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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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Student-driven podcast from WRHU Hempstead in New York.

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English

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Episodes

Season 2, Episode 11 - Neil deGrasse Tyson's misconduct allegations, Ben's final show

5/23/2019
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This week, one of our executive producers says goodbye. Ben Abrams starts with his deep dive into one of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s sexual misconduct allegations. He then says goodbye to the GTTR community. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 5/21/2019. Series episode #25. Music featured in this piece: Ryan Little: “West Coast” Les Hayden: “Proverb” Safir Nou: “Land-escape”

Duration:00:56:55

Season 2, Episode 10 - Venezuela, Breaking News Special

5/7/2019
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In this special edition of GTTR, Ben Abrams sits down with various experts and journalists to discuss the latest developments in Venezuela. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 4/30/2019 Music featured in this episode: Ryan Little: “West Coast”

Duration:00:27:55

Season 2, Episode 9 - Ed Morales, Latinx, and Gangs on Long Island

4/17/2019
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On this episode, Nailah speaks to journalist and author Ed Morales about the new term “Latinx” and binary perceptions of race and gender. Then, Dennis and Ben explore the history of gangs on Long Island, including the recent hyper-focus on MS-13. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 4/9/2019. Music featured in this episode: Ryan Little: “West Coast”

Duration:00:35:49

Season 2, Episode 8 - Sarayaku Finale, Cellphone Surveillance

4/12/2019
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On this first ever hour-long episode of GTTR, faculty advisor Mario A. Murillo concludes his four-part series from the Second Global Workshop for Indigenous Leaders held in the Sarayaku territory in Ecuador. Then, contributor Polina Mustazza explores the issue of cellphone surveillance. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 4/2/2019. Series episode #22. Music featured in this piece: Ryan Little: "West Coast"

Duration:00:55:57

Season 2, Episode 7 - 2nd Global Workshop for Indigenous Leaders, Pt. II

4/10/2019
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This week, faculty advisor Mario A. Murillo brings us the second of four audio pieces from the Second Global Workshop for Indigenous Leaders in Ecuador. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 2/12/2019. Series episode #21. Music featured in this piece: Ryan Little: "West Coast"

Duration:00:26:56

Season 2, Episode 6 - 2nd Global Workshop for Indigenous Leaders, Pt. I

2/11/2019
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This week, faculty advisor Mario A. Murillo brings us the first of four audio pieces from the Second Global Workshop for Indigenous Leaders in Ecuador. Mario explains the origins of the workshop, how he helped facilitate it, and the significance of the gathering to native leaders from all over the globe. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 2/5/2019. Series episode #20. Music featured in this piece: Ryan Little: "West Coast"

Duration:00:28:52

Season 2, Episode 5 - The Plan to Close Rikers Island

12/11/2018
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On this episode of Getting To The Root Nailah Andre investigates New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio's plan to close the third biggest jail in America Rikers Island. Originally aired on 12/11/18 WRHU-FM Musicians featured in this episode: Ryan Little "West Coast" Broke For Free "As Colorful As Ever" Safir Nou "Land-escape"

Season 2, Episode 4 - Oscar López Rivera

11/14/2018
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This week, the producers sit down for an exclusive interview with controversial Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera. During the discussion, Rivera talks about his commutation under President Obama, Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's infrastructure, and more. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 11/13/2018. Series episode #18. Music featured in this piece: Ryan Little: "West Coast"

Duration:00:27:50

Season 2, Episode 3 - Cuba's Freelancers, Continued...

11/1/2018
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This week, Ben Abrams continues his conversation with a young Cuban entrepreneur, and learns how complex of a task it is to run a new business in the emerging Cuban economy. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 10/30/2018. Series episode #17. Music featured in this piece: Ryan Little: "West Coast"

Duration:00:27:42

Season 2, Episode 2 - Reproductive Rights in Argentina, and Local Libraries' Impact

10/24/2018
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This week, contributor Raffaella Tonani takes a look at reproductive rights in Argentina, and Nailah Andre investigates the impact of local libraries. Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 10/23/2018. Series episode #16. Music featured in this piece: Ryan Little: "West Coast" Broke For Free: "As Colorful As Ever"

Duration:00:30:54

Season 2, Episode 1 - Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hofstra's Jefferson statue, and ¿Cuba Nueva? Pt. II - Updated

10/20/2018
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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. | Updated episode: 10/20/2018. Series episode #15. Music featured in this piece: Ryan Little: "West Coast" Jason Shaw:...

Duration:00:29:04

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