The American Entrepreneur featuring Seth & Zac Longaker, Rob Tannenbaum, and Terry Engelder

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Guests: Terry Engelder, Seth & Zac Longaker, Rob Tannenbaum

The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, talks with Rob Tannenbaum, co-author of the groundbreaking best-seller, “I Want My MTV”, a tell-all compendium of the stories behind the early days of the television channel that changed the way music was consumed, and why the artists who were big on the radio had to adapt or die. Plus, Ron talks with Seth and Zac Longaker, the brother duo behind Portland-based Oddball Shoes, about how their extra-large feet gave them the idea to build a shoe store catered to those with similar sized footwear issues, and how the rave reviews presented by the Portland Trail Blazers and their visiting NBA opponents may have propelled their company to the next level.  And one of the nation’s leading experts on all things Marcellus Shale, Terry Engelder of Penn State University, talks with Ron about the current state of shale production in the State of Pennsylvania, and how long the resource will serve as an energy provider for the region.

Show Segments

Ron's Rant - Traffic Reporting
Ron's Rant - Traffic Reporting

Ron is joined during his rant by traffic reporter Carol Finelli, they discuss how a traffic report is put together and kept current throughout a day.

Oddball: Big Shoes to Fill
Oddball: Big Shoes to Fill

Guests: Seth & Zac Longaker

Ron talks with Seth and Zac Longaker, the brother duo behind Portland-based Oddball Shoes, about how their extra-large feet gave them the idea to build a shoe store catered to those with similar sized footwear issues, and how the rave reviews presented by the Portland Trail Blazers and their visiting NBA opponents may have propelled their company to the next level. 

I Want My MTV - The Story Behind the Startup That Changed The Music and Television Industries
I Want My MTV - The Story Behind the Startup That Changed The Music and Television Industries

Guests: Rob Tannenbaum

The American Entrepreneur, Ron Morris, talks with Rob Tannenbaum, co-author of the groundbreaking best-seller, “I Want My MTV”, a tell-all compendium of the stories behind the early days of the television channel that changed the way music was consumed, and why the artists who were big on the radio had to adapt or die.  They discuss MTV's initial discrimination against black music and how that changed after Michael Jackson.  They also talk about the challenges of finding a career in the music business.

Updating the Hottest Topics Evolving Around the Marcellus Shale
Updating the Hottest Topics Evolving Around the Marcellus Shale

Guests: Terry Engelder

One of the nation’s leading experts on all things Marcellus Shale, Terry Engelder of Penn State University, talks with Ron about the current state of shale production in the State of Pennsylvania, and how long the resource will serve as an energy provider for the region.

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