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Craig Blais of Worcester Business Development Corp. (Encore Episode)

Date: 
Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 10:00pm
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In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Craig Blais of the Worcester Business Development Corp. They talk about leveraging Worcester's abundant assets to create significant amounts of new wealth and jobs.

On April 2, Craig Blais, who had been executive vice president of the WBDC, began serving as president and CEO of the WBDC. He replaced David Forsberg, who had retired after serving in the positions since 1999. Craig is responsible for overseeing the $10-million, non-profit corporation.

Florence Williams and Justin Wolff

Date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 9:00pm
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Writer, journalist and Contributing Editor to Outside Magazine, FLORENCE WILLIAMS really didn’t think much about her breasts until she became a mother. It was then that she began a years long investigation into what is known about the evolution and health of human breasts. For instance, though much is now known about the medical benefits of breast feeding babies, it is now also known that breasts can concentrate environmental pollutants particularly non-natural estrogens. Tune in tonight when Ms Williams discusses the mystery of the

Andrew Davis of Massport's Worcester Regional Airport (Encore Episode)

Date: 
Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 10:00pm
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In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Andrew Davis, manager of Worcester Regional Airport, which is owned an operated by Massport.

Marcia Tannenbaum of Solutions Through Mediation (Encore Episode)

Date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 10:00pm
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In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Marcia Tannenbaum, owner of Solutions Through Mediation. They talk about mediation as a more peaceful, effective way to resolve family legal disputes.

There’s no easy way to get divorced. Our adversarial legal system often worsens what is already a painful, emotionally charged situation. Pitting partner against partner, lawyer against lawyer, the process is long, complex, and expensive—and can damage relationships beyond repair.

Craig Van Batenburg of the Automotive Career Development Center (Encore Episode)

Date: 
Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 10:00pm
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In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Join Steve D'Agostino interviews Craig Van Batenburg of the Auto Career Development Center. They talk about the present and future state of hybrid vehicles. 

Craig started the Auto Career Development Center in 1998 while he was running his Worcester auto-repair shop, which was across the street. ACDC held Massachusetts State Emission classes there as well as many other technical and management courses. Craig taught there and hired many other local trainers to teach there, and ACDC grew quickly.

Richard Fortey & Mike Brown

Date: 
Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 9:00pm
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On a remote beach in Western Australia it is possible to see living examples of some of the oldest life on the planet. These mounds of micro-organisms also lived two billion years ago and changed the atmosphere of Earth making it hospitable for the organic life we are familiar with. This is just one of the amazing journeys that RICHARD FORTEY made looking for examples of “living fossils” Fortey is the author of many books  and was the Senior Paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London until his retirement in 2006.

Barry Strauss & Sean Dorrance Kelly & Hubert Dreyfus

Date: 
Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 9:00pm
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Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Caesar are considered three of the greatest generals of the classical world. All three were soldier-statesmen, boldly heroic, and each led dramatic raids into heavily defended enemy territory and won important battles. But what were the keys to their success and how did each ultimately fail? Tonight on Inquiry we talk with BARRY STRAUSS, professor of history and classics at Cornell University.

Mallory Factor

Date: 
Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 10:30pm
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Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow can stop the US Postal Service, well almost. With a $5.2 billion dollar loss last quarter, the US Postal Service has nearly exhausted its credit line with the Federal government. And it defaulted on a $5.5 billion payment two weeks ago, with another $5.6 billion dollar payment due at the end of this month that they won't be able to meet. Why? Many argue that big Government unions have enriched themselves at the expense of American taxpayers.

Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm (Encore)

Date: 
Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 10:00pm
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In an encore episode, Steve D’Agostino interviews Gary Hirshberg, founder, chair and former president and CEO of Stonyfield Farm.

Chuck Marble of Elevation Brands (Encore)

Date: 
Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 10:00pm
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In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Chuck Marble, CEO of Elevation Brands, which is based in Framingham. They talk about bringing mission-driven foods to the table.

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