Looking Back over the Past 3 years

March 7th, 2012

Today’s program offers the best of Business Matters. For three years, we brought you conversation with people who are concerned about the state of the world. There perspectives cover the gamut from economics to government policy, poverty to consumerism, military policies to environmental challenges.

We bring you excerpts from interviews that we feel define our efforts and extol the value we have been to our audience. We thank you for listening and supporting Business Matters from our beginnings in Chicago to our expansion to a national audience.

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Today’s Guests are:

Tamar Frankel, Professor of Law, Boston University, Author of Trust and Honesty: America’s Business Culture at a Crossroad

Professor Frankel has published more than 70 articles and book chapters, and co-chaired for more than 10 years the ALI-ABA Investment Management Advancetamarimage3.jpgd Course with Clifford E. Kirsch. In 1998, Professor Frankel was instrumental in the establishment and corporate structure of the Internet Corporation for Names and Numbers (ICANN).

A long-term member of the Boston University School of Law faculty, Professor Frankel was a visiting scholar at the Securities and Exchange Commission (1995-1997) and at the Brookings Institution (1987). She has also taught and lectured at Oxford University, Tokyo University, Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, University of California Law School, Berkeley and consulted with the People’s Bank of China.

I particularly like this interview because it was our first and the freshness of perspective of Tamar is inspiring.

Naomi Klein, Activist, Columnist, Best Selling Author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Published worldwide in September 2007, The Shock Doctrine is set to be translated into 20 languages to date. You can read an excerpt of the book here.

Most recently, she’s been writing about the exploitation of the credit crisis:

-Naomi Klein: “In Praise of a Rocky Transition”

-Naomi Klein: “The Bailout Profiteers”

Her previous book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies was also an international bestseller, translated into over 28 languages with more than a million copies in print. Naomi Klein writes a regular column for The Nation and The Guardian that is syndicated internationally by The New York Times Syndicate. In 2004, her reporting from Iraq for Harper’s Magazine won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism.

Lewis Hyde, Author and Scholar, on Givinghydelewis2009_000

Lewis Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic with a particular interest in the public life of the imagination. His 1983 book, The Gift, illuminates and defends the non-commercial portion of artistic practice. Hyde is currently at work on a book about our “cultural commons,” that vast store of ideas, inventions, and works of art that we have inherited from the past and continue to produce. Hyde teaches during the fall semesters at Kenyon College, where he is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing. During the rest of the year he lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Craig Cuccia, Founder of Cafe Reconcile In New Orleans

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Craig Cuccia is the co-founder and executive director of Café Reconcile, a restaurant that provides on-the-job training in the service industry for inner city teens in New Orleans.

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