Dave is joined, this week, by Bruce Odom

Dave is joined, this week, by Bruce Odom, owner of Odom Reusable Building Materials in Traverse City. The discussion focuses on building local economies. Bruce is active in the local discussion on how to generate more local economic activity that will keep local dollars in the local economy. He has created the web-site aslocalaspossible.blogspot.com to broaden and encourage that discussion. Bruce describes Bay Bucks and that effort to create a local currency; one that circulates exclusively in the local economy. Bruce and Dave also talk about the need for local investment options for the small investor, and speculate on the possibilities of a existing, local entity, such as the city owned electric utility, creating its own currency, fully acceptable in its service area, and thereby creating the capital needed for 'clean' energy investment.