Biography: 
Mario Murillo is a Professor of Communication and Latin American Studies at Hofstra University and a member of the Advisory Board of Hofstra's Center for Civic Engagement. He is a long-time media activist and award-winning journalist. In his many years in radio he has served as Program Director, Director of Public Affairs programming and a host and producer at WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York, was a feature correspondent for NPR's Latino USA and served as a regular guest host on WNYC New York Public Radio. He is a faculty advisor and producer at WRHU 88.7 FM , Hofstra University's award-winning student-run, community-licensed radio station and currently hosts the program "Rumba Therapy" on community radio station WIOX 91.3 FM in Roxbury, N.Y. He is the author of Columbia and the United States:War, Unrest and Destabilization (Seven Stories, 2004) and Islands of Resistance: Puerto Rico, Vieques and U.S. Policy (Seven Stories, 2001) and has written and reported extensively about Latin America for a number of publications and journals. He was a 2008-2009 Fulbright Scholar in Colombia, where he worked in the Universidad Pontifica la Javeriana in Bogota in its department of social communication.