far as a Masters student at USC. You can follow him on Twitter at @_JonathanRomero and on Instagram as @jonathanmromero.
167 minutes | a year ago
27: Órale Boyle Heights ep 27: Mario Ybarra Jr
My guest this episode is artist Mario Ybarra Jr. I met up with Mario at his studio in Wilmington and got to talking about what it was like growing up there, his path to becoming an artist, co-founding Slanguage. You can follow Mario on Instagram at @mario_ybarra_jr and on twitter at @marioybarrajunior. You can follow Slanguage on Instagram @slanguagestudio.
114 minutes | a year ago
26: Órale Boyle Heights ep 26: Brenda Yancor
My guest this episode is Branda Yancor. In this episode, Brenda and I got to talking about their experience growing up in South East L.A., riding a bicycle from L.A. to Guatemala, becoming an Outdoor Educator, and starting her own business. You can connect with Brenda via her website www.rhondastrailkitchen.com or via email: RhondasTrailKitchen@gmail.com
77 minutes | a year ago
25: Órale Boyle Heights ep 25: Drunk on my Born Day
On this episode of Órale Boyle Heights, I got the bright idea of recording while I was celebrating my born day. What followed are fun and random conversations throughout the night. From deciding that the Karate Kid is an official 'hood' movie to me taking sanctuary from ICE at Placita Olvera. The conversations were loud, messy, and a lot of fun.
101 minutes | a year ago
24: Órale Boyle Heights ep 24: Areli Morales
My guest this episode is Areli Morales. We met up at a bar after work to talk about her experience growing in Venice and seeing it change over the years, her journey to becoming a bicycle/transportation advocate and being proud of her Oaxacan heritage. You can support Areli with a donation to her Climate Ride fundraiser here, follow her on Instagram at @rrrle, on Twitter at @rrrleLA, and sign up for the OaxaCalifornia bike ride here.
169 minutes | a year ago
23: Órale Boyle Heights ep 23: Catherine Hernandez
My guest this episode is Catherine Hernandez. We got to talking about her experience growing up in South Central, her journey to becoming an architect, and how you'll possibly die if you are riding the Metro Red Line in Downtown L.A. during a major earthquake. You can follow Catherine on Instagram at @hoodarchitect. This is an extra long episode, but you will not be disappointed if you listen through to the end.
81 minutes | 2 years ago
22: Órale Boyle Heights ep 22: Armando Velez
My guest this episode is Armando Velez. We got to talking about his journey as a Director of Photography, representation in Hollywood when it comes to production roles, being a cameraman for reality tv shows, traveling the world, and becoming a dad. Keep up with Armando via his Instagram @MandoVizion16.
116 minutes | 2 years ago
21: Órale Boyle Heights ep 21: Cesar Hernandez
My guest this episode is writer Cesar Hernandez. We got to talking about his experience growing up in South East Los Angeles, the struggle of having to work for a living, and how he started his current path as a budding journalist and food writer. You can follow Cesar's work here and you can follow him on Instagram as Fukufoodz.
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