Families Allege Harassment by LA County Sheriffs Deputies, a deeply reported piece for NPR's LAist Studios - Sat down with families in the early spring of 2022 who have lost their loved ones to the LA County Sheriffs' Department to talk about their ongoing lawsuits against the department where they argue there has been routine harassment from deputies. The episode starts with my first sit down with the Vazquez family who lost Marco Vazquez on October 6th 2019 and once they started organizing protests, a year later, sheriffs deputies began to show to their home unannounced. After my interviews, Frank Stoltze asked LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva about these allegations and argued that the families are paid activists. I mentioned these statements to the Vazquez family and got their responses on the record for this episode. Listen now.
Hosted by Frank Stoltze, this is the fourth episode in a series I co-produced with Marina Peña, Emily Guerin Senior Produced, Meg Cramer and Paul Glickman Edited with J.Valle doing original music. Full credits on LAist.
For LAist, I profiled Adolfo Guzman Lopez, whose voice on the radio was one of the first times I heard a reporter using their name with Spanish pronunciation. It meant a lot to me at the time and I can't believe I get to call him a colleague now. The amazing Samanta Helou Hernandez made the portraits and photography for it!
Investigative Chicano Noir Show co-produced with Adolfo Guzman Lopez, Natalie Chudnosvky & James Chow, edited by Audrey Quinn & Executive Produced by Antonia Cereijido for Southern California Public Radio / LAist Studios
written with photos by Brittany Bravo for LA Taco
"Some Where We Are Human" Order Here
Kevin De Leon Profile written with photos by Brittany Bravo for LA Taco
The Legacy of Moshing in Los Angeles - for LA Taco
LA County Residents Being Pushed Into The Desert - Written with Graphics by Jessy Castillo for The Appeal
“Karla’s Poetry Is A Call to Home” Chispa. January 2019.
"Trust Issues" Moderated panel with the Director Reva Santo - February 2022
Documentary & Editorial
Currently in production with Adam Perez
Apple WWDC 2021 - Associate Producer
ACLU Campaigns - Series collaboration with Audrey Chan
Youth In Action Series - Produced with Noelly Mendoza for Brave New Films
Altar for Marco Vazquez infront of the Vazquez home, April 2022, Photo by francisco aviles pino
Courtesy of Hernandez's campaign.
Francisco with LA Mayor-Elect Karen Bass, by Brittany Bravo for LA Taco