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Monday - March 23, 2020

Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame explains the relationship between COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus, plus he reveals the three things we have to hold on to as we deal with the current pandemic situation.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame discusses the pandemic challenge we face and why how we deal with it must not create more problems than the disease.
Anne Zimmerman
Anne Zimmerman joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the partisanship that’s holding up the government from helping the American people during the coronavirus pandemic.
Anne Zimmerman
Anne Zimmerman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why giving more money for SBA loans for small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic will be too late because the SBA isn’t a direct-funding entity.
Anne Zimmerman
Anne Zimmerman joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how small businesses have been treated badly following the 2008 financial crisis, and why this approach must be different in the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Nick  Mathews
Nick Mathews joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the best methods and practices of helping small businesses during the pandemic, including helping employees by giving the financial resources to their employers.
Nick  Mathews
Nick Mathews joins Jim Blasingame to explain why federal bank regulators need to abate their oversight of loan quality as they review bank records so their standards reflect the current financial challenges for small business borrowers.
Caleb Barlow
Caleb Barlow joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the weak points of our home WiFi networks and how to protect from cyber-criminals during the pandemic work-from-home period.
Caleb Barlow
Caleb Barlow joins Jim Blasingame to reveal that using a VPN connection will add cyber-crime protection during the work-from-home period, plus changing your SSID on your model to a “Quad 9” setting, as in “9999”.
Caleb Barlow
Caleb Barlow joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the extra layer of concerns for data security professionals as cyber-criminals redouble their efforts to breach our systems during the pandemic period.

Tuesday - March 24, 2020

Kate Hodel
Kate Hodel joins Jim Blasingame to report on what her organization and other regional entities are doing to help small businesses with capital acquisition and business traffic.
Kate Hodel
Kate Hodel joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the impact on small business families – owners and employees – when the pandemic puts them out of business, and how long they can hold on is the question.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss why we should all be noticing evidence of character – leadership, courage, selflessness – as we observe so-called leaders doing their jobs on our behalf.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to review some of the reasons why the pandemic relief legislation, the CARES Act, has been stuck in Congress and where it’s stuck because of unrelated amendments being added.
Karen Kerrigan
Karen Kerrigan joins Jim Blasingame to discuss how the unprecedented Fed plan to capitalize Main Street businesses during the pandemic would work, and will it keep the funding flowing through the employers, not directly to the employees.
Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the granular challenges any small business has during a shutdown that’s different than large companies, plus the future of non-China supply chain redundancy going forward.
Greg Kozera
Greg Kozera joins Jim Blasingame to report on why crude oil has dropped over 50% in a short period, and natural gas is down as well, including geo-political influences, and what will be the long-term implications.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to report on the continued growth and elegant applications of 3-D paradigm enhancement, including the new examples of very small pieces and biological products.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how a new technology would create electric current from the moisture in the air, plus a new agriculture method that reduces the amount of raw land to feed the world.
Joel Barker
Joel Barker joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the many global paradigms that are shifting because of the pandemic, and what the world will look like on the other side of this, including many of our institutions.

Wednesday - March 25, 2020

Felice Friedson
Michael Friedson
Felice and Michael Friedson join Jim Blasingame to reveal how they’re managing their important reporting while they’re self-quarantined for two weeks, and how the coronavirus pandemic is being handled in Israel.
Felice Friedson
Michael Friedson
Felice and Michael Friedson join Jim Blasingame to report on how the Palestine region is managing the coronavirus pandemic, and why that close neighborhood of countries could be problematic in social distancing effectiveness.
Ruth King
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to report that some sectors of the construction industry have continued to work because their projects were already funded.
Ruth King
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to report on how her clients have prepared themselves to weather something like a pandemic shutdown, and what we can learn from them.
Ruth King
Ruth King joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some cash management tips and best practices to use for now, and to prepare you for the next financial challenge.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reports on why our experience with Y2K over 20 years ago is the best perspective to assume as we deal with ending the coronavirus pandemic.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals some of the institutional hurdles the Fed and the SBA will have to jump over in order to get quick emergency cash to Main Street businesses.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to report on the challenges the U.S. government – the SBA and the Fed – will have in getting emergency cash distributed to Main Street small businesses.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to report how U.S. manufacturers are dealing with the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic challenge, which is changing every week.
Chad Moutray
Chad Moutray joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the future implications that could accrue to U.S. manufacturers on the other side of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown of the economy and their supply chains.

Thursday - March 26, 2020

Jeff Zbar
Jeff Zbar joins Jim Blasingame to reveal what he’s learned about being a home-based, remote worker for over 30 years, including his tried and true tips, best practices and technology.
Rob Jolles
Rob Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to tell the story about how his father kept busy during periods of slow economy in order to maintain a positive attitude and feeling of accomplishment.
Rob Jolles
Rob Jolles joins Jim Blasingame to report on why we should create a home video production studio, including how to assemble the highly digital technology that today makes this easy.
David Johnson
David Johnson joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the PR tips and best practices you should be using as you maintain relationships with employees, customers and vendors, and protect your brand.
Jim Blasingame
Jim Blasingame reveals how emergency, government stimulus cash can go directly to your small business, why your banker is waiting on you to ask for that help, plus why some of that loan will be forgiven.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to report on the way America’s private sector has stepped up as if on a war-time footing, to fill in critical gaps in this war against the coronavirus. It’s another example of American values, unique in the world.
Grace-Marie Turner
Grace-Marie Turner joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the ways that American healthcare policy and practices will be transformed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, especially revealing the power of a private, market-based healthcare system.

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