Felisa Rincón de Gautier, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Tuesday, July 16, 1957

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

What is the biggest Puerto Rican problem in New York?
What is the biggest Puerto Rican problem in San Juan?

Doña Felisa de Gautier, Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, addresses these and other questions from young journalism students. Marvin Sleeper moderates.

Honorable de Gautier is in town for the Puerto Rican parade.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 73515
Municipal archives id: LT7680


Jim Farrell, Marvin Oppenburg, Felisa Rincón de Gautier and Marvin Sleeper


More in:

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.


About Campus Press Conference

This is not your run-of-the-mill 'student conference.'

"For the answers to these and other questions..." Each Campus Press Conference (1951-1962) begins with a slew of questions from the student editors of New York City college newspapers, delivered with the controlled seriousness of a teenager on the radio for the first time. Despite their endearing greenness, the student editors pose sharp inquiries to guests from the fields of science, finance, culture, and politics. 

With the country on the cusp of radical cultural and political change, these recordings offer insight to student empowerment movements, flower power, and hippie culture – a time when the youth of America began to realize their tremendous impact and ability to shape their futures. The passion and curiosity of young people is heard through interviews with elected and appointed officials and experts.

Notable guests include Jackie Robinson, Joseph Papp, Averill Harriman, and Senator Jacob Javits.


Supported by