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Student-driven podcast from WRHU Hempstead in New York.

Student-driven podcast from WRHU Hempstead in New York.
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United States

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Student-driven podcast from WRHU Hempstead in New York.

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English

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Episodes

Season 2, Episode 1 - Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hofstra's Thomas Jefferson Statue, & Cuba Pt. II

10/9/2018
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In our Season 2 premiere, Nailah Andre explores a student-lead campaign to relocate a controversial statue of Thomas Jefferson on Hofstra's campus, and renowned author Ta-Nehisi Coates weighs in on the issue. Then, Ben Abrams explores the emerging realm of Cuban private businesses in part two of his series "¿Cuba Nueva?" Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 10/09/2018. Series episode #15. Music featured in this piece: Ryan Little: "West Coast" Jason Shaw: "RUNNING WATERS"

Duration:00:27:57

Getting To The Root - Episode 14 (Season I Finale)

5/17/2018
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In our Season One finale, the Executive Producers (Nailah, Dennis, and Ben) share their experiences creating Getting To The Root and revisit some of their favorite moments from the first season. Originally aired on 05/15/2018 on WRHU-FM. Music featured in this episode: Ryan Little: "West Coast"

Duration:00:29:52

Getting To The Root - Episode 13

5/14/2018
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In our thirteenth episode, contributors Liane Sousa and Raffaella Tonani discuss Narcan, a chemical used to save victims of opioid overdoses, and how it's being used by Nassau County authorities. Originally aired on 4/24/18 on WRHU-FM. Music featured in this episode: Ryan Little: "West Coast"

Duration:00:28:00

Getting To The Root - Episode 12

5/14/2018
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In our twelfth episode, Executive Producer Nailah Andre speaks with Alane Fagin, Executive Director of Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) about their work in Long Island schools to prevent abuse of all kinds. Then, contributor Marli Delaney highlights Elevate Nepal, a non-profit organization that provides relief efforts to Nepalese citizens in response to the devastating earthquake in 2015. Originally aired on 4/17/18 on WRHU-FM. Musicians featured in this episode: Ryan Little: "West...

Duration:00:31:52

Getting To The Root - Episode 11

3/28/2018
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Executive Producer Dennis Belen-Morales speaks with Hofstra University Professor Dr. Alan Singer about the debate happening in America right now surrounding statues commemorating Confederate soldiers. Then, Executive Producer Ben Abrams brings us a first hand account of his experience visiting Puerto Rico during a service trip in response to Hurricane Maria. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 03/27/18. Musicians featured in this episode: Ryan Little: "West Coast" Broke For Free: "As Colorful...

Duration:00:24:00

Getting To The Root - Episode 10

3/27/2018
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Executive Producer Nailah Andre sits down in the studio with Dr. Katrina Sims and Dr. Craig Dalton to explore the topic of gerrymandering, from its definition, the many ways in which it is utilized, and current court cases. Then, reporters Danielle Zulkosky and Jenni Goldstein attend the Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade, where they met members of the first drum and bugle corp made up entirely of differently-abled musicians. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 03/13/18 Musicians featured in...

Duration:00:18:53

Getting To The Root - Episode 9

3/27/2018
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Faculty Contributor Mario A. Murillo sits down with Executive Producer Dennis Belen-Morales to discuss the first international media workshop for indigenous leaders of the global south in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains in Colombia. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 03/06/18. Musicians featured in this episode: Ryan Little: "West Coast" Safir Nou: "New Lunacy"

Duration:00:23:47

Getting To The Root - Episode 8

3/27/2018
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In our eighth episode, Executive Producer Nailah Andre visits the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for the 6th annual Black Comic Book Festival. Then, contributor Maria Zaldivar explores the world of metaphysics in her own "Lights & Quarts" special. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 02/27/18. Musicians featured in this episode: Ryan Little: "West Coast" Broke For Free: "As Colorful As Ever"

Duration:00:28:05

Getting To The Root - Episode 7

3/6/2018
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In our seventh episode, Nailah Andre reports from her hometown of Piscataway, NJ, to investigate a dispute between local residents and the Town Council over the videotaping of public meetings. Then, contributor Lauren Lauder explores the power of music therapy. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 02/20/2018. Musicians featured in this episode: Ryan Little: "West Coast" Lobo Loco: "Iceland Latin Lava B" J1*: "Fireheart"

Duration:00:24:18

Getting To The Root - Episode 6

3/6/2018
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In our sixth episode, reporter Jordan Laird brings us the voices from the Women's March on New York City 2018. Then, Kim Donahue explores the growing movement against sexual harassment in the workplace. Originally aired on 1/30/18 on WRHU-FM. Musicians featured in this episode: Ryan Little: "West Coast" Broke For Free: "As Colorful As Ever"

Duration:00:22:55

Getting To The Root - Episode 5

3/6/2018
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In our fifth episode, Dennis Belen-Morales explores the economic and humanitarian crisis facing Puerto Rico, with the help of veteran journalist Juan González. Then, reporter Benny Gabel explores how religious communities are coming to grips with an increasingly secular world. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 12/12/2017 Music featured in this episode: Ryan Little: "West Coast" "Say Something"

Duration:00:29:04

Getting To The Root - Episode 4

3/6/2018
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In our fourth episode, Ben Abrams debuts the first part of his new documentary series "¿Cuba Nueva?" where he explores the emerging private sector on the island nation. Then, Nailah Andre highlights Paula Chirinos, a participant in the HERstory writer's workshop, who tells her story of a high school trip that proved to be more challenging than one would expect, followed by Nailah's interview with Paula. Originally aired on 12/5/17 on WRHU-FM. Musicians featured in this episode: Ryan...

Duration:00:29:23

Getting To The Root - Episode 3

3/6/2018
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In our post-Thanksgiving episode of 2017, Ben Abrams interviews Eli Cane, co-creator and producer of the film "On A Knife Edge", the coming-of-age tale of a young Native American activist. Reporter Tommy O'Connor then explores local farming and food insecurity on Long Island. Originally aired on 11/28/17 on WRHU-FM. Musicians featured in this episode: Ryan Little: "West Coast" Blank Kytt: "RSPN"

Duration:00:27:19

Getting To The Root - Episode 2

3/6/2018
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In our sophomore episode, Nailah Andre explores a Long Island writing program tailored for formerly incarcerated women, and faculty contributor Mario A. Murillo explores the effects of the recent Colombian peace deal on the country's coca growers. Originally aired on 11/21/17 on WRHU-FM. Musicians featured in this episode: Ryan Little: "West Coast" Blank Kytt: "RSPN"

Duration:00:28:53

Getting To The Root - Episode 1

3/5/2018
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On the inaugural episode of Getting To The Root, Ben Abrams speaks with community journalists and explores a quirky new idea for space exploration. Then, Nailah Andre sits down with Raquel Willis to talk about issues facing the transgender community under the shadow of the Trump administration. Originally aired on 11/14/17 on WRHU-FM. Musicians featured in this episode: Ryan Little: "West Coast" Broke For Free: "As Colorful As Ever" Chuzausen: "Raro Bueno"

Duration:00:28:17