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Living Denver

May 24, 2021

In this episode Ramon del Castillo shares the story of naming and claiming La Raza Park in North Denver. In addition to reading his original poem, “A Strut Down Memory Lane,” Ramon describes decades of activism and the power of community in transforming people and places. Listen to hear an inspiring account of...


May 17, 2021

Ramon del Castillo reads “A Strut Down Memory Lane in North Denver,” an original poem that celebrates culture and reflects on stories of solidarity and community. Ramon pays tribute to the North Side and gives listeners a glimpse into gentrification, displacement, and intergenerational wounds of colonization. 

Ramon...


May 10, 2021

Rain or shine, Jonathon Stalls’ regular commute takes him along Colorado Boulevard and through City Park. In this episode, Jonathon performs his original poem “Empire Lines” and offers pedestrian perspectives and visions for dignity in the Mile High City. 

Jonathon spent 242 days walking across the United States...


May 3, 2021

Jonathon Stalls reads his poem “Empire Lines” inspired by experiences of living and walking alongside Colorado Boulevard. This poem is dedicated to all who move by foot or by wheelchair as their primary form of transportation in the city of Denver.

Jonathon spent 242 days walking across the United States in 2010 and...


Apr 26, 2021

From tagging dumpsters in alleyways to painting murals in Denver’s Santa Fe Arts District, Josiah Lee Lopez shares his story of growing up on the West Side. Josiah’s memories invite us into the intersections of art and gentrification, the changing flavors and tastes in the city, and the loss of childhood friends and...