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Cynthia Gutierrez (she/ella) is an award winning first-generation Nicaraguan Salvadoran reproductive justice organizer, full spectrum doula, cultural strategist, writer, and public speaker. Her work looks at the intersection of reproductive justice, the criminal injustice system, disability justice, and environmental justice. She is currently the program manager for the University of California San Francisco Hub of Positive Reproductive and Sexual Health (HIVE) and Team Lily programs. Cynthia is a proud abortion storyteller with We Testify. She is on the Board of Directors for ACCESS Reproductive Justice, the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, and Women’s Voices for the Earth. Her work can be found on her website She has a Bachelors in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Cynthia is originally from San Francisco’s Excelsior District and now resides in East Oakland with her husband and son. For those seeking an abortion or who are looking to donate and support an abortion fund, visit the links below.
On today’s show we have a very special guest, El Tecolote founder Juan Gonzales. It was such a pleasure talking to the legend himself and fun to learn more about his life growing up in the Central Valley, his very early start in journalism, and what it takes to create a newspaper that has fifty plus years of experience when it comes to informing our community.
Nicole Santamaria, an intersex woman from El Salvador, is the executive director of the San Francisco Based organization, El/La para translatinas. For more than 25 years, El/La has been advocating and seeking justice for the transgender community. In this episode, Nicole tells us about her journey, and the ever important work that El/La continues to do in the face of rising transphobia.
On this episode of Radio Teco News we are joined by Candice Ford and Kritee Kanko, two dear friends of Wynn Bruce. Wynn Bruce was a practitioner of Shambhala buddhism who had deep connection with the earth. On April 22, 2022, Earth Day, Wynn self immolated on the steps of the Supreme Court, and ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Wynn’s death was not suicide, but a an act of courage in the face of an ever worsening climate crisis.
Welcome to season four of Radio Teco News!  This season begins with an important conversation with AJ Rio-Glick. AJ talks about their personal journey as a trans person, their relationship with their lesbian parents, and the amazing work they do today.
With over 40,000 homes empty in San Francisco, a city with thousands of unhoused people, we talked to D5 Supervisor Dean Preston about his new plan, the Empty Homes Tax.
This time on Latina, Latino, Latinx News we talk about the the fight of the many migrant families still trying to be reunified after years of forces separation.
We sit down and chat with San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin. The focus of another recall that attempts to dismantle the democratic process here in California.
Información importante sobre sus derechos de vivienda.
Bay Area born soccer star Sarina Bolden joins the show and talks about her amazing career so far. We discuss everything from the sacrifices her parents made to help her start to scoring the decisive penalty that sent the Philippines to their first ever FIFA World Cup.
35. We Are All Humans

35. We Are All Humans


Today we are joined by Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk, the creators of the Netflix Documentary and Oscar-nominated film Lead Me Home. This film is about people who are fighting to survive and how California’s unhoused population continues to grow meanwhile housing costs soar. Pedro and Jon also tell us about the process they went through to make such an important film as well as what they did the moment they heard their documentary was nominated for an Oscar.
Fernando Martí, the Co-Director for the Council of Community Housing Organizations, talks to us about the housing crisis here in San Francisco. He focuses on how gentrification and discrimination has led to the displacement of the working class as well as including his own personal experience with eviction.
We talk to El Tecolote's Photo Archivist, Linda Wilson, about the legendary Latino and LGBTQ activist and artist, Juan Pablo Gutierrez. 
The 2022 San Francisco Board of Education recall elections are due to be held February 15, 2022. On this episode we speak to the President of the Board of Education and one of the commissioners who is up for recall, Gabriela Lopez.
Happy New Year! We wish everyone has an amazing 2022!  We, here at El Tecolote, promise to keep you connected with the most important conversations, which is why we begin with the ever so important topic, COVID.  School reopening was a hot topic in 2021, but now we ask the question, how are the teachers and students doing? We caught up with a few educators and parents to talk about the recent outbreak of COVID cases in schools and the latest news about how they are being protected..
On our last episode of season two, we talk about the holiday most of us will be celebrating this coming Thursday, Thanksgiving. The main focus for us, why is there a growing resentment towards this holiday and also, why we were lied to in school.
With a year left before the 2022 California Gubernatorial Election, we talk to local activist Jackie Fielder about what Governor Newsom needs to do to earn our trust, and also chat about other candidates that Fielder's Daybreak PAC are focused on.
City College of San Francisco student, Diamund, joins us to chat about the obstacles college students currently are living with, as well as the  struggle professors are a part of as they try to keep their jobs.
In part two of this interview of Yesica Prado by Mabel Jimenez, we learn more about Yesica's career in journalism and how journalists cover those who are unhoused and living in their vehicles. 
Esta semana hablamos con directores y estudiantes del Siena Youth Center en Redwood City, California. Ellos nos hablan del trabajo que iso el centro para poder vacunar la comunidad y ayudarles entender la importancia de ser vacunado.
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