This Week on America’s Business

By January 19, 2007General

Americas Business with Mike HambrickThis week on “America’s Business,” NAM Board Member Mary Andringa, president and CEO of Vermeer Manufacturing in Pella, Iowa, and the Manufacturing Institute’s Phyllis Eisen join host Mike Hambrick to examine the opportunities manufacturing provides women.

Alma Powell is on hand to discuss Learning to Finish, a new national effort of the Pew Partnership for Civic Change devoted to reducing the drop-out rate among America’s youth. Alma heads this exciting venture, chairs the board of “America’s Promise,” and is married to former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Staying on the education theme, Mike talks with former Tennessee Senator and Labor Secretary Bill Brock about the work of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce.

Washington Post reporter Lori Montgomery previews the President’s State of the Union Address (she recently reported on its budget implication in this story). And in our regular segments, Renee Giachino of the American Justice Partnership takes on tort reform; the NAM’s Hank Cox considers “The Way It Was”; and we travel to the “Factory Floor” with Ray Lund of Thermex Thermatron of Louisville, Ky. NAM President John Engler closes with “The Last Word,” talking about trade’s prospects in the 110th Congress.

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