This Week on America’s Business

By May 25, 2007General

Americas Business with Mike HambrickA new management proposal by the Department of Interior would advance America’s energy security by allowing access to natural gas and oil on the Outer Continental Shelf, increasing supplies and stabilizing costs. In the lead segment on this week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick,” Virginia manufacturer (Davis Boat Works) and state Senator Frank Wagner explains why his state is taking the lead on this forward-looking energy policy.

Mike continues his far-reaching interview with the co-chairmen of the House Manufacturing Caucus, Congressman Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, and Congressman Don Manzullo, an Illinois Republican. The topics are education and the President’s Trade Promotion Authority.

Barbara Dyer, president & CEO of The Hitachi Foundation, joins Mike for a thoughtful discussion on corporate philanthropy.

Is Japan, long an economic powerhouse, now reawakening as an engaged international diplomatic and military force? We take a look at the issue with veteran Asia hand Kenneth Pyle, author of Japan Rising.

Our series on women in manufacturing touches base with Hannah Kain, president and CEO of Alom Manufacturing, a package assembly and fulfillment company headquartered in Fremont, Calif.

In our regular segments, we hear from Renee Giachino of the American Justice Partnership, tackling tort reforms’ heroes and villains; Drew Greenblatt calls in from “The Factory Floor” of Marlin Steel Wire Products; the NAM’s Hank Cox recalls the “Way it Was”; and NAM President John Engler closes with “The Last Word” commentary, hailing congressional introduction of a new and strengthened R&D tax credit.

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ANNOUNCEMENT, WELCOME and THANKS: “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” is pleased to announce an addition to our radio roster. Starting May 27th, the program will air on WNTA-AM 1330 in Rockford, Ill. Sundays at 10 a.m. Rockford is an illustrious American manufacturing city, home to 21 NAM member companies and the hometown of Rep. Don Manzullo, R-IL, co-chairman of the House Manufacturing Caucus. We’ve excited to be on the air there.

UPDATE (11:15 a.m.) Rep. Manzullo will be honored next Friday with the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, recognizing his strong pro-manufacturing voting record. The event, co-hosted by Excelsior Inc. and Haldex Hydraulics Corporation, is at 2:30 p.m. at Hamilton Sundstrand, 4747 Harrison Avenue, Rockford. Congratulations, Congressman.