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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a live-streamed podcast broadcast every Tuesday at 1PM ET.  Show hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady engage guests from manufacturers, industry associations, think tanks, and government agencies in conversations about modern manufacturing, industry forecasts, and the latest news stories covering robotics, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, Big Data, Industry 4.0 and other milestone changes happening now. Listen live every Tuesday at 1PM ET or hear all of our previous episodes right here or on iTunes.

This Week's Episode

S7-E3 5 Proven Ways Apprenticeship Programs Solve Workforce Woes

Todd Berch, Manager, Office of Apprenticeship Training with the Connecticut Department of Labor, and Gary Coviello, Technical Support/Safety Manager at The Carby Corporation, are with us to discuss the state’s apprenticeship training program and how together they're bridging the skills gap. Through this tremendously successful partnership of public and private enterprise, manufacturers across the state are meeting the challenges of 21st Century manufacturing.

Last Week's Episode

S7-E2 The State of the Machine Tool Industry

James Anderton, Content Director for joins us for a look at the state of the machine tool industry. The US used to be the leader in machine tooling, but now Japan and Germany are the leading producers. How and why did this change take place, and why is it critical that we regain our former position? Is the government helping or hindering the industry’s recovery and what can be done to broaden the understanding of the machine tooling industry’s importance in the economy here and abroad? These are just some of the questions we’ll address in our episode focusing on the machine tool industry; past, present and future.
Legal and ethical issues behind Brexit


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Featured Guest

Senior International Correspondent, Prof. Adriana Sanford

Adriana Sanford

Prof. Adriana Sanford

Professor Adriana Sanford, Senior International Correspondent for Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Professor Sanford, who teaches at Arizona State University, discusses several topics that can impact U.S. manufacturers, especially those sourcing raw materials or component parts overseas or in Latin America, as well as companies who have goods assembled offshore or near shore.

Sanford’s area of expertise centers on global security and compliance issues in multinational businesses and cross-border financial transactions, which range from sophisticated money laundering or product counterfeiting schemes to online data privacy and the cultural challenges associated with international expansions. She has worked extensively throughout Latin America, as well as Canada and Europe and was a delegate to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Santiago, Chile. Sanford assumed a front-line role when she orchestrated meetings between government officials, the Chairman of the Summit, and several US-based Fortune 500 companies. Below is one of Professor Sanford’s recent shows:

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