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January 27, 2015 @ 3:16 pm

S3-E12 Country of Origin Labeling – Made In The USA, Really?

 1/27/15 - Learn about the shift from “Us VS Them” to “Us & Them” as global sourcing of raw materials and components rewrites “Made in the USA.” Cliff Waldman, Director of Economic Studies at MAPI, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation talks with Mfg TalkRadio’s hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady and presents his findings on the “Made in USA” label and the impact on the global supply chain.

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January 20, 2015 @ 4:07 pm

S3-E11 2015 Forecast and Predictions with Dr. Chris Kuehl, FMA Economist

Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist, analyst and humorist returns to MFGtalkradio. Dr. Kuehl is a noted economist working with the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International.

Dr. Chris Kuehl will join show co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the last quarter of 2014, how 2014 finished overall, what the first quarter of 2015 portends, and the outlook for 2015 with his usual brand of humor and a touch of economic irreverence.

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January 13, 2015 @ 3:50 pm

S3-E10 You won’t believe these wacky labels!

Discussion about wacky labels manufacturers are forced to put on their products to protect themselves from frivolous lawsuits, and some of the lawsuits that drive prices up and job creation down.

Special guest Bob Dorigo Jones, serves as Senior Fellow for the Center for America, is the author of the bestselling Remove Child Before Folding, The 101 Stupidest, Silliest and Wackiest Warning Labels Ever. He is the host of a new national radio commentary, “Let’s Be Fair,” through which he shares important stories about the impact of crazy lawsuits and a litigation-happy culture on our communities and families. Bob has overseen high-profile programs calling attention to the absurdity of lawsuit abuse, including the internationally profiled annual Wacky Warning Labels Contest. Bob has appeared on dozens of national and international TV and radio programs, including NBC Nightly News, ABC News’ 20/20, BBC WorldNews, FOX News, and CNBC.

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January 6, 2015 @ 3:33 pm

S3-E9 ISM Report Dec and Update on Ports

Manufacturing Talk Radio co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady will be discussing the latest ISM Report on Business(R) with Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair at ISM that generates this information, as well as the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business(R) that was released by Tony Nieves, Committee Chair for that report. Jock O’Connell, International Trade Adviser with Beacon Economics will also be joining the show to discuss the West coast port situation. The main stream media is just now recognizing how this issue could impact the U.S. economy, and several respondents in the Report on Business(R) have commented that the West coast port calamity is hurting their production lines, holding up raw material and sub-assembly part arrivals from Asia. The port situation has also hit retail hard and may even begin to cause layoffs on assembly lines. Learn how your business could be impacted at 1:00 p.m. EST today LIVE right here at Manufacturing Talk Radio.

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