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On this episode our guests are Pilar Tompkins Rivas and Shagha Ariannia. Pilar Tompkins Rivas is a curator and longtime resident of Los Angeles and the director of the Vincent Price Art Museum in East Los Angeles. She is currently working on two exhibitions opening at LACMA for the Pacific Standard Time LA/LA series, Home So Different So Appealing and A Universal History of Infamy. Shagha Ariannia is an artist originally from Iran who has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 2001. Her show Who Sings the Nation State? Is currently up at the Vincent Price Art Museum until June 10th 2017.

In a new edition of Notes from The People we’re dipping back into the Machine Project Archive. You can find out more about Machine Project at machineproject.com. We're going to hear from New York writer Corina Copp. Do yourself a favor and go pick up a copy of her book The Green Ray from Ugly Duckling Presse. This recording is from the Mystery Theater at Machine Project on April 4th, 2015.

Our theme music as always is Ocfif by Lewis Keller and we go out with a song from Los Angeles band Very Be Careful off their 2012 album "Remember Me From The Party?" They are a really great band and you can easily download their music online (and you should), but you really should go see them live if you have a chance. And the name of the song is “Cumbia de Valledupar"

Written by Mathew Timmons — April 15, 2017