Bonus Episode: Lexis-Olivier Ray interviews Theo
Recorded live at UCLA
11 May 2021
Episode 44: Return of the Sweeps
Sweeps: the virus continues. Coming to an area near you. Mitch Farrell lied. LAPD lied. Mayor Garcetti lied. A major military occupation on the unhoused community descended upon Echo Park Lake on March 24 and 25. They touted it as a model to treat the Unhoused community. This is reminiscent of past civil rights movements. Please listen to the voices and stories of the Unhoused community and local activists.
26 Apr 2021
Episode 43: Oceanside war on the poor
War leaves nothing else if not destruction and displacement. If you consider the statement, what wars are we engaged in currently? One at the moment is the war on the poor. Who are the heroes in this war? The military? The police? Who were made to be the villans? The unhoused community..
22 Mar 2021
Episode 42: Keeping the dream alive (part 2)
Justice is love in action. Justice for the Unhoused community is ending criminalizing them with brutal sweeps. Please hear their first hand accounts from unhoused Downtown LA residents Shirley, Rosie, Harvey and the organizers who are fighting with them. Now is the time to listen and do what is right
27 Feb 2021
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Episode 41: Keeping the Dream Alive
Dr. King is known for one speech. Supporters of his speeches use it to provide the fire to continue his legacy. Detractors use it to weaponize against the people Dr. King champion. This two part episode captures love in action.
11 Feb 2021
Episode 40: Santa Cruz Drowning Our Unhoused Lives and Rights Away
WTU travels to Santa Cruz to see the similarities and differences of how Unhoused people are treated there compared to LA. Theo interviews Unhoused community members including Alicia Kuhl, and organizers with Food Not Bombs.
27 Jan 2021
Episode 39: De Campesinxs A Campesinxs
As we learn about our past, we can see our future and do things differently. How? By breaking down the walls of fear, ignorance and hatred, we can replace with respect and gratitude. The sacrifice, love, and labor for the people who are literally putting food on the table for the people who despise them. This episode highlights the heroes/sheroes of Oxnard, CA. Other luminaries such as Melissa Acedera, Carmen Obeso, Sylvia Hernandez, Danny Park, Polos Pantry, Eayikes, Skid Row Market joined in solidarity to lend a hand during Covid stay at home order.
9 Jan 2021
Episode 38: Lift Every Voice and Vote
Voting is the one precious tool we have in a democracy. As the Unhoused are often ignored, Theo interviews members of the Unhoused and housed community on this subject. We learn about how the Trump presidency affects the LA community, adding to the criminalization push this liberal city already does to its unhoused residents. Exercising you voting power is paramount in these extraordinary times.
29 Dec 2020
Episode 37: The Way to San Jose
WTU goes on the road to explore the houseless epidemic fueled by the Covid 19 pandemic economic turmoil. We compare and contrast how San Jose and Los Angeles address their unhoused residents.
9 Dec 2020
Episode 36: Thanksgiving Special
What better way to give thanks and educate the world is to show how San Pedro came to be. It didn't begin with harmony, but displacement, violence and a damaging narrative. We The Unhoused investigate the hostility done by Joe Busciano. In the midst of such violence there is peace and beauty. Indigenous resident Andre shares his compassion for his Unhoused neighbors. Philosophical Beast share his gifts with us. Services not Sweeps member Chris Venn gives us his insight on the area.
25 Nov 2020