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September 27, 2016 @ 9:36 am

S7-E17: Two Mega-Member Chambers of Commerce Speak Up on Manufacturing Talk Radio

Hear from two leading Chambers of Commerce, the American Small Business Chamber of Commerce headed by Cris Young with over 200,000 members, and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce led by Margot Dorfman with over 500,000 members, as they discuss the respective missions of their organizations as advocates of small businesses across the country, and women as employees, management and entrepreneurs. Learn about two reports issued by the USWCC bursting with information for women about their roles and challenges in today’s business world, and over a dozen upcoming events that women can tap into to improve their company’s position in business and industry. It’s a power-packed hour of pertinent podcast content.

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September 20, 2016 @ 12:04 pm

S7-E16: Economic ViewPoint: 3 Continents, 28 Countries, Manufacturing Economies

Learn what is happening in manufacturing from East to West, across 3 continents and 28 countries, from China through the U.S., past the UK and into the EU. Is the global manufacturing economy going to sputter on for months, pick up or peter out? With some signs of weakness and other signs of strength, it is difficult to plan and confusing to comprehend. Tune in as Manufacturing Talk Radio show hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady either add to the confusion or clear the air in discussions with Chad Moutray, Chief Economist from NAM, and Senior Correspondents Chong Wang from China and Royce Lowe from Europe.

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September 13, 2016 @ 3:13 pm

S7-E15: 85 more U.S. manufacturing jobs lost to prison slave labor and this is only the beginning…

Join co-hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss as they continue to examine the relationship between prison slave labor systems protected by state or federal governments that compete with U.S. manufacturers which have stolen American taxpayers jobs and forced plant layoffs or closures. Hear from guest Michael Mansh, president of Pennsylvania Apparel LLC who used to have a plant in Kentucky which they shut down after Federal Prison Industries pulled away government apparel contracts, wiping out 85 taxpayer jobs. Unicor and state prison systems continue to take work away using unfair competitive bidding that few manufacturers want to take issue with for fear of losing other government jobs.

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September 8, 2016 @ 8:13 pm

S7-E14: Attica again… 45 years later, national prison strike in up to 50 cities and 24 states… listen to the uncovering of an unspoken national tragedy …. It effects us all……

Prison strike actions are anticipated beginning Sept 9, 2016 in federal, state and city prisons and jails, along with juvenile and immigrant detention facilities over the issue of forced slave labor allowed under the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution adopted in 1865 and vastly expanded under an Executive Order by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. Slavery has now expanded from punishment into a program to train inmates in skill sets to employ them after their release but is actually a major for-profit enterprise used by some of the biggest Corporations in America to obtain labor at hourly rates not seen since 1865, in direct competition with small and midsize manufacturers who have terminated employees, lost revenues and even lost their business to the prison-industrial complex.  Listen at as Tim Grady and Lew Weiss interview Azzura Crispino, Media Coordinator for the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee who discusses the aspects of racism, prison slavery, direct competition with American manufacturing and the work stoppage action at dozens of prison and detention facilities across America where OSHA rules are not enforced to protect incarcerated slaves

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September 6, 2016 @ 3:27 pm

S7-E13 Why The PMI Isn’t All That Bad, Even Though It’s Below 50.0 Unless…

Mr. Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) presents his insights on the latest Purchasing Manager’s Index and why it appears to be “a breather” from the above 50 midpoint that signals manufacturing expansion unless, as Chris Kuehl noted economist with Armada Corporate Intelligence and Economist for the FMA, it is a harbinger of things to come as his Credit Managers Index may portend.  Hear both sides of the manufacturing coin as co-hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss discuss how the industry seems to be doing and where it might be headed for the balance of 2016.

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