I recently spoke to Washingtonian magazine President and Publisher Cathy Merrill Williams about what the future might hold for the print media and how outlets such as hers are currently evolving with the times.
I sat down last week with Colleen Hernandez, the President and CEO of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to sustain homeownership and reduce foreclosure. She spoke to me about […]
David Weinberg, general counsel of PRBA–The Rechargeable Battery Association, discusses the unexpected downside to recycling, e-waste and sustainability initiatives. You can view the video or read the transcript below: TRANSCRIPT: Chuck Conconi: My guest today […]
The word legendary, like the words hero and friend, has become meaningless in senseless overuse. But the word fit in stories reporting the death of “legendary” newsman Walter Cronkite. He was one of the last […]
We sat down with Lady Judge, one of the most respected experts on energy. We spoke about various forms of energy, specifically nuclear energy and coal.
I was lucky enough to sit down with Paul Starobin before he leaves Washington for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As a contributor to the National Journal and contributing editor of the Atlantic Monthly, Paul has […]
Today, I spoke with Adam Goldberg, a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. He also served in the White House as Special Associate Counsel to the President from 1996 to 1999, providing advice on crisis […]
Today, I talked with Brett Kappel, a lawyer specializing in lobbying and ethics law at the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Washington, D.C. Brett discussed a controversial Obama Administration proposal that […]
Mike Loya, president of Vitol, Inc., explained to Focus Washington today that the traditional summer spike in gas prices begins around Memorial Day and continues throughout the summer months. Even with the recession, demand for […]
Today on Focus Washington John Hope Bryant discusses financial literacy and the upcoming financial literacy summit in Washington DC on June 17.
Following hearings held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, and the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Focus Washington’s Karen Hanretty interviewed, in Houston, Mike Loya, president and CEO of Vitol Incorporated. […]
Today, I talked with Jay Birnbaum, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CURRENT Group LLC, on Smart Grid Technology and the stimulus plan. Jay and the CURRENT Group belive Smart Grid technology will bring […]
A regular guest on my show, Quin Hillyer a columnist for the Examiner, came into discuss President Obama’s first 100 days…
The print publishing world most of us have lived by for centuries is changing. Major news publications like the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, even the New York Times are losing […]
As it turns out Samantha Sault, deputy online editor and fashion columnist for the Weekly Standard, also knows a thing or two about men’s fashion. Today, we had the opportunity to chat about men’s fashion […]
Viewers of President Obama’s second press conference in the first 60 days of his Administration might well have wondered whatever happened to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That would have been a good […]
I had the opportunity to talk with well-known Washington DC pollster, Ron Faucheux, President of Clarus Research Group, about the dramatic drop in President Obama’s approval numbers.
There are few voices in Washington that rise above the noise of partisan politics. Norm Ornstein is one such voice. As an author of several books and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute […]
Today, federal budget guru Stan Collender talked about toxic assets and the state of our economy. Recently, several journalists have pointed to the Treasury Department as “armature hour.” Stan refutes that statement and says the […]
Today, I had the opportunity to chat again talk with deputy online editor and fashion columnist for the Weekly Standard, Samantha Sault. This time our discussion focused on Fashion Week in New York City, the […]
Today, I had the opportunity to talk with deputy online editor and fashion columnist for the Weekly Standard, Samantha Sault. First Lady Michelle Obama was the topic of our discussion. As of late she’s been […]
Today I interviewed Michael Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM). AIAM, a trade association representing 13 international motor vehicle manufacturers, AIAM members currently account for approximately 46 percent of […]
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When I want to understand the mental morass of the Federal Budget or the impossible economic situation, I call on Stan Colander. No one can take you through the sticky spider webs that economists weave […]
It was unbelievable to me that the New York Post would let legendary gossip columnist Liz Smith go after all her years as Ms. New York City. Anyone who worked the gossip/social beat anywhere looked […]
Today I had the opportunity to sit with Don Goldberg, former Clinton crisis communication manager, on the issues facing the Obama Administration.
Today I talked with Stan Collender, an expert on the federal budget, about the stimulus package. Throughout the interview we discussed what many people, including lawmakers, don’t know, what are we really spending our money […]