Radio Pulso – A Boyle Heights Beat podcast

Radio Pulso – Episode 10

In episode 10, we go over our coverage of the recent LAUSD teachers’ strike and speak live with Ms. Rosanna Dueñas, the Roosevelt High School teacher who became the face of the union. We also feature interviews with the owners of Cake Girl, a new BH donut shop that offers gluten-free and vegan treats, and hear from poet and photographer Rafa Cárdenas.

Radio Pulso – Episode 9

For our year-end episode we talk to LA Times reporter Esmeralda Bermudez about the importance of being multilingual, BHB alumni Alex Medina about his experiences as a college freshman on the East Coast, and to Boyle Heights based rapper Viva Mescal about how his neighborhood inspires his music. Recorded live on Dec. 19 at Espacio 1839.

Radio Pulso – Episode 8

Episode 7 features a chat with our reporter Olivia Teforlack about being black in Boyle Heights, registering youth to vote, and the campaign to renovate the historic Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights. Plus, we welcome back formerly-homeless student Jaci Cortez, who was featured in one of our stories and returns to update us on her personal successes.  Recorded live on October 26 at Espacio 1839.


Radio Pulso – Episode 7

Episode 7 features an interview with local muralist Ernesto de la Loza, a chat about the culture around High School football in Boyle Heights, and a special musical guest, Mariachi musician Rosalie Elena Rodriguez. We also hear from performer Dan Guerrero about his one-man show “Gaytino! Made in America.” Recorded live on October 10 at Espacio 1839.

Radio Pulso – Episode 6

In episode 6 we take a trip down the Los Angeles River with photographer Bear Guerra who discovered how that body of water not only how flows through several cities, but through many of the biggest issues facing Los Angeles. We talk to our correspondents Guadalupe Félix in Tijuana and Alex Medina in Upstate New York, and hear voices recorded at the second anniversary vigil for Jesse Romero, the Boyle Heights teen shot by an LAPD officer. Plus we talk to artist Nico Aviña about the Guadalupanas disappearing from Boyle Heights murals and about the intersection of art and gentrification in the neighborhood. Recorded live on August 24 at Espacio 1839.

Radio Pulso – Episode Five

In this episode our Carmen González talks to an LASD spokesperson about the rising use of nicotine and cannabis products in local schools and our Andrea Galdámez presents her story on TPS and how one Salvadoran family may be affected by its cancellation. Plus we talk to our Tijuana correspondent Guadalupe Félix, to our producer Jesse Hardman about his trip to the border and we call our mentor Antonio Mejías-Rentas who’s visiting Puerto Rico. Recorded live on July 27, 2018 in Boyle Heights at Espacio 1839.

Radio Pulso – Episode Four

On Episode 4 of our podcast, we hear our reporter interview a Salvadoran family about the ending of TPS, commemorate LGBTQ+ pride with prom royalty from Méndez High and foks from the Latino Equality Alliance/Mi Centro, hear some náhuatl from teacher and students, and interview veteran Eastside musician Rubén “Funkahuatl” Guevara plus lots of music and much more. Recorded live on June 22, 2018 in Boyle Heights at Espacio 1839.

Radio Pulso – Episode Three

In episode #3 of our podcast, we hear our reporters’ interview swith three of the Democratic contenders for California governor, chat to LA Times reporter Brittny Mejía about #LincolnHeights series, talk hip-hop with #BoyleHeights MC Kiddo, hear from playwright and entrepreneur Josefina López and much, much more! Recorded live in Boyle Heights at Espacio 1839:

Radio Pulso – Episode Two

Recorded Live at Espacio 1839 on Friday, April 20, 2018:

We speak to Los Angeles Times reporter Tony Barboza about the Exide environmental crisis, interview musician NK Riot, explore the latest on DACA, find out where our graduating youth journalists are heading and much more:

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