Getting to the Root – The Plan to Close Rikers

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

Musicians featured in this episode:
Ryan Little “West Coast” –
Broke For Free “As Colorful As Ever” –
Safir Nou “Land-escape” –

Getting to The Root – Oscar Lopez Rivera

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. For every other episode of Getting to the Root, check out their show page here.

Originally aired on WRHU-FM on 11/13/2018.
Series episode #18.

Music featured in this piece:
Ryan Little: “West Coast” –

Getting To The Root – Episode 3

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.

Getting To The Root – Episode 1

On the inaugural episode of Getting To The Root, Ben Abrams speaks with community journalists and explores a quirky new idea for space exploration. Nailah Andre sits down with Raquel Willis to talk about issues facing the transgender community under the shadow of the Trump administration. For more keep it locked in to Required Radio at Also if you have any content submissions, please use the Content Submissions tab.

Originally aired on 11/14/17 on WRHU-FM.

This Show is Full of Hot Air!

Welcome to the first episode of Ben Abrams’ new show: This Show is Full of Hot Air! This show is your one-stop-shop for all things weird in the world of space exploration!

In this episode, Ben discusses an interesting new project being theorized by NASA: 3D printing a moon colony.

Political Youth-Episode 2

Jasmine Jones is here with the second episode of Political Youth; your one-stop destination for the millennial view on American Politics. This episode is about women and how society along with politicians view women as a whole. For more keep it locked into Required Radio at

Political Youth- Episode 1

Jasmine Jones is here with Political Youth. The goal of this show is to talk about political issues as well as how the younger demographic thinks about them. This episode is targeting the 2016 Presidential Election and how it has crossed the boundaries from being a serious political race to reality television. For more keep it locked into Required Radio at

Athletes Away From The Field: Epsiode 1

Check out the first episode of Athletes Away From the Field with Ben Gabel. In this episode, Ben discusses in depth the recent national anthem protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and how that impacts the league and the country as a whole. For more episodes of Athletes away from the field, keep it locked in to