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July 19, 2024 19 mins

We are back for Season 2 of CTN:UY! Producer Betsy Foldes Meiman talks with Gayle Alvarez, YDHP Resource Coordinator,  and Olga Flores , director of  Housing Services, from the Village Family Services in North Hollywood. How will Season 2 be different than season 1? Gayle Alvarez who went from participant in CTN in 2021 to Associate Producer wants to explore the journey from homeless to housed with a cohort of youth doing just that...

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In this episode, host, Melissa Peruch, interviews Jennifer Mullaney, who introduces us to a newly discovered realm of eating disorder recovery. She shares the work she had done in this industry, shares her early struggle with an eating disorder, and demonstrates to us all that full recovery is indeed possible. Thank you so much for joining us!

 

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July 3, 2024 7 mins

Meet 11th Grader Nysha Prasad who will explore youth perspectives on mental health with her peers and health professionals as host of Mind Matters!

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In this episode, host, Melissa Peruch, interviews an individual, who reflects on their years struggling with not just an eating disorder, but the neglect and invalidation they received from professionals. They had to grapple with reality and their emotions when their disorder was not believed since they didn’t “look sick enough” to play the part. Thank you so much for joining us!

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In this episode, host, Melissa Peruch, interviews her brother, Moises Peruch, who brings with him the perspective of a younger sibling trying to understand the world around them when much of it is centered on the strange concept of his sister’s war with food. Moises finally shares some of the emotions he tried to navigate as an 11-year-old and where the experience has brought him now, five years later. Thank you so much for joining...

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In this episode, host, Melissa Peruch, interviews Kevin Olmsted, a father who experienced an eating disorder through a caregiver's perspective. Kevin opens up about his story, reflects on his experience, touches on some of the myths about eating disorders, and shares what drove his book publication. Thank you so much for joining us!

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Guest: Kevin Olmsted 

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    Join Malia Mahelona-Janilkarn, Caleb Leong, Michelle Chiu, and Ryan, dedicated members of the Teen Council at the Los Angeles Public Library-Chinatown branch, as they delve into the heart of their community's concerns. In this episode, they sit down with John Yi, Candidate for District 54 California State Assembly, to explore the pivotal role of local governance and its impact on Chinatown.

    As they navigate the responsibilities and...

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    In this episode, host, Melissa Peruch, discusses an overview of eating disorders and goals for this series with Betsy Foldes Meiman, from Connectopod. The mission of restrictED is to open these types of conversations, help spread awareness, and take down serious stereotypes. Melissa shares her personal journey with an eating disorder, how her battle made her stronger, and how it is possible to no longer be restrictED. Thank you so ...

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    Stop the Gondola

    Malia Mahelona-Janilkarn, Caleb Leong, and Michelle Chiu, Teen Council members at the Los Angeles Public Library-Chinatown branch,  interview  community activists Phyllis Ling and Tany Ling from Stop the Gondola

    LA Metro is letting a billionaire build an aerial gondola over the Chinatown neighborhood that research proves won’t reduce traffic or greenhouse gas...

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    Karen Law and Winnie Fong from the Chinatown Land Trust

    Malia Mahelona-Janilkarn, Caleb Leong, and Michelle Chiu, Teen Council members at the Los Angeles Public Library-Chinatown branch,  interview  Karen Law and Winnie Fong, community activists from the LA Chinatown Land Trust.

    Established in June 2021, the LA Chinatown Land Trust aims to safeguard and manage affordable housing within the LA Chinatown community, offering a sustain...

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    October 13, 2023 4 mins

    This song,Find me Next to You,  is from Changing the Narrative season 3. 

    Gayle lost her brother DJ ( Denny John) to suicide. He left this song unfinished. With the help of musician Joe Foldes, she finished it as a tribute to DJ. 

     

     

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     Eugene Moy  had so much knowledge to share that the Teen Council of the Chinatown Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library created 2 episodes!  A past president of the Chinese Historical Society of SoCal and long time advocate for the Chinese community, Eugene shared his personal history growing up in LA as the son of immigrants, the history of Chinatown , and the challenges faced to today in a Chinatown that is a hotbed of gentri...

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    Malia Mahelona-Janilkarn, Caleb Leong, Qihao Huang, and Zhangyang Wu, members of the Teen Council at the Los Angeles Public Library-Chinatown branch, conducted an interview with Eugene Moy, a longstanding activist and the President of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California for the years 2022 to 2023. Having been engaged in the branch's grocery delivery program for the past 18 months, these teenagers directly observ...

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    February 10, 2023 2 mins

    Lena Sage returns to Connectopod with a story of unrequited of fiery love. Take a look at her photos for her Abandoned Spaces episode as well!

    Created in a workshop series at the Canoga Park Library

    session 1: created perform and record a character or narrate a story 

    session 2: create a collage image of the story or character

    artists: Betsy Foldes Meiman (audio), Lois Keller (collage), Joe Foldes (sound design

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    February 10, 2023 1 min

    Isabella Wu channels influencer Rebecca-can she even recognize real life?

    Created in a workshop series at the Canoga Park Library

    session 1: created perform and record a character or narrate a story 

    session 2: create a collage image of the story or character

    artists: Betsy Foldes Meiman (audio), Lois Keller (collage), Joe Foldes (sound design

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    February 10, 2023 1 min

    Celina Sandoval living her best Alien life!

    Created in a workshop series at the Canoga Park Library

    session 1: created perform and record a character or narrate a story 

    session 2: create a collage image of the story or character

    artists: Betsy Foldes Meiman (audio), Lois Keller (collage), Joe Foldes (sound design

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    February 10, 2023 2 mins

    Max Garcia inspires us to dream big with the story of Bernardo and the billion dollar bathroom. 

    Created in a workshop series at the Canoga Park Library

    session 1: created perform and record a character or narrate a story 

    session 2: create a collage image of the story or character

    artists: Betsy Foldes Meiman (audio), Lois Keller (collage), Joe Foldes (sound design

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    February 10, 2023 1 min

     

    Mahek brings us the story of Ahma, the female Samurai, protecting the life and honor of her master.

     

    Created in a workshop series at the Canoga Park Library

    session 1: created perform and record a character or narrate a story 

    session 2: create a collage image of the story or character

    artists: Betsy Foldes Meiman (audio), Lois Keller (collage), Joe Foldes (sound design

     

     

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    February 10, 2023 3 mins

    Ixchel Lopez brings us the story of Shelly, the plain princess. Where does true power lie? You can also hear Ixchel in Tree and K-68

    Created in a workshop series at the Canoga Park Library

    session 1: created perform and record a character or narrate a story 

    session 2: create a collage image of the story or character

    artists: Betsy Foldes Meiman (audio), Lois Keller (collage), Joe Foldes (sound design

     

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    Just in time for Valentines Day, Candy Cortes tells the story of Stuart William Smith and his case of puppy love...for John Cena!

    Check out Stuarts Eyes.

     

    Created in a workshop series at the Canoga Park Library

    session 1: created perform and record a character or narrate a story 

    session 2: create a collage image of the story or character

    artists: Betsy Foldes Meiman (audio), Lois Keller (collage), Joe Foldes (sound design

     

     

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