Independent ProducerJens Erik Gould has done work for TIME Magazine, KTLA 5 in Los Angeles, The New York Times, National Public Radio and Bloomberg. He was based for three years in Caracas, Venezuela, for another three years in Mexico City, and has now been a California correspondent for nearly two years. As a musician, Jens has been a performer and songwriter for 14 years and plays regularly in Los Angeles at venues from the House of Blues to Genghis Cohen. He is also the creator of Bravery Tapes, a multimedia experience that portrays stories of human courage.
FROM Jens Gould
The Growing Passion for Flying Birmingham Roller Pigeons Birmingham roller pigeons were first bred in England in the 1800's. Now the sport has its own world cup. About one third of America's 5000 breeders live in Southern California, including some former gang members. Jens Gould of KCRW's Independent Producer Project has more. (For some beautiful pictures of flying roller pigeons, check the WWLA blog .)
Free speech and the ideological fight for college campuses Conservatives claim that American colleges and universities are bastions of liberal orthodoxy, shielding students from alternative ways of thinking. What better place for a protest than UC Berkeley? What better agent of controversy than Ann Coulter?
Will the GOP weather the storm with Trump or jump ship? Breitbart news claims that the GOP "establishment" has it's knives out" for President Trump, but Republicans in Congress are mostly supportive… at least in public. We look at whether that's likely to last.
Future of the Palestinians as Trump welcomes Abbas President Trump says there's "no reason there can't be peace" between Israel and the Palestinians… but the first step will have to be unity between the West Bank and Gaza. Are the Palestinian Authority and Hamas any closer to speaking with one voice?
Trump's Russia ties intensify with Comey firing Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe contradicted the Trump White House today, insisting the Bureau had not lost faith in former Director James Comey. He promised to notify the committee of any interference into investigation of the Trump campaign's contacts with Vladimir Putin's Russia. What do we know about those contacts… and how they relate to Trump's business interests and those of his family?