Comedian Paul Mecurio warms up the crowd at the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Photo: SouthFlorida.com
Paul Mecurio got his start as a Wall Street lawyer but made his way into comedy after a chance encounter with Jay Leno. Now a successful comedian with Emmy and Peabody wins and his own podcast, Mecurio reflects back on how he got to where he is today, and just how he got Sir Paul McCartney to leave a voicemail on his phone.
He brings his stand up act to Governor’s at the Brokerage in Bellmore Friday May 15 and Saturday May 16.
With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday, there’s no better time to reflect on what our mothers mean to us. “A Letter to My Mom,” compiled by Lisa Erspamer, a former producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show, features letters from famous names like Shania Twain, will.i.am, Christy Turlington and everyday people addressed to their moms. It’s the third book in a series by Erspamer, the first two being “A Letter to My Dog” and “A Letter to My Cat.”
She shares her inspiration with us on the Morning Wake Up Call.
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, left, answers a question from International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Wednesday. European stocks fell earlier Thursday on the back of comments made by Ms. Yellen. PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tomorrow, the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University will host their third annual export seminar series “Going $trong: the US Dollar and the Global Marketplace.” A panel will examine current currency trends, outlooks and the effects of currency fluctuations on US businesses operating in the global marketplace. Dr Anoop Rai, a professor of finance at Hofstra, will be speaking at the conference. Dr Rai explains how the strength of the dollar is good and bad for the domestic economy.
You’ve probably seen or heard Rob Magnotti somewhere. The actor and comic was most recently seen in Paul Blart Mall Cop 2, and he also tours the country doing stand up. Magnotti shows us his impressions of Nicolas Cage, Al Pacino and Ray Romano and talks about life as a working comedian and his new web series “Surviving Sam.” Follow him on Twitter at @RobMagnotti.
Residents attempt to restore order to their street, which experienced heavy flooding and dune erosion due to Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 31, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)#
Since Superstorm Sandy ravaged Long Island and the east coast almost three years ago, it’s more important than ever to assess our preparedness for another storm. Tonight at 7pm, a panel will discuss exactly that at Hofstra University. “Are We Prepared for the Next Hurricane?” will feature several experts, including Adam Sobel. Sobel is a professor at Columbia University as well as the author of the book “Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future.” He breaks down the impact of climate change on the probability of another hurricane.
Members of the community work to clean up a recently looted and burned CVS STORE in Baltimore, Maryland, United States April 28, 2015. JIM BOURG/REUTERS
All eyes are on Baltimore as the city faces intense unrest after the death of Freddie Gray, a man who died as the result of a spinal cord injury sustained while in police custody. The governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency. The National Guard is on the scene. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has imposed a curfew on residents. School was cancelled earlier this week. Even yesterday’s Orioles game was closed off to the public for fear of rioting. But the real question is why is this happening? Dr Christina Greer, a political science professor at Fordham University breaks it down on the Morning Wake Up Call.
Many desks were empty in this classroom at Valley Stream Memorial Junior High School as students opted out of taking the state’s English Language Arts test Thursday, April 16, 2015. Tens of thousands on Long Island are expected to refuse the math tests, too. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.
Jeanette Brunelle Deutermann is the leader of the Long Island Opt Out Movement. The Facebook page she started has over 22,000 members. She tells me how parents have started an education revolution, Governor Cuomo, take note.