This weekend, Glen talks with Bob Fragasso – Founder and CEO of Fragasso Financial Advisors - and Andrei Voicu – Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer at Fragasso Financial – about the possible economic effects of the ongoing crisis in Japan. All of us at “Glen Meakem on the Weekend” and Fragasso Financial extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to the Japanese people for their loss and the challenges that lie ahead.
Glen also conducts a lengthy, exclusive interview with Dr. Aris Candris, the President & Chief Executive Officer of Westinghouse Electric Company, and one of the leading experts in the world on nuclear energy. Dr. Candris offers his insights on the developing nuclear situation in Japan and predicts that officials from Tokyo Electric Power Company will soon gain complete control of the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi.
Finally, Glen looks back on times much worse than this and interviews John Lukacs. John describes the horrific conditions of life as an American POW in the Philippines during World War II, and the harrowing prison escape by American soldiers from Davao – one of the worst prison camps under Japanese control. To learn more about these historic events, read John’s book Escape from Davao.
Have a great week ahead.
Glen Meakem is a successful technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and conservative talk radio show host, who offers information and insights on how individuals and our nation can be more successful. Glen’s unique perspective has been shaped by his experiences as founder, chairman and CEO of the B2B internet success Freemarkets Inc – which he founded in 1995, took public in 1999, and sold to Ariba in 2004. In 2005, Glen co-founded Meakem Becker Venture Capital, a firm that invests in early stage start up companies. Concerned about the liberal political agenda that has gripped the United States and his home state of Pennsylvania, Glen launched the radio program, “Glen Meakem on the Weekend” in 2008. Glen served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve and is a veteran of the First Gulf War. He also earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his MBA from Harvard Business School. For more information about Glen and the Glen Meakem Radio Program, or to read his blog, please visit http://glenmeakem.com.