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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.


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Episode 134: 4 Reasons Why Women Don’t Pursue Blue Collar Careers

Are high schools equally preparing young men and young women for blue collar jobs?  Are they equally emphasizing career and technical training or going to college?  A study by April Sutton, Amanda Bosky and Chandra Muller would indicate that in blue-collar communities suffer severe wage penalties relative to their male peers and women from non-blue collar communities.  Listen to co-author Amanda Bosky and special guest Haley Stevens, Director of Workforce Development at UI Labs present the findings of “Manufacturing Gender Inequality in the New Economy: High School Training for Work in Blue-Collar Communities”.


Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


Amanda Bosky