Janay Palmer, left and Ray Rice. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The media firestorm surrounding the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal may be missing one crucial voice: that of Janay Rice.
Madeline Garcia Bigelow, director of the Domestic Violence Project at the Urban Justice Center, weighs in on the NFL, Roger Goodell and more on this morning’s edition of Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call.
Check out the interview here!
Beyonce performs at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. IMAGE: KEVIN MAZUR/MTV1415/WIREIMAGE
Man-hating. Angry. Extreme. These are just a few words that have been used to descirbe feminists. But now, a new image comes to mind. Beyonce. Last weeks MTV Video Music Awards closed with a show-stopping performance from Beyonce. In the aftermath, there was more chatter than ever praising Queen Bey as this generation’s feminist icon.
But is this an accurate description? I sat down with Samhita Mukhopadhya, former executive editor for Feministing.com and current senior strategist for Purpose.com, to find out.
Check out my interview with her here!
Samhita Mukhopadhyay poses as Rosie the Riveter in her twitter profile picture. Photo courtesy of Samhita Mukhopadhyay via Twitter.
As the death toll from ebola climbs in Africa, fear and paranoia in the United States mounts. However, Dr Mana Kasongo, board certified emergency physician at Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia, assures Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call that there is no cause for concern here in the US, although Africa is in dire need of resources to contain this deadly disease.
Check out what she had to say here!
Dudes Against Violence Against Women: Because Duh via Breakthrough
Comedian Dean Obeidallah will confront the issue of violence against women head on in the comedy show “Dudes Against Violence Against Women: Because Duh” tonight at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Joined by a line up of all male comedians, the show aims to help men realize the power they have in eliminating violence against women. Obeidallah joined us on today’s Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call to tell us about the show.
Check it out here!
Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, photo courtesy of the NCLR
Last month, President Barack Obama signed an executive order to prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation. An amendment to the 1964 Employment Non Discrimination Act signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the order bars discrimination against employees of the federal government, about 28 million people, or one-fifth of the nation’s workforce.
Kate Kendell is the Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. She breaks down what the order will do going forward and the backlash that is sure to come on Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call.
Check out the interview on my DropBox account.
This is a first grade classroom at Branch Brook Elementary School in Smithtown at the end of the day Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)
On today’s Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call we revisited an interview we did earlier this summer with Theresa Sanders about race relations and housing options on Long Island in the wake of a recent report that found that the region’s history of racially segregated housing patterns is linked to school district disparities that most negatively affect minority children
Sanders is the president and CEO of Urban League Long Island.
Theresa Sanders, Urban League Long Island, interview
Congressional candidates for New York’s 4th District Kathleen Rice, left, and Bruce A. Blakeman, right, pose for portraits. (Credit: Howard Schnapp / James Escher) via Newsday
Following last week’s interview with Nassau DA and democratic candidate for the fourth Congressional district Kathleen Rice, we invited republican candidate Bruce Blakeman on the program.
Blakeman called for transparency regarding Rice’s role as a co-commissioner of the Moreland Commission and strong support of Israel in the Gaza conflict.
He estimates that he’s the better choice for Carolyn McCarthy’s vacated seat in the House because of his experiences in both business and the Nassau County Legislature.
Decide for yourself! Take a listen.