Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN) helped push passage of legislation that will create an Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy. That agency will harness some of the best minds in America to help the nation develop solar, nuclear and other alternative energy, Gordon says.
“Bring in a program director, get the public sector, the private sector, the national labs, the universities, everyone together in trying to really break through,” says Gordon, a guest on this week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” radio program. “We’re going to have to have some major breakthroughs.”
Gordon, who is also chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee, also talked about that panel’s examination of ways to improve electronics recycling, or e-waste management.
Washington Post Columnist Bob Samuelson regularly gives his readers the straight dope on politics and the economy. Samuelson has been a guest on “America’s Business” before. He returns to talk about presidential candidates, free trade, and an issue on many people’s minds – sky high gasoline prices.
Americans love their gadgets but when our laptops, cellphones and video games break or go obsolete they end up in the garbage can. However, Mike will talk to Electronics Recyclers International Chief Executive Officer John Shegerian about how his company is turning a lot of that electronic junk into gold.
Keeping your tires properly inflated is one way to improve gas mileage. But did you know filling tires with nitrogen can improve gas mileage even more? Branick Industries President Brian Brasch will visit “America’s Business” to talk about his company’s nitrogen tire inflation systems.
In our regular segments, Renee Giachino of American Justice Partnership gives 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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