In the Arena with Colorado Concern explores the intersection of business and politics in the Centennial state. On the podcast Mike Kopp will connect you with individuals who are rolling up their sleeves and working to make meaningful change in the state. He will also keep you apprised of issues impacting the business community and let you know when your voice can have an impact.
Energy and the Environment
Chris Wright is the CEO of Liberty Oilfield Services, the second biggest hydraulic fracturing company in North America. He is both a mountain climber and an MIT graduate who has been working in energy for over 30 years. As the author of more than 60 technical papers, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to the important topic of energy and the environment.
Bettering Human Lives: 2020 ESG Report: https://www.libertyfrac.com/bettering-human-lives-2020-esg-report/
Building a +More Perfect Union
Our guest this week is Jake Harriman, founder and CEO of a +More Perfect Union, a citizen-led movement working to heal the divide in our nation and make our government work for the people. Join us in a rich discussion about how to cultivate a new, and deeply necessary, form of patriotism.
More at: https://www.mpu.us/
A Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
Ryan Clancy is the Chief Strategist for No Labels, a national movement of Democrats, Republicans, and independents working to bring leaders together to solve America’s toughest problems. Their recent polling provides keen insight into what the American public wants from their congressional representatives on this important issue.
This week, we discuss the new process of legislative redistricting that was established under Amendments Y and Z in 2018 with Jessika Shipley from the Colorado Legislative Council Staff.
Have your voice heard at: https://redistricting.colorado.gov/
Changing Employee Commuting Habits
The Employee Traffic Reduction Program will require large employers to track and alter the commuting habits of their employees in order to reduce greenhouse gasses. This wide-reaching rule is currently in development and we discuss how business leaders can get involved with Kelly Sloan, the Executive Director of the Freedom to Drive coalition.
Our guests today are this year’s Terry J. Stevinson fellows at the Common Sense Institute, Evelyn Lim and Peter LiFari. Together they researched housing affordability and presented a paper that outlined several achievable solutions for building our way out of Colorado’s affordable housing crisis.