The New Year is upon us but this week “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” is taking a look back at some of its best guests of the past.
Some of the most influential people in the nation have appeared on “America’s Business” during the last year or so. These include two candidates for the presidency in 2008 – former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.
We’ll again hear what Romney and Huckabee had to say about issues important to manufacturers, including healthcare and education.
There is more than one breed of Democrat. This week we’ll rebroadcast excerpts of our September conversation with Rep. Allen Boyd of Florida and Arkansas Rep. Mike Ross of the fiscally conservative “Blue Dog Democrats.”
Ross and Boyd talked about legislation to raise fuel efficiency in cars and trucks. “Blue Dogs we’re environmentalists but we want to have a common sense approach,” Ross said during his appearance.
Rising healthcare costs and the nation’s deteriorating roads and bridges have long worried manufacturers. “America’s Business” will rebroadcast parts of its interviews with American Trucking Association President Bill Graves and Newt Gingrich, a former Republican congressman from Georgia and Speaker of the House.
Graves appeared on the program in September, just a month after a Minnesota bridge collapse killed 13 people, to talk about the nation’s infrastructure problems. America’s aging road system has caused more traffic jams, which in turn have contributed to air pollution, Graves said.
“We are burning fuel while we are waiting in traffic,” he said during that interview. “We are idling and adding to the already recognized environmental problems that we face as a nation.”
And Gingrich in May talked about efforts to reform the nation’s healthcare system through his organization, the Center for Health Transformation.
“America’s Business” will also take another look at some of the craziest lawsuits filed in the recent past with Renee Giachino of American Justice Partnership. Remember the man who sued God?
And the National Association of Manufacturers President John Engler will give us “The Last Word” when he talks about manufacturing successes in 2007.
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