Details of a Chicano activist's mysterious death are unraveled in a new podcast

Details of a Chicano activist's mysterious death are unraveled in a new podcast

11:50am Jul 01, 2022
Imperfect Paradise show art
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  • Imperfect Paradise show art

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  • Natalie Paredes, left, and Oscar Gomez in 1992, two years before his death.

    Natalie Paredes, left, and Oscar Gomez in 1992, two years before his death.

    Courtesy of Natalie Paredes

It was the early '90s and a voice piercing through the airwaves at a student radio station in Davis, California, galvanized the growing Chicano movement.

Within a few years, that man would be dead.

His voice silenced.

His name was Oscar Gomez and his body was found at the bottom of a massive bluff in Santa Barbara.

KPCC/LAist's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has been unraveling the details of his mysterious death and the legacy he left behind, in a new podcast — Imperfect Paradise: The Forgotten Revolutionary.



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