Apple Watch or iPhone? The future or wearable devices

The Apple Watch. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.

The Apple Watch. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.

The release of the Apple Watch in tandem with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has raised the question for many, myself included, why do I need a wearable device?

To find out the answer, I sat down with Cecilia Abadie, founder and CTO of 33 Labs.

Check out my interview with her here!

Cecilia Abadie, founder and CTO of 33 Labs. Courtesy of Cecilia Abadie's Twitter

Cecilia Abadie, founder and CTO of 33 Labs. Courtesy of Cecilia Abadie’s Twitter

Domestic violence expert: where is Janay Rice’s voice?

Sports Janay Palmer Defends Ray Rice; Longer Video Shows Spitting, Obscenities September 9, 2014 9:17 AM Share on email25 View Comments Janay Palmer, left and Ray Rice. (Rob Carr/Getty Images) Janay Palmer, left and Ray Rice. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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: feminist icon or failure?

Beyonce performs at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. IMAGE: KEVIN MAZUR/MTV1415/WIREIMAGE

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.

Samhita Mukhopadhyay poses as Rosie the Riveter in her twitter profile picture. Photo courtesy of Samhita Mukhopadhyay via Twitter.

 

Threat of ebola non-existent in the US

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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

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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!

NCLR Director Kate Kendell on Obama’s executive order amending ENDA

 

Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, photo courtesy of the NCLR

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.

 

 

LI expert discusses race-schools divide amid report

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)

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.

 

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