|Craig Shields - Author, RENEWABLE ENERGY, Facts and Fantasies|
We borrow a billion dollars a day to send to people who virtually hate us to purchase oil. Craig Shields, author, RENEWABLE ENERGY, states that "few people do not believe that we have to wean ourselves off fossil fuels". We're running out of oil while renewable energy such as wind, sun and water never go away. Shields points out that we receive 6,000 times more energy from the sun every day than all seven billion of us can use. He presents a strong argument on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Energy, Environment, Conservation, Consumerism
|Harriet Taub - Executive Director, Materials for the Arts|
If you're a non-profit cultural organization or school, there are free materials waiting for you at Materials for the Arts affiliated with the New York City Department of Education. A huge re-use program operated by Harriett Taub, executive director, the program is also an excellent way to recycle your unwanted items ranging from buttons, bows and furniture to costumes (not clothing). Even if you think your item is not arts material, check with Ms. Taub. You'll be surprised how creative her organization is at adapting everyday items into arts projects. In fact, Materials for the Arts offers education classes to teachers to show them how to make use of unusual materials. Operating since 1978, Materials for the Arts is the largest provider of materials to the New York Public Schools. Learn more from Ms. Taub on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Arts, Kids, Environment
|Mary Mattingly - Founder, The Waterpod|
Farming on the water surrounding New York? Yes, if you're one of a group of artists living on the Waterpod, a self sustaining community of artists. What's the Waterpod? It's a ship. It's a farm. It's an art residence. It's an experience in sociability, in community, in making art and, mostly, in endurance. Listen to Mary Mattingly describe to Host Judith West, Getting Your Money's Worth, the satisfaction of enjoying the universe she founded off the coast of Brooklyn.
Themes: Environment, Quality of Life, Conservation
|Steve Chen - Executive Vice-President, Crystal Window and Door Systems|
Steve Chen, Executive Vice President of Crystal Window and Door Systems in Queens, New York, was the Obama Administration's New York City exhibit to showcase the Federal Stimulus Bill. Chen, whose company had earlier begun to manufacture energy-saving windows and doors, has seen his business surge as consumers order his redesigned products and, at the same time, qualify for a substantial tax credit. Chen advised Vice-President Joe Biden at an economic forum in New York City: "Keep the little guy going and the country will move in the right direction."
Themes: Conservation, Environment, Energy, Small Business
|Vincent DeVito - Energy and Climate Change Attorney, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP|
If you're confused about our energy policy, you're not alone. Vincent DeVito, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy, discusses Obama's energy policy goals. One thing we know for sure: the U.S.'s future energy policy will undergo a dramatic shift. One hundred fifty billion dolalrs has been pledged as well as millions of "green" jobs. Hear how this might affect you on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Conservation, Environment, Energy
|Robert G. James - President, Enterprise Asset Management, Inc.|
Gas prices tumbled down. OPEC is "sweating" too low prices. Americans used less, gas prices fell. Sound like old-fashioned Supply and Demand. Hear Robert James, former university professor, oil driller and owner of Asset Management Company, explain on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Conservation, Environment, Energy, Consumers, Finance
|Jenn Savedge - Author, THE GREEN PARENT; A KID FRIENDLY GUIDE TO EARTH FRIENDLY LIVING|
Jenn is a parent who doesn't want to raise her children in a world full of toxens. She's full of tips and easy to do ideas for becoming a Green Parent. She's a great resource for parents looking to incorporate earth friendliness into their family's lifestyle. Learn more onGetting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Conservation, Environment, Energy, Kids
More about "Getting Your Money's Worth"
As the title of the show, "Getting your Money's Worth" implies, the show concerns itself with gaining value as a consumer of education, health services or, indeed, as a tax payer. Everyday consumer spending will be included. The dialogue may not present solutions, but certainly will present alternatives in an entertaining and colorful way with experts in their respective fields.
Ms. West, a former educator, is president of Westco, her own privately held company. Westco designs and manufactures fixtures for such blue chip companies as Disney, Universal Studios, the NBC Experience Store and many others. Business people, authors and journalists, educators, politicians and actors will be interviewed in 15-minute segments with civility and dignity. "I don't care what your politics are, if you have a point of view and have a story to tell that is timely, you'll get a chance to freely air your opinion," says the attractive New Yorker.
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