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” – https://soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle

Ben Abrams
Benjamin H. Abrams is an independent radio journalist and undergraduate student at Hofstra University, where he is currently pursuing a bachelor of arts in radio production. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, he currently serves as a producer and co-host of Getting To The Root, an audio documentary & public affairs program on WRHU-FM, and available on Required Radio. He also serves as a producer, anchor and reporter for the WRHU News Department, Long Island’s largest radio news team. Outside of his academic career, Ben has worked with organizations like WPPM-LP, the community radio station wing of PhillyCAM (Philadelphia Public Access Corporation). Ben is an accomplished musician, with over 17 years of experience on guitar and over 7 years of songwriting experience. Ben’s work and contact info are available on SoundCloud, Mixcloud, AIRmedia.org and PRX.org.
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