It's Friday so that means that Sheryl Tessier from Eat, Play, Love Des Moines is in with her list of "Stuff to Do in the Des Moines Metro" this weekend and beyond. But...what? Michael and Dustin have to reach out by...PHONE? She is really THAT busy! Here's your list:
The Strudel Haus is "under construction" here we take a walk through with owner Michael Leo to get a better handle on what this new restaurant will be serving, learn about the wine cellar and more. And, yes, Michael actually is using a hammer!
This is part two of our extended interview about rural economic development with Bill Menner from the USDA Rural Economic Development Office for Iowa.
It's always a pleasure to learn more about what is happening in the rural areas of Iowa and nobody better to ask than Bill Menner from the USDA Rural Development Office for Iowa. Here, in Part One, we talk about some of the challenges and opportunities for Rural Iowa.
We all have things we are thankful for...and the News Hour has always been grateful for the friendship of Mike Pace. We invited Mike back to the studio to chat more about his book, "Dreams and Detours - Reflecting on the Souvenirs of a Lifetime" and what this project has meant to not only him but his work with HCI - Hospice of Central Iowa. Good stuff!
The business of drugs, in Iowa, isn't going away. In fact, it is getting worse. Today we visit with Lyle Muller the executive director - editor of Iowa Watch about a documentary done by Katie Kuntz who now works as a reporter for the Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network. "Breaking the Meth Addiction" was a project she started while a student at the University of Iowa and looks at, what is becoming, a larger problem in the Hawkeye State then you may have imagined.
Each month Desmund Adams graces our studio to share with us some nugget of a story that offers insight on personal development and business development. Today he's got a great story about always being ready and the lesson of the $80,000 pen. Good stuff!
Creating young leaders to help make meaningful contributions back to their community is part of the focus on the Urbandale Gen YP and young professional groups from across the Des Moines Metro. Matt Neutzman has learned much about his community, doing business with people he's met and worked with and would love to share the YP Opportunity with others. Here's that conversation:
It's the longest running charitable event in Central Iowa: The 67th Annual Kiwanis Basketball Jamboree which will be held Saturday, November 22 in West Des Moines. In studio to chat about it is Alan Green and Amy Croll. We talk about the event and about the work Amy is doing with Community Youth Concepts who will receive proceeds from the event. Here is that conversation:
Each month Mike Colwell from the Business Innovation Zone comes by to chat it up about new businesses, start-ups and a program that features and interactive event. Today we visit with John Jackovin the founder of BAWTE a program that allows consumers and manufacturers to keep all the data about products in one place. John will be featured at the Biz Zone on Wednesday the 19th. Here is that conversation: