Strong Dollar has good and bad impact on economy

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

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.

Check it out!

[audio https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/191633883/HMWC%20Interviews/Dr%20Anoop%20Rai%2C%20Strong%20Dollar%20Conference%2C%205.7.15.mp3]

Hofstra expert breaks down SOTU 2015

President Obama delivers the State of the Union address. Mandel Ngan/AP

President Obama delivers the State of the Union address. Mandel Ngan/AP

Dr Meena Bose, political science professor and director of Hofstra University’s Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, evaluates President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address and reflects on the value of presidential speeches on today’s Morning Wake Up Call.

Check it out!

Zephyr Teachout: NY Gov race still wide open

Zephyr Teachout on the campaign trail. PHOTO CREDIT: BRYAN PACE/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Zephyr Teachout on the campaign trail. PHOTO CREDIT: BRYAN PACE/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Zephyr Teachout, the former democratic candidate for governor of New York,  told Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call that the race for governor is still wide open. It has come down to the incumbent, Andrew Cuomo, a democrat, and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a republican.

Teachout advises that it’s too early to count out write-in and third party candidates like Howie Hawkins. Anti-Cuomo sentiment and the democratic ideals of New Yorkers make this election anything but predictable.

Bruce Blakeman responds to Rice on Israel, Moreland Commission

Congressional candidates for New York's 4th District Kathleen Rice, left, and Bruce A. Blakeman, right, pose for portraits. (Credit: Howard Schnapp / James Escher)

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.