This Week On “America’s Business” Radio

Americas-Business-logo.jpgThe continuing battle between Democratic presidential nominees Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton is good news for Republican presidential hopeful John McCain, Florida Sen. Mel Martinez says.

“It’s got to be a help that we have had some time for the McCain campaign to get its feet on the ground. He’s raising money. Getting organization behind him,” said Martinez, a McCain supporter and guest on this week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” radio program.

“But it also remains a clear fact that the Democrats are going to unite and this is going to be a battle,” Martinez said.

The Senate is weighing a climate change bill that would use a pollution cap and trade system to help prevent global warming. But Neil O’Brien from the Open Europe think-tank will tell Mike why a similar program in Europe has run into problems.

For almost 20 years the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program has given companies training to help them boost sales and cut costs. Bruce Pulkkinen from Windham Millwork Inc. in Maine, a supporter of MEP, will tell us why such a worthwhile program is under threat.

“America’s Business” will also talk to Advanced Technology Services Inc. President Jeffrey Owens. Owen’s company helps manufacturers stay on budget by maintaining and repairing their shopfloor equipment. And the program will visit with Judith Crocker, director of the Dream It. Do It. program in Northeast Ohio to find out how that program trains young people for manufacturing careers.

In our regular segments, Renee Giachino of American Justice Partnership will give us the latest on tort reform and commentator Hank Cox recalls the “The Way It Was.” And the National Association of Manufacturers President Gov. John Engler will close the program with “The Last Word.”

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