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Episode 4 with Alejandra del Pinal

This week Kevin and Joshua talk with Alejandra del Pinal about her work with Punks with Lunch, the Homeless Youth Alliance, becoming a punk, Powerviolence, Los Crudos, and so much more!

Alejandra del Pinal was born in Guatemala and raised in the East Bay. She grew up in the Bay Area punk scene and ended up booking and becoming co-head booker at Gilman when she was 18.

She formerly worked as a cook at high end restaurants and changed career paths to work with marginalized communities in a harm reductionist capacity.

She currently sings in a band called Rapid Decline and formerly sang in MRSA and No Fucks Given.

In 2015, Alejandra and a group of friends formed Punks with Lunch  operating out of her kitchen. That quickly changed her mindset and her goals and she eventually found work at the Homeless Youth Alliance.

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Episode 3 with Walter Glaser

We’re back! This week Joshua and Kevin chat with Walter Glaser about becoming a punk, workaholics, Maximum Rocknroll, The Clash, his current work at UCSF helping people find jobs, and so much more.

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Episode 2 with Martin Sprouse

This week we talk to Martin Sprouse about writing zines in the 80s, writing for Maximum RocknRoll, starting a publishing company, resistance art, the difference (and similarities) between punks and hippies, and so much more! 

Martin Sprouse grew up in Southern California and has been active in the San Francisco Bay Area punk scene since the late 1980s.

He is the author of Sabotage in the American Workplace and Threat by Example: A Documentation of Inspiration.

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Episode 1 with Tracey Helton

Please welcome our first guest, Tracey Helton Mitchell (@traceyh415).

Tracey has dedicated her life to the care and treatment of heroin users. Tracey entered school through an ex-offender’s program where she earned a bachelors of business administration and masters of public administration. In addition, she is a certified addiction specialist and supervisor.

She was featured in the movie Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street. She has also been featured by CNN, Anderson Cooper, Vice, NPRs fresh air, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times.

She is the author of “The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin