Poor texting etiquette may be crushing your love life


Ever hear the complaint that you’re a bad texter? If you have, beware! It may be ruining your love life. A recent Match.com survey paints a clear picture of the biggest texting turn-offs in the dating world. Fox News Magazine Contributor Ashley Papa gives the Morning Wake Up Call the details.

Listen to her tips!

SCOTUS hears arguments on new clean air standards

Photograph: Matt Brown/AP

Photograph: Matt Brown/AP

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard arguments on new standards that for the first time would establish nationwide limits on mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants.

Supporters say the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards would save countless lives and prevent billions of dollars in health impacts. Critics argue the new standards are overstated and the costs understated. Graham McCahan, staff attorney at the Environmental Defense Fund, falls in the former category.

Check out more of what he had to say here.

Hofstra kicks off George W Bush conference


President George W. Bush smiles as he participates in a Roundtable with Service Providers, July 1, 2002, in Cleveland, Ohio. Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. (P19237-19A)

Today marked the start of Hofstra’s 12th presidential conference on the tenure of George Walker Bush, sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center and the Peter Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency.

The three day long conference examines the impact of Bush 43 on modern politics and public policy with input from top officials in President George W. Bush’s administration, including two former directors of the Central Intelligence Agency, scholars, journalists and Hofstra students.

Conference Director Meena Bose, Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz and alum Peter Kalikow kicked the festivities off at this morning’s opening ceremonies.

Check out my recap here:

Hofstra set to host sustainability conference in April

Photo: Long Island Good Conference

Photo: Long Island Food Conference

The Long Island Food Conference is set to come to Hofstra next month on April 25. Dr Robert Brinkmann, director of the sustainability studies program at the university, helped organize the conference. He stresses the importance of creating a sustainable local food system on Long Island, a region already known for it’s rich agricultural industry.

Hear more of what he had to say here:

Watchdog group doubts Obama’s commitment to government transparency

Photograph: UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media/UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media

Photograph: UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media/UPI /Landov / Barcroft Media

Last week, the White House removed a federal regulation that binds its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), exempting that office from answering requests for government records. The Office of Administration deals with human resources, information technology and record-keeping support.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest insists that the change will not affect their compliance with FOIA, but Anne Weisman, interim executive director of the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), is doubtful of the president’s commitment to government transparency, a cause he claims to champion.

A few years ago, CREW sued the Bush administration over access to some 22 million emails and lost. A federal appeals court ruled that the Office of Administration was not required to release the correspondences, citing their status as an administrative and operational arm of the White House.

The timing of the removal is ironic; government transparency advocates are in the middle of Sunshine Week, a seven-day effort to promote open government.

Check out the full interview here:

Nassau PTA worries about electronic cigarettes

Courtesy of Getty Images

Courtesy of Getty Images

Depending on who you ask, electronic cigarettes are either the devil or a saving grace. Sarah Henris, associate director of the Nassau Region PTA, is more apt to side with the former. Henris hopes the FDA will step in to regulate the advertising of e-cigarettes and other vapor products to young people.

Check out what else she had to say here:

The Walking Dead’s IronE Singleton on his new book


IronE Singleton may best known as T-Dog on AMC’s The Walking Dead, but recently he’s taken on another role: author. Singleton’s new book Blindsided by the Walking Dead details his rise from a life of drugs and violence on the streets of Atlanta to a successful career as an actor in Hollywood. He called into Thursday’s Morning Wake Up Call morning to talk more about his journey.

Check out the full interview here: