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 .)
What is Trump's plan for Middle East peace? On his first foreign tour, President Trump has promised "peace" between Israel and the Palestinians. Are there any details for re-starting talks that have been stalled for the past three years?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?