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Talent Gap Impacts Automotive Industry

Michigan Business Beat
January 15, 2018 12:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes good friend of MBN Dr. David E. Cole. Dr. Cole is currently the Chairman Emeritus Center for Automotive Research and has some automotive stories of note from 2017, things to look forward to in 2018. They also cover the lack of talent and how it is affecting the automotive industry and job opportunities in manufacturing. 

Dr. Cole is also looking forward to the great things happening with this year's NAIAS, the North American International Auto Show, which gets underway in Detroit, MI, this week.

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Meet MBN Program Host Steve Purdy

Michigan Business Network
January 4, 2018 12:00 PM

Steve Purdy is an auto enthusiast and expert who hosts the show A Shunpiker’s Journal on Michigan Business Network.

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A Drive Home III with Max Munchey

A Shunpiker's Journal
December 18, 2017 2:00 PM

Max Munchey and Steve Purdy take a pair of segments to discuss The Drive Home III, the third running of this inspired road rally involving cross-country drives of old cars from the LeMay, America’s Car Museum to arrive at NAIAS in time to help open the show.

The first event involved three wonderful examples of Detroit iron - a ’57 Nomad, ’66 Mustang and ’61 Chrysler - driving from Tacoma, WA. Then last year the same cars drove from Boston down the east coast and across the Midwest. This year it will start in Boca Raton with a batch of different cars.  

 

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2018 North American International Auto Show with Max Muncey

A Shunpiker's Journal
December 18, 2017 1:00 PM

A Shunpiker's Journal new episode is all about the 2018 North American International (Detroit) Auto Show, one of the most important motor shows in the world held every January at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Steve's guest is the NAIAS public relations manager, Max Muncey who fills us in on all the details of the show.

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Insights on the Ford Motor Company

A Shunpiker's Journal
October 20, 2017 9:00 AM

We call this "a week of punditry." Friend and colleague, auto industry veteran Ken Zino, joins to co-host as we talk about a variety of issues and news. Ken managed international PR for Ford for part of his career and offers some insightful thoughts on the company’s change of direction away from being a maker of cars and trucks.  Politics . . . racing . . . technology: we talk about it all. 

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U.S. Senator Gary Peters Talks Mobility, ESOPs, and Small Business Protection

Michigan Business Beat
October 9, 2017 9:00 AM

U.S. Senator Gary Peters speaks with MBN Founder Chris Holman for a periodic business update from Washington D.C.  


Several issues impacting business are among those getting the senator's focus.

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Demonstration of Self-driving Technology from Windsor to Traverse City

A Shunpiker's Journal
September 20, 2017 4:00 PM

Steve Purdy recently attended and covered the Center for Automotive Research’s annual Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City.

He talked to some experts on self-driving technology, including Continental Automotive’s Steffen Hartmann. Continental partnered with Pure Michigan and a few others to demonstrate this technology by driving from Windsor to Traverse City in mostly autonomous mode. Amazing!

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Storm Damage to Classic and Collector Cars

A Shunpiker's Journal
September 20, 2017 10:00 AM

Steve Purdy welcomes VP public relations Jonathan Klinger from Hagerty Insurance of Traverse City to talk about storm damage to classic and collector cars and what owners can do in cases of natural disasters like these.

Collector car insurance is considerably different than conventional coverage in many ways, most notably that the vehicles are insured for an agreed value that often does not include its intrinsic or sentimental value.

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Can Vehicles Damaged by Water be Salvaged?

A Shunpiker's Journal
September 20, 2017 9:00 AM

Steve Purdy welcomes Attorney Dani Liblang on these segments of a Shunpiker's Journal. Dani is one of Michigan’s leading Lemon Law experts and has been on our show before.

She joins us this time to talk about an important element of the recent flooding in Texas and Florida - what happens to the tens-of-thousands, maybe hundreds-of-thousands, of vehicles damaged by water.

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Engineering Worlds Merge | Kirk T. Steudle

Michigan Business Beat
August 15, 2017 5:00 PM

MBN was on the road to visit The CAR(Center for Automotive Research's) Management Briefing Seminars held at the Grand Traverse Resort – Traverse City, Michigan, August 2nd.

The four day annual event delivers thought-provoking, content-rich sessions which provide a vision of where the global automotive industry is headed. Here, MBN CEO Chris Holman talks with Kirk T. Steudle of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) about how different engineering worlds are working together to better the automotive industry.

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