This Week on America’s Business

Americas Business with Mike HambrickEnergy and the environment headline this week’s “America’s Business,” as host Mike Hambrick talks to the top Cabinet officials in charge. Energy Secretary Sam Bodman highlights a new DOE-NAM partnership to promote energy efficiency in the manufacturing sector. EPA Administrator Steve Johnson updates us on the environmental discussions held at the recent G-8 meeting in Germany as well as the Administration’s new policy approach toward climate change.

Flags flew proudly on Thursday, and to mark Flag Day we’ll hear from Carter Beard of Annin & Company, the world’s oldest and largest flag manufacturer. Happy 160th anniversary, Annin!

Have you ever wondered about the best place to live in the United States? David Savageau, editor of the “25th Anniversary Edition of Places Rated Almanac” stops by to suggest a few possibilities for that exalted location, judged by a wide range of factors. And the top city in the 2007 rankings just happens to be a traditional center of U.S. manufacturing.

We conclude our visits with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, hearing from this potential presidential candidate on homeland security issues.

Renee Giachino of the American Justice Partnership tells us who is “Legally Insane” this week, and the NAM’s Hank Cox recalls “The Way it Was.” NAM President John Engler concludes the program with his “The Last Word” commentary.

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