This Week on America’s Business

By December 29, 2006General

Americas Business with Mike Hambrick
America’s Business and host Mike Hambrick welcome 2007 with a selection of the best of 2006, led by an interview with Michelle Wucker, author of Lockout: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right.The NAM’s Hank Cox recalls “The Way it Was” with Eli Whitney, and Mike talks to Renee Giachino of The American Justice Partnership, who never rests in her drive for tort reform.

In our “Factory Floor” segment, we hear from David Kosloff of Roosevelt Paper in Laurel, N.J. Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the Outdoor Industry Association, then discusses the economic value of recreation.

A far-reaching discussion of the use of information technology in health care includes Mike’s interviews with Ryan Streeter, a White House domestic policy advisor; Dr. Paul Grundy, Director of Healthcare, Technology and Strategic Initiatives for IBM Global Well Being Services; and Dan Pelino, general manager, IBM Global Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry. (IBM’s health care blog is here.)

On a note of safety, officers with NYPD’s Operation Nexus, counsel businesses on how to recognize suspicious activity that might be terrorism-related.

And NAM President John Engler closes with “The Last Word,” by marking the New Year with a review of the state of manufacturing in 2006 and its prospects for 2007.

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