This Week on America’s Business

By October 20, 2006General

Americas Business with Mike HambrickCommerce Secretary Carlos M. Guttierez will be leading a U.S. trade mission to China next month, and on this week’s “America’s Business,” host Mike Hambrick speaks to one of the high-level business participants, Richard Holwill, Vice President for Public Policy of Alticor, Inc., the consumer products company. A former ambassador, Holwill once served as counselor to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, so in addition to trade, the conversation touches on recent geopolitical developments, i.e., North Korea.

Immigration policy is the topic for an interview with Michele Wucker, author of the provocative “Lockout: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends On Getting It Right.” Offering a first-person perspective is Manajit Sengupta, a renowned weather researcher at Colorado State University. The Wall Street Journal profiled Sengupta last July as an example of a highly skilled immigrant frustrated by U.S. visa policies.

Greg Casey, President of BIPAC, the pro-business PAC, looks at the rapidly approaching elections.

Regular segments feature Kendig Kneen speaking from the “Factory Floor” of Al-Jon in Ottumwa, Iowa, and Wallace Smith of E&E Manufacturing of Plymouth, MI, mounting the “Soapbox.” Renee Giachino of theAmerican Justice Partnership takes on tort reform, cases of the “Legally Insane,” and junk science. NAM President John Engler closes with “The Last Word,” anticipating the November 7th elections.

To listen to this week’s program, please click here.

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