This podcast consists of a Radio DJ who used to teach, a School Counselor who worked his ass off to earn his Masters Degree, and a Community Artist who is now a high school Dean of Students! They came together with the goal to engage in conversations that inform, provide resources, and most importantly open a dialog within our community about mental health, education, immigration, and our cultura!
Meet Dr. Beto Vasquez!!
The vato, the scientist, the Doctor Del Barrio coming to a hood near you to spread that mad scientist gospel and then some. Don’t ask for a prescription because the only thing he’ll be prescribing & administering will be knowledge, wisdom and some social capital. From the streets to the streets and beyond.
Join us for a conversation with brothers Fred from Xteca beer and Michael from City CC on the wisdom, support and unconditional love that comes from the family’s nucleus, mom. We talk lowriding, DJing, beer, successes, failures, accomplishments, business ventures, ups & downs, familia and history inspired by a mother’s drive.
Johnny from “life with Johnny B Good” podcast and cohost of the Lower Left podcast talks about getting educated, Familia, lowriding, music/DJing and running a crew of folks in a not so common work place. Plus the drive to do better and “Just Bring Greatness” to everything that we do in life.
A vato who is ready for whatever. DJ, School Counselor, Lowrider... Whether it's a pachanga, car show, kickback or school dance. And of course comes with a wealth of street and school knowledge that has allowed him to meet and work with thousands of students in the barrios of San Diego. Yes, you guessed it! It is Wicho's turn to be on the hot seat and share his story to close out Season One of the Dale Gas Confidentials!
Nora Vargas aka “Community Tia”
From the colonias in Tijuas to the hallways in Washington DC District 1 SD county board supervisor, Vice-chair for board, Community activist, and overall chingona with 25 years working to drive positive change and serve her community through public service. Our “Community Tia” is committed to ensuring that marginalized voices are included in the public dialogue regarding important issues such as health access, energy, technology, consumer protection, the environment, civic engagement, pensions and education.
Sinai Cota, is the defiant daughter of Mexican immigrants, a first generation college student and a Chican poet who grew up in Barrio Logan. She has roots extending into Tijuana, Mexico where her family currently resides.
Sinai is a first time author. Wrote and self-published: Pink Poems Tan Thoughts, a series of colorful poems and bilingual short stories that promotes healing and self-love through storytelling.
Last year she co-founded and coordinated a college scholarship in honor of her late mentor Nancy Brusch, with the non-profit UrbanLife. She now donates 100% of book profits to UrbanLife to support awarding 4 yearly college scholarships to BIPOC student learners from immigrant and refugee backgrounds in City Heights.
Sinai is currently an educator and doctoral student at UC San Diego, and plans to celebrating the underrepresented student voices in higher education through her research. You can follow Sinai on Instagram at Pink Chicana Poet, where she uplifts and highlights BIPOC businesses, artists, writers, activists and empowering messages.
From Lynwood to Riverside all the way down to San Diego, Dr. Berenice Badillo takes us through her journey as a student, artist, muralist, all the way to her Ph.D! She tells us about her experience as an Art Therapist and we get into the current state of education, teachers, counselors and what we can consider to make our experiences better. Not to mention, Representation...
¡QUE VIVAN LAS MUJERES CHINGONAS!
From the streets of Barrio Logan Heights to the halls of UCSD no obstacles has been able to discourage this young Chicana Chingona aka La Activista from achieving her goals, attaining a college degree and being involved in community activism among many other things regardless of life happenings.
From childhood to teenmotherhood to adulthood to therapyhood no obstacles have been too big that she couldn’t overcome to accomplish her goals and achieve her dreams. A chingona therapist that can relate! We celebrate you and every women on this women’s HERstory month.
Check out this great conversation with the vato, the artista, the cool Dean. Yes that one vato that doesn’t say much but does a lot, that one artista that creates unique artwork, that one “cool Dean of student’s” we all wish we would of had and/or needed for inspiration, guidance and cultural relevance.
There's the man with the master plan then there's the man with the connections; Ruben Torres from Love Thy Neighbor. A truly talented community oriented person who's humbleness will overshadow his many talents, accomplishments, and struggles but never his mission! Take a listen and let us know what you think!
You know em as Beto Perez, but we turn the tables for this one and hear a part of Luis Alberto Perez's story! From being a DACA recipient to his journey through life and becoming a Radio DJ. Give em a listen and share!
Follow us on Social Media:
Dale Gas - @_Dale_Gas_
Wicho Flores - @YourNeighborhoodDJ
Beto Perez - @CaliBurrito
Enrique Lugo aka chikle! - @chikle79