This Week on America’s Business Radio

By September 12, 2008General

Americas-Business-logo.jpgThe Environmental Protection Agency wants to explore the option of using the decades-old Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases. But some groups say such a plan would give EPA more control over the economy and hamper economic growth, says Roger Martella, a guest on this week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick.”

Martella is a former general counsel at EPA and a partner in the Environmental Practice Group at the Sidley Austin law firm.

“When you begin to regulate carbon you effectively regulate energy,” Martella says. “And when you regulate energy you effectively regulate the economy.”

Finding qualified workers is a big problem for some manufacturers. Mike will chat with Nancy James, a spokeswoman for M-Powered in Minnesota. M-Powered is an award-winning coalition that is helping train workers for increasingly complex shopfloor jobs in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.”

What issues could organized labor be working on this fall? National Association of Manufacturers Executive Vice President Jay Timmons will tell manufacturers what could be moving.

Veterans are highly sought after by employers because they have acquired sought-after job skills and discipline in the military. Mike will talk to Bradley-Morris Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sandy Morris about how her company helps find manufacturing jobs for veterans.

Your child may not be happy school is back in session. But the back-to-school season is a good time of year for companies such as Dec-O-Art Inc. Dec-O-Art President Tony Dosmann will explain why.

Meanwhile, 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 our program will close with “The Last Word” from the National Association of Manufacturers President Gov. John Engler.

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