In this episode, Daily Chela founder Brandon Loran Maxwell speaks with Chicano Studies professor Erualdo R. González, who specializes in Urban and Regional Planning. In addition, Kimberly Miranda, who is currently researching gentrification and rent control, also joins the show. Topics include gentrification, transportation, urban planning, Chicano murals, lowriding, and working class culture, among other things.
About the author
Brandon Loran Maxwell
Brandon Loran Maxwell is a writer, speaker, and prize winning essayist. His writings and commentary have appeared at The Hill, Salon, Townhall, The Washington Examiner, The Oregonian, FEE, and Latino Rebels Radio, among others. He regularly speaks on a variety of social topics, and has been cited at outlets such as The Los Angeles Times, Vox, and The Washington Post. His personal essay "Notes From An American Prisoner" was awarded a Writer's Digest prize in 2014, and his one-act play "Petal By Petal" about drug and alcohol addiction was performed at The Little Theater in 2009. In addition, Brandon has fronted various punk rock and hip hop groups. He holds a B.S. in political science, and often writes about prison reform, immigration reform, pop culture, music, and Chicano culture.