This Week on America’s Business Radio

By June 16, 2008General

Americas-Business-logo.jpgThe blog entry for “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” radio program usually appears on Fridays. However, it was delayed until today due to a power outage at the NAM’s headquarters on June 13.

Here’s the rundown on this week’s program:

Oil prices are hitting new records almost daily, hurting consumers and businesses alike. But the United States still has plenty of untapped oil, says former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, a guest on this week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick.”

The former Georgia Republican congressman is chairman of American Solutions for Winning the Future. The nonpartisan group has an online petition asking Americans whether they want more domestic oil drilling to help bring down prices. Not surprisingly, many want more drilling.

“In less than three weeks it has gotten 475,000 signatures,” Gingrich says. “We’re adding 30,000 to 50,000 signatures a day now. So it’s building momentum.”

America’s roads, bridges, waterways and rails are aging and need fixing and improvements. But is our government up to the challenge? Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-TN) will join Mike to discuss the issue.

One answer to our nation’s energy crisis could be blowing in the wind. Assistant Energy Secretary Andy Karsner will talk about a recent report that says wind could generate 20 percent of our nation’s energy needs by 2030.

There are more minority engineers in America but more work needs to be done. National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Inc. Vice President Irving Pressley McPhail will talk about a recent report on diversity in engineering and why the issue is so important to manufacturing.

And “America’s Business” will chat with Munro & Associates Inc. President Sandy Munro. Munro’s company is helping manufacturers become leaner and meaner by helping them boost efficiency and cut costs.

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

For more about “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” and to listen to the program online check out www.americasbusiness.org.

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