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The New American Economy - Immigration Reform

Through a bitter election cycle and afterward it would seem that immigration reform, to some, means only kicking people out of the United States rather than finding ways to create a pathway to a secure future. Enter the business, faith and social community and what is called the New American Economy. Here John Stienman talks about how hosts of individuals, from various political back-grounds, are urging a positive system that will not only improve our business climate but is also the "right thing to do".

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 5:05pm 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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Public School Choice and More - Louisa Dykstra

Meet Louisa Dykstra a public school advocate, Mom and voter. Much has been made over school choice this year and Louisa reminds us that we already have lots of choice when it comes to our children and how our children learn. We had a huge news-day when we hosted Louisa so this is rather short...but we'll have her back. 

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 5:05pm 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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Money, Fraud Protection and More with Kent Sovern

The work being done by AARP and AARP-Iowa impacts every age group. Here we visit with AARP-Iowa State Director Kent Sovern about Smart Money Week, a special fraud protection program with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a free shred of old documents to and seminars designed to assist you on keeping more of your hard earned money. Plus AARP Members are invited to a free screening of Hacksaw Ridge. We pack lots of information into a few minutes. Have a listen and get all the details here

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 5:05pm 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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Publishing with a Mission with Mandy Houk

If print is dead...as some suggest...why do publishers still crank out exceptional magazines? The answer is finding a niche that is under-served and going for it. In this case Mandy Houk does just that with Des Moines Move. Published six times a year the focus of Des Moines Move is to get school age kids out and moving. While for some that might mean changing the WiFi password at home...this magazine, which goes to kids in school in partnership with the schools, attempts to educate and reward. Have a listen and then...move.

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 5:05pm 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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Community Action with The Teamsters

For years the Teamsters played an important part not only in labor but in communities as meeting hall and friends who would help a neighbor. Jim Romar the State Political Director forTeamsters Local 238 says the union had gotten away from that and the new incentive TeamCOM is a way to get back into the daily lives of Iowans. Here we visit with Jim, a 30+ year veteran of the West Des Moines Police Department, about the Teamsters and working families in Iowa. 

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 5:05pm 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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Grateful and Giving Back - Meet Danial Fandeh

When he was eleven his family fled from war ravaged Liberia for a life in Des Moines, Iowa. A sixth grader who had never seen the inside of a school he could neither read or write. Meet Daniel Fandeh, his immagrant story and what he is doing now to give back to Liberia. On April 22nd there will be a public opportunity for you to lend a Helping Hand. This story will warm your heart and, perhaps, move you to do something...

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 5:05pm 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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Alcohol Awareness Month with Ron Berg

Each April since 1997 the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. Today we visit with Ron Berg the CEO of Prelude Behavioral Services about alcohol use and business. We talk about the issue as it relates to worker engagement, the recovery process and the success Ron says patients experience once in treatment.

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 5:05pm 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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ISEA Says New Collective Bargaining Law is Unconstitutional

Recently the Iowa Legislature passed, and Gov. Branstad quickly signed into law, major changes to the collective barganing laws of the state. Today the Iowa State Education Association filed suit in District Court challenging the law on three major provisions they say violate the Iowa Constitution specific to the Uniformity Clause. On our Newsmaker line is Tammy Wawro, president of ISEA to discuss the merits of the case and help us better understand the position of professional teachers in Iowa.

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 5:05pm 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’s For Profit Managed Care Organizations

A year ago, following several delays, Gov. Terry Branstad (R-IA) fostered upon the Medicaid health care system three for-profit managed care providers tasked with handling the care and payment of services for roughly 600,000 patients. The vast majority of these patients are children, the elderly and low income residents of the state. For months we have heard from Governor Branstad that the system is working. People are getting care and providers are being paid. Yet, we hear an entirely different story from providers and patients. This week we learned that an additional $225 million would be sent to Iowa from the Affordable Care Act coffers to pay for services. The very act Gov. Branstad did not support. Enter Katie Fergus, CPA who has years of experience in the finances of care providers and recently started her firm FinanSynergy which assists providers in everything from billing to cost containment. So, what is it really like for patients and health care providers in Iowa?  We asked...

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 5:05pm 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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What you “Think” You Know About Millennials Could Hurt Business

Our regular contributor Ned Flynn from Aureon joins us with some thoughts about business and employees. More to the point are some stunning numbers that just may dash your preconseived notions about younger workers and what they really want. We talk about recruitment and retention and having the ability to better be aware of what your employees, or future employees, really want. Good stuff for any size 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 5:05pm 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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