“Coffee With The County Executive” Hits WHLI Airwaves

Business, bikes and birthdays will be just a few of the topics that will be on the agenda for discussion when Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano steps up to the microphone as co-host of WHLI-1100AM’s morning show this Friday, August 3rd.

For the next four months, County Executive Mangano will have an opportunity to discuss everything from mosquito spraying to Nassau’s music festival as he co-anchors a one hour “Fireside Chat” with Disc Jockey Paul Richards. The show, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., is scheduled for one Friday morning each month beginning this week and continuing on August 31st, September 14th, October 5th and November 2nd.

“I am very excited about the prospect of discussing all the amazing things that we are doing in Nassau County,” said County Executive Mangano. “There are always new issues, events and challenges. Having a forum such as this provides the community with a unique opportunity to obtain information on the latest developments and issues that impact their lives.”

Some of the topics that are on tap for this week’s discussion include the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall which will be welcomed to Eisenhower Park this weekend and the Brick 26 Challenge scheduled to take place on August 4th, also at Eisenhower Park.

The 43rd Annual Long Island Music Festival, a week-long event designed to highlight home-grown musicians and song writers, begins on August 1st, but will continue Friday evening, August 3rd, Saturday, August 4th, and August 9th and 11th. Winners of the event will perform at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre on September 9th, during the “Funk and Roll Festival.”

There will also be time for County Executive Mangano to discuss his economic development and job growth plan for Nassau, his proposal to add bicycle rental facilities at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford and Eisenhower Park, and the voluntary leave program for full-time CSEA members and appointed employees.

WHLI is sponsoring noontime concerts at Eisenhower Park every Wednesday throughout August from noon until 2:00 p.m. Next week, Quickdraw is appearing and on August 15th the concert will feature Theresa McLean. For information contact Eden Laikin at (516) 571-6105 or Stu Schrager at (631) 770-4241.