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Media Business , hosted by Tony Conley,As a media veteran with more than 25 years of working experience working in television, radio, print, and social media platforms, Tony and his guests will explore the business of the media. Does the media care about journalistic integrity, proper reporting, making profits, telling all sides of every story? Is the media now an opinion based entity focused on its own agenda and do they favor sides? How does the media influence business and how does business influence the media? What are the solutions to the frenzy of Media Madness? Media Business will present all sides of these stories and let you decide.

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Media Business | Kerry Ebersole Singh - How Media Deals with the Talent Issue

Media Business
November 21, 2022 3:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To open his thirty-third episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation about talent and solutions available to address that topic in Michigan. 

He welcomes Kerry Ebersole Singh EVP, Chief Talent Solutions & Engagement Officer, for MEDC, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. 

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Media Business | Michael Van Beek - How a Watchdog Deals with Politics, Lockdown, and Media

Media Business
November 18, 2022 2:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To wrap up his thirty-second episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation about topics including: Did lockdowns make a difference in Michigan?
After-action report answers few questions asked by the public, including: Why were responses different with each wave of the pandemic?

He welcomes Michael Van Beek, Director of Research for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

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Media Business | Todd McCracken - How the Media Deals with Small Business Nationally

Media Business
November 4, 2022 4:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To kick off his thirty-second episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation about the National Small Business Association and then some of the crucial business issues they are watching out for on the business community's behalf out of Washington D.C..

He welcomes Todd McCracken, President, and CEO, of NSBA, the National Small Business Association.

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Media Business | Andy Balaskovitz - How Media Deals with Business and Energy Sector

Media Business
October 19, 2022 4:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To wrap up his thirty-first episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation about the media outlet MiBiz, and then a review of the energy sector in Michigan. 

He welcomes Andy Balaskovitz who works as a Managing Editor at MiBiz.

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Media Business | James David Dickson - How Media Deals with Governor's Races & Big Spending

Media Business
October 19, 2022 3:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To kick off his thirty-first episode, Tony has a three-segment catch-up conversation about the Michigan Governor's race in its final month, and some concerning big spending occurring around Michigan and how that happens.

He welcomes back 
James David Dickson Managing Editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential.

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Media Business | Kara E. Beer - How Media Deals with Chambers and Education

Media Business
October 17, 2022 5:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To wrap up his thirtieth episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation about the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce and educational issues in Michigan. 

He welcomes Kara E. Beer, President of the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce since 2011. 

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Media Business | Patrick De Haan - The Reasons Behind Fuel Costs Going Up Again

Media Business
October 14, 2022 4:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To kick off his thirtieth episode, Tony has a three-segment catch-up conversation about recent continued hikes in gas prices at the pump, They had gone down below $4 per gallon in Michigan, but are now back up, WHY?

He welcomes back Patrick De Haan, who started with GasBuddy in 2009.

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Media Business | Bo Garcia - How Media Deal with Workforce Development Initiatives

Media Business
September 19, 2022 4:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To wrap up his twenty-ninth episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation about workforce development, career opportunities, the talent gap, optimism, along with how the media deals with all of it.   

He welcomes Bo Garcia, Dean of the Community Education and Workforce Development Division at Lansing Community College. He manages Corporate Training, Small Business Development, Community Education, Continuing Education, and Extension Centers.

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Media Business | Rick Snyder - How the Media Deals with Political Figures and Cybersecurity

Media Business
September 19, 2022 3:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To kick off his twenty-ninth episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation about several different careers for Rick Snyder who has spanned sectors including computers, venture capital, politics, and now cybersecurity, along with how the media deals with all of it.   

He welcomes Rick Snyder, a business executive, venture capitalist, attorney, accountant, and politician who served as the 48th governor of Michigan from 2011 to 2019.

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Media Business | Stacie Townsend - How Media Covers and Views Pickleball

Media Business
September 12, 2022 4:00 PM

Tony Conley is a newer content contributor and show host for Michigan Business Network. To wrap up his twenty-eighth episode, Tony has a three-segment conversation about Pickleball, the game, the sport, the growth of participation, expansion into leagues, and where this is all leading, along with how the media deals with all of it.   

He welcomes Stacie Townsend a former student-athlete that has evolved into an attorney-entrepreneur-advocate-author-coach-athlete.

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