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America, Geopolitics and Business with Peter Zeihan

In his books The Accidental Superpower and the Absent Superpower - The Shale Revolution and a World Without America author and lecturer Peter Zeihan talks about the accident that made the United States the superpower it is, how that impacts business and world trade, what the future may hold, why America "freaks out" over issues and what that does to the world economy. This is a fast-paced look at the world of business that will help you better understand everything from economics to energy. Let's dive in with this Marshalltown, Iowa native...

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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Outlets of Des Moines - New in the Metro with T.J. Just

Opening later this month is Outlets of Des Moines a new shopping area in Altoona. Here we visit with General Manager, T.J. Just about the effort, employment, consumers shopping habits, brick & mortar, promotion and the upcoming charity preview night on the 19th. The back-story of something new in the Des Moines Metro. Have a listen: 

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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Labor Day and Labor Unions with Charlie Wishman

Before you head off to enjoy a cold one on the boat or a picnic in the park we thought a history lesson about Labor Day might be in order. And, what about that new poll that says a vast majority of Americans think unions might be the answer to a shrinking middle class? Here Charlie Wishman of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL/CIO talks history and more about the "attack on the workers of Iowa" and a new law that says "not voting" is considered a "no vote". We know...you've got to listen.

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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Welcome to Des Moines - Closetbox

Everybody has "stuff" what to do with it when downsizing or when there is just too much of it is a problem Marcus Mollman believes he has solved. Enter Closetbox a system where your "stuff" is picked up, stored and when you want something they deliver. Recently Closetbox opened in the Des Moines Metro. Here we talk to founder Marcus, from his Denver office on our Newsmaker Line, about how he and his wife developed this idea, his national expansion and who fits into the idea of Closetbox. 

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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Court Avenue Brewing & Restaurant our Restaurant of the Week

Our Restaurant of the Week is Court Avenue Brewing Co. & Restaurant and with us to talk beer and food is the Brewmaster Brian Vaughn. We talk about the changes in beer from when Court Avenue Brewing started over twenty years ago and what was the secret they quickly learned that boosted the flavor and the favor of beer drinkers from across the Metro. We also touch on the value of well trained, smart and outgoing wait staff. Schooled in classical theater Brian made for an interesting and fun interview. Come along and meet our Restaurant of the Week! 

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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National Hemp Awareness and Iowa Agriculture

Meet Aaron and Chris from The Iowa Hemp Association who informed us this is National Hemp Awareness Week. So, what is hemp? Why can't we grow hemp in Iowa? What can be made from hemp? How could hemp impact the agricultural community in Iowa and elsewhere? We asked and they answered. Click in and have a listen to some interesting economic news. 

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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Metro Real Estate Questions with Lance Hanson

Over the past week we've had several national business news stories about housing. From the size of of housing (they are getting smaller) to first time home-buyers, the speed of housing sales, interest rates and housing inventory here in the Metro. Lance Hanson, from Re/Max Real Estate Concepts is our "go-to" real estate expert so we asked him to weigh in on the conversation: 

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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Supply Chain Science - James Rappold

While on vacation on beautiful Anna Maria Island we ran into, for the second year, Dr. James Rappold who "holds court" at the Island Coffee Haus. We were interested in what it is that he does and oh my...he told us. The bottom line is: "Most manufacturers and businesses are disconnected from their consumer. No matter if it is B to B or B to C often business, of any size, continue to sell or manufacture what is comfortable for them...and not what the consumer wants/needs." Think about that for a moment and have a listen. And you can learn more by going to InvOpt - Inventory Optimization for Everyone.

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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Hubbell Development with Kris Saddoris

We spend some time with Kris Saddoris the Vice President of Development with Hubbell Development one of the longest running companies in the Greater Des Moines Metro. Here we talk about housing needs, "missing-middle-housing", the new development south of MLK, the success in Grinnell and much more. One question, "With over 2,400 apartments on the schedule to be built will that be over-built?" 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 Des Moines Metro Real Estate Market with Lance Hanson

The two words that describe not only the real estate market in the Des Moines Metro but nationwide are "Inventory Shortage". In other words...if you have been thinking of selling your home NOW is the time to list it In this interview with Lance Hanson a broker/owner of Re/Max Real Estate Concepts we talk about how the national real estate market mirrors what is happening right here at home. He's got some tips for the home seller as well as the home buyer. Wise words from a veteran in the real estate business.

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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