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Remembering Ron Morris

Originally aired on June 15, 2012

Mark Laskow shares his memories of American Entrepreneur Radio founder, Ron Morris.

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Getting Pennsylvania Ready For Marcellus: Kai Schafft Discusses HIs Mission

This segment is part of the series "Marcellus: The Economic Miracle" and originally aired on December 31, 1969

As part of our ongoing series devoted to the Marcellus Shale's economic impact in the State of Pennsylvania, host Mark Laskow talks with Kai Schafft, an Associate Professor of Education at Penn State University in the Department of Education Policy Studies, about his efforts to provide insights to the rural outreaches of the State's educational system as to the impact that Marcellus will have.   Kai discusses his efforts to implement Marcellus-based educational curricula into Pennsylvania schools, to educate students about the shale, and to prepare them for the future careers in the oil and gas industry that will be waiting for them upon graduation.  Plus, Matt Pitzarella of Range Resources checks in to reflect on the passing of Ron Morris, and share his thoughts about Ron's tireless advocacy of Marcellus as an impactful economic driver for the State.

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Diane Pearson Explains How to Prepare For Retirement

Originally aired on June 15, 2012

Mark talks with Diane Pearson, of Legend Financial Advisors, to discuss how babyboomers should save for the future in an era where more and more people live paycheck to paycheck.

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Mark Laskow Remembers Ron Morris

Originally aired on June 8, 2012

Mark uses the first hour to discuss his business dealings and friendship with TAE Radio founder Ron Morris.

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What Are the Costs of Doing Business in the Marcellus Shale?

This segment is part of the series "Marcellus: The Economic Miracle" and originally aired on December 31, 1969

For this week's edition of "Marcellus: The Economic Miracle", Mark Laskow examines the cost structure of the Marcellus Shale, and dissects the various fines and impact fees that are imparted on those that capitalize on the vast Marcellus resources found in the State.  Who pays the fees?  Where does the revenue get distributed?  How is the collection process enforced? Mark talks with John Hanger, the former Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, as well as Patrick Henderson, the inaugural Energy Executive for the State of Pennsylvania, about the costs involved with Marcellus, and how the industry has responded to these costs.

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Open Talk

Originally aired on June 1, 2012

Open Talk

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Open Talk

Originally aired on June 1, 2012

Open Talk

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"Marcellus: The Economic Miracle": How Does Marcellus Impact Education in Pennsylvania?

This segment is part of the series "Marcellus: The Economic Miracle" and originally aired on December 31, 1969

The Marcellus Shale has emerged as one of the most significant economic developments in the recent history of Pennsylvania, and one that will have some staying power.  But how is Marcellus taught in our schools?  As part of our ongoing series, "Marcellus: the Economic Miracle", Bill Lucas, the Chief Development Officer for the Western Pennsylvania chapter of Junior Achievement, joins Guest Host Mark Laskow to discuss the programs that are in place for students who want to learn about Marcellus, and who want to prepare for possible employment in the Marcellus industry after graduation.

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Game Changer: What Shell's Decision To Build a Cracker Plant in Pennsylvania Means For the Marcellus Shale

This segment is part of the series "Marcellus: The Economic Miracle" and originally aired on December 31, 1969

When Shell recently decided to build an ethane cracker, in order to further capitalize on the shale gas play in the United States, they had plenty of locations at their disposal.  Their choice? Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  As part of our ongoing series devoted to the Marcellus Shale, "Marcellus: The Economic Miracle", guest host Mark Laskow, with the help of Rick Stouffer, Editor of the oil and gas newsletter Gas Business Briefing, examines this landmark decision, details how it came to be, and assess the impact it will have on the Marcellus Shale. Plus, Susan Dunlap, the Workforce Development Program Coordinator at the Community College of Beaver Counter, checks in to discuss how the region's aspiring Marcellus workers are being trained to meet the rapidly-changing needs of the Oil and Gas industry.

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Facebook IPO Struggles Out of the Gate: A Sign of Things To Come?

Originally aired on May 25, 2012

American Entrepreneur Radio guest host Mark Laskow talks with Laura Martin, an analyst at Needham and Company Equity Research, about the early underperformance of Facebook in the wake of the social media giant’s IPO.  Laura discusses how Facebook and other social media platforms are valued, the buzz leading up to the IPO, why she thinks the initial performance fell flat, and the message this sends to other companies, social media and otherwise, that are looking to go public.

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How Can You Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Social Media Outreach?

Originally aired on May 25, 2012

American Entrepreneur Radio guest host Mark Laskow talks with our resident social media guru, Dave Nelsen of Dialog Consulting, about the role that social media plays in our lives and businesses.  Plus, Dave offers tips for those looking to incorporate social media further into their marketing mix, and how to balance the business and pleasure aspects of your profile on the web.

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Highmark and UPMC Extend Their Partnership: What Does This Mean For Business?

Originally aired on May 4, 2012

American Entrepreneur Radio guest host Mark Laskow breaks down the recent extension of the agreement between Western Pennsylvania medical industry titans Highmark and UPMC, as he talks with two industry experts on what the deal means for consumers and medical practitioners throughout the area. First, Mark chats with Christine Whipple, the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health, about the impact the deal will have on the region’s business owners, and the health plans through which they provide coverage to their employees. Next, Mark talks with Jan Jennings, President of American Healthcare Solutions, about the message the agreement sends to employees who aren’t forced to “take sides” between the two titans.

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What Happens to the Water That Is Created During the Fracking Process?

This segment is part of the series "Marcellus: The Economic Miracle" and originally aired on December 31, 1969

As part of American Entrepreneur Radio’s “Marcellus: The Economic Miracle” series, guest host Mark Laskow examines the water that is produced as a result of both the hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) and horizontal drilling processes. Mark, along with his guests, Brian Oram of BF Environmental Consultants and David Yoxtheimer of Penn State University, discuss the process of how the water is extracted, the treatment process, the health and safety concerns involved, and the entrepreneurial opportunities that exist for small and large companies in the water treatment process.

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When Energy is Produced, What Happens to the Water that is Created in the Process?

This segment is part of the series "Energy: Powering the Future" and originally aired on December 31, 1969

As part of American Entrepreneur Radio’s “Energy: Powering the Future” series, Guest host Mark Laskow of Greycourt talks with Dr. Leonard Casson, an Associate Professor at the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, about the use of water as a byproduct of energy production. They look at how water is produced through the formation and development of energy sources, as well as the safety concerns involved with the wastewater, and the methods of treatment for the wastewater to render it suitable for other forms of use.

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How Have Government Rules and Regulations Hindered the Dairy Farming Industry?

Originally aired on April 28, 2012

Ron, along with his “talk buddy”, Mark Laskow of Greycourt, talk with Joe Kirby, a dairy farmer in Washington County in Pennsylvania, about some of the ridiculous limitations placed on his farming enterprise, thanks to government rule and regulations. Plus, Joe discusses the business of dairy farming, how technology has impacted what had been a simple line of business, and the fears he holds about the future of the farming industry.

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Getting to the Gas: The Business of Fracking

This segment is part of the series "Marcellus: The Economic Miracle" and originally aired on December 31, 1969

As part of the continuing coverage of the Marcellus Shale’s economic impact in the State of Pennsylvania, The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, examines the process of how drillers extract the natural gas out of the ground. Ron looks at the process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, as he talks with Geoff Styles, President of GSW Strategy Group LLC, as well as our resident Marcellus expert, Mark Laskow, about the companies that are currently using this measure on Marcellus. He’ll examine the equipment that the drillers use, the professionals conducting the fracking exercises, and how the oil leaves the ground. Plus, he’ll examine the business impact of fracking, including the debate over the short and long term environmental concerns that those outside the industry have about fracking, and how the industry is working to mitigate those concerns.

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Is the State of Pennsylvania Ready For the Proposed Shell Cracker Plant?

Originally aired on March 23, 2012

American Entrepreneur Radio guest host Mark Laskow looks at the latest issues surrounding the Marcellus Shale development in the State of Pennsylvania, including whether or not the state's infrastructure is big enough to handle the proposed ethane cracker plant that is in line to be constructed by Shell Oil in Beaver County.

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Marcellus and Beyond: Checking In With Mark Laskow On the Future of Natural Gas

Originally aired on February 2, 2012

The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, is joined by his “talk buddy”, Mark Laskow, who himself boasts an extensive knowledge base in oil and gas, about the trends that are shaping the natural gas industry, the role that Marcellus Shale has played in the energy boom, and what the energy industry can do to further capitalize on the prevalence of shale gas.

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Can The Marcellus Shale Hoopla Reach Your Backyard if You Live in the City?

Originally aired on July 29, 2010

So what would happen if drilling for the Marcellus Shale reached Pittsburgh City Neighboorhoods? Joining “The American Entrepreneur” Ron Morris to discuss that very topic are “talk buddy” Mark Laskow of Greycourt, Ed Ireland of the Barnett Shale Energy Education Center in Fort Worth, TX (a town within which drilling is already being conducted), Pittsburgh City Councilman Patrick Dowd, and Matt Pitzarella of Range Resources, one of Western Pennsylvania’s leading drillers in the Marcellus Shale territory.