Associate Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies Tom Drennen was a guest on Bob Smith’s talk-radio show “1370 Connection” on Wednesday, May 14. At noon, Drennen and Smith discussed a hot issue on the presidential campaign trail: the gas tax holiday proposals currently supported by both Senator John McCain and Senator Hillary Clinton. A member of the HWS faculty since 1995, Drennen earned a B.S. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in resource economics from Cornell University. In 2006, he received the Hobart and William Smith Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to his teaching duties, Drennen is a senior economist at Sandia National Labs and recently published, “Pathways to a Hydrogen Future,” which seeks to untangle competing visions of a hydrogen economy, explain the trade-offs and obstacles, and offer recommendations for a path forward. Smith’s “1370 Connection” covers a variety of topics, from politics to health, and welcomes guest panelists as well as listener call-ins five days a week on WXXI, 1370 on the AM dial.