What’ up in 2010

January 8th, 2010

As we enter the new year, three issues are on the top of our minds – what’s really happening with the economy, where will the health care legislation end up and what now after the disappointment of the Copenhagen summit.

We have found over the last year that often the information you get on Business Matters shows up on the network news in weeks or month. So we are continuing that tradition by taking you underneath the covers of these three issues to provide perspectives that you may not be hearing.

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Michael Mandel
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michael-mandel-web.jpgMichael Mandel was until recently the chief economist at BusinessWeek where he was responsible for formulating BusinessWeek’s coverage of economic policy. Prior to that, Mandel was economics editor for the magazine.

Michael is the author of several books, including “Rational Exuberance”, “The Coming Internet Depression”, and “The High Risk Society”. Michael recently started South Mountain Economics and where he writes his blog.

Trudy Lieberman

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trudy-lieberman.jpgVeteran reporter Trudy Lieberman is the president of the Association of Health Journalists, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping the public understand health care issues. She’s also director of the health and medicine reporting program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. For 29 years she covered economic, health policy, and health financing issues at Consumer Reports, and she’s a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review.

She has won numerous honors and awards, including two National Magazine Awards, 10 National Press Club Awards, five Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Awards, a Fulbright Fellowship to study health care in Japan, a John J. McCloy Fellowship to study health care in Germany, a Joan Shorenstein Fellowship from Harvard University to study media coverage of medical technology, and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of Nebraska. She is the author of five books, including Slanting the Story: The Forces That Shape the News and the Consumer Reports Guide to Health Services for Seniors, which was named one of the best consumer health books for 2000 by Library Journal.

Deborah Fleisher
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biography.jpgDeborah Fleischer is president of Green Impact, a strategic environmental consulting practice that helps companies engage employees, strengthen relationships with stakeholders, launch profitable green initiatives and communicate about their successes and challenges. She is the author of Green Teams: Engaging Employees in Sustainability and is a regular contributor tohttp://www.triplepundit.com.

She is a LEED AP with over 20-years of direct experience working with businesses, governmental agencies, and non-profits on environmental and sustainability challenges. She brings deep expertise in sustainability strategy, green teams, stakeholder engagement, program development and written communications. Her background includes a Master in Environmental Studies from Yale University and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard.

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