This Week on America’s Business Radio

By October 31, 2008America's Business, General

Americas-Business-logo.jpgThe long presidential campaign season is almost over. Election Day is Nov. 4.

Nationally recognized pollsters John McLaughlin and Allan Rivlin will appear on this week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” radio program to offer the latest election forecasts. And National Association of Manufacturers Executive Vice President Jay Timmons will talk about how manufacturers plan to work closesly with whoever wins the White House and congressional races.

“There is no person who stood for election, particularly this year, who also does not care about jobs,” Timmons says. “We all have a stake in ensuring that this economy is strengthened and that our country is strong and vibrant into the future.”

This Manufacturing Institute  recently launched an Education Council. This new group will focus on expanding and enhancing our nation’s workforce. We’ll hear about the group’s goals from two charter members. They are Dr. Timothy Franklin, director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development at Penn State University, and Dr. Cynthia Bioteau, president of Salt Lake Community College.

Europe is about to implement new trade regulations that would make it more difficult for America’s small and medium manufacturers to ship products to Europe. Commerce Department international trade specialist Don Wright will join Mike to discuss the possible pitfalls of Europe’s REACH regulations.

Over the last year the nation’s electronics makers have made a push to become more environmentally friendly. Some of these companies have even slashed electricity use by 25 percent. Joanne Sonenshine, senior manager of environmental policy at the Consumer Electronics Association, will talk about why and how electronics makers are going green.

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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