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.[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/191633883/HMWC%20Interviews/Dr%20Mana%20Kasongo%2C%20ebola%208.12.14.mp3]
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.[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/191633883/HMWC%20Interviews/Dean%20Obeidallah%2C%20Dudes%20against%20violence%20against%20women%208.26.14.mp3]
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.[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/191633883/HMWC%20Interviews/Kate%20Kendall%2C%20LGBT%20Exec%20Order%2C%208.12.14.mp3]
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.[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/191633883/HMWC%20Interviews/theresa%20sanders%20urban%20league%20li%205-20-13.mp3]
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.