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Kent Sovern and AARP Iowa - So Much Going On

We sit down for a conversation with our friend Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa and talk about some legislation he, and thousands of others, hopes will survive and be passed into law. We'll shread some stuff, talk about financial well being, bicycles and so much more. Always a pleasure to have Kent with us... If you want to connect with everything going on such as the Iowa Care Act or other activities and events...click through. And, nope you do not have to be a member of AARP-Iowa to take advantage of all that is offered...including the food. 

 The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 4:30pm here on Podbean, iTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Taxes, Small Business, Job Search with Kent Sovern and AARP-Iowa

Once again we spend time with Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa and in this conversation we talk about the free income tax help available through AARP and here is a link for that or you can call 888-227-7669 to find a location or help near you. We also talked about the Iowa Center for Economic Success and how AARP-Iowa works with them. You can reach them by clicking through on this link. We talked about the Iowa Care Act which fell short in the Iowa Legislature but Kent says he has great hope for passage if not this year but next. Also help in navigating technology and job opportunities.  For more about what AARP-Iowa is doing all across the state click through here. Thank you Kent! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Aging and Alzheimer Care with Calvin Community

Here we meet George McKeever from The Calvin Community and Susan Callison from the Iowa Alzheimer Association as they talk about Embrace Aging a series of programs on memory care, caregivers, and education at the Des Moines University. If you are wanting to learn more about the aging process and how to best help family members you may want to listen in.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Iowa CARE Act with Kent Sovern

There are over 317,000 Iowans who are currently caring for an aging parent or loved one; assisting them to live independently in their own homes. Here Kent Sovern from AARP-Iowa says Iowa should take some common sense steps that help them better prepare to care.  Here we talk about Iowa's Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act which will better support family caregivers.  Listen is as we talk about what the Iowa CARE Act will do and why such a program needs to be passed by the Iowa Legislature. In addition AARP would like to hear your caregiving story. If you would like to share yours, along with a photo, here is that link.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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A Caregiving Manual by Nan McAdam

A chance meeting led us to Nan McAdam the author of Surviving the Stress of Your Parents' Old Age - How to stay organized, loving and SANE while caring for them". Having cared for her parents Nan communicated with others and created this "self-help" book that helps readers deal with the myriad of issues surrounding caring for loved ones. We also chat a bit about her young adult book series and the upcoming release of Alcohol, Bibles and Demons horror/fantasy for adults.  Meet Nan...

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Iowa CareGivers with Di Findley - Part Two

In this second part of our conversation with Di Findley from the Iowa CareGivers Association we talk about public policy, the shortage of caregivers in Iowa, thoughts about the Iowa Legislature and much more. Well worth a listen and well worth you getting involved. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Iowa CareGivers with Di Findley - Part One

We rarely do a "two-part" conversation with a guest however, this topic is so critical for us to understand we thought it valuable. Here Di Findley talks about the Iowa CareGivers Association and why it was first created. The association this former "nurse's aid" saw a need but it has morphed into something very necessary over the 25 years. Part Two is next. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Hang On - New News with AARP Iowa and Kent Sovern

We're not sure if there is another organization out there that has more going on than the folks at AARP-Iowa. Here Kent Sovern breaks down a number of programs from fraud prevention to care-giving tips to movies for adults to insurance questions to the healthy communities program to walkability and a hat tip to Windsor Heights. The list gets long. For more click through right here. Oh, and we also get to meet the Jeremy Barewin the new AARP-Iowa Communications Director. It all comes at you...fast. Let's dig in! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Metro Home Improvement Program

I was out meeting people in my community the other day and a resident asked me if there was a place where they could get some "help" in replacing old windows that were drafty. We went looking and found the Metro Home Improvement Program that serves several metro communities. Here Christine Gordon, the coordinator of the program based out of West Des Moines, talks about how it can help homeowners, how the program is structured, who qualifies, how much money can be allocated and how to make application online or by phone at 515-273-0770. What a great program for those who qualify. Listen and pass this along?

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Alzheimer Tsunami

We broke format a bit this afternoon to bring you, first, this critical story about aging, Alzheimer Disease, families and public policy. With us is Cindy Hadish a journalist who along with HuffPost and Lyle Muller of Iowa Watch did and distributed this disturbing story about the rise of the disease nationally and in particular here in Iowa. We talk about the stress on care-givers, the fear of losing funding, poor Medicaid reimbursement and more. To access the entire article by Cindy go here. Our thanks to Iowa Watch for allowing us this exclusive interview. It truly does have a business impact. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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