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Radio and Voice Overs with Jane E. Morgan

This was one of those really fun business conversations. My guest is radio personality and voice-over artist Jane E. Morgan a person who still rocks the airwaves of 94.5 KKEZ based in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Jane E. will celebrate 40 years in broadcasting and has recently relaunched her voice-over business JEM Voice Productions. Walk with us a bit as we go down memory lane and then chat it up about her entrepreneurial spirit.

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

The Business News Headlines 19 January 2021

It is Inauguration Eve in the United States and some of the business news reflected that reality. Here is what we have for you and remember, you can join us all day on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.

  • Treasury Nominee Janet Yellen spoke up today;
  • How about some lab created seafood;
  • AMC Theaters found some cash and...
  • Yes we have a story about "floating rocket launch pads";
  • The massive teacher shortage is...here;
  • Some interesting FCC news from the SCOTUS;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • And, "relocation regrets" from some folks.

For the interview it's Julia McGuire with a review of the 1,000 Friends of Iowa Development Awards for 2020. Some amazing things going on in the Hawkeye State in big cities and tiny towns.  To listen in, just click here.

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Cities and Towns Reimagine and Grow Opportunity: Meet Julia McGuire

We've reported, for years, about the struggle some towns and cities are having in their effort to either stem an outward migration or create a community where there are new possibilities for growth.  Here Julia McGuire from 1,000 Friends of Iowa offers up a look at the Best Development Award winners who are being recognized for their efforts. It's a wide swath of projects and a good story.

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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.

The Business News Headlines 18 November 2020

Just ahead of an interesting conversation about how to abolish property theft here are the business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Even with good vaccine news markets fell;
  • PIMCO accused of having a "fraternity culture";
  • It's back...Bitcoin;
  • More possible airline job cuts;
  • Is Amazon and GoodRX in competition;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This company pays it's employees...daily.

Those stories and you'll meet Jon Shelness the founder of something called My Property ID Registry. He has taken technology and married it to an old system and says lost or stolen valuables now can be found and returned.  Meet Jon here. 

The Business News Headlines 28 October 2020

We're getting to the end of October and for Wall Street it's been a spooky season. Here are the business news headlines for Wednesday the 28th of October:

  • Another sell-off on Wall Street and you know why;
  • Oil prices tumbled today and why;
  • The biggest financial fear for Americans is....
  • Food stockpiling and food manufacturing;
  • Technology and the U.S. Senate today;
  • Losing our appetite for chain restaurants;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Hey, Tic Tok is hiring!

Those storie plus we welcome back Austin, Texas singer/songwriter Roxi Copland to talk with us a bit about her business, COVID19, getting radio airplay, juggling business responsibilities and...Spotify. To hear that conversation and a snippet of her new song, click here.

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The Business News Headlines 26 October 2020

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines and what a day it was on Wall Street. We'll have details and more.  These stories are just a click away:

  • The worst day for the Dow since early September;
  • Parents are more and more worried about retirement;
  • If you get the interview some benefits you might want to ask about;
  • Theater owners are getting creative;
  • Holiday season shopping...everything, they say, will change;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's called "Pandemic Fatigue" and it's real.

Those stories plus a new segment about entrepreneurs who are launching their startup during the pandemic. You'll meet Alec Davis who, along with his brother Evan and friend Sam Hoyle, recently launched DoughCo Pizza. It's a hyper local story...but we think really cool.  Click here to listen.

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Stuff to DO with Cityview Magazine

Each week I get to visit with Jeff Pitts who is the Managing Editor for Cityview Magazine and we chat it up about "Stuff to DO" in the Greater Des Moines, Iowa Metro. Hey, it's Friday and we often go off the rails.  Today we'll visit about The Des Moines Art Center, Funerals, the Des Moines Bucs are moving to Wells Fargo Arena for some hockey tonight. Hey the Roller Skating Club is meeting...didn't know did you?  Some Iowa State Football is on this weekend.  A bunch of Halloween Events.  Have a listen!

The Business News Headlines for 19 October 2020

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the Business News Headlines. Here is what we've got cooked up for you today and, remember, you can always join us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour.  Let's go:

  • As stimulus talks dim...so too does Wall Street;
  • States where folks can't pay the rent;
  • Tesla is on a roll...no, really;
  • Junk Bonds and Dave and Busters;
  • Getting creative with empty malls;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Digital Skills, HBCU's and Google.;
  • Target getting into gifting...again.

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Sequel Architecture in The Small Business Spotlight

We love telling the stories of entrepreneurs and when they launch a new business in the middle of a pandemic...it really becomes special. Meet Steve Wilke-Shapiro who recently launched Sequel Architecture a full service design firm doing business across Iowa. Listen to the thoughtful way Steve approaches each project, some tips on hiring an architect, the story of a 173 year-old building and more.  Meet Steve...in our Small Business Spotlight

Stuff to DO with Cityview and Jeff Pitts 9 October 2020

By now you know what happens each Friday...some fun times with Jeff Pitts who is the managing editor for Cityview Magazine. Here we're talking about some cool stuff going down in the Metro this weekend into next week.  Stuff like:

  • Justin Jarrell at XKB Tonight!
  • Weekend Comedy at the Des Moines Playhouse;
  • What? A Victorian Funeral at Living History Farms;
  • Grandview has "Stripper";
  • Our friends at Sleepy Hollow gonna scare you;
  • Slaugherhouse ya know.
  • The DSM Public Library is OPEN!!
  • The Blank Park Zoo and Night Eyes...a bit different this year.

And, along the way we'll offer some commentary on stuff that may, or may not, have anything to do with what we're helping to promote.  It's what we do on Friday.

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